Come and Take It is a talk show about Texas, by Texans. Three friends born and raised in Texas share their views on the state’s history, culture, and just what it means to be Texan.
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It may not be the first, but it’s certainly the biggest and most-attended state fair in the United States. Every year nearly 3 million people flock to Fair Park just east of downtown Dallas to celebrate all things great about the Lone Star State such as pickup trucks, racing pigs, college football, and fried food.
Before we begin… What’s your favorite San Antonio landmark that’s not the Alamo?
A story from Texas Monthly about the 1976 State Fair of Texas. Foghat probably played the Mainstage that year.
An article about the best fryer at the Texas State Fair—and therefore, the world.
One more from Texas Monthly, this one with info on some of the many bizarre things seen at the Fair.
Great information about the 1955 Civil Rights boycott of the State Fair.
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