Tuesday, September 28, 2010

No one likes the fried beer

They were spitting it out. Literally. Taking a bite and spitting it out and warning total strangers not to try it. I've never seen this happen with any food ever at the Texas State Fair. Maybe the Dallas Observer wasn't exaggerating.

Other fair notes: the Tom Landry exhibit at the Texas Hall of State is awesome. Lots of people filed through -- quiet, interested and respectful. It's been 10 years.

The Century In The Making Football Pavilion is also at the Hall of State. I've decided the Texas Hall of State is the perfect venue for any exhibit of military, ranching and football history and should stick exclusively with those themes. Serious about this.

$15 parking, a 50% increase from last year.

Where is the ShamWow booth?!!


Anonymous said...

We have the Big E up this way, in Agwam, MA. (Home of Six Flags.) State Fairs used to be bigger events I suppose, at least the ones I remember. Now it’s a bunch of contractors buying space in a large hall showcasing the latest in solar panel technology.

Oh, and lots of fried things. Not beer though. Least up this here way.

Irene Done said...

I think State Fairs were bigger deals when there were fewer regional amusement parks and no cable TV travel or cooking shows.