Tuesday, October 11, 2011

2011 TEXAS STATE FAIR, Family Fun Spotlight~Dallas

Who Wants some Fried Butter or perhaps some Fried Coke? Well there's only 2 more weeks left of the 2011 TEXAS STATE FAIR that's in full swing, so you better get a move on it!


Did you know that the TEXAS STATE FAIR has been a family tradition since 1886??!!!?? That's right, 125 years of Fried Food, Fun, & Livestock!

The State Fair of Texas kicked off this year on Friday Sept 30th and will be open everyday until Oct 23rd with the Fair Grounds opening as early as 7am everyday (buildings open at 10a) and closing at 9pm on Tues-Thurs & 10pm Fri-Monday.

Tickets at the door are $16 for adults and $12 for seniors & children 3yrs to 48". BUT do yourself a favor and buy your ticket on the State Fair of Texas website for a discounted price (adults $13.95/child $10) OR ... stop in to a McDonald's to pick up for a $4 off coupon or Krogers for a $14.95 ticket. You can also bring an empty Dr Pepper can on Tuesdays to get in for $4, 3 Can Goods on Wednesdays to get in for $2, or an empty Dr Pepper can on Thursdays after 5pm to get in for $5, or a Cinemark Theater ticket stub to get in for FREE on Thursdays! *Seniors are FREE on Thursdays!!! Oh & don't forget to bring $15 for Parking.

Did you know that the TEXAS STATE FAIR is the largest State Fair in the country??!!!??

There's literally hunderds of things to do, but here's my Top 5 List of what you Don't Want to Miss ...
  • USMC Drum & Bugle Corps, leading off the RELIANT STARLIGHT PARADE at 7:15pm 
  • CIRQUE SHANGHAI, A 22 member Chinese acrobatic troupe that performs daily at multiple times 
  • CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER BARNYARD, full of sheeps, lamas, goats, pigs, zebras & lots more for the kiddos to pet, feed, & see play 
  • GONE TO THE DOGS, jumpin' canine action that performs daily, ... and of course ... 
  • BIG TEX, the legendary 52-ft tall icon of the Texas State Fair 

Click here to plan out your day at the 2011 TEXAS STATE FAIR. Have FUN and don't forget your Sunscreen, Wallet, & to stay Hydrated!!!

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