You might normally associate the State Fair of Texas with the midway and the auto show. But for many kids, the fair is a time to show projects they've been working towards for years.
Some of the biggest events of the fair every year take place on the dirt of the agriculture pavilion. The livestock show draws hundreds of kids and their animals from all over the state. "This is definitely one of the big ones. Anything you miss school for is definitely big." says Hayley McCamey of Stephenville.
Kids like Hayley are part of 4-H and F.F.A. programs all over the state. Even though most show their animals during the year, the State Fair is like a livestock super bowl...and with the big stage comes more competition, more pressure, and also bigger rewards. Hayley agrees. "This is my best goat that I have and this is the biggest show... We always come, so I always try to do really good here... "