Texas State Fair – 2nd Visit
The Texas State Fair has so much to offer that you really need to go a couple of times if you want to take all of the excitement in. For our second visit we were looking forward to going with some family and close family-friends.
On Wednesdays you can get into the Fair for only $2 if you bring 3 cans of food to donate to the North Texas Food Bank. Once Justin was home from school, and Bryan got home from work, we all headed to the fair together. Family Outing, yay!!!
Here is Bryan carrying all 12 of our cans of food.
Visit number TWO! ~ Lucky girl!
We watched pig races in one of the auditoriums. The presenters had children come up to represent each piglet, and we had to cheer for them and their little pigs. It was entertaining to watch the pigs run around the track because most of them were pink and quite little.
There was one fat one that ran really slowly – poor guy!!
You can’t tell from this picture, but it was HOT inside this hall!!!
Posing in front of Big Tex.
Chinese Lantern Festival
This year the Chinese Lantern Festival made its debut at the Lagoon in Fair Park during the State Fair of Texas. The lights looks pretty cool but we decided not to go in because it was kind of pricey ($14) and we had plans to meet friends, so we didn’t want to rush.
I think that $14 is kind of expensive considering that you already have to pay to get into the fair, and the food, rides, and games are not cheap either. We will save the lantern festivals for when we are back in Asia 😉
I jumped onto a wall to view the lagoon and see the lights. Sneaky! 😉
Where to next Pops?
A” trash the dress” shoot a the fair. Very cute!
Family picture in front of Big Tex.
Oh my gosh – I don’t like clowns!
This was one of the highlights of my night!!!
I walked towards this “statute” to get a closer picture but turned away to photograph something nearby because a girl jumped in front of me. While she posed close to him, I waited to one side. As she leaned nearer to him, he lifted his arms and threw them around her. Both the girl and I started SCREAMING!!! My heart was pounding as I sprinted away!! From then on, I didn’t want to leave this spot! I loved to watch people get really close to him and try to take a picture. As soon as they were close enough, he would make his move! Their reactions were PRICELESS!
Relaxing by the reflecting pool during the Illumination Sensation (light, water, and fire) show.
Justin and I are building up quite a nice little collection of these “pressed pennies” from all over the world. Once you have placed your penny into the machine, you then turn the handle to “press” the penny flat and imprint a shape and wording onto it.
This is what our penny looks like now.
Look how patient I am, waiting for my fried food…
If you missed the blog post on what we ate at the fair, you can see it here.
(Don’t miss that one ~ We tried some yummy stuff!!)
Justin was absolutely determined to win a teddy for me. We saw loads of people carrying stuffed animals, so we knew that it couldn’t be too hard. I told him to get one card (with coupons loaded on it), and then give it a try. After asking at a couple of stands we found out that you needed to spend almost $60 on tokens to get a medium sized teddy!! I felt bad because he REALLY wanted to get me a teddy, but we are trying to stick to a budget… poor guy!
He was bummed!
Awww… I love you anyway! Thank you for the sweet thought!
We took the SKYWAY across the Fair grounds. From these gondolas you get a birds-eye view of the State Fair, and it looks very pretty at night! At the highest point above the ground, the gondolas are at 65 feet high.
Justin and his parents.
We had a great time with family and close friends on our second visit to the fair. I think that we may even go a third time with some family who are coming into town this weekend. If you are in Texas, and you still haven’t been to the fair, you better hurry because it ends this Sunday!!!