Just so we’re clear from the get-go, I am an avid Texas State Fairgoer. I LOVE IT! All the exhibits, the rides for the kiddos, the schedule of shows, the sales halls with rando items for sale that you don’t need, the car show where I can see a new vehicle I might buy in 5 years 😆, and my annual, must-have, cannot skip, Fletcher’s corndog drowning in mustard.
Now I know a huge draw for the Texas Fair (maybe all fairs?? You let me know…) is the crazy food options they come up with each year. But they are ALL fried! And I’m not big on fried food. (I know! I know! I shouldn’t say such things in Texas!)
But obviously, I make the one exception. I eat ONE corn dog each year, and I save that experience for the Fair!! (Fletcher’s, here’s to you and your crazy long lines for the meat-ish product you put on a stick and deep fry.) And that’s typically the only thing we eat from the concession stands. I always pack a backpack with a picnic lunch, fruit, snacks, and water. (Said backpack is also used to help carry all stuffed animals won from the ridiculously expensive Midway games.)
Trevor isn’t quite as big of a fan of the Fair as I am though he happily goes each year with us. But I’m pretty sure Little D is on team Fairgoer with me. The video says it all.
Thrifty Thursday is their discount food day (but that doesn’t really help us). But Tuesday, y’all… Tuesday is discount rides day! And we have a kid!! And she likes to ride! Everything!! 😂 Also, if you bring a Dr. Pepper can on Tuesdays, you get in for nine bucks. (Normal gate price is $18.) Make sure you check discounts and prices each year. The Fair is an expensive outing, and we do our best to stretch our dollars like Mister Fantastic. (Who gets that reference? 😎 Let me know in the comments!)
✪ State Fair of Texas – Fair Park. 1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd., Dallas, TX, 75210