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Fair Fans, Your 24 Days to Make Memories Starts Today


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Lone Star fair fans have 24 days to enjoy the electrifying atmosphere of the longest-running fair in the nation — plenty of time to make long-lasting memories in Dallas’ Fair Park — from September 30 until October 23.

It’s that time of year again, and people from around the country — dare we say the world — will find plenty to see, hear, taste, smell, and do at the great State Fair of Texas. More than 2.2 million people visited the fair last year.

It’s a new year and a new look for the official greeter and iconic cowboy, Big Tex, who is sporting some new threads.

The 55-foot-tall cowboy’s brand-new set of clothes includes a custom-made shirt by Fort Worth-based clothing brand, Dickies.

A plethora of rides and events await, as usual, and if you can get tickets to one of the hottest college football games in the nation — featuring one of the biggest rivalries in college football — you will be in for one heck of a fun time.

Tickets to witness the Red River Rivalry start at $180 in the nosebleed section, according to StubHub.com.

Of course, you can’t forget the famous food of the State Fair of Texas. There are plenty of tasty foods to indulge in.

This year’s annual competition for the 2022 Big Tex Choice Awards featured 10 mouthwatering food options that will have you craving for more.

The competition was pretty fierce this year, with foods such as Chicharron Explosion Nachos, the Deep-Fried BLT, a Deep-Fried Lasagna Roll, a Fried Charcuterie Board, and the Holy Biscuit.

If you like dessert, you will want to try the creative Cha-Cha-Chata, Deep Fried Rocky Road, Peanut Butter Paradise, and the Ultimate Brookie Monster, all headline winners in the food contest this year. Be sure to wash it all down with a La Bluebonnet, too.

The fair has too many fun events — no, we jest, you could never have too many fun events — from live music to pig races and stunt dog shows, and its exhibits and museums are well worth a visit.

They feature the Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the African American Museum, and the Hall of State, which showcases the Mavs Vault and 100 years of Dallas history from the Dallas Historical Society.

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