Annual Elvis Birthday Party in Austin

One of Texas Best Nightclubs, opened in 1957, the Continental Club, 3700 Main St. Austin Texas, was a supper club featuring big bands like Tommy Dorsey and Glen Miller.  It may have served the first liquor by the drink in Austin.

Continental Club Austin

Continental Club Austin

In the 60’s the continental club changed its venue to burlesque.  In the late 70’s the venue changed again to featuring Stevie Ray Vaughn, Joe Eli, The Cobra’s and Kinky Freedman. In 87, ownership changed and the club was upgraded.

In 2000 the club moved to its current location and was named one of the best bars in America by Playboy.

Check out one of Texas Best nightclubs.

Dance Hall or Honky Tonk

If you’re a Texan you’ve been to Gruene Hall, or any other number of infamous dance halls.  Music is big in Texas, especially country music.  Stroll down 6th street in Austin, the live music capital of the world.

There are legendary dance halls all over Texas.  The one that was in Longview was a legendary Honky-Tonk by reputation, I never went. 

According to “Texas Dance Hall Preservation Inc.” you dance with your wife at a dance hall and dance with somebody elses wife at a honky-tonk.

I have been to quite a few dance halls including the oldest continuously operating hall, in Gruene, Texas.  My wife tells a story about one time when they were really busy and I decided to help serve beer from behind the bar and was asked to leave.

Texas Dance Hall Preservation is out to save all that are left.  Sounds like my kind of  charity to me.  They are a 501( c )3 .   http://www.texasdancehall.org

Texas-Best State Fair Starts Friday 24th

State Fair is held annually in Dallas. The event starts the last Friday during September and concludes 24 days later. The fair is presented in Dallas Fair Park where it has long been held since 1886. Your 2010 event is going to be presented from September 24 to October 17.

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The Texas Event is the biggest within the United States. State Fair attendance has previously been estimated at more than 3 million individuals.

Visitors first see the 212-foot Texas Star Ferris wheel when approaching the fair. The Texas Star has been the biggest Ferris wheel in North America ever since it first showed in October 1985.

One of the centerpieces for your fair includes the yearly college football competition involving Texas and Oklahoma. The Red River Shootout is played inside the Cotton Bowl at the heart of Fair Park. This year, 2010, Baylor and Texas Tech are going to hold a game during the State Fair for the first time.

Big Tex is one of the fair symbols since 1952. Your State Fair also incorporates an auto exhibit, dating back to 1904, utilizing more than 300,000 sq feet of floorspace and displaying most of latest model automobiles.

It can’t be the State Fair of Texas without showcasing distinctive, high-fat goodies such as fried butter and this year’s champion fried Frito Chili Pie.

Everyone is required to eat at least one Fletcher’s brand corny dog.

The past decades have experienced the introduction of innovative uncommon deep-fried offerings, such as deep-fried Oreo cookies; deep-fried Twinkies; deep-fried pork ribs; fried cheesecake; deep-fried peanut butter, jelly, and banana sandwiches; and most recently a batter-based fried Coke. Innovative food items in 2008 included chicken fried bacon and fried banana splits.