The 55-foot-tall cowboy known as Big Tex is getting a brand-new set of threads, just in time for the 2022 State Fair of Texas. Say happy trails to his western shirt with its ‘smile’ pockets and two-toned, scalloped front yoke. Big Tex’s brand-new custom-made shirt by Fort Worth-based clothing brand, Dickies, may have some people wishing upon a star – a Lone Star, that is.Continue reading
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State Fair of Texas and Dickies Reveal New Clothes for Big Tex
Fried charcuterie boards, deep fried BLT among the 2022 Big Tex Choice Awards finalists
The State Fair of Texas announced the finalists for the 2022 Big Tex Choice Awards. It’s a competition that brings out the best in fried food.
This year’s theme is Treats of Texas, highlighting the ingenuity of the state fair concessionaires.
2021 Big Tex Choice Awards Finalists Announced
The final countdown to three of the most coveted food titles in all of Texas begins. The State Fair of Texas is proud to present the 17th Annual Big Tex Choice Awards.
On Sunday, August 29, three winners will be crowned in the categories of: “Best Taste – Savory,” “Best Taste – Sweet,” and “Most Creative.” The competition began in early July with an impressive 43 entries represented by 26 concessionaires. Of those entries, 32 were selected as semi-finalists. Each entry was evaluated on four Fair-food elements: uniqueness, creativity, presentation, and taste.
After some tasty tests and delicious dishes, votes were cast and the results are finally in! Now the top ten finalists must present themselves to a prestigious panel of celebrity judges in hopes of securing one of the top spots. If your favorite entry did not make the final cut, fret not, concessionaires may still choose to introduce their creation at their stand as a new food during this year’s Fair.Continue reading
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Big Tex Urban Farms Donates More Than 295,000 Servings of Fresh Produce
to Fair Park Community in 2020
The State Fair of Texas is proud to announce that in 2020, Big Tex Urban Farms harvested and donated more than 26,000 pounds of food, which equates to more than 295,000 servings of fresh produce donated to nine organizations in the Fair Park and South Dallas communities. Since the inception of Big Tex Urban Farms in 2016, the State Fair has donated more than 688,000 total servings – bringing us nearly 70% of the way to meeting our million servings mission goal announced in the fall of 2018.
Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic, Big Tex Urban Farms never stopped operating in 2020. In response to the global crisis, the Farms adjusted their harvest and donation procedures to include proper safety protocols so the State Fair could continue to serve the community in this dire time of need. These safety protocols include workers wearing masks and gloves, socially distancing at all times, updating donation procedures to be contactless, and shifting tours of the Farms to be virtual rather than in-person.Continue reading
Welcome Back, Big Tex
Even in the absence of the 2020 State Fair of Texas, everyone’s favorite 55-foot-tall cowboy is resuming his post as the official State Fair of Texas ambassador for his 68th year. Our beloved Texas icon, Big Tex, returns to his rightful home on Wednesday, September 16 starting at 10 a.m. in Big Tex Circle. Due to safety concerns related to COVID-19, this year’s Big Tex installation is only open to media, not to the general public.Continue reading
State Fair of Texas Announces Special 2020 Big Tex Fair Food Drive-Thru Event
For the first time in its 134-year history, the State Fair of Texas is thrilled to introduce the Big Tex Fair Food Drive-Thru – a special event for 2020 in lieu of the annual 24-day exhibition. Saddle up for the ride of the year, Fair fanatics – you asked, we listened, and we cannot wait to deliver you a safe, one-of-a-kind, State Fair Drive-Thru experience. But what is the State Fair without Big Tex? You guessed it, it’s all in the name – Texas’s favorite cowboy will return to his rightful home in Big Tex Circle in just a few short weeks.