One could easily spend three-four days at the state fair and have something different for each meal. It might not be in your best interest for health reasons, but your tastebuds will love you for it.
Whether you consider yourself a foodie, a traveler, or simply a lover of all things fried, the Texas State Fair is the place for you. It takes place in Dallas every fall. I was only able to spend one day there and it was 91 degrees and humid (in October), so we didn’t stay long. I saw a dog show, saw the line for the petting zoo and turned around, went on a few rides, and played a few games.
For food, I enjoyed a ham and cheese sandwich on a pretzel roll for lunch (not your average ham & cheese…it’s incredible), tried out fried Coke (basically fried dough drizzled in Coke…interesting), and finished out the day with frozen sweet tea. There is SO MUCH that I still want to try! First of all, the Texas State Fair is home to the original corndog, and the the line is crazy. The bacon margarita was advertised everywhere, and I can’t even imagine what that tastes like. They had everything from fried pizza to fried butter.
I was very impressed by the organizational tactics in place. Instead of having to pay cash or credit everywhere, guests buy tickets when they first walk in that are used as currency around the fair.
If you find yourself at the fair, make sure you sneak a peak at Big Tex. He’s a big ol’ creepy statue. Not everyone thinks he’s creepy, of course, otherwise he wouldn’t be there. But I don’t know, when he starts talking things get weird.
There’s really nothing like the Texas State Fair. I wish I had more time to check it out, but I’m hoping to go back one year. Also, The Beach Boys performed on the night I was there! So yeah, pretty freaking cool.