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State Fair of Texas, From Above — 1959

It’s that time again….

“Guys and Dolls” at the State Fair Music Hall — 1951

Steam that Stetson and starch that shirt, boys.

“Dallas Day” at the State Fair of Texas

“Dallas Day” — when the city used to shut down to flock to the fair.

State Fair of Texas, Miscellaneous Tidbits from Its History

A look at the Great State Fair of Texas through the decades.

The State Fair of Texas Over the Decades

The State Fair of Texas, from the 1880s to the 1980s.

A Rainy Opening Day of the State Fair of Texas — 1967

Watch footage of the State Fair’s damp opening day in 1967.

“Hola, Folks!” — Big Tex at the State Fair’s “Exposition of the Americas” — 1965

Why, yes, Big Tex IS wearing a giant serape!

Prepping for the 1932 State Fair of Texas Midway

Behind-the-scenes preparations for the 1932 State Fair of Texas midway offerings.

State Fair Coliseum / Centennial Administration Building / Women’s Museum / Women’s Building

Built in 1910, the State Fair Coliseum was remodeled in Deco splendor for the Texas Centennial.

State Fair of Texas Midway — 2017

A few photos from the 2017 State Fair of Texas.