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Current Press Releases

2013 Big Tex Choice Awards Finalists Announced

Drum roll please! The 2013 Big Tex Choice Awards finalists have been chosen. Whittled down from more than 35 entries, this year’s finalists include the sweet, savory, and even a Thanksgiving feast. Winners in two categories, best taste and most creative, will be chosen this Monday, September 2, at a media event. Click on the gallery icons to see who …

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Texas Star Lights Up the Skies Around Fair Park

What’s red, white, blue and green? It’s the 20-story Texas Star Ferris wheel, a fixture here for 30 years. At 212-ft, 6-inches, it’s the tallest wheel in Texas. The State Fair and Dallas icon converted its old 16,000 incandescent turbo lites to a light-emitting diode (LED) system, just in time for opening day of the 2008 Fair. Not only are the …

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128 Years Strong: History of the State Fair of Texas

The Dallas State Fair & Exposition, to which the present State Fair of Texas traces its origin, was chartered as a private corporation on Jan. 30, 1886, by a group of Dallas businessmen including W.H. Gaston, John S. Armstrong and Thomas L. Marsalis. James B. Simpson was elected president of the association, and Sidney Smith was appointed as the first …

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