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Time for the Texas State Fair

Fall in Texas means two things: football and the State Fair. We’re counting down to days until Big Tex’s unveiling on September 27 and looking forward to another great year at the State Fair of Texas.

This 24-day showcase of entertainment, exhibits and competition runs from September 27 to October 20 this year, so there is plenty of time to plan your trip to Dallas. If you’ve never visited the historic Fair Park for the State Fair of Texas, we’re not so sure you can call yourself a true Texan. We’re sharing our list of things to check off your State Fair to-do list.

Corry Morrow Concert
Y’all know we love live Texas country music, so it’s no surprise we recommend adding at least one Main Stage concert to your to-do list. Corry Morrow is playing Saturday, October 12 at 5:45 p.m.

Fried Thanksgiving Dinner
You’re at the “Fried Food Capital of Texas,” so you might as well sample some of the fried offerings. Visit all the Big Tex Choice Award winners and try the Fried Thanksgiving Dinner during your visit.

Smile with Big Tex
Make sure to get a picture with Big Tex, the Fair’s iconic host since 1952, while you are at the State Fair. His big unveiling is on September 27 at 2 p.m.

The Top o’ Texas Tower
Take a ride on the Texas Tower and check out the 360-degree view of the downtown Dallas skyline.

Pig Races
There they go, snout-to-snout, down the stretch! Don’t forget to place your “wager” on these wiggly piglets as they send the sawdust flying during this year’s fair.

Stop by and visit all the cows, pigs, sheep and goats that are showcased during the 24-day celebration. Don’t be surprised if this livestock show makes you sentimental for the Houston’s Rodeo!

Fair Park’s museums and attractions have special exhibits throughout the fair. Check out the African American Museum, the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park, Texas Discovery Gardens, the Continental DAR House or the Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial while you are in town.

It’s time to pack your bags and take a trip, because this is a Texas-sized celebration you won’t want to miss! Learn more about the State Fair of Texas at

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