Dallas is not the largest city in Texas. But the greater Dallas/Ft. Worth metro area is the largest in Texas and the 4th largest metro area in the country. This brings a lot of things to do in Dallas. That's why the state fair grounds are here. It's just about a mile south and a mile east of downtown. The fairgrounds hold many activities and festivals.
Yesterday I attended the 30th anniversary of the North Texas Irish Festival on the fairgrounds. This is a great place to go if you love seeing men in kilts! There is an Irish National Tartan (green and orange of course), many wore their blue and green tartan kilts, but many Irish men prefer the Utilikilt. There may be some people that scorn and laugh and call it a "skirt", but it is only a skirt if you're wearing panties!
There were booths set up of vendors selling kilts and all the accessories that go with it, plus swords and knives. Also a lot of jewelry, t-shirts and women's clothing. There were several beer booths selling of course Guinness, Beamish (like Guinnes but with coffee), Murphy's Irish Stout, Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale and my favorite Crispin Hard Cider.
They also had several dog rescue missions there with the Irish Wolfhounds (my favorite), Irish Setters, Border Collies, Yorkies and a couple others.
They allow pets so it was a good day to bring your pet out. I got to wear me new kilt and spend time with my friends.
I've been here almost 16 years and this was my first time attending!
See... there is so much of Dallas I have yet to discover.