Kristin Silva, mass communication senior, impresses crowd after showing off her strength at the MSU Texas Fair at Nocona Trail Oct.25.

Brittni Vilandre

Campus holds first ever Texas fair

October 26, 2018

Over 500 students attended the first Texas fair Oct. 25 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Nocona Trail Parking Lot. The event was sponsored by the Office of Student Leadership & Involvement as a part of the homecoming festivities.

“[The turn out] is really great, everyone is having fun and they have some sort of prize depending what game they do. I see a lot [of people] with their friends. It is really great,” Ruby Arriaga, coordinator of student activities, said.

The event was over $5,000 and the first 500 students with MSU IDs received free food. Money was requested through the student allocation funds in order to create the homecoming budget.

“The fair made me feel like I was back home in Dallas because of the food truck and the free fried oreos I received,” Clarissa Alvarado, mass communication sophomore, said.


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Despite expecting over 500 students to attend, there was only one food truck during the fair.

“I hope that they will have more than one food truck because the food truck line was pretty long,” Kelly Le, nursing sophomore said. “[But] my favorite part of the fair was the funnel cake and the spin ride.”

This is the first Texas fair that the campus has held and students were able to play games and ride on rides for free.

“The theme was Texas size homecoming and one of the ideas was a state fair theme, but it was really hard to kind of think of events for that week. So we [were] like, how about we just do Texas size homecoming and we have a fair as one of the events,” Arriaga said.

Arriaga and Le are both also looking forward to other traditional homecoming events such as the bonfire and cardboard boat race.

“I was really looking forward to this fair because Ruby was asking me what we should have at the little fair. I think it is really cool that we can have actual fair rides and games like that on our little campus for free,” Cynthia Hubbard, marketing junior, said. “I hope that in the future we are able to get a Ferris wheel or like a mini-roller coaster, just to give it even more a fair feel than it already does.”

It is unsure whether this fair will became a traditional event like the bonfire and cardboard boat race.

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