Kick Off Your Weekend with the State Fair of Texas

Starting this Friday, it’s time for Big Tex and his arsenal of fried foods to take over Fair Park through October 23. Corn dogs are just the tip of the dough-berg: Fried Jell-O, chicken pot pie pockets and cookie fries are calling. Along with creative arts competition and the usual livestock shows and auction, the State Fair offers a peek at new car technology, innovations in gardening, shopping on top of shopping, a total of 75 live concerts, and a Midway full of snack-filled-stomach-churning rides and games. Crazy Mouse and the weird Magnum P.I. ride are unofficial city treasures at this point, but the Texas Star is number one. Parents: Word is the Hall of State’s exhibition, “The Taylor Swift Experience,” is the place to send brooding tweens for a reboot.

The Hall of State brings fairgoers a taste of Texas with three other exhibits dedicated to the Lone Star State and its history. "Six Nations over Texas" tells the story of the six countries whose flags have flown over Texas and includes rare artifacts from each nation. Fairgoers can learn all about the American West and its prevalence in Texas culture through the "Ways of the West" exhibit. Guests looking to brush up on their cow herding skills can learn all about the traditional cowboy lifestyle in "Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy."

If you feel like escaping Constellation Ranch Apartments in Fort Worth, Texas for the day, this event is a perfect opportunity to do just that!

Event Time/Date:
Friday, September 30, 2016—10:00 AM 

Event Venue Location:
State Fair of Texas
3921 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Dallas, Texas 75210

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