It’ll be 10 gallons of fun at the Texas State Fair at the Bell House

It’ll be 10 gallons of fun at the Texas State Fair at the Bell House
Wear your Texas pride proud at the Bell House this Feb. 20, when the Gowanus venue hosts its Texas State Fair. And yes, there will be a belt buckle contest.

Brooklyn is a borough of transplants — so it’s about time that all those wired, muddled masses who yearned to be free from Minnesota, Iowa, Oklahoma and all the other lame places have a place to share their tiny homesickness.

For that reason, the Bell House has will host a different “state fair” every month, celebrating the good ol’ hinterlands with local beer, food, music and games.

“We know a lot of groups of transplants and thought it would be fun to throw a party where people could celebrate their state in food and beer, re-connect with old friends, and meet new ones,” said Heather D., the director of events for the Gowanus-area venue, who is herself a Colorado transplant.

On Feb. 20, the series continues with a Texas state fair — and it wouldn’t be a proper Lone Star affair without a belt buckle contest — the bigger the better — where $50 is on the line. There will also be draft beers from the Rio Grande state, a queso cook-off (Rotel and Velveeta is always a winning combination), ping pong tables, and more. As for attire, well, a cowboy hat is pretty much mandatory.

Texas State Fair at the Bell House [149 Seventh St. between Second and Third avenues in Gowanus, (718) 643-6510], Feb. 20, 3-7 pm. Free. For info, visit www.thebellhouseny.com.

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