The State Fair contest kicked off in June with an impressive 51 entries represented by 36 concessionaires. It is required that all competitors have at least one year of experience as a concessionaire at the State Fair of Texas to enter the competition. With food as a cornerstone of the annual State Fair, these contenders are more than just successful small business owners; they have proven themselves to be authentic representations of the dedication and passion brought to the table each year.
The State Fair of Texas is known for taking culinary creativity to new heights. These new foods don’t just appear out of thin air either; our concessionaires spend months – sometimes years – developing brand-new concepts that have never been made before anywhere in the world. While we typically announce new foods closer to the Fair, we were blown away by this new concoction, we had to share it now. We’re thrilled to announce a new collaboration with the iconic Fletcher’s Original Corny Dogs – debuting at the 2022 State Fair of Texas will be the new food, Deep Fried Air.
The State Fair of Texas is proud to announce that applications for the 2022 spring grant cycle are now available online. Nonprofit organizations with a focus on economic development, capacity building for nonprofits, educational programming, and social and racial justice are encouraged to apply at BigTex.com/Grants.
During the State Fair CraveDFW will highlight menu items that restaurants have added Fair-type foods to their menu. Here is one. Feel free to reach our out and offer your items to CraveDFW.
Lochland’s Food and Spirits celebrates the State Fair of Texas with a lengthy list of fair inspired fare. Offerings including fried smoked turkey legs, jalapeño cheddar corn dogs, smoked sausage on a stick, loaded tots, breakfast dogs and deep fried churros are available through October 22 ($6-$15).
The 17th Annual Big Tex®Choice Awards was a battle for the ages. Despite a year’s hiatus, the 2021 finalists proved that there is no shortage of creativity when it comes to this competition. After tasting all 10 foods and carefully evaluating each item, the all-star panel of judges have tallied their scores and cast their final votes. Drum roll please…and the winners are: “Best Taste – Savory” AND “Most Creative” go to the Deep Fried Seafood Gumbo Balls by Gourmet Royale, while The Armadillo by James Barrera wins “Best Taste – Sweet.”