The State Fair of Texas 2012 Opening Day Parade

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You can sense it--the crunch through the corny dog skin, the bubbling fryer liquid, the warm nights at Fair Park--Fried Christmas is here. It's the State Fair of Texas, the largest running state fair in the country. This year, photographer Jay Barker brings along photos from Day One's parade (the fair runs Sept 28 - Oct 21)

See also: Where to Find the Big Tex Choice Award Food Finalists at the State Fair of Texas