{Texas State Fair // 2014}

The weekend before last we went to the Texas State Fair. It's a family tradition for us to all go together with Nate's family. We went on Sunday morning when they first opened to try to avoid some of the long lines. We always park in the back, close to the rides. We let Mason ride all of the kid rides first while we scope out where the new fried food stands are. Priorities!

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Mason rode 5-7 rides and then we headed over to play games. We were trying to find a game that Mason could win on his own, and we did. But then Nate started playing a game to try to win Mason a giant Sonic the Hedgehog. It only took $30 bucks, but he won! I think that was the most expensive stuffed animal we've ever bought! But the look on Mason's face was priceless! 

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After games we made our way to the indoor green-house area. They have trains that circle the center of the building and Mason always likes to see those. They also have a guy carving out huge pumpkins...but it was so crowded we couldn't make our way over to it.

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While walking back from the greenhouse we spotted a Fletcher corn-dog stand. Always a must when we're there! Fletcher corn-dogs are a Texas State Fair staple! And always so delicious! We ate our corn-dogs on the go while we trucked over to the Texas Bluebonnet Stand. It was one of the award winning fried foods this year and it was by far our favorite! Below is a description from their website - 

Deep Fried Texas Bluebonnet by Isaac Rousso
The Deep Fried Texas Bluebonnet is a blueberry muffin, scone-style batter that is stuffed with cream cheese, blueberries and sweet morsels of white chocolate. It is baked and deep fried to a perfect golden brown. This mountain of flavor is topped off with whipped cream, chopped white chocolate morsels, powdered sugar, blueberries, and a delicious blueberry glaze.

So dang good!! We found some tables in the middle of all of the food stands, so we parked it and tried a few things. We were right by the #dallasbig sign so of course we had to get pictures...

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Nate grabbed us a churro and a drink while others opted for fried milk and cookies. The churro was great, the fried milk and cookies not so much. Later we tried the funnel cake ale - it was actually good. I don't normally like beer...but this one had a great aftertaste! Nate also tried the fried cuban sandwich and others tried the fried gulf shrimp boil. The foods are always interesting!!

After stuffing our faces we headed over to see big Tex; another Texas State Fair Staple. We were among the other 5000 people trying to get a picture! ha.

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Next up was the cars!! We always love checking out the new cars & trucks coming out!! Mason likes to "drive" them, too! This area was pretty crowded, but we managed to see what we wanted to see. 

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Then we started making our way back towards the parking lot...using up our tickets as we went. Which meant more food! Oh and my MIL and I checked out the Cupcake Winery truck! 

Such a fun day and so many great memories made. 

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Have you ever been to the Texas State Fair? What's your favorite part about it? The rides? The food? The shows?

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  1. I hear everything is bigger in Texas and they must be right when it comes to fairs! I love that "B I G" that Mason is standing in. And he looks like he had a blast on those rides! And fried food at the fair... always a horrible but amazing idea. Looks like you guys had so much fun!!!

    PS Is your signature new?!? I love the heart in the Texas!

  2. I'm so glad yall take the same pic of Mase every year at that chart. It looks like yall had fun. Every year I say I'm going to go, but I never ever do!


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