State Fair: A Fried Food Recap

Monday, October 14, 2013

Saturday we loaded up and headed to the State Fair of Texas with my family. They were in from out of town and so it was nice to turn this into a family event. The Texas/OU game was going on at the Cotton Bowl (which is located at the fair grounds, for those of you not familiar with Texas), so it was PACKED. We went with my aunt and uncle, cousin and her two kiddos, and my other cousin and his girlfriend. Last year we went together, so we are hoping to make it a tradition!

The weather was muggy, muggy, muggy. My hair went into a pony-tail .2 seconds after getting there. As much as I would love to bombard you with pictures of fried food, I have to be honest. I was so starving I forgot to take pictures of anything fried that we ate. There was no time for picture taking, only eating.  

We all started off with a foot-long corn dog. It is a must when going to the fair. I was actually in route to get the friend grilled cheese that I get every year, but then I had a bite of Chris's corn dog and it was game over. Don't worry, the friend grilled cheese came later :)

After we devoured the corn dogs it was time for games and cotton candy. My only goal was for Chris to not win anything because we all know who would end up carrying around the giant stuffed piece of crap!

After cotton candy we managed to scarf down frozen sweet tea, fried grilled cheese, fried fireball, fried snickers, fried meatloaf, tamales, chili cheese fries, and Dippin' Dots. We were at the fair from 10:30am to about 6:30pm. It was the longest time I have ever spent at the fair, but so worth it. 

My little cousins are two and seven and they held up all day without a melt down. Abby was content with cotton candy and Jacob was enamored with the games and the cars that he got to "drive." Here he is showing off his chicken hat he won at the Duck Dynasty game.

This is Boris, the largest pig I have ever laid eyes on. Look at that face! While the kids opted to go into the petting zoo, Chris, myself, and my aunt and uncle took a break and watched a children's "rodeo." Little kids ran around a corral with stick horses and competed for trophies. It was precious. During that time it rained for about 10 minutes, which helped drive some people home. It was soooo crowded from the game.

All in all I would say it was a very successful day at the fair. If you are familiar with the Dallas area then you know we have a wonderful public transportation system called the DART. We decided to ride the DART to the fair in hopes of avoiding terrible parking and traffic. I am not going to say it was terrible, but I have come to the conclusion that Dallas has a lot of work to be done with their public transportation system.  

If you are ever in Texas during a time when the fair is going on I highly recommend you go! It has attractions for all ages and it is a Texas staple!

How was your weekend?!

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  1. I just want to go to the fair for the food!! I have lived down here since 2000 and have only gone once. I just don't want to deal with the traffic and all. It looks like y'all had a great day!!!!

  2. AH! It looks like y'all had so much fun!! We went last year & loved it!! We decided not to go this year & make it an every other year thing... however, I'm missing it terribly after seeing everyone's pictures!!

  3. Yay for lots of fair fun!!! And I love Boris and his squiiiishy face!!!

  4. Wait.. can you detail this fried fireball? I'm intrigued. Looks like so much fun!

  5. Oh my gosh! Add this to the list of things to do WHEN I come visit! Happy Tuesday eve pretty friend.

  6. What fun! This made me miss Texas. :) We had a fun family QT filled weekend too!

  7. Goodness, girl. All that food sounds amazing! I need to go to a fair now. ;-) Glad you all had a blast! :-)

  8. oh the stories we could share from the dart! fair day is always the best. we missed our stop last year. lol. and we had a group of like 20. it was ridiculous. haha glad yall had a blast!