Sun’s out; Tums out. Starting this Friday, it’s time for Big Tex and his arsenal of fried foods to take over Fair Park through Oct. 23. Corn dogs are just the tip of the dough-berg: Fried Jell-O, chicken pot pie pockets and cookie fries are calling. Along with creative arts competition and the usual livestock shows and auction, the State Fair offers a peek at new car technology, innovations in gardening, shopping on top of shopping, a total of 75 live concerts, and a Midway full of snack-filled-stomach-churning rides and games. Crazy Mouse and the weird Magnum P.I. ride are unofficial city treasures at this point, but the Texas Star is number one. Parents: Word is the Hall of State’s exhibition, “The Taylor Swift Experience,” is the place to send brooding tweens for a reboot. General admission is $12 to $18, and coupons are $10 for a sheet of 20. Pro-tip: Single tickets are a couple bucks cheaper at bigtex.com.