DALLAS (September 27, 2012)—The 126th annual State Fair of Texas opens Friday in Dallas and organizers have chosen "Big and Bright" as this year's theme.
A Chinese Lantern Festival is part of the activities at the fair, which runs through Oct. 21 at Fair Park.
Free concerts include Kevin Costner & Modern West on Saturday, Kansas on Oct. 14, Kellie Pickler on Oct. 19 and the Commodores on Oct. 20.
Grambling State will face Prairie View A&M on Oct. 6 at the Cotton Bowl and Oklahoma takes on Texas on Oct. 13 in the Red River Rivalry football matchup.
Fans of Fritos snacks can turn out Monday to see a huge chili pie marking the 80th anniversary of the corn chips.
Frito-Lay North America Inc. is based in nearby Plano.