October 18, 2015
Backyard Circus at the 2015 State Fair of Texas

One of my favorite events at the State Fair of Texas is the Backyard Circus. For many years, a very entertaining old man was the circus announcer. I always came to see him round up the volunteer performers and teach them how to put on the Backyard Circus show. The lady who has taken over […]

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October 13, 2015
Paw Patrol at the State Fair of Texas

I noticed some interesting characters near the Creative Arts Building posing for photos with children. I had never heard of Paw Patrol before, but they were playing some great music as the children stood in line to have their photo taken with the characters. It was neat to see it.  

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October 12, 2015
Dentzel Carousel

The Dentzel Carousel at the State Fair of Texas has been dated back to 1914. It has been located at the State Fair of Texas since 1951. The colorful creatures on the carousel are amazing to see. There are 66 horses and 2 chariots. The Dentzel Carousel is rumored to be the biggest carousel in […]

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October 12, 2015
Shorty McKoy, Tiniest Texas Cowboy

Shorty McKoy may only be 17 inches tall, but he has a lot of spirit, and he can dance! I enjoyed seeing a performance of Shorty McKoy and his tall companion. I also caught some great video.

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October 12, 2015
Bob Warr's Magic Chuck Wagon

I enjoyed learning a few fun magic tricks at Bob Warr's Magic Chuck Wagon at the Kid's Boardwalk at the State Fair of Texas. The master magician showed the children at the fair how to magically pull on a rope to set loose a block that had been clearly knotted in. He also showed a […]

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October 7, 2015
Big Tex's Farmyard Animals at the Kid's Boardwalk at the State Fair of Texas

I enjoyed visiting Big Tex's Farmyard at the State Fair of Texas. I saw goats, sheep, and a cute pig. The children were able to pet the animals. They have a lot of educational materials there and a general store for the children to visit to learn about farm products that we use in our […]

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October 7, 2015
Buford Buzzard at the State Fair of Texas

Each year, I enjoy seeing Buford Buzzard at the State Fair of Texas. Buford Buzzard is a state fair tradition. In past years, he had a very sharp tongue. He always makes his audience laugh. He really makes the children feel special.  

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October 7, 2015
Kid's Boardwalk at the State Fair of Texas

I enjoyed strolling along the Kid's Boardwalk at the State Fair of Texas. There were many cool activities for kids of all ages and their parents. Lots of entertainment along the way, too. I saw children hula hooping, playing with a giant chess game, a spin art table, a leaning house, temporary tattoos, lots of […]

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