Many fair goers understsand the amount of money required to try out the midway rides, concession stands, games, or the rodeo attractions.
According to executive vice president of the Taylor County Expo Center, Rochelle Johnson, families should set aside a couple of hundred dollars in order to meet the full fair experience.
At the same time, people don't want to spend that much.
"I withdrew eighty-dollars and I left my debit card at home," Missy Lomax said..
Other families budgeted even lower.
"I'm willing to spend forty-dollars for the family and that's it," adds Eric Wennerstron.
Other fair goers admit that while prices seem high, it beats other sources of entertainment like the movies. Mother of three, Lydia Gonzales spent a couple hundred dollars in her first hour there. She says it's all worth it.
"It's good to see my kids happy," says Gonzales. "It's worth it."