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North Texas’ Big Fair & Rodeo Plans for Bigger

It is fair week in Denton! The North Texas Fair and Rodeo (NTFR) opened this past Friday night to thousands of fair-goers delighting in Denton’s oldest and longest (lasting nine days and nights) festival of the year. For the past 90 of its documented 132-year history in Denton, the North Texas State…

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Get back to your roots at the North Texas Fair & Rodeo

Last year, I had just started at the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau when my boss, Veronica, asked for my assistance with a big project. “I need you to help me with coverage of the North Texas Fair & Rodeo,” she said with trepidation. Veronica was sure that I was going to run away screaming. Little…

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A Dentoning Rodeo Journey

(This is the final blog in a 3-part series about local rodeo competitor, Sadie Hairford. For part one of this series, click here. For part two of this series, click here.) The 87 th annual North Texas Fair and Rodeo (NTFR) has sadly come to a close, and that means the preparation for next year’s…

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A Rodeo Journey

Amazing and fun things happen in Denton during the summer. It’s sunny, the weather is warm, there’s swimming, and the North Texas Fair and Rodeo (NTFR) takes the city by storm every August. The NTFR is an annual event that draws a big crowd full of locals, out-of-towners, and competitors. Even…

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All's Fair in Mutton Busting

From sheep-riding to slam dunks, Denton offers loads of fun for cowboys and cowgirls of any age. By Lauren Frock Denton Live: July-Dec 2104 The crowd cheers as 10-year-old Riley Webb, the youngest roper in the evening’s lineup, rides out on his one-eyed horse, Captain Jack. He dismounts and stands…

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