It is held, surprisingly enough, at Fair Park, which is also where the Cotton Bowl is located (ever heard of Texas/OU weekend?), the Museum of Science and History, various other buildings, and of course my beloved Music Hall where many of the touring musicals perform. The State Fair musical this year is The Color Purple. I've been listening to the cast recording, and it is beautiful and powerful. I need to quickly pick a day to go see it and and buy my ticket asap.
I live 2 1/2 miles from Fair Park. It is literally down the street. Well, down a very trafficky street that makes it unsafe to walk there. But still, it makes for relatively easy access. I've been perusing the Fair website and looking at the map to see where the chicken fried bacon will be sold. It looks to be sold at just one stand north of the Cotton Bowl. I'll have to make sure I go there at least once that day, maybe more!
I love funnel cakes, corny dogs, hot dogs, pretzels, sodas, nachos, turkey legs, deep fried (insert food item here), ice cream, sno cones, cotton candy, and all manner of fair food, and I plan on stuffing myself when I get there. My friends will have to roll me back to my car at the end of the day!
Oh, man, I can't wait! Just one more week. Next Wednesday I'll be in hog heaven eating all that fine fried food, looking at all the new cars, watching the livestock shows, and looking at all the contest entries in the myriad categories. Howsabout that? I got my friendly on towards this State Fair!
Iffen you ask me real nice like, I might even be persuaded to take my camera and snap some pics to post upon my return!
Look at this: