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Howdy, Folks! 126th State Fair of Texas is Open

Gates opened at 10:30 a.m.

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    Alanna Quillen, NBCDFW
    Scenes from the State Fair of Texas 2011.

    It's State Fair time in Dallas as the annual State Fair of Texas opens for the 126th year.

    Gates opened Friday at 10:30 a.m.

    First Night of the State Fair of Texas

    [DFW] First Night of the State Fair of Texas
    The threat of rain didn't keep people from heading to Fair Park in Dallas for the first night of the State Fair of Texas. (Published Friday, Sept. 28, 2012)

    Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples opens the 40th anniversary of the Texas Department of Agriculture's Food and Fiber Pavilion a short time later.

    The Girl Scouts will also mark their centenary with an exhibit in the Hall of State auditorium.

    Want to see a really big Frito pie? Plano-based Frito-Lay North America Inc. is marking the 80th year of the iconic corn chip with what it's billing as the world's largest Frito pie on Monday in the Big Tex Circle.

    And on the Cotton Bowl gridiron, Grambling State will face Prairie View A&M on Oct. 6 and Oklahoma takes on Texas on Oct. 13.

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