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2017 State Fair Classic



October 7
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Cotton Bowl Stadium
Fair Park
Dallas, TX 75215 United States
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2017 State Fair Classic
Cotton Bowl | Dallas, TX | 4:00pm Kick-Off
Grambling State vs Prairie View A&M

The State Fair Classic is always a vibrant, dramatic contest – between the football teams and the marching bands of Grambling State University of Louisiana and Prairie View A&M University of Texas.

The classic showdown began in the 1940s and has been at Fair Park annually since the 1980s. It is considered the largest social event of the year for both schools, attracting some 65,000 fans to Dallas.

Just as exciting to watch is the halftime extravaganza, termed a battle of the bands showdown. The Grambling State Marching Band and the Prairie View A&M Marching Storm both merge jaw-dropping precision and dynamic dance moves. The result – a flashy but fantastic halftime like no other you have ever seen.

DALLAS: Ticketmaster.com, Charge by phone 800.745.3000, All Williams Chicken’s Locations, Catfish Floyds, Friendship West Baptist Church, St Johns Baptist Church (Southlake & Grand Prairie locations), PVU & GSU Alumni, City Federal Credit Union, Dave’s BBQ, Army & Air Force Exchange, Class Act, That Magic Moment
KILGORE: Walker Styles
MONROE, LA: Afrocentric
WACO: Floyd’s Audio
KILEEN: Ft. Hood ITR Center, Obsession by Carolyn
AUSTIN: Willie’s Bar B Q, The Villager Newspaper, Marshall’s Barber Shop
CORSICANA: Clipper Kings
SAN ANTONIO: Ward’s Barber Shop
TYLER: Elite Salon, M & M Music, Mass Connection Barbershop, Mike’s Place, One Stop Barbershop
SHREVEPORT: Little J’s Music, LakeShore All Around Sound
HOUSTON: Prairie View A&M Bookstore, Wolf’s Department Store
OKLAHOMA CITY: Hopkins Hair Care, City Cuts, Jazzy’s Barbershop, Ice Event Center
LAWTON OK: Adventure Travel at Ft. Sill