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The State Fair of Texas

The Texas State Fair opens today and will run through October 19th.

 
I can already smell the hot grease as it cooks all of my favorite foods: Corn Dogs, French Frieds, Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly, Fried Snickers, Fried Oreos, and Fried Cheesecake. Mmmm… I think I just gained a couple of pounds typing that up.
 
For me the State Fair really doesn’t mean much more than a day of gluttony. I do like to ride the giant ferris wheel and make a quick run through the car show, but other than that I’m normally satisfied with just the food.
 
I did scope out www.bigtex.com and found a couple of new events this year that I won’t want to miss.
 
IKEA CELEBRITY KITCHEN: An incredible see-it-to-believe-it kitchen by IKEA provides the backdrop for this popular event in Creative Arts. Local and regional celebrity chefs demonstrate recipes of all kinds in daily shows. FREE.
 
BMX BIKE SHOW: This is not your grandpa’s bike. See the mind-boggling all-star 720 Action Sports team perform gravity-defying feats in the Thrillway. Co-sponsored by U.S. Air Force and All-Sport. FREE
 
I love Kitchens – because you cook food in them, and I love watching BMX bikes because when I was a kid I thought I would grow up to be a BMX bike star with my totally tricked out Dyno Detour.
 
I’m planning on going this year during Texas/OU weekend… one of these years I need to actually get tickets to the game.

By Evan Stark

Eddie Renz is an avid fan of Egyptology, Wilbur Smith and bacon. Not a fan of humility but often finds himself humbled when he is around people who understand numbers like the Fibonacci sequence and Pi.

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