The State Fair of Texas


The State Fair of Texas is an annual celebration of food, fun, and Texas culture. You’ll find concerts, live dance performances, farm animals, cowboys, carnival games, and an amazing assortment of unique fried foods! A great event to attend if you find yourself in Dallas during September and October!

The State Fair of Texas happens every year from the end of September to the end of October. Inevitably, everyone’s trip starts with a greeting from Big Tex, a giant talking cowboy statue.

Upon entering the Fair grounds, be ready for a family-friendly day of carnival games, photo ops, concerts, dance performances, and an impressive array of unhealthy…yet delicious food! The State Fair of Texas is notorious for its yearly fried food competitions. Prizes are given for Best Tasting Fried Food and Most Creative Fried Food. Past winners include: Fried Ice Cream, Fried Lemonade, Fried Twinkies…and, if you can imagine it, Fried BEER, and Fried SALAD! Every year, you can hear North Texans ask each other if they’ve sampled the new crazy array of fried concoctions!

There’s more to this carnival than just food, though. Be sure that you make time to ride the biggest Ferris Wheel in the state of Texas. (Insider’s tip: If you ride in the evening, you’ll catch a breathtaking view of the sun setting over the Dallas skyline.)

You can also see farm animals, cowboys, and wild bird shows (featuring flying hawks, storks, and tropical macaws).

A yearly tradition since 1886, it’s so highly anticipated that the countdown’s already begun on the website :)
Always full of surprises and adventurous foods to try. It’s an event worth attending if you find yourself near Dallas in the Fall!

written by amor44 on 2011-02-02 #places #food #festival #carnival #fair #location #texas


  1. simon-hedge
    simon-hedge ·

    I want to try fried beer!

  2. sthomas68
    sthomas68 ·

    What about the best part...the annual ass whooping game between Oklahoma and Texas? Lol

  3. amor44
    amor44 ·

    @ sthomas68 - That is DEFINITELY one of the craziest weekends of the year!

  4. marriedtomyholga
    marriedtomyholga ·

    Fried twinkies are a clusterfuck of amazing, I had one way back when and allmost wanted to cry

  5. sea_monstersss
    sea_monstersss ·

    Hell yeah! I have a ton of Texas State Fair pics and now I want to upload them all! Thanks for this. :)

  6. megzeazez
    megzeazez ·

    I always like going to see the dog shows!

  7. ridingonchillwaves
    ridingonchillwaves ·

    I wish photographs could make people feel heat because dallas during this time is HOT AS HELL

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