Friday, August 29, 2008

2008 State Fair of Texas

Yesterday I blogged about this year's Big Tex Choice Award finalists. That's an annual competition to see who can come up with the most bizarre thing to deep fry and make tasty to some people's taste buds.

That's Big Tex you see in the photo.

The State Fair of Texas this year runs from September 26 to October 19. Today I was informed I will have 10 tickets to the fair. Who wants to go with me?

The Texas State Fair is a good thing. It's not quite at the level of the Western Washington State Fair in Puyallup, but it's still a good thing. For one thing the Puyallup's food is better. And you can buy things with good ol' American money. At the Texas fair you have to buy coupons and then use the coupons to buy everything from rides to food. The Puyallup Fair has way more farm animals and way fewer cars on display. And way more free stuff. I like free stuff.

Ironically, well maybe it ain't irony, just interesting, but every year at the Puyallup my favorite thing was going to this free show stage. I'd see hypnotists that did amazing things. And every year there'd be this band from Dallas, called The Shoppe, that was always very entertaining. The Shoppe should play at the State Fair of Texas. And they could use a hypnotist or two.

Go here to the webpage version of my visit to last year's State Fair of Texas.

Or watch my YouTube video of that visit to the State Fair of Texas.


Gar said...

You know, I've lived in Texas for 470 months and I've lived in Dallas for 207 of those months and I've never been to the State Fair of Texas. My lovely wife has been in Dallas now for 36 months and she's also never been. Maybe you should take your free tickets and reduce the ignorance of those toxic few.

Durango said...

I don't know any toxic people in Texas. I'd have to fly them in. And that ain't gonna happen. You really need to take your latest wife to the state fair.

Anonymous said...

HI, I agree with you about The Shoppe at the Puyallup. They were always fun to watch. They haven't been around for a few years. Do you know where they are?