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Enjoy Fair Park's most enthralling event, from Sept. 29 – Oct. 22
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GET THE JUMP ON WHAT TO DO AND SEE
Soon, it will be time to say "Howdy" to Big Tex. Slather mustard on a corny dog. Watch the pig races and then saunter over to the Automobile Building to pick out your next set of wheels.
But where should you park? How many tickets should you buy?
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WHAT'S NEW IN 2017
Texans in the First World War   Pay tribute to Texans who fought to keep our nation free by visiting the exhibits, "Texans in the First World War," and "America and World War I."
Briscoe Carpenter Livestock Center   Be sure to check out the new, 55,000-square-foot Briscoe Carpenter Livestock Center and, in the Creative Arts Center, the new World of Magic attraction (featuring a floating robot)!
Read about all the new attractions at this year's fair   Hungry yet? New food options at the fair will include the Gulf Coast Grill, Stiffler's Mom's Cookie Factory, and, in the center of the Tower Building, a Cotton Candy Stand that will showcase how the confectionary is made! Read about all the new attractions at this year's fair.
Fair Park Blues & Jazz Festival
FEELING BLUE? THE FAIR PARK BLUES & JAZZ FESTIVAL WILL GET YOU SMILING AGAIN
Come spread out on the lawn of the African American Museum and be prepared to enjoy one of the most highly anticipated blues and jazz festivals in Texas.
This year's event features: R.L. Green & Band, Buster Brown Band, Corrian & the Crew, Def to Radio and Sandra Kaye. Food vendors will be onsite (no glass containers please). Sunday, Sept. 3, 5-10 p.m.
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Cotton Bowl Stadium Prep Showcase
'BLOCK' SEPTEMBER 8 & 9 ON YOUR CALENDAR FOR THIS FOOTBALL SHOWCASE
Two days. Four gridiron matches. Pitting eight of the area's top high school football teams against one another. In the Cotton Bowl.
The second annual Cotton Bowl Stadium Prep Showcase will pit against one another prep teams from Mesquite, Garland, Rowlett, Rockwall, Plano and Dallas. Parking is $10 and tickets are on sale now!
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TZU CHI DALLAS CELEBRATES 25th ANNIVERSARY WITH 'THOUSANDS OF HELPING HANDS' PERFORMANCE
Thousands of Helping Hands – Embracing Harmony in Dallas
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Tzu Chi Dallas, the local chapter of an organization whose volunteers bring assistance gathered from around the world to those in need across the Americas. On Sept. 9 & 10, the organization is bringing to Fair Park, "Thousands of Helping Hands – Embracing Harmony in Dallas," featuring the world-renowned China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe. The program showcases an extraordinary set of performances centered on a dance presenting the omnipotent benevolence of the One-Thousand-Hands Bodhisattva.
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Texas Discovery Gardens' Fall Plant Sale
PUT DOWN SOME NEW ROOTS AT THE FALL PLANT SALE
The Texas Discovery Gardens specializes in rare, native, pollinator-friendly plants (many of which are hard to find at local nurseries). But come to the gardens' fall plant sale at Fair Park and you can have your pick of Gregg's Blue Mistflower, Milkweed, Mexican Bush Sage and other varieties.
But only if you get there early. The sale is so popular, many people become TDG members just to get their first picks at a member preview. Sept. 15 & 16.
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Luke Bryan
TRUST US: YOU WON'T WANT THIS LUKE BRYAN CONCERT NIGHT TO END
It's called his "Huntin', Fishin', and Lovin' Every Day Tour. But this Luke Bryan concert is only going to be one night at Starplex Pavilion.
The multi-award-winning superstar is joined by Brett Eldredge and Granger Smith. Saturday, Sept. 23. 7:00 pm.
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WHEN YOU COME TO FAIR PARK, STOP AND STUDY THE MURALS
Much is made about the grand Art Deco architecture of the buildings throughout Fair Park. However, tucked within the alcoves of those buildings are some fascinating murals that tell the tale of Texas. In his September update, Daniel Huerta, the City of Dallas' Executive General Manager for Fair Park, points out where some of those murals are and their importance to us today, eighty years after they were painted.
Read Daniel's Update
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