North Texas Fair and Rodeo: A Time-Honored Tradition

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From bull riders to magicians, the North Texas Fair and Rodeo has something for everyone to enjoy during the 91st annual celebration Aug. 16-24.

This North Texas time-honored tradition is not only an opportunity to create lasting memories with friends and family, but as a product of the North Texas State Fair Association, a 501 (c) (3) corporation, funds raised are poured back into the community it serves.

It is an event rooted in tradition, dating back as far as 1885 when W.H. Pierce and A.H. Gee showed prized livestock, referred to as blooded stock at the time, in Dallas.

“They didn’t really get too much recognition because the Dallas State Fair and Exposition was so big. They wouldn’t really win or place very highly,” explained Executive Assistant Nanci Kimmey, who also co-authored “North Texas State Fair and Rodeo,” a book covering the storied history of the event.

To read more pick up a copy of the August 2019 NTFR issue. To subscribe call 940-872-5922.