Food, fun ready as State Fair of Texas opens

Fried Sriracha Balls by Mark Zable, available for delicate palates at the State Fair of Texas.

DALLAS (AP) — Food, fun and football await visitors to the State Fair of Texas.

The annual expo opened Friday in Dallas with the theme of “Deep in the Heart of Texans.”

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It’s the 51st year for the United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps to perform at the fair, which runs through Oct. 19.

Some award-winning food offerings include funnel cake ale and fried Gulf shrimp boil. Other delicacies range from chicken-fried loaded baked potato to twisted Texas tacos.

Free entertainment includes the Swon Brothers on Friday night and Grammy award-winner Fantasia on Saturday. Kool & the Gang will perform Oct. 4.

Football at the Cotton Bowl includes Grambling State vs. Prairie View A&M on Saturday. The Texas-Oklahoma game is Oct. 11.

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