Since it took me so long to be a first-time Texas Fair goer (I was 19), I think I'll never miss another year. School employees get free Fair tickets, thanks to Coca-Cola, so that was a nice surprise. I got off work early last Friday, so Coach and I tried to beat the Texas/OU rush and headed towards the Fair Grounds around lunchtime.
We stopped by the GMC NFL combine booth, where Coach showed his agility and jumping skills. He reached far above the vertical board, so they just pointed his arrow up!
Can't go to the Fair without stopping by to say, "Howdy" to (the new) Big Tex.
We pretty much just went to the fair to try out some of the foods, so here's what we tried and what we think about it:
Deep Fried Breakfast for Dinner - It was a lot less "breakfast" and a whole lot of "dinner." Coach got it, thinking it would be the best think he's ever tasted....then it ended up having beans inside of it and was really bummed. Beans for breakfast? Not us!
Fletcher's Corny Dogs - Delicious, of course. I added both mustard and ketchup. My only complaint is that I didn't have another.
Fried Bacon Cinnamon Roll - Yes. This is the breakfast Fair item that you really have to try! It probably tastes a little better than it sounds, if you think that's possible. I would go back to the Fair just for this.
Fried Pumpkin Spice Oreos - I would also go back to the Fair for these. These are an absolute hidden gem, as they are written on just a tiny sign. A friend of mine mentioned to me that she has made these before. May have to start warming up some oil and making some of my own!
Big Tex Drink Cup - We splurged a bit on the tourist cup. It was $10, but refills were only $2...which is actually a terrible deal, but better than anything else you can swing if you want to drink a lot! So, I'll be bringing Big Tex with me to work from now on to get my water intake!
Only one last week to check out all the sights at The State Fair of Texas!
What Fair foods do you want to try?