State Fair Of Texas Opens Today

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Photo by Anne Rippy/Getty Images

Photo by Anne Rippy/Getty Images

The day has finally arrived. The gates open at 10AM. The air will fill with the smell of funnel cakes, Fletcher’s corny dogs, and Abel Gonzalez’s Deep Fried Pineapple Upside Down Cake. The Midway will whir to life, and the dings and chimes of games will sound. It’s State Fair of Texas time!

It’s the best time of year in Texas, and this year is will be just as amazing as it is every year! Today’s Opening day parade kicks off at 12 noon at Main St and Houston, and it will wrap up at Main St and Good Latimer. Get out there soon to get a good spot! If you miss it today, catch the parade every night at 7:15PM at Fair Park.

This year’s music acts are hot! From Kraig Parker tonight, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]KC and the Sunshine Band[/lastfm] on Sunday, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Jack Ingram[/lastfm] on Oct 8th, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Hanson[/lastfm] on Oct 15th, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Chrystal Bowersox[/lastfm] on Oct 16th, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Randy Travis[/lastfm] on Oct 21st, and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Bangles[/lastfm] on Oct 22nd. You can see all these acts and more at the Chevy Main Stage.

Broadway favorite West Side Story will be open during the State Fair this year. What could be a better way to sit down in air conditioning than to see a classic musical presented by Dallas Summer Musicals!

The State Fair of Texas is definitely the place to get your grub on. Check out the 2011 BIG TEX CHOICE® AWARD winner for Best Taste, Buffalo Chicken in a Flapjack. You should also look out for the winner for Most Creative, Fried Bubblegum. As always, Abel Gonzalez will have his fried favorites. Look for his Deep Fried Pineapple Upside Down Cake and well as his fried butter, fried peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and fried cookie dough.

Go to bigtex.com for the daily calendar, maps, and much more!

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