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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.

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

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2. It's the home of Big Tex. (RIP)

Welcome to the State Fair of Texas........where the food is awesome

PASSINBAYOU© ✈@PASSINBAYOU_1

Welcome to the State Fair of Texas........where the food is awesome

10:46 PM - 19 Oct 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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

We TOLD y'all errythang would be fried at OU-Texas: http://t.co/NKoLnCtnLA They outdid themselves (via @bearfilth)

SB Nation@SBNation

We TOLD y'all errythang would be fried at OU-Texas: http://t.co/NKoLnCtnLA They outdid themselves (via @bearfilth)

9:25 AM - 12 Oct 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

5. They have fried guac...

I love the Texas State Fair. It's the only place where it's completely acceptable to eat only fried food.

Page Grossman@PageGrossman

I love the Texas State Fair. It's the only place where it's completely acceptable to eat only fried food.

5:32 PM - 08 Oct 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

7. They actually have every fried food imaginable.

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

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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

Tresa Hardt@tresahardt

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

11:29 AM - 28 Sep 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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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.

P Scott Patterson@OriginalPSP

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

9:50 PM - 19 Oct 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

12. OSTRICH RACES.

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

Leigh Munsil@leighmunsil

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

11:11 AM - 27 Sep 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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

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15. You TOO can win the "it's so fluffy" unicorn. NBD.

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16. No fair has a better sunset.

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17. You can enjoy the breathtaking lantern festival.

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

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

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20. Everything looks even better at night.

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21. You can see unbelievably realistic butter sculptures.

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22. Speaking of art... this pumpkin man.

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23. YOU CAN FEED A FREAKING ZEBRA.

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

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25. You can meet Elsie the Borden cow.

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

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

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29. The garden show is breathtaking.

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

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31. You can get Texas shaped food.

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

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