DFW By Numbers: State Fair of Texas

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DALLAS -- The State Fair has called Fair Park home since 1936. The fair generates approximately $350 million every year during its 24-day run.

Standing 20 stories high, the Texas Star is the tallest Ferris wheel in the Western Hemisphere at 212 feet tall.

If you're afraid of heights, you have at least 70 other rides from which to choose.

If you have a hankering for food, you have 200 options. We like the classic corny dog invented in 1942.

The Red River Rivalry began in 1932 when the University of Texas and Oklahoma University played for the first time at Fair Park stadium, which is now called the Cotton Bowl.

in 1956, Elvis Presley performed in the Cotton Bowl.

Big Tex made his State Fair debut in 1952, but an electrical fire destroyed the Texas icon on October 19, 2012.

The big man on campus revealed his renovated look the day before opening day in 2013!