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32 Reasons Why The State Fair Of Texas Is The Greatest Gift To Humanity

It’s what every Texan deserves after making it through the summer heat.

1. The State Fair of Texas is so beautiful, it’s what dreams are made of.

2. It’s the home of Big Tex. (RIP)

3. You can see this awe-inspiring portrait of Nic Cage (circa 1997) on the Air Maxx ride.

4. The “Big Tex® Choice Awards” bring a new fried food to the scene every year.

5. They have fried guac…

6. … and fried oreos.

7. They actually have every fried food imaginable.

8. Speaking of food, you can have all the giant turkey legs you desire.

9. You can find the greatest corny dog ever there: The Fletcher’s Corn Dog.

Opening weekend of the @StateFairOfTX! Fletcher's corny dogs and @FriedFritoPie

— tresahardt (@Tresa Hardt)

10. You can get the best salt water taffy ever.

11. You can meet Twinkie the Kid, the life-sized cowboy twinkie.

Hangin' with @Hostess_Snacks own Twinkie the Kid at the State Fair of Texas today.

— OriginalPSP (@P Scott Patterson)

12. OSTRICH RACES.

Meanwhile in Texas, the State Fair has begun, w/ ostrich races and fried ALL THE THINGS. http://t.co/dOvEuaAU0r

— leighmunsil (@Leigh Munsil)

13. It’s the only place to witness the epic Red River Showdown.

14. You get to ride the iconic Texas Star and gaze at Dallas’ beauty.

15. You TOO can win the “it’s so fluffy” unicorn. NBD.

16. No fair has a better sunset.

17. You can enjoy the breathtaking lantern festival.

18. There is every truck imaginable inside the air-conditioned auto pop-ups.

19. You can experience a rodeo watching pig races, dog shows, and everything in between.

20. Everything looks even better at night.

21. You can see unbelievably realistic butter sculptures.

22. Speaking of art… this pumpkin man.

23. YOU CAN FEED A FREAKING ZEBRA.

24. There are a ton of free concerts… FREE.

25. You can meet Elsie the Borden cow.

26. You can explore all the fun houses your heart desires.

27. This wonderful slide.

28. YOU CAN TRAVEL BACK IN TIME TO THE OLD WEST… kinda.

29. The garden show is breathtaking.

30. There are endless face-in-hole photo opportunities

31. You can get Texas shaped food.

32. It’s the freakin’ State Fair of TEXAS.

Who’s hungry?

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