We took the kids to the state fair after school on Tuesday, which ended up being kind of perfect because: 1. you can get in for $5 with a Dr. Pepper can, and 2. rides are only 6 tickets on Tuesdays (I think they’re usually 10). We had so much fun! We kicked off the trip with Fletcher’s corny dogs and root beer- annual tradition.
I don’t even know what’s going on here…
Then we walked through the petting zoo, which is my favorite part of the fair. Isla got really into feeding the animals this year. Both kids went crazy over this cute little kangaroo. He was SO friendly! He got nose to nose with Isla, and grabbed Jack’s hand with his little paws and kept giving him kisses on the arm. I honestly wanted to take him home with us.
After the petting zoo, the kids went through the Little Hands on the Farm exhibit. For some reason we’ve never done this before, but it’s really cute (and free!). The kids walk through a “farm” and gather supplies along the way. At the end you sell your goods for play money that you can then use to buy a snack. Honestly it’s probably geared towards Isla’s age and younger, but Jack loved it too.
After the farm we all rode the Top o’ Texas Tower, which is basically a spinning observation deck that takes you 50o feet into the air. Brian is NOT a fan of heights so I was kind of shocked that he agreed to ride it, but 6 tickets was too good of a deal to pass up… and check out the view.
After that we let the kids choose a few rides on the midway, then we high tailed it out of there because it got crowded FAST. But first I had to get my annual Dole pineapple whip. I know I should probably try some of the crazy new fair foods but this is my very favorite. I did keep my eyes peeled for the cookie fries, but no luck finding them.
Oookayyy. So there’s our 2016 State Fair of Texas trip! The kids are already begging to go back.