Ella Coburn, 14, is a first-time visitor to the State Fair of Texas.
“It seems pretty nice. There aren’t as many people as I expected, but everyone is really nice. I especially want to see the Dallas County mounted division, because I like horses. I used to ride back in Virginia. Fairs usually have really crappy, greasy food, and I mean that in a good way. I’ve seen a lot of variety here. I’ve heard the rides are expensive, though. They have a lot of exhibits here, there’s a lot to see. It’s just crazy!”
Head here for our guide to the State Fair of Texas, which provides advice on what and where to eat and drink, the rides to ride, and a comprehensive roundup of the day’s best events.