It’s the greatest time of year: The State Fair of Texas. Oh, I understand that there are others, but they simply cannot compete. I honestly cannot think of a time when I did not go to The State Fair of Texas. From being a being a child and my mom and dad taking me to get a Fletcher’s corn dog. To going with friends and taking pictures in sombreros in the photo booth.
|Little Babies: This photo was taken the first time Michael and I went to the fair together, circa 2009, with my tiny little sisters|
|At the State Fair with my family (minus my sisters), 2013, Michael’s eyes are closed…|
The other day, I got into an argument with a girl who told me she hated the State Fair. While I knew we could never be friends because of this, I asked her, shocked, as to why she didn’t like this great tradition? She reasoned that it was too crowded, there wasn’t enough to do and it was too expensive. She’s wrong on all accounts.
So, I thought I’d give you my take on the State Fair and why you can’t miss it. Even if you don’t live here, you should come. I promise.
Helene’s State Fair of Texas:
I tend to stick to the classics: Fletcher’s Corn dog, cotton candy, and fried cookie dough.
|Fried Nutella, in all it’s glory|
There are so many things to see and do at the fair. This is where I don’t understand people. Um hello: dog shows, pig races, African Acrobats, Chinese Acrobats, Pumpkin Carver, Bird Show, petting zoo, Car show, Music and more. I saw Destiny’s Child perform one year (this was a long time ago, when there were 4 members) and it was basically the best thing that ever happened. There’s something for everyone.
Most of these activities are on the weekends, but you can still do some fun stuff during the week.
|I am freaking out, on the Ferris wheel. It does have a wonderful view of Downtown Dallas.|
|Sometimes you go to the fair in a wheel chair. It’s called dedication. And great friends that take turns pushing you around.|
|My Dad and I, on Senior Day. Always young at heart.|
McDonald’s coupons: Eat at any area McDonald’s, and you can get a coupon for $3 off general admission, good for any day at the fair. They also have a coupon where a child can get in for half price when an adult pays full price, a discount of $6.50.