The State Fair of Texas is kinda the biggest deal to hit Texas since, well ever. You guys, I'm not kidding. Schools shut down AND give students free tickets because they know kids would end up skipping school to go anyways. The entire city, and state for that matter, prepares for this all year long. Now, with the incredibly overwhelming size of The State Fair of Texas, it;s easy to get lost in all of the fun there is to do, so I've got you covered. I'm sharing 10 of my favorite, things you must do at The State Fair of Texas
Fletcher's corny dog
This might be the thing that should be number one on everyone's list. Fletcher's is iconic at The State Fair of Texas, and no fair experience is complete without one. Snag one at the booths by Big Tex and get a pic with your corny dog and the big guy, all in one shot.
Play a game at the Midway
Did you even visit the fair if you don't play at least one game? There's something invigorating about shooting plates or tossing a basketball in the hoop!
Ride the gondola
Hoisted high above the midway, is the State Fair Gondola. You can see just about every aspect of the park from the carriage of the gondola.
Try fried everything
Now, really, I think this is a given when going to The State Fair of Texas. Seriously. We have more fried foods in a square mile than most places do in an entire city.
This building is absolutely fabulous. Everything sold and marketed in here is made in the great state of Texas! Not to mention, there are tons and tons of free samples to snack on that aren't fried! The GoTexan building is located at the back of the fair, by the petting zoo and livestock area.
This parade is one of the best parts of the Fair each and every night. Floats, horses, clowns, you name it, they have it!
This one might be a little silly, but seriously, the automotive buildings at The State Fair are the best. They not only show off some fab cars, but they are some of the only air conditioned buildings at the fair! And with temps well in to the 90's some days, you'll need all of the relief from the heat you can get.
Take picture with Big Tex
No State Fair experience is complete without a picture with the big guy himself. It is absolutely imperative to snag a pic of you and Big Tex. This year, he will be wearing a giant ribbon to commemorate the officers we lost in Dallas on July 7th.
Ride the Texas Star
It's not rated the best Ferris wheel for nothing! Take a ride on all 212 feet, and have some of the best views of The City of Dallas! The Star is the largest Ferris wheel in North America, is it's the best in the world!
See a concertYou'd be seriously surprised at how many concerts there are at The State Fair! With everything from Country to Latino, they have it all!
As always, Thomas and I grabbed our season passes and are set for lots of date nights at The State Fair of Texas, and I can not wait!
Have you ever been to The State Fair of Texas? Do you have a fair in your hometown? I wanna hear about it!