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North Texas State Fair and Rodeo is a great book. This book is written by author Nanci Monroe Kimmey. You can read the North Texas State Fair and Rodeo book on our website merchantnavymemorialtrust.org.uk in any convenient format!
The predecessor to the North Texas State Fair and Rodeo was reported in the October 15, 1885, Denton Doings as consisting of horse races sponsored by the Denton County Fair and Blooded Stock Association (DCFBSA). The next mention was 1890, when the association stockholders had the opportunity to purchase shares of the fairgrounds, thus ending the fair until five years later. The DCFBSA was reorganized in 1895 to host a fair and horse race near North Texas Normal College. The next race was held in 1896, and the association was incorporated. The fair has operated continuously since except for the years during World War II. These early events evolved into one of the largest fairs and rodeos in Texas, drawing more than 150,000 fairgoers annually.
The North Texas State Fair includes rodeos, livestock show, commercial exhibits, carnival, live entertainment, beauty pageant, creative arts, photography contest, children's art contest, and more.