State Fair of Texas opens today in Dallas

State Fair of Texas opens today in Dallas

Credit: WFAA

All day Thursday, workers prepping for the State Fair of Texas couldn’t help but snap a few pictures of new-look Big Tex. It was a Texas-sized makeover; fitted with new boots, new clothes, and even a new face.

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by ASSOCIATED PRESS

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Posted on September 27, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Updated Friday, Sep 27 at 10:27 AM

DALLAS (AP) — The padlocks come of the gates as the 2013 State Fair of Texas opens in Dallas with food, festivities and football.

The 127th annual expo opens Friday at Fair Park with "The One and Only" as this year's theme.

The new Big Tex will be dedicated Friday afternoon, replacing the previous model that burned toward the end of last year's fair. On the main stage, the Western swing band "Asleep At The Wheel" performs for free Friday night.

In the Fair Park stadium, Army plays Louisiana Tech in college football Saturday afternoon. Grambling State and Prairie View A&M have their annual encounter Oct. 5, while Oklahoma takes on Texas on Oct. 12 in the Red River Rivalry football matchup.

 

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