If there is one place that exemplifies the slogan “everything’s bigger in Texas,” it’s the State Fair of Texas. Whether it’s the food, events, or even Big Tex, “bigger” is just about the only way to describe the state fair when comparing to other fairs around the country. Now, the State Fair of Texas can once again claim to be the biggest fair in America, as a recent report found the State Fair of Texas had 2.5 million attendees last year.
Carnival Warehouse unveiled a report last week, ranking America’s top 50 attended fairs in 2022. According to their data, a number of fairs put up record numbers this year, but nothing quite like the State Fair of Texas, which had 2.5 million people come through their multi-week event. That number was more than a 15% jump from 2021.
“It’s all thanks to our fairgoers that we are the No. 1 fair in the country,” said State Fair spokeswoman Taylor Austin. According to Dallas Morning News, following the State Fair of Texas on the list was the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo with 2.4 million attendees and the Minnesota State Fair with 1.8 million attendees. Hopefully next year, the State Fair of Texas can continue to grow and keep the crown as the country’s largest fair.
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