State Fair of Texas - page 2
Went to the State fair the other day. I was amazed that the attendance all day there must have been an all time low. No where near as crowded as I have seen in the past. I routinely go with a group of friends every year. They... Read More
- 1Oct 3, '08 by studentforlife"Honestly have no interest in going there when the most healthy food alternative is walking around munching on a turkey drumstick. People at work were pulling up the fair's website and describing to me all the stomach churning delicacies I should try out. Sorry, but you couldn't pay me to go there. Guess others feel the same way."
You don't actually have to buy or consume any of the food there. You could go for the sake of enjoying the sights, sounds, and a day spent with family/friends.
- 1Oct 3, '08 by zamboniQuote from Iam46yearsoldSeriously? There are reasons why Texas is overweight (everyone driving everywhere and not being able to walk, for one), but you can't use the fair as a measuring stick. It's not like other state fairs are serving tofu and cucumber smoothies. :chuckleEasy to see why Texas is rated one of the most overweight states in the nation.
I also think attendance is down because of the economy. Even though Texas' economy seems to be more stable right now than many other parts of the country, people are scared of what's going to happen. No one is looking to buy a hottub when their 401K is so shakey.
- 0Oct 9, '08 by jspacegirlQuote from Iam46yearsoldHey, one of my favorite foods to get at the state fair is cajun spiced black eyed peas. Those are pretty healthy; lots of fiber! No need to knock the great State Fair of Texas :-)I just bought solar water heating for my pool and hot tub. Absolutely wonderful.
The healthiest food I saw at the state fair was the pickles. Everything alse was drenched in deep fry oil. At least though someone can take that and turn it into biodiesel fuel
- 0Oct 24, '08 by Iam46yearsoldI don't know now really. At the one of the food contests recipes cooked with "SPAM" and others with "MALT-O-MEAL" did very well in the judging. Thats enough for my tongue to shrivel up in anticipation. That is just repulsive.
My gf and I went again yesterday, and it is still actually very light crowds there as compared to past years. That is sad also.