Michele Miller, 74, cheers during the pig race at the State Fair of Texas at Fair Park in Dallas on senior citizen day on, Oct. 4, 2018. 

Michele Miller, 74, cheers during the pig race at the State Fair of Texas at Fair Park in Dallas on senior citizen day on, Oct. 4, 2018. 

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Janet Watson and her friend Carol Schmitter, each with a Fletcher's Corny Dog in hand, scurry past Big Tex toward the shade where their fellow gal friends are waiting. The former Irving High School class of 1963 students meet up a few times a year, this time at the State Fair of Texas on a Thursday afternoon on Senior Day, the day people 60 years or older get in for free.

The 70-something women are not alone. Many of the people surrounding Big Tex are over 60. Connie Haley, who came to the fair on her birthday with a group from her retirement center said with a smile that there was "nothing better to do."

One thing's for certain: Whether they came for the corny dogs, the pig races or to simply stand in the shade, no matter how old, the fair is a place for the ageless. 

People watch the pig races at the State Fair of Texas at Fair Park in Dallas on senior citizen day on Oct. 4, 2018. 

People watch the pig races at the State Fair of Texas at Fair Park in Dallas on senior citizen day on Oct. 4, 2018. 

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Janet Watson, 74, (right) and Carol Schmitter, 73, longtime friends from high school, walk toward the shade eating Fletcher's corny dogs at the State Fair of Texas at Fair Park in Dallas on senior citizen day, Oct. 4, 2018. 

Janet Watson, 74, (right) and Carol Schmitter, 73, longtime friends from high school, walk toward the shade eating Fletcher's corny dogs at the State Fair of Texas at Fair Park in Dallas on senior citizen day, Oct. 4, 2018. 

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Jerel Basinger, 81, a retired Fort Worth firefighter, waits for a Fletcher's Corny Dog at the State Fair of Texas at Fair Park in Dallas on senior citizen day, Oct. 4, 2018. 

Jerel Basinger, 81, a retired Fort Worth firefighter, waits for a Fletcher's Corny Dog at the State Fair of Texas at Fair Park in Dallas on senior citizen day, Oct. 4, 2018. 

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Steve Bradshaw eats an ice cream cone at the State Fair of Texas at Fair Park in Dallas on senior citizen day, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. 

Steve Bradshaw eats an ice cream cone at the State Fair of Texas at Fair Park in Dallas on senior citizen day, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. 

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A woman drives her scooter past a ride at the State Fair of Texas at Fair Park in Dallas on senior citizen day, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. 

A woman drives her scooter past a ride at the State Fair of Texas at Fair Park in Dallas on senior citizen day, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. 

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