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Chinese lanterns, live music and Girl Scout cookies: The top 5 things to do at the State Fair of Texas 2012

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Big Texas at Texas State Fair in Dallas

The State Fair of Texas, running September 28-October 21 at Fair Park, is undoubtedly one of the biggest annual highlights in Dallas, bringing together a mix of the new and the familiar, the young and the old, the country and the city. Although the fried foods are often the big draw these days, the fair offers so much more that it seems unfair to reduce the entire thing to a silly old fried bacon cinnamon roll — no matter how much you love bacon. 

So we put together a list of the top five must-do's at this year's State Fair. 

Read the full story on CultureMap Dallas...

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