Step right up—everyone’s a winner
By Grace Fultz
Rebecca Warren, Heart of Texas EC: “Riot of color offered blessed shade for one patio in the September heat of the State Fair of Texas.”
Tso Davis, United Cooperative Services: “Close call.”
Paul Lauder, Farmers EC: “The pig and her handler catch up on badly needed sleep after the competition.”
Theresa McKee, Fannin County EC: “The icon of the Texas State Fair, Big Tex, after the fatal fire. Now he has a slightly new look.”
Rachelle Glenn, Guadalupe Valley EC: “Aurora and Will at the Come and Take It Carnival 2019 on one of their favorite rides.”
Angie Birmingham, Nueces EC: “The Galveston Pleasure Pier is a year-round carnival.”
Patricia Stehling, Central Texas EC: Rainbow Ferris wheel.
Chad Prahl, CoServ: “It’s not a fair without some cotton candy.”
Web Extra: Paul Lauder, Farmers EC: The Texas Star is one of the tallest Ferris wheels in the U.S. and the most popular ride at the State Fair of Texas.
Web Extra: Reagan Ferguson, Central Texas EC: “This 1950s merry-go-round was a delightful part of a Texas aerospace company’s employee center for multiple generations until recently, when the property was sold.”
Web Extra: Jasmine Chandler, Grayson-Collin EC: “Our daughter, Jade, marvels at the lights and sounds of the merry-go-round with a Ferris wheel backdrop. This was at the St. Jude Carnival in Allen.”
Web Extra: Tso Davis, United Cooperative Services: “Reflections.”
Web Extra: Donna Hendrix, United Cooperative Services: A carnival in Stephenville.
Web Extra: Victoria Schmidt, Bluebonnet EC: “Washington County Fair 2019, barrow show. Photo by Audrey Schmidt.”
Web Extra: Jonnie England, Nueces EC: “On a warm summer night, does anything delight a child more than carnival rides, corn dogs, lemonade and funnel cakes?”
Web Extra: James Dozier, Trinity Valley EC: “Fun anyway you look at it, straight up or upside down, at the State Fair of Texas!”
Take a stroll down the midway with us. Enjoy the rides and breathe in the intoxicating aroma of deep-fried everything.
This article appeared in the May 2020 issue
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