The State Fair of Texas will ring in its 130th year as a cultural institution in Dallas this fall. And to mark the start of its 13th decade, Fair officials have deemed that this year’s theme will reminisce upon the event’s beginnings as a livestock exposition with the theme “Celebrating Texas Agriculture.”
With less than 200 days until the opening of this year’s festivities, State Fair officials say that they have decided to acknowledge the significance of farming and ranching in Texas’ past, present and future. To do so, officials explained that the Fair would continue to promote agricultural growth through its large number of learning initiatives, from interactive exhibits explaining how Texas agriculture touches the lives of Texans every day to presentations explaining how food gets from farm to table. Additionally, through a variety of events including competitive livestock shows and leadership contests for youth among a host of other educational activities, Fair leaders have chosen to focus on educating guests about all the ways agriculture impacts the community, as well as our day-to-day routines.
“Although agriculture plays a key role in our daily lives, it is not something we often stop and think about – especially those of us living in urban areas like Dallas,” explained State Fair of Texas President Mitchell Glieber in a statement. “With fairgoers coming from both urban and rural backgrounds, we strive to promote agriculture to all visitors through our educational opportunities that are as enjoyable as they are informative.”
The 2016 State Fair of Texas will run Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 23 at historic Fair Park in Dallas. For more information, visit: www.bigtex.com.