The State Fair of Texas is not just about the fried food sensations. There is so much more going on, and many assist our community in a large way.
Although the 2015 State Fair of Texas has officially packed up for the year, its success will continue to impact the community long after Big Tex bids his final farewell for the year. Thanks to record participation from loyal fairgoers, the State Fair is breaking new ground with its nonprofit initiatives. Proving to be the most successful year in Fair history, the 2015 event brought big crowds and an even bigger community impact. With the majority of funds going to participating vendors, the Fair generated in excess of $53.6 million in coupon sales for food and rides – an all-time record, making the event the most successful in its 129-year history. Continue reading
By Dallas Small photos by Robert Bostick
Where would State Fair of Texas officials take Big Tex to recover following his accident on the last weekend of this year’s exposition?
Sue Gooding, State Fair of Texas vice president for public and community relations, said, “As we deliberated that question, a staff member came up with one of those flashes of the blindingly obvious—A spa. Why not a spa?” Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
The hot news from the Texas State Fair is that Big Tex burned to his steel frame. Gone is the iconic host which turned 60 years old today. A Fair official stated that the hydraulic line that animates Big Tex leaked then combusted and started in his jaw. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle photos by Robert Bostick
Big Tex moseyed on over to his perch at the Texas State Fair. His favorite spot is just in front of the Fletcher’s Corny Dog Stand where he stares down that the hundreds of thousands of people slop up their meat sticks with copious amounts of mustard. Continue reading