Oct 11, 11
By Amanda Hill
Growing up in Dallas, the State Fair of Texas was a BIG deal. Each year, we got a day off from school to explore the sights, sounds and foods of our state’s great tradition. Since we lived in the suburbs, my brother and I were in awe of everything–the cowboys, livestock, foods and, of course, Big Tex.
This Texas tradition has an incredible history and represents the best of the Lone Star State. The State Fair of Texas began as the Dallas State Fair & Exposition in 1886 on virtually the same plot of land in East Dallas. For more than 125 years, millions of Texans have passed through the gates of Fair Park to get a taste of life in rural Texas.
Aug 26, 11
By Kelly Bogard
Every Labor Day weekend since 1975 the Central Texas town of West holds Westfest. A community of close to 3,000, the great people of West work every year, all year getting ready for this special 3-day event. There is a parade, a queen’s contest, clogging demonstrations, craft booths, music, food and much more – all to show pride and appreciation for the community’s Czech heritage.