Press Releases

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Current Press Releases

The City of Dallas, Friends of Fair Park and the State Fair of Texas Announce Annual Fourth of July Celebration at Fair Park

DALLAS, TEXAS – June 5, 2014 – The City of Dallas, Friends of Fair Park and the State Fair of Texas invite everyone to celebrate America with a day of family fun at the City of Dallas’ official Independence Day celebration, Fair Park Fourth. Enjoy live music, water features and access to rides, games and concessions within the State Fair …

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State Fair of Texas Announces Annual Creative Arts Competitions with New 2014 Handbook

DALLAS, TEXAS – May 21, 2014 – Do you like to create edible pieces of art? Are you a whiz with a sewing needle? Are you waiting for the right moment to unveil that amazing secret family recipe? Do you know a child or teen who loves to paint or draw? Are you a fan of participating in cosplay? If …

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State Fair of Texas awards 2014 Youth Livestock Scholarships throughout the state of Texas

The Board of Directors of the State Fair of Texas awarded $5,000 college scholarships to 66 high school seniors throughout the state of Texas, who have participated in the State Fair of Texas Youth Livestock competitive events and who are enrolling in an agricultural-related or agricultural-benefiting natural science curriculum at a Texas state college or university. Students in 55 cities …

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State Fair of Texas Awards College Scholarships to Area High School Students

The Board of Directors of the State Fair of Texas honored the 2014 Dallas Independent School District (“DISD”) State Fair of Texas Pete Schenkel Scholarship recipients at a luncheon in The Music Hall at Fair Park. This year’s keynote speaker was Richie Butler, founding senior pastor of Union Cathedral and managing director of Prescott Group. KDFW Fox 4 news anchor, …

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State Fair of Texas Elects New President

A new leader has been chosen to head the State Fair of Texas.  The Board of Directors appointed Mitchell Glieber as the new President of the organization during their annual meeting today. “We are thrilled to appoint Mitchell Glieber as the new President of the State Fair of Texas,” said Chairman of the Board, Alan Walne.  “Mitchell has the vision, …

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Texas-Oklahoma series name updated to AT&T Red River Showdown

Classic college football series receives brand refresh for 109th matchup at the State Fair of Texas. Same classic game with a re-energized brand: the 2014 annual meeting between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Texas Longhorns is now the AT&T Red River Showdown. AT&T Inc., the University of Oklahoma and The University of Texas today announce the updated name as part …

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State Fair of Texas SPAM® Contest Winner Takes Nationals

The State Fair of Texas’ highly regarded reputation for food speaks for itself. And now, a new twist on that popular topic. Winner of the Fair’s 2013 Great American SPAM® Championship took our local ribbon and ran with it to claim national award honors and an all-expenses paid trip for two to SPAM JAM® Waikiki in Honolulu. Sheila Doucet of …

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State Fair Officials Announce Theme for 2014

The State Fair of Texas® has selected Deep in the Heart of Texans as its theme for this year’s exposition, Sept. 26-Oct. 19. “For generations, the State Fair of Texas has been the destination to bring all Texans together,” says Mitchell Glieber, executive vice president of the Fair. “We’re honored to have played a role in forging so many family …

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2013 State Fair of Texas will be remembered as the year of Big Tex

Last year’s Fair wrapped up with a pledge from Fair officials that Big Tex would be restored and back in his boots for the 2013 season.  They kept their promise, and with the help of SRO Associates (in Boerne, Texas) and Texas Scenic (located in San Antonio) Big Tex was hoisted into place with just 36 hours to spare. By …

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Top o’ Texas Tower Ride Facts

The focal point of the State Fair of Texas Midway is the newly completed Top o’ Texas Tower ride. Foundation for the super gyro tower was built in summer 2011 and the first two of six shaft components were stacked in mid November 2012. Remaining shaft components were erected in December, followed by attachments of the gondola and carrier. Additional …

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