The coolest new attraction at the State Fair this year was the Chinese Lantern Festival around the lagoon. Just the entryway was enough to get me excited about seeing it, but Rachel and I knew we wanted to wait until dark to get the full effect. It was a bit pricey, but worth every penny in my opinion.
The festival featured 22 different lantern exhibitions, including the Statue of Liberty, giant pandas, lotus flowers, longhorns, musical ants, a temple, and even a giant dragon made out of over 15,000 porcelain dishes! It was amazing! All the lights were glowing and reflecting off the lagoon, and just made me smile. I loved taking photos of it all, until my camera battery died. :-/ What an amazing exhibit!