Texas State Fair

October 7th, 2010 by Mariah

The State Fair of Texas is an annual State Fair held in Dallas, TX. The fair season usually begins the last Friday in September and ends 24 days later. The fair is held at the historic Fair Park where it has been held since 1886. The 2010 fair will be held from September 24 to October 17.

Big Tex, a 52 ft tall cowboy, has been the symbol of the fair since his introduction in 1952; in 1953, Big Tex’s jaw was hinged, so that he appears to “speak” the announcements that promote fair events. The State Fair of Texas is the largest state fair in the US by annual attendance. Its 212-foot Texas Star Ferris Wheel has been the largest in North America since it debuted in October 1985. As of 2003, the fair’s marketing director estimated that the fair was bringing about 350 million dollars into the Dallas economy.

 

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