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Fair Life

The Cheapskates Guide to the Texas State Fair: Deals and steals on tickets, rides and more

By Alex Bentley

The 2014 State Fair of Texas starts its 24-day run at Dallas' Fair Park on Friday, Sept. 26. Smart fairgoers are on the hunt for any discounts or deals they can find to save a little cash. ...


State Fair Fried Foods

Fried food finalists at State Fair of Texas are weird and wonderful: fried Sriracha balls, anyone?

By Teresa Gubbins

A little earlier than usual, the State Fair of Texas has announced the finalists for the 2014 Big Tex Choice Awards — or as we like to call them, the fried food awards. This year's lineup ...


Fair Life

Texas State Fair gets a makeover: New attractions, even crazier food and a pumped up music fest promised

By Alex Bentley

Every year the State Fair of Texas puts a unique spin on the proceedings, with a different theme and new attractions. For 2014, the most noticeable change is a renewed emphasis on Texas, y'all. ...


Towering Achievement

Big Tex runs away with Best Quirky Landmark contest, but an iconic Houston spot isn't left out

By Alex Bentley

In a beatdown of epic proportions, Big Tex, the icon of the State Fair of Texas, was voted the Best Quirky Landmark in the United States by readers of USA Today and 10Best. It was a competition ...


Driving in Style

Tattoos, mechanical bulls and more: RAM takes over the State Fair of Texas

By Promoted Series Correspondent

Over the next month, millions of Texans from all walks of life will flock to Dallas for the State Fair of Texas, home to tall rides, fried delicacies, quality livestock and big trucks. And righ ...


Fried Food Award Winners

Greasy good: Fried food winner at the Texas State Fair is a real turkey

By Teresa Gubbins

In retrospect, it seems no surprise: Fried Thanksgiving Dinner won the prize for Most Creative at the 2013 Big Tex Choice Awards, the annual fried-food contest hosted by the State Fair of Texas. ...


A Bacon Bath

It's International Bacon Day! And you won't believe some of the insane treats available

By Barbara Kuntz

Today is the day to pig out. It’s International Bacon Day, celebrated since 2000 on the Saturday before Labor Day, just in time for the typical holiday overindulgence. But today you have ...


He's baaaaaaaack!

The One & Only: State Fair of Texas unveils new theme to highlight the return of Big Tex

By Teresa Gubbins

The State Fair of Texas announced its annual theme for 2013: The One & Only. Ta-da. It's meant as a wink, a nod, an homage to Big Tex, the 52-foot icon that burned on the final Friday of th ...


Hot Wheels

The best new cars at the Texas Auto Show: Surprises, comebacks & a Beetle with a cowboy hat

By Nic Phillips

With more than three million visitors a year, the State Fair of Texas Auto Show is the most attended in the country. And, because Texas is one of the most important car and truck markets in Am ...


The View From Big D

What has Dallas on edge? Five stories you won't believe — a school paddling furor included

By Whitney Radley

In case you haven't heard, CultureMap has a new sister site in Dallas — one that is quickly proving that there's more to Big D than big money and big hair.  Among the great r ...


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