Oprah tapes show at Texas fair

October 12, 2009 10:02:55 AM PDT
Oprah Winfrey saluted some winners of cooking competitions at the State Fair of Texas as she taped her TV show at the expo in Dallas. Winfrey, wearing a brown cowboy hat, on Monday recorded her hour-long show before several hundred fans. No airing date was immediately provided.

Fans lined up before dawn in drizzly conditions to get into the 277-acre fairgrounds and stand in the uncovered viewing area to see the Chicago-based media giant.

A backdrop saying "Oprah at the Biggest State Fair in America" was the centerpiece of the covered stage. The banner had images of Big Tex, the 52-foot-tall cowboy figure known for his "howdy folks" welcome to fairgoers, plus the Texas Star, a 212-foot-tall Ferris wheel.

The State Fair of Texas runs through Sunday.