I visited the fair on Saturday, September 26, 2015. I got on the train at Spring Valley Station in Richardson around 12:58 pm. I arrived at the fair at 1:45 pm. The train was not too crowded. I didn't need to stand in line for my ticket, because I used my season pass. Much easier and quicker than previous years, because they used to make us wait in line and sign in at the ticket counter and show our ID. I enjoyed watching the dancers in front of the Hall of State building. However, I noticed that the hot pavement was burning the bottom of the dancers' feet, and many of them were visibly uncomfortable.
I enjoyed the live music at the Chevrolet Main Stage, which was Lyfe Jennings. There was an energetic crowd, and the music was great. Next, I stopped at the Food and Fiber Pavilion. I sampled free jalapeno chocolate toffee, free beef brisket from Nolan Ryan beef, and free ice cream. I caught the opening song from the Killdares, a fair favorite. I found the traditional hog on display, although I felt the hog was smaller than previous years. The Horse Spectacular was a wonderful show. I waited in a long line in the sun for over 15 minutes. The show was primarily dancing and storytelling about the history of Texas. The horse riding, whip demonstrations, lasso tricks, and stunt horse riders were incredible. One lady standing on top of two moving horses fell off but was not injured. On my way to the train, I was able to enjoy the Marine Drum and Bugle Corps live music. They opened with the National Anthem, and then played various marches and patriotic songs. The Marine Drum and Bugle Corps never disappoints.