2017 State Fair of Texas

The Stars at Night are Big and Bright | *clap clap clap clap* | Deep in the Heart of Texas

We've been going to the State Fair of Texas for years now, but it's always been during the daylight. This year, we nearly missed going to the fair completely (a true Texan tragedy) and may have missed all those beautiful fried foods because this month has truly just flown by. We have not had time for a whole lot of "extra." Excuse me, but where does October think it's going so quickly? Someone tell it to come back here and stay for a while!


While the fair was winding down its last week, we still had our complementary teacher tickets burning a whole in my wallet and finally decided to go after work and after Coach's practice. It was late. It was a school night. We live much farther away from the fair grounds now. But, we HAD to make it happen. 


While the State Fair of Texas always has a certain grandiosity of the 'bigger' and 'better,' seeing everything all up in lights is a different kind of magic on its own. The colors and sounds were worth the absolute tretchery of finding a parking spot...not because of the fairgrounds per se, more like a fun marital miscommunication and neither party correctly reading signs. Anybody been there?  🙋


We only spent $40 in coupons, since we were just there for a couple of hours. We really didn't need to participate in any of the rides or play any games - just a good 'ol fashioned fried food fix. First up on the list of must-haves, The 2017 Big Texas Award Winner for Best Taste-Savory and Most Creative - the Funnel Cake Bacon Queso Burger. 


First of all, don't you judge us! That thing is a glorious creation that could only be concocted with divine intervention. Funnel Cake? Yes, please. Bacon? Always. Queso? On all the things. Burgers? Forever and always. Mix it all together and I am Here. For. It! I'll admit, I really only got a couple of bites because Coach may have completely devoured the thing, but those few beautiful bites were a match made in heaven. 


A super Sweet Finalist, Deep Fried Froot Loops, was next on the list. I'm not sure Coach was impressed, but I am a fan! It kind of reminded me of a toasted strudel breakfast dessert, but with a lot more sweetness and cereal, of course. Also, no fork neccessary. It was all hands on deck. 


A few more snacks for the ride home and we were ready to go. I definitely could have used a lot more time and wish our fair would have stayed around a little longer, but certainly glad I got my fix! Something about the fair brings about a certainty of the fall season. No matter the weather. No matter the foliage (or lack therof). The fair means fall has truly arrived.