Fall is here and it’s officially that time of year where those iconic words are heard throughout Fair Park! The State Fair of Texas is right around the corner and we’re here to prepare you for the biggest annual celebration of Texas heritage.
Every year, we all look forward to the pièce de résistance of The State Fair of Texas, and that’s THE FOOD! Turkey legs, funnel cakes, deep-fried Oreos, deep-fried beer, the list goes on and on and the new additions each year never cease to amaze!
The 2019 lineup is nothing shy of what to expect and our tastebuds are already watering. Here we have the top 10 State Fair of Texas Food Finalists:
1. Calypso Island Shrimp Bowl
A tropical-inspired rice and shrimp bowl, this dish incorporates flavors of the Pacific with an astonishing array of colors. Made with cabbage, carrots, basil, ginger, red bell peppers and topped with yellow rice and a sticky spicy and sweet glazed shrimp.
2. Fernie’s Fried Burnt End Burrito
Built with a traditional tortilla, a spread of jalapeño popper cream cheese, crispy bacon and a Mexican cheese blend—the whole thing is folded up, lightly fried, and topped with barbecue sauce.
3. Ruth’s Stuffed Fried Mexi-Cone
A tortilla is wound into a cone shape and stuffed with cilantro-lime rice, pico de gallo, queso fresco, salsa verde and, of course, barbacoa.
4. Southern Fried Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo Ball
Southern fried chicken mixed in with fettuccine Alfredo.
5. Texas Cream Corn Casserole Fritters
Creamed corn, cheddar cheese, and cornbread mix are all brought together and deep-fried until golden brown and delicious. They’re served with even more corn, with a creamed corn queso blanco dipping sauce.
6. Big Red Chicken Bread
When the worlds of savory and sweet collide, a homemade Big Red soda-flavored icing is slathered on a doughnut and topped with a deep-fried chicken wing.
7. Deep-Fried Bayou Fruit Bites
Juicy wedges of fresh fruit lightly coated and fried. Upon emerging from the fryer, they’re covered in a house-made, syrupy confection and garnished with fresh whipped cream, caramel, and a choice of toppings from chocolate chips to walnuts and pecans.
8. Fla’Mango Tango
A twist on the iconic taqueria treat. This dish takes the iconic mango twist and deep-fries it. The whole thing is then coated in a sticky and sweet citrus glaze, topped with whipped topping and paired with strawberry-mango sorbet.
9. Peanut Butter Cup Snookie
A fresh and warm peanut butter cookie is served a la mode with caramel, chocolate drizzle, and the expected cherry.
10. Quick Fried Black Gold Truffles
A decadent spin on the classic cake ball, this treat is made with chocolate cookies, mixed with cream cheese and white chocolate chips, coated in a golden breading made up of vanilla wafers, corn flakes, cinnamon, and nutmeg, fried and topped off with fresh whipped cream, chocolate drizzle, and a cherry.
One of everything, please!
- 24-day admission to the 2019 State Fair of Texas (SEP 27–OCT 20)
- One FREE single-day, Bring-a-Friend ticket (valid MON–FRI only)
- FREE headlining concerts on the Chevrolet Main Stage
- One FREE 2019 State Fair reusable bag (available to the first 8,000 season pass holders who redeem)
- One 10% OFF coupon for State Fair gear at official merchandise stores located on the fairgrounds
- $5 discount on the 2019 State Fair of Texas Cookbook
The savings don’t just stop there. If attending multiple times isn’t your thing, General Admission packages are also available to purchase (online only).
State Fair of Texas Events
Tips & Tricks
MAP. IT. OUT.
From the moment you step onto the fairgrounds, there are going to be people EVERYWHERE, so it helps a ton to map out your plan of action. Gates 3, 4, 5, and 6 are popular entry points!