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Top Steer Sets New Record at State Fair of Texas Youth Livestock Auction

The 69th Annual Youth Livestock Auction kicked off with a record-setting sale of the 2017 Grand Champion Market Steer. This year’s prize-winning animal was generously purchased by Superior Trailers and the Big Tex Champion Club, making auction history with their highest bid of $141,000. With 424 steers entered into the Youth Market Steer Show this year, earning the Grand Champion title …

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Say “Howdy” to our 2017 Admission Discounts

With Memorial Day just a few days away, there is no better time to honor those who serve or have served in the United States Armed Forces. As a special salute to our country’s troops, the State Fair is once again kicking off its 2017 event with Military Appreciation Day, in partnership with the Texas Lottery Commission. On Opening Day …

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State Fair of Texas Supports Global Youth Service Day

DALLAS, TEXAS – March 22, 2017 – Considered one of the largest service events in the world, Global Youth Service Day engages millions of youth around the globe to find their voice and take action on vital issues. The event is observed across 100 countries with more than 4,000 projects completed during its 3-day span. Heading into the global event’s …

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Fair Pledges a Minimum of $6 Million to City of Dallas

As part of the community tenet of its mission, the State Fair of Texas aims to preserve its historical Fair Park home while helping to fund necessary improvements to its buildings and facilities. Following the most successful year in its history, the State Fair is proud to pledge a minimum of $6 million to the City of Dallas to be used …

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Win A State Fair of Texas Christmas Ornament

Enter now for your chance to win! Now’s your chance to win a hand-painted Christmas ornament created for the Fair’s 2016 theme, “Celebrating Texas Agriculture.” Be sure to enter by December 10, 2016 for your chance to have this ornament on your tree this holiday season. The deadline to enter for this promotion has ended.

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Ten reasons we’re thankful

With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, the State Fair of Texas would like to take some time to reflect on a few of the many reasons that we give thanks this holiday season. From some of our favorite memories at the 2016 State Fair of Texas, to all of the men and women who dedicate their lives every …

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State Fair of Texas Awards Inaugural Pride of Texas Award

During the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 State Fair of Texas, State Fair President Mitchell Glieber surprised everyone by awarding the Dallas Police Department with a bronze statue resembling Big Tex from the State Fair called the Pride of Texas Award. Glieber explained during the ceremony, that the State Fair team was inspired to begin this new tradition following the …

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How Texan Are You? Take our Quiz!

We’re just 50 days away from the great State Fair of Texas.  To celebrate, we want to see just how Texan you are. Take our quiz below to see if your a bona-fide Lone Star ambassador.

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Tickets Now Available for the 2016 State Fair of Texas and Big Tex Choice Awards

DALLAS, TEXAS – August 1, 2016 – For all you Fair food fanatics out there, the wait is over – you can now purchase your tickets to the 12th Annual Big Tex® Choice Awards! In 2014, the annual Big Tex Choice Awards ceremony opened its doors to the public for the first time. A limited number of State Fair fans …

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State Fair of Texas Announces the 2016 Big Tex Choice Awards Semi-Finalists

It’s that time of year again! State Fair concessionaires are ready to debut their latest and greatest edible creations to the public. Following in the footsteps of last year’s success, the 12th Annual Big Tex® Choice Awards presented by the Dallas Convention & Visitor’s Bureau returns bigger and “batter” than ever. Whether your palate craves a “down home” delicacy or …

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