A time-honored tradition at the State Fair of Texas, the Red River Showdown between the University of Texas Longhorns and the University of Oklahoma Sooners has been played at the State Fair since 1929. The big game will continue in Cotton Bowl Stadium and fans will get to say ‘howdy’ to Big Tex. With an 11:00 a.m. kick-off.
The State Fair is urging fans to arrive early to make sure they have plenty of time to go through security, not only into the fairgrounds but also into Cotton Bowl Stadium for the game. The State Fair is also urging fans to remember the clear bag policy in effect for Cotton Bowl Stadium by visiting BigTex.com/football.
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.
The State Fair contest kicked off in June with an impressive 51 entries represented by 36 concessionaires. It is required that all competitors have at least one year of experience as a concessionaire at the State Fair of Texas to enter the competition. With food as a cornerstone of the annual State Fair, these contenders are more than just successful small business owners; they have proven themselves to be authentic representations of the dedication and passion brought to the table each year.
The State Fair of Texas is known for taking culinary creativity to new heights. These new foods don’t just appear out of thin air either; our concessionaires spend months – sometimes years – developing brand-new concepts that have never been made before anywhere in the world. While we typically announce new foods closer to the Fair, we were blown away by this new concoction, we had to share it now. We’re thrilled to announce a new collaboration with the iconic Fletcher’s Original Corny Dogs – debuting at the 2022 State Fair of Texas will be the new food, Deep Fried Air.
The State Fair of Texas is proud to announce that applications for the 2022 spring grant cycle are now available online. Nonprofit organizations with a focus on economic development, capacity building for nonprofits, educational programming, and social and racial justice are encouraged to apply at BigTex.com/Grants.