The State Fair of Texas Draws Millions to Dallas
Posted September 28th, 2012 | by The Update
The State Fair of Texas kicks off today and runs through October 21st. You won’t want to miss what’s in store this year!
The State Fair of Texas is arguably the best of its kind, and Dallas is a proud host. One of the largest annual expositions in America, the Texas tradition draws over 3 million people to Dallas’ fairgrounds for a fall cornucopia of fun. Friends and families eat corny dogs (first developed here in 1942), cotton candy and the latest fried concoction (fried bacon cinnamon roll, anyone?); ride stomach-jolting rides; see Texas longhorns, 2,000-pound bulls and baby lambs up close; and have, generally, the best time humanly possible until they do it again next year.
Whether by the light of the sun or the moon, the 277-acre tract of land making up the State Fair of Texas highlights glorious museums in historically significant art deco-designed buildings, established first for the Texas Centennial in 1936. Within Fair Ground buildings, guests enjoy creative arts competitions (from ceramics to dolls to food, including contests for the best chili, barbecue and cobblers), as well as the latest models at the auto show, which is so large it is housed in two buildings.
Being Big Tex’s home is a considerable draw to life in Dallas. Whether the Midway rides, the livestock, the newest cars, or food from hundreds of venues, entertainment hits maximum peak during the State Fair of Texas. And Dallas residents – a fortunate bunch indeed – get to enjoy all the fun right in their backyard.
Visit bigtex.com/sft for more information on the many attractions, food, and more at the 2012 State Fair of Texas.