DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The State Fair of Texas has begun a 24-day run including food, football and fun for the crowds.READ MORE: Amber Alert Issued For 12-Year-Old Girl Out Of Converse, Texas
The gates opened Friday at Fair Park in Dallas with the theme “Passport to Texas.”
One new attraction is the Lone Star Horse Spectacular, offering the history of Texas through horses, flags and music.
Some concession stands will take part in Thrifty Thursdays, with signature items at reduced costs.READ MORE: COVID-19 Pandemic Has Taken A Toll On Mental Health, Led To More Drug Abuse, CDC Says
Fletcher’s Corny Dogs has taken a vegetarian twist, with a veggie version of the popular food-on-a-stick, in addition to traditional meat corny dogs.
Fried carrot cake and a bacon-flavored cocktail are award-winning new delicacies.
Prairie View A&M takes on Grambling State on Saturday in football at the Cotton Bowl. It’s Oklahoma vs. Texas on Saturday, October 10.
The fair runs through October 18.MORE NEWS: US To Deport 'Massive' Number Of Haitian Migrants From Texas Border Town
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