Awe! It’s my annual State Fair of Texas post!!!
Every year, we go to the State Fair of Texas and every year, I come home and show you all of our fun pics. If you are ever in the Dallas/Fort Worth area the last week of September through the third week in October, you must go! It’s huge. It’s so much fun. The food is amazing. The music is fantastic. The people are friendly. It just embodies Texas.
I’ve been going to the fair my entire life, and if I were going to share a tip or two, here’s what they’d be:
1: Go on a week day! Weekends are just crazy busy…especially Texas/OU weekend (they actually play the game inside the fair).
2: We like to go at the end of the day. First of all, if you’re there at night, then you see all of the pretty lights and the Ferris wheel lit up! Also, for the most part, the weather is cooler at night and in my opinion, the experience is just a bit more magical.
3: Look for deals! In Texas, students are each given a free ticket to enter the park, but for other people, you can find daily deals to really reduce your ticket price. I always google it in advance and then do whatever it says (it says random things like if you bring in a 2 liter bottle of Dr. Pepper, your ticket is only $5…I made that up, but it’s stuff like that!).
4: When you enter the park (or before online), check the daily show times for things because they don’t run all day.
Last Monday after school, we picked up the kiddos and headed straight to the fair. Here are the pics to prove it…
Woohoo!! We we’re at the fair!
We’ve been fair-ing together since 2005!
Andrew isn’t prepared for his future with four teen drivers…as their dad and also as their insurance agent 😉 .
See Big Tex back there? My kids love to hear him “talk” to us as we go by.
Ashby looks forward to her giant turkey leg every year! Side note, I love, love, love how she wears so many bracelets on her arms. I just think it’s too cute!
I was helping Andrew get our food and stopped to show you the view. It was a beautiful night to enjoy dinner outside.
Speaking of which…my brisket and green beans were delish!
When you share your turkey leg with your little sister 🙂 .
We got suuuuuuuper lucky and had gorgeous weather on our fair day! I’ve told this story a million times, but one of the times the doctor called to tell me another IUI had failed, I had been in line at the fair buying something to eat. And now, 12 years later, it’s so cool to see how God had a plan that whole time. I was crushed and so disappointed, but He had the ultimate plan.
I love my little family so much!!
Every year, we take a tour through the giant log house 🙂 .
Stopping for dessert!
The three bigs wanted to walk through this fun house…M was not interested in going inside. Ha!
She doesn’t mind hanging out with mom and dad 🙂 .
There they go! Do you see them on the haunted house ride? They had so much fun!
For the rest of the night, we rode rides and played games…
Someone won a trumpet 🙂 .
Someone else stole it 😉 .
In the future, Andrew needs to be bad at some games so we don’t leave with quite so much loot!
Smith too for that matter!
A girl and her giant pink snake!
She was soooooo excited that daddy won her a gigantic Peppa!
The fair is beautiful at night!
We left one happy family!
Until next year, State Fair of Texas! We love you!