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Sports Tributes

Texas' biggest and brightest athletes celebrated in new State Fair exhibit

By Alex Bentley

We love our sports here in Texas, so it's only natural that the 2014 State Fair of Texas would get in on the action with a new exhibit titled Texas Sports Legends that honors some of the bigges ...


Towering Achievement

Texas icon named quirkiest landmark in America

By Alex Bentley

In a beatdown of epic proportions, Big Tex, the icon of the State Fair of Texas, was voted the Best Quirky Landmark in the United States by readers of USA Today and 10Best. It was a competition ...


Big Tex Likes Music

State Fair of Texas 2014 releases lineup for free weekend concert series

By Alex Bentley

One of the many benefits of attending the State Fair of Texas in Dallas is the free weekend concert series, which this year will be headlined by the likes of Collective Soul and Fantasia. The C ...


State Fair, Fried Food and Football

Dig a fork into the crackly fried foods at the State Fair of Texas

By Teresa Gubbins

Editor's note: Now that this year's Red River Rivalry game is almost upon us, we thought it was time to give you a glimpse into the fried wonders that await just next door to the big Texas- ...


Big Tex Says Full Price Is for Suckers

How to get into the State Fair of Texas on the cheap

By Alex Bentley

The State Fair of Texas runs from Friday, September 27 - October 20, at Fair Park in Dallas, which means anyone making the trek up north may also want to begin hunting for discount tickets. Ticket ...


Fried Food Award Winners

State Fair crowns fried food winners for 2013 Big Tex Choice Awards

By Teresa Gubbins

In retrospect, it seems no surprise: Fried Thanksgiving Dinner won the prize for Most Creative at the 2013 Big Tex Choice Awards, the annual fried-food contest hosted by the State Fair of Texas. ...


State Fair Fried Foods Unveiled

State Fair of Texas 2013 Big Tex fried food awards exalts Nutella and fried meatloaf

By Teresa Gubbins

The day has arrived, when your arteries quiver in fear: The State Fair of Texas has announced its ninth annual Big Tex Choice Awards in which vendors compete for Best Taste and Most Creative new fo ...


Howdy Folks

State Fair of Texas hires new voice for Big Tex

By Teresa Gubbins

As part of an ongoing remodel, the State Fair of Texas has officially hired someone to do the voice of Big Tex, confirmed spokeswoman Sue Gooding. Exactly who, they will not reveal — not unti ...


Only the lonely

State Fair of Texas smooches Big Tex with 2013 theme, The One & Only

By Teresa Gubbins

The State Fair of Texas announced its annual theme for 2013: The One & Only. Ta-da. It's meant as a wink, a nod, an homage to Big Tex, the 52-foot icon that burned on the final Friday of th ...


This just in

Big Tex goes up in flames during final weekend of State Fair

By Claire St. Amant

Big Tex went out with a bang and a flash on his 60th birthday. The State Fair of Texas icon burst into flames at 10:25 am according to Dallas-Fort Worth news station WFAA. The cause of the fire ...


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