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Fall in Texas means many things, none of which include cooler weather, changing leaves or sweaters. However, we do get to visit The State Fair of Texas, for exhibits, rides and fried food! Here is my visit with my family in early October...


(Please note this is my first P:TR, be easy on me. Especially since I think my photos suffered while being compressed.)


and new ones. Watch out, this kid will be a licenced driver in 10 years.


Time to check out some old cars (advertising a possible stop on the TPR TX Trip?)


"I'm a crazy pumpkin with a Texas sized pimple on my nose!"


Next, we saw crazy pumpkin carving in action!


And the Jonas...er...Biscuit Brothers!!


her baby Beaureguard...


We also met famous people, like Elsie, the Borden cow...


Cheers Steve!


Here lies Steve the Zebra, remember him well.


You know.


Damn straight. I took this picture about 30 seconds before he bit my son's finger. Luckily, it wasn't lethal.


and the wooly mountain goat.


Like the giraffe...


I see you Midway! We'll be back to you after checking out the native animals of Texas.


But the tiny people in the villiage by his feet still live in fear.


He's a benevolent giant...


Here's Big Tex. he watches over the fair grounds.


Here we are at the entrance. We bought our tickets in advace at the grocery store, then paid some gentleman $5 to park in his front yard, and we are ready to go!

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Now on to the midway. I have to say the rides at the State Fair are a bit expensive. I really wish they would offer a wrist band for unlimited rides, so we had to just choose a few we wanted to try.


They even gave us a military escort out of the place. And yes, my car was still where I left it, thankfully!


We ending the evening by checking out the RCT style swan boats and watching the parade.


Pretty much the most disgusting food product ever invented, but at least I can say I tried it.


In Texas, we fry everything.


Don't worry children, fried food is good for you.


Then the girls took a spin on the Love Bugs.


We walked past the Enchanted House of Copyright Infringement.


After hearing the terrified screams of the riders and the sadistic laughter of the ride op, we decided to just keep on walking!


Say hello to Mr. Wacky Worm!


Then we checked out the Crazy Mouse.


Next up was the Zillerator, which was super fun, although super short.


and Downtown Dallas on the other.


You can see the midway on one side...


Here we go!


Here's the main event, the Texas Star. It's 212 ft tall. Ironically, it's much less scary to ride than the average ferris wheel at the local port-a-carneval.

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The Texas State Fair is one of my favs! That's pretty much the only thing I miss about the state! At least I have the amazing Dade County Fair to look forward to as well as the lame ass Broward County Fair!


Great photos! Maybe I'll have to make my way back to the DFW area one day.

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Fried Coke is basically fried uh...balls of dough drizzled with straight Coke syrup, then topped with whipped cream. So I guess, technically the Coke isn't fried, it's just fried stuff that tastes like Coke.


However, I would not recommend it to anyone. It's pretty nasty.

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