Well, it has been a rainy few days in Dallas, but the State Fair of Texas still has plenty of corny dogs, turkey legs and fried Snickers for you to enjoy plus much more. Also, the rides and exhibits are too many to list here. NDG readers have a final opportunity to win tickets to use before the State Fair closes this Sunday. Visit our Facebook page and tell us why you want to go to the State Fair this year. Please note, you have to be able to pick up your tickets (for two) at our office located at Stemmons and Regal Row during business hours, more details below.
The State Fair of Texas is underway, and since 1913 one of the biggest draws is the Texas Auto Show. Manufacturers from all over the world descend on Dallas for the event as the Texas market is pivotal for the product.
While Marcus Umlauff, Toyota’s general manager of product planning and strategy, did take a moment to highlight the Corolla’s being named “Compact Car of the Year” at the Texas Auto Roundup; trucks and SUVs are the stars of the show at the State Fair of Texas. Read more here.
Thomas Jefferson Exhibit
American history, especially African American history, is an intriguing yet contradictory concept. The ugly story of slavery is well known, but much more remains for discovery, and Dallas is one of the first to provide a renewal examination.
Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty is a groundbreaking traveling exhibit on display at the African American Museum in Fair Park from Sept. 22 until Dec. 31. The widely acclaimed exhibition chose Dallas as the first stop.
Over 300 objects of works of art, documents, and artifacts excavated from the plantation will be on display at the museum. There will also be a unique feature on Sally Hemings, famously known as Thomas Jefferson’s slave and mother of six of his children. There is extensive debate over their controversial relationship with Jefferson.
Read more here.
Plenty to do indoors at the State Fair
In addition to all the great food locations, there are A LOT of indoor activities at the Fair. From the Pig Races and All-Star Stunt Dog Show to shopping at several locations throughout the grounds – get your holiday shopping done early. Go check out the Livestock Birthing Barn to learn more about the miracle of life and take a walk through Home on the Range in the Coliseum to feed and pet the animals while the little ones enjoy Little Hands on the Farm – a farm-to-market activity.
You can step in GO TEXAN Pavilion at the Food & Fiber Building to learn more about Texas agriculture and shop for items from throughout the Lone Star State. And don’t forget the free ice cream cone you can get at the GO TEXAN Pavilion. Check out this year’s Butter Sculpture, Cooking Competitions, and Celebrity Chef Kitchen at the Creative Arts Building.
While you are there see if any of your neighbors won ribbons in their year’s Creative Arts Competitions and head to Oak Farms Theater to watch the World of Magic show and Backyard Circus – both perfect for all ages. You can walk through the incredible museums and cultural facilities at the Fair – the Celebrating Texas Innovation and Dallas in the Time of MLK exhibits in the Hall of State, the Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty exhibit in the African American Museum, the Our Founding Fathers exhibit in the DAR House, the Cuba – A Country Trapped in Time exhibit at the Women’s Museum, or pet the stingrays at the Children’s Aquarium, or take a walk through the Butterfly House at Texas Discovery Gardens.
Even a good portion of the Midway games are covered with canopies. There’s really so many things to do in all types of weather at the State Fair of Texas.
Key info for if selected a winner of 2 free tickets
If selected to win one of our NINE pairs of tickets, you will have to come to NDG’s offices located at Stemmons and Regal Row. Your options will be:
- Tuesday 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
- Wednesday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Thursday 10 a.m. – Noon
If selected as a winner you will receive the address of our office, please let us know when you want to pick up your tickets. If you do not respond to your winner’s email within 12 hours, we will pass the opportunity to the next contestant because we want to make sure we give away all of the available tickets.