Opening Sept. 26. Themed Deep in the Heart of Texans, this year’s event is not to be missed. Was privileged to join a small group on a special preview tour including a ride in the $12 million space needle where we had a bird’s eye view 500 ft. up of the midway, the downtown skyline, and the Cotton Bowl.
Standing on the 50 yd. line in the Cotton Bowl, we could only imagine the yelling crowds during the Texas/OU legendary game.
We learned about the great care taken in providing for floral and green plantings to beautify the Fair Grounds…and the $40 million dollars that runs through the State Fair Bank (yes there is a bank) during the seasonal run. Don’t get any ideas….there are 150 policemen guarding.
Then there’s the fabulous State Fair Musicals run by the one and only Michael Jenkins who got his start in theater as a teenager when he scraped up enough money to first invest in a little show on Broadway…that turned out to be My Fair Lady. The rest is history.
So get ready for 100 daily shows, 24 days of live music, endless family-friendly activities, nightly starlight parade, an amazing fire & water show and one 55 ft. tall cowboy.
See you Sept. 26-Oct. 19 at the Great State Fair of Texas, Fair Park in Dallas. www.bigtex.com