North Texas Fair and Rodeo 2018

Have you guys heard of the North Texas Fair and Rodeo that takes place in Denton every year?  No worries if you haven't.  I hadn't either.  Until last week.

Tab switched jobs earlier in the year and went to work for a client, Darr Equipment, here in Dallas.  Darr had a vendor booth in the fair all week, so we decided to throw caution to the wind and by that I mean-forget about early bedtimes during the first week of school and head over to the fair on Wednesday night.

My friend, Brooke, and her family all went too.  {Her hubby works there as well.}  We made it a big ole party!  The place wasn't busy at all!  At times it felt like we had the entire place to ourselves.

Our first stop was the Darr booth, of course.  ;)

It looked pretty good!

Then it was time for THE RIDES!  I'm telling you...Wednesday must be the night to go.  There were no waits for any ride.


A group pic with all the "big kids".

And what happened two seconds after the picture.
#reallife


Britt was channeling her country-girl self with that farm dress.


It didn't take them long to get in the spirit.  #alltherides




I was shocked Britt wanted to ride, but I buckled her in, stepped back, and she LOVED IT!  See her friend, Willow, cheesing back there?




The guys were hollering at us to come watch...the boys all decided to ride the ride behind them.  I think Nix felt peer pressured with friends there...on his own he NEVER would have ridden it, but they survived!


A fun house decorated The Greatest Showman-style, yes-please!

It's no secret we are fans of a fair AND we love a rodeo.  My kind of night!

Love this mama friend of mine!

Bowen's request...BUMPER CARS!


This girl thinks she's big...we rode the carousel and she really preferred me not touch her.  She was out of luck though because these horses didn't have straps so I was holding on!


We grabbed snow cones and then made our way over to the rodeo!




We watched for a bit and then it was time for the calf scramble...that time in the rodeo when they tie a ribbon to a calf's tail, let the calf loose, and the first kiddo to grab the ribbon wins.


And they were off...Aiden {Brooke's oldest kiddo} won!  In case you're wondering, the prize was a North Texas Fair and Rodeo hat.  #winner


Before we'd completely lost our minds, we decided we better head back to McKinney and get all our people to bed.

We took one last group picture.


A kid group pic :)

And took a spin on the mechanical bull.


THEN we called it a night.  :)

This is something we'll add to our fall {even though it's August and still crazy hot outside-school has started so it's fall in my book} calendar.

Brooke made a cute vlog all about our night.  You can see it on her YouTube channel here.

If you're in the mood for a funnel cake, a spin on the Tilt-a-Whirl, or some bull riding next August, you should check out this spot.  Slaughters gave it SIX thumbs up!  #andthatssayingsomething

12 comments

Mix and Match Mama said...

I'm not quite sure how I went to college there for 3.5 years and never heard of this?! It looks like so much fun!!!

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

It looks like everybody had a blast!!! Miss Britty is getting so independent, she needs to slow her roll! :)

brookerichardson said...

It’s like a hidden gem, how did we not know about this sooner? I even lived in Denton for 3 years. Lol. So glad we went, it’s much better with friends too.

Narci said...

What a fun time! We love a county fair!

Simple Purposeful Living said...

Well that looks like a fun way to spend the night and it didn't look busy at all which always gets bonus points in my book!

Lauren said...

Where are you shoes from? They are so cute!!!!!

Beautifully Candid said...

It looks like such a fun time! We love going to fairs but a lot of them are over around here. And ours definitely don't have any rodeos. I bet that's a great time though! Sierra Beautifully Candid

Amanda Littlejohn said...

The picture of Britt and Willow in the car is the cutest! Sweethearts

Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said...

I love that pic of Cooper falling down and Aiden pointing at him! hahaha. And Willow and Britt in that car! So cute!! Looks like so much fun!! I've never heard of it either!
That Inspired Chick

Tish Ferry said...

How fun! We love a good Texas fair! Simply Tish

Whitney Pegram said...

We love us a good fair!!!

csuhpat1 said...

What cool time. Thanks for sharing it.