It's that time again, the state fair!!!!!
This is an annual tradition for us; something that we look forward to in the Fall but also learned to curb our expectations as well because every year is different. Some years we have a great time and some years it's okay.
Did I mention that one year we showed up on the same day as the Jonas Brothers? We had no clue who they were and kept wondering why was it so crowded with so many tweens who were bouncing off the walls. We later found out while watching the evening news. Needless to say, when it is that crowded, it's certainly not as fun.
Then there's that year when Oprah showed up at the fair, hahaha! Anyways, we didn't encounter any celebrities this year. The crowd was reasonable, and we had a blast! It was definitely one of our best fair days.
The petting zoo is always a favorite with kids. Thankfully the crowd was light, and my kiddos got to see and feed some animals up close.
Before we went in, we saw some pigs being herded out of a trailer. They didn't want to come out at all. My husband remarked that he didn't blame them because there's a huge sign by the trailer that read "bacon wrapped turkey leg" :)
Once inside, we saw and fed lots of different animals. My favorites were the piglets. They were so cute; I wanted to take one home with me. My kids were crazy about the lamb and pony.
There's a lot to see and do at the fair for all ages. We visited a pretend farm where they let the kids plant vegetables, milk cows, drive a toy tractor, feed chickens, etc. At the end of the display they got a pretend dollar in which they redeemed for some real snacks!
The fair is not complete without seeing Big Tex as he's located near our favorite corny dog stand. He talks, and his mouth moves; that still creeps me out every time.
|Big Tex: "Howdy folks, welcome to the state fair of Texas!"|
Last but not least, a ride on the ferris wheel. A nice end to a wonderful visit to the fair. The kids had such a great time that they didn't want to leave.