If you live in the DFW area, or Texas in general, you’re familiar with the State Fair. Heck even Brett’s family is coming down from Oklahoma to go this year! It’s always a blast… a blast of fat and grease… and another type of blast the next morning…..
My advice: If you share a bathroom with your spouse… don’t go crazy with the fried food. You might never see them naked again.
Gross? Yup. Truth? Yup.
Brett and I went to the Famous Ole State Fair earlier this week and I thought it would be fun to share some thoughts on the fair this year.
This picture is probably only hilarious to us, but the story behind it is still pretty funny. Brett refers to it as one of the first Marilyn Moments … our third date was to the State Fair 2011… We walked by this exact booth and I said “WTF are Exas Ater Wisters.” Yup, I missed that whole Tornado being the T thing. Thanks for sticking around, babe.
Our second trip to the Fair – 2012. My now Husband had just proposed two weeks prior to us going. We had a Birthday trip planned to San Antonio and thought we would just stop by the fair on the way down. One of my many Marilyn Moments… yup, I left my cell phone (no lock on it) in a bathroom stall and didn’t realize until we made it to the car… Whoops. Luckily, someone out there restored my faith in humanity and actually turned in a brand spankin’ new iPhone to the coupon booth.
Thank you, silent stranger!
State Fair #3!
BIG in DALLAS!
Always have to hit up the car show! There were a few concept cars there that were crazy cool. Like Speed Racer shit cool. One looked like a tiny little thing that could shoot you into space?! Or something to quickly chase your dog down the street in, whichever you prefer.
Other than the classic go-to: the Fletcher’s Original State Fair Corny Dog (it even has a Facebook page) I think the fried carrot cake was our favorite! It was hard to pinpoint the melded flavors in it. Carrot cake…? Cinnamon roll…? Donut? Hell, I don’t know, but it was damn good.
It looked like a radioactive 7-11 Slurpee with sprinkles of chocolate chips.
#1) The ‘margarita’ did not taste like a margarita… whatsoever.
#2) The $$$ for THAT?! Not worth it.
We also wanted to try the Fried Lobster that was new this year… found it for 30 coupons… EFF THAT… DORSEYS LIKE BEER more than lobster, so we saved our coupons. What can I say? We know what comes first.
This was our fifth year in a row going to the fair, and we always have a good time. It ain’t cheap, but a trip once a year is worth the fun.
If you live near/around the DFW area, check it out! Just heed my warning on that Bacon Margarita Mess!
P.S. It’s an $18 admission fee for adults; However, if you go on a Wednesday and bring four cans of food it’s only $4.
Someone somewhere is trying to figure out what to do with 8 cans of beets…