Step right up! Texas puts on one of the biggest in the country―with oodles of rides, cool cars, fab food, and a top-notch football game. You gotta see it to believe it. By Jennifer Mckenzie Frazier, photography Art Meripol
Robin Hotchkiss makes candied and caramel Gala apples out of the same copper kettles her grandmother used at the fair in 1938. “My grandmother was ‘Apple Mary,’ my mom was ‘Apple Annie,’ but you can call me whatever you want,” she says. “We go through 600 to 700 cases of apples in the 24 days of the fair, and there’s 138 in each case. Do the math,” she says with a laugh. We did―it’s more than 88,000 apples encased in Robin’s candy coating.