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This Week at the State Fair Food and Fiber Pavilion: Baseball Glove Making, Smokey Bear, Speech Finals, Rangerettes and More (10/9/2015)

DALLAS – Free ice cream cones, Kilgore Rangerettes, FFA Speech Finals, Smokey Bear, a baseball glove making demo, music, Texas honey and a live bee exhibit take center stage during week three at the Texas Department of Agriculture’s popular Food and Fiber Pavilion at the State Fair of Texas.

“I’m a proud Texan, and there is no better place to celebrate your Texas pride than at the State Fair,” Commissioner Miller said. “You can learn about the many reasons why Texas agriculture matters and discover some of the most unique Texas-grown and Texas-made products from our GO TEXAN members. I’m excited for folks from across the state and around the world to visit the State Fair and experience the best of Texas firsthand.”

The Food and Fiber Pavilion, sponsored by Southwest Dairy Farmers, is a 25,000-square-foot facility showcasing Lone Star agriculture and hundreds of GO TEXAN products. GO TEXAN promotes the products, culture and communities that call Texas home. The Pavilion provides visitors with a glimpse into the many reasons why Texas agriculture matters with exhibits throughout.

One of the most popular attractions in the Food and Fiber Pavilion is the GO TEXAN Pioneer Brand General Store, which features hundreds of Texas-made products. Visitors can take home a piece of Texas-made goodness by shopping in the General Store. Plus, while supplies last, visitors will receive a free GO TEXAN cookbook with any purchase.

Visitors to the Pavilion are encouraged to share their experience via social media by tagging posts with the hashtags #gotexan and #sfot. Tweets will be featured live on screens throughout the Pavilion.

Here are some highlights for the third week of the fair at the Food and Fiber Pavilion:

Open Daily

  • Southwest Dairy Farmers Ice Cream Parlor. Opens at 10 a.m.
  • GO TEXAN Pioneer Brand General Store. Opens at 10 a.m.
  • Ultimate Backyard: Game and Beef Recipes. Opens at 10 a.m.
  • The Great Plate of Texas Booth. Opens at 10 a.m.
  • Sampling Opportunities, GO TEXAN Member Products. Beginning at 10 a.m.
  • Kitchen Craft Cooking Demos. Starting at 10 a.m.

Friday, Oct. 9

  • Texas Toffee Sampling. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Fair Housing Display and Kids Coloring Activity. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Farm Fresh Fridays Cooking Demo with Kid Friendly Options. Noon – 2 p.m.
  • Interactive Harvester Experience. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 10

  • Texas Forestry Games and Craft Demos. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • LoneStar Pepper Company Samples. Starting at 10 a.m.
  • Suzi & Rick Musical Performance. Noon – 2 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 11

  • Davis Mountains Nut Co. Samples. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Kuhdoo Soap Company Samples. Starting at 10 a.m.
  • Nokona Baseball Glove Making Demo. Noon – 2 p.m.
  • Cowtown Opry Performance. 4 – 6 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 12

  • Ultimate Backyard: Game and Beef Recipes. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Interactive Omni Globe and Trivia Games. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Smokey Bear / Texas Forestry Association Seedling Giveaway. 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 13

  • Carmie's Kitchen Samples. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Interactive Displays Featuring Cotton and Wheat. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Texas Honey and Live Bees. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • City of Dallas Recycling Demo and Cup Giveaway. Noon – 2 p.m.
  • FFA Speech Finals. 5 – 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 14

  • Landscape and Plant Inspirations. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Historical and Cultural Travel Experts. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Kimber’s Cookies Samples. 10 a.m. – Noon.

Thursday, Oct. 15

  • Kid-friendly Options Spotlighting Texas-grown Products. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Fair Housing Display and Kids Coloring Activity. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Panola College Band and Pipers. 4 – 6 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 16

  • Farm Fresh Fridays Cooking Demo: Kid-friendly Options. Noon – 2 p.m.
  • Texas Toffee Queen Toffee Samples. 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Dublin Bottling Works Soda Samples. 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Angelina College Singers. 4 – 6 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 17

  • Bugtussle Burn Samples. Starting at 10 a.m.
  • Texas Tea Samples. 10 a.m. – Noon and 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Southwest Dairy Farmers and Rangerettes: Veggie Dip. Noon – 2 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 18

  • Bentley’s Batch 5 Samples. Starting at 10 a.m.
  • Texas Olive Ranch Samples. 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Southwest Dairy Farmers and Rangerettes: Veggie Dip. Noon – 2 p.m.

TDA’s Food and Fiber Pavilion, presented by Southwest Dairy Farmers, is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. The fair runs Sept. 25 through Oct. 18. Click here for a map of the fairgrounds, list of vendors in the GO TEXAN Pioneer Brand General Store and more.