Agency details the highest sales figures in history of Texas-made products at the location
Texas Border Business
AUSTIN – Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced the GO TEXAN Pavilion at the State Fair of Texas enjoyed a record-breaking year with over $431,000 in total sales of Texas-made products in the Pioneer General Store. The figures soared over last year’s numbers by 31 percent, when the State Fair was hampered by rain and cold weather. This year, with sunny skies the GO TEXAN Pavilion was packed with fairgoers enjoying delicious food samples, boot-making demonstrations,
“What a great year for the GO TEXAN Pavilion,” Commissioner Miller said. “It is a privilege to see the hard work and dedication of our GO TEXAN members pay off in a Texas-size way. The Pavilion is home to some of the best Texas-made products and is filled to the brim with Texas pride. Numbers don’t lie- Texas Agriculture Matters.”
In addition to selling their product at the Pavilion, some GO TEXAN companies choose to donate any unsold product to a local food pantry. Luci Cook of Stregare Group, Pioneer, and other companies chose to donate, and Southwest Dairy Farmers provided yogurts as well as drinkable yogurts to the first responders in Dallas working the after math of tornado.
The GO TEXAN Pavilion, sponsored by Southwest Dairy Farmers, is a 25,000-square-foot facility showcasing Lone Star agriculture. Inside the pavilion, the Pioneer General Store offers hundreds of GO TEXAN products for sale to fairgoers. Created in 1999, GO TEXAN promotes the products, culture and communities that call Texas home. The Pavilion is also home to various exhibits that provide visitors with a huge dose of famous Texas hospitality.