State Fair of Texas 2010
Each Fall, Fair Park in Dallas hosts the State Fair of Texas
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In this video, YouPlusDallas filmmaker Jun Kang takes an ordinary day at the Texas State Fair and gives us something extraordinary. Held in the city of Dallas, the State Fair of Texas is a showcase of entertainment, exhibits, food, and friendly competition in historic Fair Park. It's a kaleidoscope of human scenery, kitschy culture, aromatic foods, and carnival-style games.
Fair Park, an inner-city masterpiece, is also a National Historic Landmark with the largest collection of art deco exposition buildings in the world. Its architectural grandeur, wide boulevards and majestic fountains form an impressive backdrop.
At the Cotton Bowl, the Fair plays host to the Red River Rivalry, a nationally televised game between the University of Texas at Austin and the Oklahoma University. Over 75,000 fans — half in burnt orange and half in crimson — mingle on one special day each October to watch one of the greatest football rivalries in college football history.
At 212-feet high, the Texas Star is one of the tallest Ferris wheels in North America. Take a ride and you'll get a full view of the fair and a nice view of downtown. Big Tex, symbol of the State Fair of Texas, is the world's tallest talking cowboy figure and a widely-recognized Texas icon. He is 52-feet tall and has been a fixture at Fair Park since 1952. Since that time, hundreds of thousands of people have told their fellow fair-goers, "Meet me at Big Tex."