After we finished the Little Hands on the Farm we typically go to my favorite part of the fair: The Food Pavilion! That is where vendors are set up to let us sample their Texas made products. From ice cream to honey to salsas to my favorite thing: the Texas made toffee. The toffee has been located at the very back of the building each year and boy oh boy is it good. It is always fresh and soft, not the kind that will break your teeth. I always leave wishing I would have bought some to take home, and this time I did! Unfortunately, I just bought one package and it was gone in a day.
You know we normally go cheap where ever we go. Now I would splurge on food at the fair a little more, but to keep my husband happy I packed drinks and snacks, but we HAD to get some Fletcher’s Corney Dogs. It just wouldn’t be the Texas State Fair without one right? Next year will be my year to try some other yummy fried food! 😉
We made it to the World on a String show at the Fair! If you happen there on a hot day, this is the perfect place to go relax and cool down. The kids and I agreed that we felt a little like we were back in Branson at a show as this show kicked off with a little magic tricks.
When they asked for volunteers, I was a little surprised to see Little Jason waving his arms enthusiastically at the end of our row. When we were in Branson he shied away from any volunteering, but this time he was chosen and seemed to love being in front of the crowd.
And he certainly enjoyed being up close and personal with the puppets! It was so fun to see him up there!
The dog show is another show that we look forward to every year. We love the animal tricks and the dog jumping. We were disappointing with the show this year though. It only lasted about 15 minutes. I hadn’t even taken my camera out, and it was over. We loved what they did, but we probably wouldn’t have gotten there a half hour early to get a good seat for a 15 minute show. I wonder if we just arrived at a bad time or if it was cut short all round this year.
Oh my! This makes me long for the Iowa State Fair! Maybe next year, we’ll be Texans and will be able to go. We still don’t know. (But, I don’t know…you can take the girl out of Iowa, but can you really take Iowa out of the girl? Probably not normally but this girl is a city girl. So, I’m sure I’ll do just fine.)