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Natural Awakenings Dallas -Fort Worth Metroplex Edition


It’s State Fair of Texas Time

The nonprofit State Fair of Texas runs for 24 days from September 30 to October 23 at Fair Park, in Dallas, with the theme Treats of Texas. More than 100 activities are spread throughout the fairgrounds, including the TX Stunt Jam.

New additions include the Kroger Starlight Parade that wanders through the fairgrounds every night sporting a colorful assortment of floats, life-size puppets, animated characters in ornate costumes and more. Mat Ricardo: The Extraordinary Gentleman puts on a unique, one-person show featuring astonishing, death-defying displays of skill and showmanship. Alléz-Oops with Rob and Miss Jane showcases brilliant balancing acts, such as waltzing on wine bottles and skipping on stilts. The Oontz Kids, the DFW DJ school, hosts a showcase for kid DJs.

The State Fair of Texas Rodeo returns every weekend, rounding up cattle and celebrating the variety of culture in rodeo as part of the Mexican Rodeo Fiesta. This year also sees the addition of the year-end finale of the United Professional Rodeo Association. The Dallas Mavericks will host a Mavs Vault exhibit at the Hall of State this year with interactive experiences, never-before-seen historical artifacts and more.

The African American Museum will exhibit Facing The Rising Sun: Freedman’s Cemetery and The Souls of Black Folk: Selections From the Billy R. Allen Folk Art Collection and Decorative Arts Collection, one of the largest collections of African American folk art in the country.

Stars and Stripes Forever highlights the history and variations of the flag throughout the years. The Majesty of the Horse is all about equine beauty. The Mundo Latino exhibit Día de Los Muertos celebrates the rich history and significance of the Day of the Dead.

Returning favorites include The All-Star Stunt Dog, Pig Races, Strongman Mighty Mike, Fiestas de Marionetas and World of Birds Presents: Soar. Three live music stages showcase more than 90 musical and comedy acts.

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