There’s nothing shy about Big Tex, the official greeter of the State Fair of Texas, the family entertainment event of the year.
The Texas State Fair has been a major source of entertainment for millions of visitors, and has been a contributor to economic growth in north Texas for over 125 year. So, here we go again!
Gear up for giant mechanical man (Big Tex), fried food of every description, exhibits, entertainers and of course the midway rides and games. There’s something for everyone, from gardening enthusiasts to hot rod fans.
This year the State Fair runs from September 28 to October 21, 2012 and as always, it’s at Fair Park in Dallas.
Fried everything — food is a major component of the State Fair.
Every year there’s a friendly food fight like no other, between the Texas State Fair concessionaires for the coveted Big Tex Choice Awards for the Most Creative and Best Taste fried whatever.
And it’s official. Organizers actually registered the claim ® that the State Fair is the FRIED FOOD CAPITAL OF TEXAS®. Who can argue? These are the creative minds that gave us fried bubble gum and fried beer!
Best Taste: Deep Fried Jambalaya
Most Creative: Fried Bacon Cinnamon Roll
Don’t miss a single fried delicacy — a year is a long time until the next State Fair, and fried food OD max.
Happy 60th Birthday, Big Tex
The iconic Big Tex has been welcoming visitors to the State Fair of Texas for 60 years. Enjoy this quick time lapse of the process of lifting Big Tex into his royal position overseeing the State Fair. Let’s give a big YouTube thanks to Mr. Holga, a staff art reporter and walkabout photographer for Dallas Art News.
On a side note, it normally rains a lot during the fair. We’re hopeful this year will bring some much-needed drought relief, but not at the expense of fair goers. Enjoy! — N. Wall