Happy Wednesday People! I have to say sorry for being MIA. Did you miss me on the days I didn’t post? I honestly don’t even know what happened. It’s the regular demands of September, social events, consulting projects, researching new blog topics and trying desperately to get ahead on scheduling posts. Thankfully, I’m getting there! Dare I say I’m almost ahead? Probably shouldn’t jinx it just in case!
Good news! My favorite time of the year is here. The State Fair of Texas starts Friday, September 25. Ask my husband Pete what this means. A day together eating Fletcher’s corny dogs, trying the new fried foods (anyone up for trying Fernie’s Holy Moly Carrot Cake Roly), looking at the automobile buildings, visiting the petting zoo, seeing how many piglets the big pig had, looking at new gadgets and of course, checking out Big Tex (he says “Howdy” 24 times). And our family tradition is to do all of this on the first day of the fair. My theory is the crowds are smaller and the corny dogs are fresh!
This years fair theme is Passport to Texas and I have gathered all of the important information for you right here on Film+Fashion+Fun. And, I am giving away four (4) State Fair of Texas admission tickets and one (1) parking pass to ONE lucky winner. Just enter below. The fair runs September 25 – October 18, 2015 in historic Fair Park. Your ticket to the Fair is your ticket to Texas-sized fun – with hundreds of events included in the price of admission, you’ve got an all-access pass to free entertainment!
Contest runs through September 29th and winner will be announced here next week. Good Luck! xoxo- Tanya
2015 State Fair of Texas details (visit BigTex.com for more information and daily schedules)
– Season Pass: $39.99
– General Admission Ticket: $18
– Child Ticket (under 48′′ in height): $14
– Children age 2 and under: admitted FREE
– Senior Ticket (ages 60 and older): $14
– Seniors admitted FREE every Thursday
(October 1, 8 & 15, 2014 – SFT Senior Days are sponsored by Senior News)
– Food and Ride Coupons: $.50 per coupon.
The Season Pass allows you to enjoy all 24 days of the State Fair of Texas – from hundreds of daily shows and nightly parades, to FREE Chevrolet Main Stage concerts and live music throughout the grounds. Plus, Season Pass holders have special access to behind-the-scenes tours, one free single-day Bring-a-Friend ticket (Monday- Friday only), a special State Fair of Texas reusable bag and commemorative print of your 55-foot family member, Big Tex.
Did you know?
The State Fair of Texas is a nonprofit organization. The net proceeds from the Fair are reinvested in Fair Park, in the form of capital improvements; given as scholarships to deserving youth throughout the state of Texas; used to support the Fair Park museum facilities and community outreach programs; and used to improve the State Fair’s operation.
The mission of the State Fair of Texas is to celebrate all things Texan by promoting agriculture, education, and community involvement through quality entertainment in a family-friendly environment.
NEW this year: Visit the Big Texas Music exhibit in the Hall of State, showcasing famous Texas musicians across all genres of music.
NEW this year: Enjoy the all-new Lone Star Horse Spectacular! A show narrating key aspects of Texas history through a spectacular horse-led performance.
NEW this year: Lighting up the night, the ALL NEW Mattress Firm Illumination Sensation perfectly blends pyrotechnics and high-energy pop music with engaging performances.
Enjoy an array of comical skits starring animals that have been rescued from shelters across the nation in the Wild West Pet Palooza show, performed in the Historic Fair Park Band Shell.
Returning this year! As part of the State Fair’s mission to give back to the community, it has partnered with Canstruction® to showcase architectural structures built using cans of food. At the end of the Fair, the cans displayed will be donated for hunger relief efforts to the North Texas Food Bank and Tarrant County Food Bank.
The Chevrolet Main Stage will feature top entertainers every weekend, plus live regional bands throughout the week. These concerts are free for fairgoers.
The State Fair of Texas holds the title of “Fried Food Capital of Texas” for 24 days each year. Don’t miss the chance to experience food and family-fun at the Fair.
This year marks the 11th anniversary of the Fair’s Big Tex Choice Awards contest. Winners selected during the annual event will once again keep happy Fair fans fed when the gates open.
Enjoy daily demonstrations from some of Texas’ most renowned chefs who show off their cooking skills, share tips and offer samples of their signature dish to the audience in the State Fair of Texas Celebrity Chef Kitchen.
With more than 1,100 contest categories each year, the State Fair of Texas Creative Arts building provides endless opportunities for amateurs and professionals of all ages to demonstrate their creative skills.
Whether you are a dare devil or the carousel is more your speed, the State Fair of Texas Midway has something for everyone!
Hop aboard the one-of-a-kind 500-foot-tall Top o’ Texas Tower, for a panoramic view of the DFW metroplex. Take a relaxing spin on the iconic Texas Star Ferris wheel – the largest Ferris wheel in Texas, standing at 212 feet tall.
Enjoy the State Fair Auto Show – featuring 2016 models – filling two exhibit halls and the Truck Zone outside. It’s the nation’s third largest auto show, and the largest new car auto show in the Southwest!
Back this year: Watch the Pig Races in the Pan American Arena! Those hams can really hoof it!
The State Fair of Texas is a celebration of Texas culture. And there is no place better to learn about agriculture and Texas heritage than by taking a walk through the Livestock Barns.
Going once, going twice, SOLD! Join in on the fun at the annual Youth Livestock Auction, where last year’s Grand Champion Steer sold for a whopping $112,000 (dollars).
Known throughout Texas as a National Historic Landmark and home to the Great State Fair of Texas, Fair Park contains a rich history and offers a one-of-a-kind cultural experience.
HISTORY: The first State Fair was held at this location in 1886. Fair Park was the site of the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition which ran for six months and attracted 6 million people. A 31-day Fair in 1986 celebrated the Texas Sesquicentennial and drew almost 4 million visitors.
ABOUT THE STATE FAIR OF TEXAS: Since its inception in 1886, the State Fair of Texas has celebrated all things Texan by promoting agriculture, education, and community involvement through quality entertainment in a family-friendly environment. The State Fair of Texas is a nonprofit organization with all proceeds helping to preserve and improve Fair Park and underwrite museum, community and scholarship programs for inner city youth and students pursuing agricultural careers. The 2015 exposition runs September 25 through October 18 in Fair Park. Visit BigTex.com for more information.