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State Fair of Texas Introduces the Big Tex Little Lone Stars Club

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We could all use a bit of cheer right now, which is why Big Tex has a special announcement for cowboys and cowgirls ages 12 and younger. The State Fair of Texas is excited to introduce the Big Tex Little Lone Stars Club. This brand-new club is a free membership for young fans of the Fair aimed at keeping Little Lone Stars busy at home, while learning about all things State Fair. Continue reading

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State Fair of Texas Announces 2020 Theme

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The Lone Star State is no stranger to iconic imagery. When you hear Texas, there are certain things and certain people that spring to mind – modern marvels like Dr Pepper, Selena, Blue Bell  Ice Cream, George Strait, and our beloved Big Tex, to those who laid the foundation for our state like Stephen F. Austin, Juan Seguin, and Sam Houston. Everything is bigger in Texas, including our icons. This year, the State Fair of Texas is excited to honor those larger than life symbols of our state through the 2020 theme, “Celebrating Texas Icons.” Continue reading

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Q&A: Abel Gonzales at the State Fair of Texas

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We managed to catch up with Abel Gonzales this week. You know him as the State Fair of Texas work horse that has brought us such items fried Coke, fried cookie dough, fried PB&J, fried pineapple, fried jambalaya and so much more, all fried. He is the very definition of the state of the fair with fried foods and has won five Biog Tex Choice Awards with his vivid imagination. He has been labeled as the Fried Jesus.

Gonzales is  a Texas boy, having attended Dallas’ Woodrow Wilson high school where is was inducted into their hall of fame, and grew up in his fathers’ kitchen at the legendary A.J. Gonzalez’ Mexican Oven restaurant. Continue reading

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Opening Day of the State Fair of Texas

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Today is opening day at the State Fair of Texas. We will be bringing you reports of all the sights and sounds of the of the 3-week event. We have a few highlights of what to look for today, and hope your time spent at the great State Fair of Texas is a joyous one for you and your family and friends. Continue reading

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2019 New Line Up Of State Fair Grub

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If you love Fair food, then you’re in luck. Fair concessionaires are serious about providing you with great-tasting, unique foods year after year. This year is no exception – the State Fair of Texas is proud to announce the newest creations to the food lineup! In addition to trying the finalists and winners of the 2019 Big Tex Choice Awards, fairgoers can also indulge in some of the competition’s semi-finalist dishes

Check out the list of the semi-finalist food items that can be found at this year’s State Fair of Texas, in addition to other new foods you just must try. For the full list of this year’s new foods and their locations, visit BigTex.com/New-Food. Continue reading

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Finalists for 15th Annual Big Tex Awards

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The final countdown to three of the most coveted food titles in all of Texas begins. The State Fair of Texas is proud to present the 15th Annual Big Tex Choice Awards.

On Sunday, August 25, three winners will be crowned in the categories of: “Best Taste – Sweet,” “Best Taste – Savory,” and “Most Creative.” The competition began in early July with an impressive 49 entries represented by 30 concessionaires. Of those entries, 33 were selected as semi-finalists. Each entry was evaluated on four Fair-food elements: uniqueness, creativity, presentation, and taste. After some tasty tests and delicious dishes, votes were cast and the results are finally in! Now, the top ten finalists must present themselves to a prestigious panel of celebrity judges in hopes of securing one of the top spots. If your favorite entry did not make the final cut, fret not, concessionaires may still choose to introduce their creation at their stand as a new food during this year’s Fair. Continue reading

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