Time to double up on the Lipitor because the State Fair of Texas and its fry-a-palooza starts Friday, Sept. 24.

Get in the mood by listening to the voice of Big Tex, knowing your fried foods, and recognizing the legacy.

If you bring an unopened 20-oz. Coca-Cola product on opening day, admission is $4. The Cokes will be donated to the North Texas Food Bank. (By the way, you can help the food bank win a truckload of food from Kroger. And when you get home from the fair, you might want to try the food-stamp challenge.)

Mommy’s Wishlist blog has compiled all of the State Fair of Texas deals and discounts in one place.

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