It's an event that a lot of people look forward to every year and sadly it was canceled for 2020 due to COVID-19. Plans are being put in place for a big event later this year.

The State Fair of Texas technically still happened in 2020, but let's be honest: that drive-thru event that they did was not the State Fair that we all know and love. Sure, you could get some of your favorite foods, a prize from the Midway and a picture with Big Tex. Maybe if I lived a little closer to Dallas I would have checked it out, but it just didn't seem like it was worth a two-hour drive.

Good news! The State Fair of Texas just announced they plan on opening later this year.

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Their website reads: "2021 is looking bright! This year, the State Fair of Texas is celebrating 135 years of Texan pride and we’re busy preparing one heck of a safe and festive shindig in the fall. It will be the return of your favorite Fair time traditions, including a huge “Howdy Folks!” from the iconic 55-foot cowboy himself, Big Tex. Check back soon for more details and remember to stay safe so you can enjoy all the tasty fried food, thrilling rides, and one-of-a-kind shows at the 2021 State Fair of Texas."

So it looks like rides, shows and food will be happening. That's all I want. Actually, all I want is food and the Midway open. I'm a sucker for carnival games. I always think I can win the giant bear. Maybe 2021 will be my lucky year.

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