Big Tex, boots shown here, is the enduring symbol of the State Fair of Texas. (Photo by Kevin Brown/State Fair of Texas)

Everything is bigger in Texas and this definitely was the case for this year’s Big Tex state fair, which was themed Celebrating Texas Agriculture.

The 2016 State Fair of Texas drew 2,402,199 attendees, the highest number in its 130-year history. With the majority of funds going to participating vendors, the fair generated in excess of $56 million in gross coup...


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