DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The theme of the 2018 State Fair of Texas will be “Celebrating Texas Innovation.”

Officials with the fair announced Monday the theme for the event scheduled to begin September 28 and run through October 21 at Fair Park in Dallas.

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(credit: Jason Hays/State Fair Of Texas)

Authorities say the annual state fair and exposition has been a breeding ground for Texas education and innovation over the past 132 years. Education remains a main focus of the State Fair’s nonprofit mission that also includes promoting agriculture and community involvement.

Organizers will be launching a social media campaign to highlight significant Texans and Texas organizations involved in the state’s history and hopes for future accomplishments.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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