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Top 10 things to do at the State Fair of Texas

By Kendall Gayle Washington

State Fair Top 10
  1. Watch the opening day parade: each year the fair begins with the annual parade through downtown Dallas
  2. Say Howdy to Big Tex!: Go ahead and get a picture with the face of the State Fair of Texas; he’s been there since 1952.
  3. Grab a corndog: Before you go on a ride the first item that you need to grab is a Fletcher’s corn dog.
  4. Ride the Ferris Wheel: The Ferris wheel also known as the Texas Star is 216 feet tall and can carry up to 264 passengers. Not only does the ride give you a view of Fair Park you get to see the Dallas skyline!
  5. Catch a Live Show: The fair has many live shows, you can find family friendly entertainment in the children’s area. One of the most popular shows is the Lone Star Stampede, a live horse show!
  6. Explore Fair Park: The Texas State Fair is an astronomical sight to me. It is held at Fair Park, a Historic Landmark.
  7. Fried Everything: Grab some fried oreos, funnel cakes, fried chicken, and more!
  8. Ride a Swan Boat: After riding all the rides in Midway, eating a corn dog, and a sweet State Fair lemonade take a ride on the Swan Boat.
  9. Cotton Bowl: Watch a game at the cotton bowl, one of the most popular games is the Prairie View A&M vs Grambling State University football game that has been going on since the 80s.
  10. Texas Auto Show: Wanna look at the newest latest cars check out the Texas Auto Show and find over 400 models!
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