Nobody throws a party like Texas, and the State Fair of Texas is proof. This month-long festival happens every September-October and has been going strong since 1886. There’s just so much to love about this Texas-sized event that it’s hard to summarize, but I’ll try.
The State Fair
First off, the fair happens within Fair Park which is a designated National Historic Landmark full of amazing art deco architecture and packed with halls and museums that are full of art, history, and food. And along with that there’s also the excitement of the State Fair. You can tour the livestock area and see the blue-ribbon steers and goats. You can watch the nightly ostrich races, tour the auto show and see the cars of the future, ride the rides of Midway including the 212-foot high Texas Star Ferris Wheel, win a stuffed animal on the games and even see the the amazing homemade items that took home a creative arts prize.
The Fried Food Capital of Texas...
You want food, the State Fair of Texas is known as the “Fried Food Capital of Texas” and they certainly deserve the title. Fair vendors are on the frontier of fried food and pioneered delicacies such as the Corny Dog (it’s gotta be Fletcher’s…), Fried Butter, Fried Thanksgiving Dinner, Fried Beer…the list goes on and on and on. Check out this year’s winners HERE. Of course if you aren’t looking for a deep-fried coma, they have all the other classics like turkey legs, cotton candy, authentic German food and much more.
State Fair of Texas