DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Drive-Thru experience at the Big Tex Fair Food Drive-Thru at the State Fair of Texas started on Saturday and for some the experience was less than ideal.
Fairgoers posted photos and comments on social media about waiting in line for three hours and some people running out of gas.
Jessica Gross shared photos including a long line of cars and a man with a gas can.
She said, “@StateFairOfTX I think you oversold your Saturday morning tickets. Currently 3 hours just waiting in the parking lot and people are running out of gas!
@StateFairOfTX I think you oversold your Saturday morning tickets. Currently 3 hours just waiting in the parking lot and people are running out of gas! @EatsBeat#statefairoftexas #statefairoftx #BigTexDriveThru #bigtex #helpImstuckatthestatefair pic.twitter.com/a1U8rPB0Cw
– Jessica Gross (@ jag767) September 26, 2020
The event was classified as an hour to 90 minute experience with limited tickets.
“Well, the 3 hours of waiting and the people running out of gas, it was fun ………, ”Jeremy said on Twitter in response to the State Fair of Texas promoting tickets for sale for the Big Texas Fair Food Drive-Thru.
Well, the 3 hour wait and people running out of gas ⛽️ was fun … pic.twitter.com/9CUTkIDU9Y
– jeremy (@ evilmorty00) September 26, 2020
“@Statefairoftx not even the first people we saw having to buy gasoline,” Toph Miller said on Twitter, along with a photo of two people walking around with a can of gasoline with a long line of cars in the background.
– Toph Miller (@ tophmiller2) September 26, 2020
“We’ve been waiting more than 2 hours in the drive thru line and now maybe we’re halfway through the parking lot,” CBS 11 producer Steven Rosenbaum said at around 1:40 pm. Saturday while in line with his family. “We were absolutely not prepared for this wait and it seems that many others were not either.”
State Fair staff worked to reduce lines around noon by adding extra scanners at the entrance and splitting the drink stations into two lines once inside.
Juan Galaviz posted a photo on Twitter showing the long lines of cars, but it seemed like it was worth it, saying, “@StateFairOfTX these lines … but we have to come to the Texas state fair every year, even if it’s just a drive. “
-. (@JuanFGalaviz) September 26, 2020
The drive-thru event kicks off this weekend, during what would have been the opening weekend of the 2020 Texas State Fair, which was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the State Fair website, Saturday’s event was sold out and Sunday’s is sold out too.