Tuesday, October 9, 2018

State fair of Texas 2018


Last Friday, Todd and I had the day off because we were supposed to be going out of town for a quick trip to New Orleans.  That got cancelled and so we took advantage of the beautiful day and went to the State Fair of Texas.  We had not been in a few years and we both were excited to go again.  We got there right around lunch time and so the very first thing we did was go get in line in one of the Fletcher corn dog stands. Now I am kinda funny about traditions. I HAVE to get mine from the stand that is directly in front of Big Tex.  I’ve ALWAYS got my corny dog there even though there are dozens of other stands that have them.  I also will only eat mine with mustard- No ketchup!!

We walked around most all of the exhibit buildings and our favorite are the car shows to see all the new models, and they the buildings are air-conditioned . It was really hot that day in the 90’s and super humid.  We tried a fried Reeses peanut butter cup with ice cream as our quirky fried food. They had it all!! Fried lobster, fried red velvet cupcake, fried chicken fried bacon, you name it- it was there fried on a stick.

We also HAVE to ride the Texas Star Ferris wheel.  Its one of the tallest in the US and it’s a great view of the city .  Last week was also our huge rivalry college football weekend for Texas and OU. The Red River Rivalry.  There was lots going on and they were setting up the FOX News booth in prep for the next days game.  Texas won the game and man was it good!! Won by a field goal in the last 9 seconds of the game.

It’s always such a good time and we enjoyed spending the day together with no rush and nowhere else we had to be.









this is made of butter and its huge





fried reeses with ice cream


9 comments:

  1. Hi, Holli!

    I'm happy to learn about your visit to the State Fair of Texas. You were lucky to have been free to go on a day that boasted such beautiful weather. I always heard they do everything big in Texas, and Big Tex is a great example. I wouldn't want to get that boy riled. :) I used to eat corn dogs on a stick at the York interstate Fair and also enjoyed their Kohr's orange juice and frozen custard stand and baked potatoes with a variety of toppings offered at other stands, but I never even heard of fried Reeses peanut butter cup with ice cream. It sounds and looks delicious! You were brave to get on that huge Ferris Wheel. As always it does my heart good to see the big smiles on your faces and to know you and Todd had fun at the fair.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend Holli!

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    1. It was a wonderful day and the smiles came easily.
      Have a great week yourself Shady! :)

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  2. I got tired of OU looking like idiots, and thus took a nap just before they got the game tied up- don't it figure! I've actually never had a corn dog! I'd love some of that fried Lobster, though!

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    1. I'm not really a big fan of corny dogs at any other time but state fair. Something about them are perfect while at the fair!
      The lobster was pretty expensive of course or I would have tried it. SOOO glad we beat OU!

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    1. It really is. It can be expensive but its only once a year so we splurge.

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  4. ooh, how fun!
    that Reese's looked amazing..our state fair is here right now and we're planning a trip soon. Thankfully it's only about half an hour away...let me at them corn dogs, lol
    Have a great day!!

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    1. Try the fried Samoa girl scout cookie too if they have it. It was amazing! Corn dogs fried crispy with mustard are the best. Have a great weekend!

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  5. Looks like you had a nice time. Love all the photos. I love that you have to get your corn dog from one particular stand. We haven't been in years but I always love the crazy friend foods. Yum on the peanut butter cup. Glad you road the Ferris wheel too.

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