Having grown up in the Northeast, living in the south has been a bit of a culture shock for me. It’s true that Austin is more of a melting pot than other areas, but sometimes I find myself feeling totally immersed in southern culture. It’s a riot!
The State Fair of Texas was a uniquely southern experience, for sure. On Sunday, a friend and I drove 3 hours to Dallas with the intention of encountering some good fried food and people watching. We called it an anthropological experiment, and kept saying we felt so Texas-y. Too funny!
I’ve been to my fair share (no pun intended) of country fairs before back in Pennsylvania, so the fair wasn’t anything TOO crazy to me. However, it was absolutely HUGE! Everything is bigger in Texas, right?
There was so much to do and see, and way more exhibits than any fair I’ve ever visited. The photo up above is Big Tex, a talking, moving,
totally creepy statue, and the mascot of the fair since the 1940s.
But I know what parts of the fair you really want to see.