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Opening Day of the State Fair of Texas

18_bigtexcom_640x480_food2.jpgby Steven Doyle

Today is opening day at the State Fair of Texas. We will be bringing you reports of all the sights and sounds of the of the 3-week event. We have a few highlights of what to look for today, and hope your time spent at the great State Fair of Texas is a joyous one for you and your family and friends. Continue reading

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State Fair of Texas Extends Final Weekend Hours

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Due to inclement weather faced during this year’s State Fair of Texas, Fair officials have decided to extend hours for closing weekend on Saturday and Sunday. The Fair is adding hours on both Saturday and Sunday to allow fairgoers to come out and celebrate all things Texan before the 2018 State Fair closes for good on Sunday night. Continue reading

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A Look Back at the 2015 State Fair of Texas


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

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Texas State Fair Announces Fried Food Kings For 2013: Winner Winner, Thanksgiving Dinner – And A Fried Cuban Roll

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Labor Day is the official start of the State Fair season in Texas with the announcement of the fried food kings for the year. Yesterday was no disappointment as the media gathered inside the Embarcadero yesterday morning. With cameras loaded and necks stretched we peered into the eyes of each judge as they quietly nibbled the likes of Fried Nutella and Chicken-Fried Meatloaf.

There were eight finalists looking to walk away with the 2013 Big Tex Choice Award for either the Most Creative or Best tasting. Winning this award historically means that you cold expect up to an additional $250,000 in sales for the year – and a plastic replica of Big Tex.  Continue reading


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Big Tex In Recovery

big tex 2011 002By 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

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Rest In Peace, Big Tex

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

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Big Tex Is Ready For The Texas State Fair

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

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