DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) â A lot of hard work goes into making the State Fair of Texas come to life.
Some 7,000 employees share a variety of tasks including — setting up tents, gates, plumbing and of course electrical needs for the rides. On top of that, there are tons of vendors.READ MORE: Big Cowboys Win Means Massive Shopping Spree For Some
Jack Pyland owns Jackâs French Frys. He has been servicing the state fair of Texas for more than 70 years. He says heâs been working around the clock to make sure things go off without a hitch.
âIâve been here since august 1st,â Pyland said. âI physically have not left the fairgrounds except for an hour at a time to go somewhere because it’s just you have to stay out here, make decisions get things put up.âREAD MORE: Fall Allergy Season Has Arrived In North Texas
Senior Vice President of Operations Rusty Fitzgerald says after a year break due to the pandemic, he expects this year will be extra special.
âThe excitement level is just over the top, out the roof,â Fitzgerald said. âEverybody is just ready to have a fair and bring a lot of people out here and have a lot of fun.â
Theyâve already run into a few challenges and are working through pandemic related shortages for things like balloons and lumber.MORE NEWS: Dallas Police Officers Looking For Animal Cruelty Suspect Who Abandoned Puppy
Despite the additional work, Fitzgerald says no matter what issue they may come across the fair is expected to run in its entirety.