Monday, October 18, 2010

State Fair of Texas

Last week a friend and I went to the State Fair of Texas. We went on a Thursday afternoon so it wasn't too crowded. If you took a Cinemark movie ticket stub, it was free to get in on Thursdays, so we lucked out not having to pay $15 to get in. I ended up only spending $6 while I was there, and that was to ride the The Texas Star (the Ferris Wheel). I know, I know, I sound cheap, but hey, I'm poor. I know everyone says you HAVE to eat the food when you go to a fair, but I don't. I mean, I like corny dogs and all, but I'm not paying $8 for one. And I know a lot of people are going to disagree with me, but I really can't tell the difference between a fair corny dog and one that I can buy at Kroger that comes in a 12 pack for $2. But that is just me. Also I'm not the biggest fans of sweets, so funnel cakes and candied apples don't do much for me. I've also reached the age where I don't have to ride all the carnival rides. When I was little, I had to ride every single ride at a fair (some of them twice). But since I have a season pass to 6 Flags, I can get my roller coaster fix there. I'm so getting old! :)

I thought I would share some pictures of our adventures! I hope you enjoy!

Big Tex. For more info on him, click here

At the bird show

The guy next to us held out his hand and one of the birds delivered a gift certificate to him.

After the show, donations to help support wildlife were accepted. One of the birds helped take the money.

The Texas Star

View of downtown Dallas from the Texas Star

Me on the Texas Star

Another view from the Texas Star

Monica feeding the giraffe at the petting zoo

Feeding Bevo- it was very slimy. We didn't realize until after we left you were suppose to use feeding shovels and not your hands to feed the animals. Oops.

Petting one of the camels

I loved the zebra!

This is comforting...

The kangaroo was so cute! This one let me pet him.

I know it's wrong, but all I could think was, that is a LOT of bacon!

This goat was very sweet.

This year's butter sculpture. Yup, that is all butter.

I love tall guys! ;)

Until next year...


  1. Oh that looks like fun! That Ferris Wheel is amazing. I would love to ride on it, providing the other five wouldn't get car sick. :-)

    Too bad Texas' state fair isn't in March. That's when I like to head to Texas.

  2. I haven't been to the State Fair yet... It looks awesome! :)
    I've been thinking about ya hearing the Rangers pound on the Yankees! I'm sure you're smiling ear to ear all day today! :)

  3. That Ferris Wheel would scare the crap out of me!!! Love the photo you took of it from the ground though! :)

  4. that pig is actually very pretty...:) nice time for sure! i love the animals!:) funny