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

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    "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.
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    Quote from Iam46yearsold
    Easy to see why Texas is rated one of the most overweight states in the nation.
    Seriously? 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. :chuckle

    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.
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    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
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    Quote from loricatus
    Fried bacon just doesn't seem right.
    How else do you cook bacon? Fried bacon is a staple item!
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    Quote from Bortaz
    How else do you cook bacon? Fried bacon is a staple item!

    That is Deep fried Bacon..... Only in Texas
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    Quote from Iam46yearsold
    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
    Hey, 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 :-)
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    I 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.


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