Friday, October 13, 2017

Fall Friday Frolic - The Great State Fair of Texas 2017

 Oh yes, everything is bigger in Texas.  The State Fair is a marvel. It runs for a month and is SO much fun. There are shows, exhibits, fried foods galore, and how about this wall of butter carving......Crazy, right?
 Award winning quilts in the creative arts building. Folks are so talented
 The Hall of State is a gorgeous permanent building in Fair Park.  The exhibit this year was Texas and WWI. Quite fascinating.  But I've always loved this wall sculpture.
 The Esplanade. Art Deco buildings are all around. Huge auto show is inside. Ray test drove the 2018 Chevy Colorado.  No purchase yet....
and cool statues abound.

More pics in a later post.  Happy Friday - gotta love October

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  1. What an uplifting post Joanne. That State Fair sounds like fun.

    Yvonne.

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    1. thanks. You would enjoy the variety

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  2. My late husband was from Texas and loved the state fair. Always wanted to pull my daughter out of school to go. (We live in Michigan). But we didn't. Glad you had such a good time.

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    1. oh, she would have learned stuff at the fair. Oh well. If you ever come back to TX, visit at fair time. Take care

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  3. A whole month? Wow.
    Butter carvings - now that would be wild to see.

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    1. the State Fair is a BIG DEAL!!! trust me

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  4. Lasting for a month is impressive indeed. Butter carvings sure take skill.

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    1. and the folks flow in. It's never empty for a whole month. Football games, concerts, fireworks, etc

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  5. Our state fair runs for a month too; in fact this month I think they wait until it cools down a bit. Hubby and me are thinking of going and checking it out. Looks like yours was a fun one!

    betty

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    1. Hey - you have to have a fried food fix. Enjoy

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  6. Sounds like BIG fun. (What else could we expect of Texas?) We've only been to the state fair here in Georgia a couple of times, but I went almost every year to the one in Maryland when we lived there. I once spent a couple of hours watching a baby chick peck its way out of a shell.

    A butter carving, huh? I've gotten some slabs of butter in restaurants that were hard enough to make a carving... Of course, Smarticus would either whip out his lighter or soften the butter brick over the candle. Afterwards, we'd see other people sitting nearby following suit.

    Have a super weekend.

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    1. Funny butter churn. Some crazy stuff at the fair

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  7. Hi Joanne - certainly a large area. Love the wall of butter -while those quilts are always works of art ... which I am incapable of! That wall sculpture is pretty amazing isn't it - enjoy your visit/s ...cheers Hilary

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    1. thanks. You would enjoy Fair Park - it was built back in the Art Deco period. Permanent buildings for displays, etc. Plenty of history for Texas.

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  8. Oh wow. I would have such a lovely time there. Marvelling at the quilts, in awe at the butter wall, cruising and sticky beaking...

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    1. Trust me. Plan a trip to TX for October. Lots of fun and decent weather too

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  9. Sounds like great fun. The quilts are so mind blowing wow!

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