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State Fair of Texas 2016


State Fair of Texas • September 30 – October 23

OMGEE!! The State Fair of Texas is coming! The year has been whipping by us & it’s almost that time again! I’m super excited! Aren’t you? And, you know what that means right? Lots of food, fun, attractions, games, livestock & rides. Oh, & before I forget to mention there are 24 days with over 75 concerts to attend while @ the Fair. There’s so much to do & not enough time to do everything…unless you’re one of those who can afford to go every day.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a first-timer or a long-timer, one of the new State Fair guided itineraries presented by Dallas Child will help you make the most of your visit to the annual exposition. Choose one of four adventures for your visit: Animal Encounters, Arts & Entertainment, After 5 p.m., or Foodie.

If, you love football…. And, who doesn’t love football; you should make sure to attend the Texas vs OU College football game. Even, if you can’t attend the game itself you should @ least attend on that open fair day.

AT&T Red River Showdown – University of Texas v. University of Oklahoma

Saturday, October 8, 2016 – Kickoff: TBD

More than 100,000 people travel to the State Fair for the AT&T Red River Showdown game between the Texas Longhorns and the Oklahoma Sooners. The game, played in Cotton Bowl Stadium since 1929, is an iconic staple of the State Fair.


Game tickets are purchased through each university’s athletic office. A ticket to the 2016 Red River Showdown includes admission to the State Fair of Texas on game day – Saturday, October 8, 2016.

2016 Big Tex Choice Awards Semi-Finalists

This is the reason I go to the State Fair of Texas! This is what I believe the fair is all about. That’s right, the food!! Here, is this years list…I know I will be trying a few of these tasty treats.

Bacon Wrapped Churros Down Home Chicken Pot Pie Pocket (with mac ‘n cheese dip)                 
Bacon Wrapped Pork Belly on a Stick Fried Cookies & Cream Sundae
Barn Yard Burger Fried Jell-O
Buffalo Chicken Jalapeno Poppers Fried Prime Rib Quesadill”O”
Caribbean Pineapple Korn-a-Copia Funnel Cake Sundae
Crunchy Fried Oinkers Holy Guacamole Balls
Dallas’ Fried Bacontilla Injectable Great Balls of BBQ
Deep Fried Bacon Burger Dog Sliders on a Stick Loaded Bacon Mashed Potato Egg Roll
Deep Fried Bacon Wrapped Tater’ Dog Lollipop Fried Bacon Wrapped Quail Breast on a Stick
Deep Fried Cannoli Bites Pina-A lot-Ta
Deep Fried Cheeseburger Stuffed Onion Rings Seductive Fried Sea Salt Caramel Wrap
Deep Fried Chicken Basket Shrimp Fritters
Deep Fried Hawaiian Hoops Southern Fried Chicken & Dumplin’s
Deep Fried Nachos State Fair Cookie Fries
Deep Fried Pulled Pork “Funyun” Dings State Fair Edible Colas
Deep Fried Smoked Salmon & Bacon Croquettes Texas Fried Buffalo Quail
Doritos Bacon Fried Cheese Stick Texas Fried Pinatacolupa

Overall, I’m pretty darn excited that the fair is here again! I will be attending this year like all the other years! I can hardly wait! Maybe, I’ll see ya there.