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If You're Not an Oprah Winfrey Fan, You May Want to Skip the State Fair of Texas Monday

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Specifically, you'll want to stay away from the Chevrolet Main Stage at 10 a.m., when Oprah Winfrey will begin taping her State Fair of Texas special that'll also include a performance by Martina McBride. Winfrey's production company just sent the details for her appearance, if you have further questions:

Join Oprah Winfrey as she tapes segments for an upcoming Oprah show at the State Fair of Texas' Chevrolet Main Stage on Monday, October 12, 2009. A crowd of approximately 4,000 is expected for a Texas-style celebration, which will include a special performance by country music superstar Martina McBride.

Admission is open to all ages. Minors should be accompanied by an adult. Chevrolet Main Stage audience area opens at 7:00 a.m. CDT on Monday, October 12. Audience gate entrances are on the east and west sides of Nimitz Drive. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Overnight parking at the Fairgrounds is prohibited.

The taping will begin promptly at 10:00am, rain or shine. Space is standing-room only for the approximately one-and-a-half-hour taping. No professional recording equipment is permitted. More information is available at www.oprah.com/statefair.

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