Big Tex

The State Fair of Texas can trace its roots back to 1886.  Amazing to think it’s still going strong after 130 years.  In fact, it has the largest attendance of any fair in North America – totaling more than 3.5 million visitors last year!

While many attend the Fair to see the animals, try their hand at a game on the Midway, or cheer for their beloved Longhorns or Sooners, the lines may be the longest for the fried food.

Last week, eight items were named finalists for the Big Tex Choice Awards.  Your arteries may clog just reading this, so make sure you exercise and take your Statin:

*State Fair Cookie Fries
*Caribbean Pineapple Korn-a-Copia
*Fried Jell-O
*Deep Fried Pulled Pork “Funyun” Dings
*Injectable Great Balls of BBQ
*Southern Fried Chicken & Dumplins

The two winners will be announced on August 28th.

The State Fair of Texas runs from September 30th through October 23rd.  You can find tons of information – but no calorie count – on the fair’s website.

Food at Fair

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