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Texas State Fair

Texas State Fair © wickedchimp
Texas State Fair © wickedchimp

Running since 1886, the State Fair of Texas is one of the oldest and most revered traditions in the Lone Star State. The beaming face of Big Tex, a giant animatronic cowboy, greets crowds who flock to the 23-day flair offering an abundance of rides, exhibitions and livestock events, as well as parades and the massive Texas Star Ferris Wheel. Food forms a big part of the celebrations, with a culinary stage and celebrity chefs focusing on Texan specialities. Alongside the live music there are also motor shows displaying both classic and new cars. With over two million visitors, this state fair is the biggest of its kind.

Venue: Fair Park

Date: 25 September to 18 October

Website: www.bigtex.com