Attend the State Fair of Texas
State Fair of Texas
The State Fair of Texas is an annual state fair held in Dallas, Texas. Its season usually begins the last Friday in September and ends 24 days later. It is held at the historic Fair Park where it has been held since 1886. The 2012 State Fair will run from September 28th through October 21st. Big Tex, a 52 ft (16 m) tall cowboy, has been its symbol 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.