2016 State Fair of Texas: Everything You Need to Know

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We like to attend the State Fair of Texas because all the pickup truck makers understand how important Texas customers are to their bottom line. Ford made the point during a press conference that 1 in 5 Ford pickups sold so far this year were sold in Texas. Texans' appetite for pickups is the reason every pickup maker offers a Texas or Lone Star Edition and not a New York Edition.

We also like the annual Texas fair because of the numerous and huge pickup displays, and there is always a fun game or two to play. The auto show portion runs for the duration of the fair, which means you can look at just about every pickup truck sold in the U.S. until Oct. 23. Since the fair opened to the public Friday, that makes it the longest auto show, by number of days, in the country. If you get the chance, make the trip to Fair Park, 1945 Lagow St. in Dallas. Call 214-565-9931 or visit bigtex.com for more information.

Fair hours 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Ticket at the gate are $18 for adults, $14 for children less than 48 inches tall and seniors 60 and older, and free for kids 2 and younger. Discounts are available online.

For now, here are our stories and videos from the fair:

Cars.com photos by Angela Connors

 

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@PUTC: Any news from Toyota regarding the Tundra? Back in '07, it was "the truck that was changing it all"; now it looks to be "the truck that's not changing at all".


Any news from Toyota regarding the Tundra? Back in '07, it was "the truck that was changing it all"; now it looks to be "the truck that's not changing at all".


That made me laugh!

I don't care about limited production design decals and paint jobs.
Sounds like a drab pickup show.

@Gomjabber: Yeah, it is humorous, but there is truth to it! :)

Tundra and Gm should be their slogan, not changing at all or trying to catch up to the competition but falling short

The fried spinach balls were pretty good. Did you guys get to check out that custom Jeep 4dr truck? I thought $127,000 was kinda ridiculous but it looked pretty impressive.

@Don: Was that Jeep an AEV Brute?

@PUTC: Any news from Toyota regarding the Tundra? Back in '07, it was "the truck that was changing it all"; now it looks to be "the truck that's not changing at all".


Posted by: NoQDRTundra | Oct 3, 2016 7:36:37 AM

Nope and that's why Tim at THQ is starting a a general pickup truck site.

Pretty sure it was. It was outside about fifty feet behind that big pretty dark red Ram

Oh, forgot to mention. Looked at the new Honda pickup and it bored me to tears.

@Jason: I figured that. Along with that, THQ is unfortunately fading away. That site had the best articles and information for the Tundra, hands down. But with Toyota's complete reversal of competing in the light truck market, which adds truth to "The Truck that's Not Changing At All", there's nothing new to write about. If there's feeling of betrayal, it's completely understandable. It's too bad to see a great site fade away.

Something happened in '10, wish someone would enlighten us...
All I know is the following:
* There was a change in chief engineers
* Akio Toyoda was elected to the helm
* The second installment of Tundra Deconstructed never came to fruition



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