My five year old woke up yesterday morning and said “It’s fair day,” with a big grin across his face.
October in Central Texas means pumpkins, dreaming of cooler weather (but not always getting it) and the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo (HOT FAIR)!
Last year was our first time and the kiddos couldn’t wait for it to come around again. We teamed up with HOT Fair for some good ole’ fun and to highlight the many things the fair offers for families!
My children all love different things about the fair. That makes it especially fun to venture there together and watch each one in the different areas. There is so much to do and see.
The younger ones loved people watching and the bright lights of the carnival rides. At 7 months and 22 months old, their eyes were all bugged out and they happily stared at everything. The Magic Bean Show in the H-E-Buddy Barnyard was fun for all ages (Drexel was more entertained than all of us), but even the little ones enjoyed it. He was super fun and educational so make sure to see it!
Fair food is always a highlight. Lemonade refills and giant corndogs…umm yes please! The 3 year old wanted to hold his own corn dog and lemonade. Thankfully there were bathrooms close by because we had plenty of little people filling up on lemonade.
The 5 year old is a budding farmer and ran straight to the large tractors near the entrance. After that he preferred to spend the entire night in the H-E-Buddy Barnyard petting every animal. This year he did his first Mutton Bustin’ ride and loved it! We have plenty of kiddos to keep the annual tradition going. The 3 year old was upset he couldn’t ride a sheep and I said it would happen next year.
We didn’t fit all the fun in in one night so Mama will be taking the older ones back for their special big kid night to ride rides and watch the Rodeo. The Rodeo is my oldest’s favorite. We will also be going back for the Extreme Dog Show and let’s be honest…definitely more fair food. Thankfully the fair is running till October 13 so make a plan to go. Children 8 and under are free and you can get tickets online to avoid any wait.
Hope you have fun at the HOT FAIR!