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Get your bags packed and your road maps ready - the State Fair of Texas® is just around the corner, bringing you an all-access pass to Texas-sized fun! A celebration of all things Texan, the State Fair encourages visitors to explore the great Lone Star State and all it has to offer. A combination of entertainment, art, agriculture, history and cuisine, the State Fair provides fairgoers with a unique way to experience every aspect of Texas culture, all in one place. With that in mind, the State Fair invites you to grab your family and friends and start planning your trip to the 2016 Fair.  

Following a record-breaking 2015 season, Fair officials look forward to another year of bringing people together in celebration of the big event. Whether you’re from near or far, the State Fair wants to show you the true Texas experience. “After 129 years of bringing quality entertainment to the community, the State Fair continues to celebrate Texas heritage, including its significant ties to agriculture and education,” explains Mitchell Glieber, State Fair of Texas president. “Seeing friends and families come back year after year reminds us that the Fair is more than just an annual event – it is an institution unique to the state of Texas that serves as one of the many special traditions our great state has to offer.”

The State Fair of Texas celebrates all things Texan by promoting agriculture, education, and community involvement through quality entertainment in a family-friendly environment.

Contact the event managers listed below for more information about how you can participate at the State Fair of Texas (Big Tex) 2016.

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Conference/Event Dates: 09/30/2016 - 10/23/2016
Conference/Event Hours: Sunday-Thursday 10am-9pm; Friday-Saturday 10am-10pm
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 09/30/2016 - 10/23/2016
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Sunday-Thursday 10am-9pm; Friday-Saturday 10am-10pm
Classification: Consumer
Primary Industry: State & County Fairs
Other Industries: Local Shows & Fairs, State & County Fairs
Estimated Attendance: 1,000,000
Cost to Attend:
Audience: Open to the public.
Notes: Your ticket to the State Fair of Texas includes hundreds of daily shows, a nightly parade, evening dancing water and laser show, 15 interactive and educational kid's activities, the largest new car auto show in the Southwest and daily concerts on the Chevy Main Stage. So what are you waiting for? Buy your tickets today!
Venue: Fair Park
Venue Phone: (214) 670-8400
Venue Type: Indoor - Other
Official Conference Hotel:Hotel Information:
Conference Hotel URL:
Event Square Footage:400,000
Exhibit Floorplan:Click Here
Show Owner:State Fair of Texas
Show Manager:State Fair of Texas
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: Each sponsor package is unique. After understanding your marketing goals, the fair builds a package combining exposure and branding with face-to-face customer interaction.
State Fair Sponsor Opportunities include:

- Top of Texas Tower and various midway rides
- Nightly Starlight Parade
- State Fair tram system
- Pan-Am Arena, home to the featured animal shows and attractions
- Five entertainment stages
- Safe Kids (lost children) program
- Celebrity Chef and Competition Kitchens
- Food court and Big Tex Choice Awards
- Pee Wee Stampede and other kids attractions
- BMX bike stunt show
- Marine Corps Square
- State Fair Wine Garden
- Magnolia Beer Garden
- State Fair e-newsletter program

For more information contact Jennifer Schuder at 214-565-2903 or

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
Indoor Air Conditioned $26.50-$28.50 per sq. ft.   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
Indoor Non-Air Conditioned $25.50-$26.50 per sq. ft   Water: n/a
Outdoor $6-$17 per sq. ft.   Generator: n/a
  Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: Yes

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