South Texas State Fair

Three-year-old Ralph Rhymes III enjoys his large ice cream cone and says he love

The fair in is town, and you know what that means! Rides, midway games and, to be honest, the real reason you came — the food!

We’ve scoured the South Texas State Fair to find the best bang for your buck just in time for the final weekend.

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Funnel cakes, turkey legs, alligator-on-a-stick. There’s pork kabobs, donut burgers, popcorn and a wondrous variety of fried snacks. Just about anything you can think of to eat is available from more than 75 food vendors at the 72nd annual South Texas State Fair on the grounds of Ford Park, which begins Thursday, March 26, with the 11-day festival of fun ending Sunday, April 5.

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Funnel cakes, turkey legs, alligator-on-a-stick. There’s pork kabobs, donut burgers, popcorn and a wondrous variety of fried snacks. Just about anything you can think of to eat is available from more than 75 food vendors at the 72nd annual South Texas State Fair on the grounds of Ford Park, which begins Thursday, March 26, with the 11-day festival of fun ending Sunday, April 5.

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photo by Kevin King

Southeast Texas fairgoers had the opportunity to witness the first-ever South Texas State Fair Kart Challenge on Saturday, April 5, as the YMBL partnered with Golden Triangle Race­way Park to feature up-and-coming stars in the world of kart racing at the Ford Arena.

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photo courtesy of YMBL

This year’s South Texas State Fair, scheduled for Thurs­day, March 27 – Sunday, April 6, at Ford Park will give South­east Texans an opportunity to get out of the house after an unusually long, cold winter and enjoy some of the best food, games, rides and entertainment offered in the state.

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After a short ceremony hosted by the Young Men’s Business League (YMBL) and a pitch-perfect national anthem and flag salute, the South Texas Fair and Rodeo was officially opened Thursday, March 22. 

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