Big Tex Welcomes You to the State Fair of Texas
State Fair of Texas
Friday, September 28, 2012 -
Sunday, October 21, 2012
$16.00 general admission
$15.00 parking per space used
1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd. | Dallas, TX 75210
It’s time again for the State Fair of Texas, and this year you can:
Listen to musical performances by Kansas, Kevin Costner & Modern West, The Commodores, Kevin Fowler, Le Freak (disco band), and more to be announced.
Bite into a corny dog or a turkey leg at the Coca-Cola Food Court; or taste creative items like past years’ Buffalo Chicken in a Flapjack, Fried Bubblegum, Fried Beer, Texas Fried Fritos Pie, Deep Fried S’mores Pop• Tart®, or fried lemonade.
Attend Cotton Bowl football games where Grambling State vs. Prairie View A&M on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 6:00 PM; and the AT&T Red River Rivalry® Texas vs. Oklahoma on Saturday, October 13, 2012.
Rush your adrenaline in the Thrillway section or at one of the 70+ attractions of the Midway including the 212-foot Texas Star® Ferris wheel and 1914 Dentzel carousel, or get a bird's-eye view of Fair Park from a gondola along the Texas Skyway aerial track which stretches 1,800 feet between two stations.
Take a free Chevy test drive behind the wheel of an all-new Cruze, Camaro, Equinox, Malibu, Silverado HD or Traverse in East Park Plaza. (Qualified drivers only.)
Sit or stand along the recently refurbished 700-foot Esplanade reflecting pool for the Illumination Sensation show featuring lights, music, dancing waters and pyrotechnics.
Watch illuminated floats, giant puppets, and costumed characters in the Starlight Parade each evening at 7:15 PM.
Meet Farmer Mike, aka The Picasso of Pumpkin Carvers, as he whittles into the giant gourds and amazing three-dimensional faces emerge.
Watch the 720 Action Sports team performing gravity-defying BMX bike feats in the Thrillway.
Get a sneak peak at brand new cars, concept vehicles, and weekend collectors' cars at the Auto Show, the biggest new car and truck show in the Southwest.
Learn some new kitchen skills in the Celebrity Kitchen where recipes will be demonstrated by celebrity chefs from top area restaurants.
Reminisce about yesteryear while drooling over vintage automobiles at the Classic Corral.
‘Duck’ as Steve Martin's free-flight feathered friends fly overhead in the Birds of the World showcase.
Learn from the wine experts, sample a red or white, and nibble some cheese at the Wine Garden.
Talk to the animals at the livestock breed displays, pig races, petting zoo, or dog shows.
Watch performances by Cirque Shanghai Chinese acrobatic troupe and other ethnic and cultural dance groups from across the state.
… and so, so, much more!!
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