Covering the massive State Fair of Texas

State Fair of Texas in Ten Words or Less

By Greg Janda and Jared Schaller
|  Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012  |  Updated 3:04 PM CDT
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We simplify the biggest State Fair of Texas into the smallest descriptions possible.

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You already know the State Fair of Texas is big. Like, massive big. A full rundown of all the events, shows, rides, food, fun, and everything else to do at the Fair would take pages and pages to highlight everything.

So we're taking the opposite approach and simmering the State Fair of Texas must-dos to ten words or less.

Big and Bright

  • Chinese Lantern Festival - Breathtaking building backdrops, dragons and animals along a winding path.
  • Illumination Sensation - Feast your eyes on lights, music, and dancing water.
  • Reliant Starlight Parade - Illuminated floats and giant puppets glide through Fair Park.

Family-Friendly Fair

  • Oak Farms Children's Activity Center - Mother Goose and friends act out nursery rhymes.
  • Kidway - Pint-sized Fair rides give smaller scale thrills.
  • Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park - Find Nemo, sharks, rays, and turtles at kid-friendly aquarium.

Showcase Showdown

  • Garden Show - Real examples on 100 beds on yard do's and dont's.
  • Auto Show - Massive show includes first looks at today, tomorrow's models.
  • Celebrity Cooking Demos - Taste delicious food, then learn how to make it.

Booth Spotlight

  • Girl Scouts 100th - Celebrating a century of Girl Scouting. Also, Fried Samoas.
  • Adopt a Dog - Find Fido a forever home.
  • Rapid Strike - Simulator displays complex, high-energy, down-range Air Force missions.


State Fair of Texas:
Howdy, Folks! Join in on the big fun at the State Fair of Texas by taking a look at our special section full of fried food, special events, deals and discounts, and much more. Click here for more.

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