State Fair of Texas

15 Oct

On Thursday we woke up early, piled in the car, and headed to the State Fair of Texas for our annual “staycation”.  It’s our favorite Fall family outing.  If there is one thing Texas does well (besides Tex-Mex) it’s this event.  There are so many free shows and attractions, plus the food is amazing.  It’s the one day of the year that we throw diets out the window because everything is fried.

Seriously:

Fried peaches & cream and fried club salad

Yep, they even fry the “healthy-ish” stuff… a fresh peach and salad… But Oh My Word it was good.

Fried guacamole and fried Frito pie

I personally didn’t love the frito pie but it was the winner of the taste test this year.

Fried cheesecake

Sorry Matt, but this is the only picture I have of the fried cheesecake (which we all love).  Can you tell we love to eat?

TX-OU Butter Sculpture

No, we didn’t eat this.  🙂  Every year an artist makes a different sculpture out of butter.  Since this was last year for the TX-OU game at the Fair Grounds (which apparently is a big deal) the sculpture was in honor of two great players.  Honestly, I had no idea who these guys were, but everyone else did.  Also, there was a Tom Landry exhibit…I didn’t know who he was either…some Cowboy something or other…In fact, here he is:

This guy is more to my liking:

And here is the Texas Star:

We also love seeing the Birds of the World show.  Every year at 6pm we head to the amphitheater and listen to the same message on conservation, hear the same songs (John Denver, mostly), and watch the birds fly.  It never gets old.

And a few of us:

"Becca, you walking backwards is dangerous."

Love these guys!

Chris pulling the wagon (all day long).

Chris spoke my love language and pulled that wagon around all day…non-stop. I love that man.

And here is the star attraction:

Big Tex!

Thanks for stopping by, friends!  🙂

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3 Responses to “State Fair of Texas”

  1. Stephanie October 17, 2010 at 8:53 am #

    I have to say that I did love the Fried Frito Pie, especially with the Daisy sour cream slathered on top. Oh…

  2. Leanna October 18, 2010 at 2:14 pm #

    How fun! I love the Fair… it’s been too long since we’ve been. Maybe since we’ll be closer we’ll get to drop by sometime. I will say, right outside of Beaumont they put on the South East Texas State Fair! We went last year and enjoyed it. It is a MUCH smaller version of the actual Texas State Fair. Like a sample or snack size if you will 🙂
    I love you friend. Hope to see more of you soon.

  3. Crystal Malek November 3, 2010 at 3:22 pm #

    We have always wanted to go, but haven’t had the chance. Hopefully, next year. We do have a local restaurant that sells fried cheesecake all the time. So yummy!

    And kudos to your hubby for pulling that wagon all day. We sooo need a wagon before our next big outing.

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