2 Million Plus Return
to Texas State Fair

Howdy Folks, Welcome Back to the State Fair of Texas

Every fall (not withstanding 2020) thousands upon thousands descend upon the State Fair of Texas for Fletcher’s Corn Dogs, ice cold lemonade or a craft beer.  They come in droves to see the newest concept cars from major auto manufacturer’s or unique crafts, to try literally anything that can possibly be fried (deep fried PB & Razbrûlée, anyone), to ride the ferris wheel and play games at the Midway. 

The 2.2 million fairgoers over 24 days also came with their SnapChat, Facebook, Instagram, video-calling, wayfinding apps and digital tickets for admission and at the center of the guest Wi-Fi network orchestrating tens of thousands of connections is the rXg. 

2022 State Fair of Texas by the numbers (source:  https://bigtex.com/more-than-2-2-million-celebrate-the-return-of-the-state-fair-of-texas/)

  • The State Fair welcomed more than 2.2 million fairgoers through the gates
  • The rXg enabled Wi-Fi Network offloaded more than 1 TB per day of cellular data
  • More than 50,000 people enjoyed the return of 10 performances of the State Fair of Texas Rodeo
  • More than 21,000 first responders and their families visited the Fair
  • More than 50,000 members of the military and their families visited the Fair
  • Roughly 525,000 Fletcher’s Corny Dogs were sold during the 24-day run of the State Fair of Texas.
  • Nearly 10,000 entries in the Fair’s Creative Arts competitions.
  • With more than 9,000 exhibitors, the Fair’s livestock and agricultural events hosted a total of more than 16,000 livestock entries.
  • More than 125,000 rides were taken on the iconic Texas Star Ferris wheel.
  • More than 80,000 pounds of pure cane sugar was used to make State Fair Cotton Candy during the Fair.
  • More than 360,000 plush prizes, valued at more than $1 million were won on the State Fair Midway.
  • More than 130,000 fans were in attendance for the State Fair Classic and the AT&T Red River Showdown, at the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium during the Fair.
  • Approximately 8,000 mums were used to create the hanging art installation in the Día de los Muertos exhibit. The piece took seven months to complete.
  • The Budweiser Clydesdales consumed around 9,600 pounds of hay
  • More than 900 flags were placed on the memorial’s panels at the Texas Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial to honor those Texas veterans who sacrificed their lives during the Vietnam War.
  • More than 14.5 million kernels of popcorn were popped in 24
  • More than 8,500 pieces of pyrotechnics were used during the nightly Mattress Firm Illumination Sensation fireworks show.
  • With approximately 90% of fairgoers visiting the Auto Show, the 2021 Texas Auto Show attracted more than 1.98 million fairgoers throughout the 24-day run.
  • Nearly 66,000 people visited the Hall of State
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