Big Tex goes Brokeback. Y’all come out on Sunday to Gay Day at State Fair
More Texan than a “King of the Hill” episode, and more twangy than an Ann Richards quip.
In honor of National Coming Out Day, Sunday is the unofficial Gay Day at the State Fair of Texas, when our colorful GLBT community expresses its Lone Star Pride. The event is sponsored by the Coming Out Project, Dallas-Fort Worth. Attendees are encouraged to don their finest Pride apparel, Human Rights Campaign accessories and rainbow wear. And in an HRC press release, the color red is also recommended, probably because it’s so easy to spot. This year’s big attraction are the new Texas Skyway gondolas.
Oct. 14. Exhibits open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. General admission, $13. Children 2 and under are free.
FAIREST OF THEM ALL – STUFF ON SUNDAY
Bull riding exhibition: noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Dodge Rodeo Truck Zone.
Singer Miranda Lambert: 5:30 p.m. at the Chevrolet Main Stage.
Kitchen Craft Starlight Parade: 7:15 p.m. parade route.
Pig races: 6 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the TXU Energy Arena.
BMX bike stunt show: 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Thrillway.
Kroger Birds of the World at 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Band Shell.
Shark Feeding: 11:30 a.m. at Dallas Aquarium.
Wine Tasting: noon to 10 p.m. at Wine Garden
“The Lion King:” 1:30 p.m., 7 p.m. at the Music Hall.
Skies of Butterflies: 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Texas Discovery Gardens
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition October 12, 2007