Four more days until the State Fair of Texas begins! The Fair runs from September 24-October 17th and has been held yearly in Dallas since 1886. Corn Dogs were invented at the State Fair of Texas in 1942 and in 1952, the Fair’s Mascot “Big Tex” made his debut.
Two things come to mind when I think of the Fair:
TX-OU Football + Fried Food.
Fairgoers have often ranked food as one of the top reasons for attending the annual State Fair of Texas. In 2005, Fair organizers – determined to take the association with food to a new level – organized the first annual Big Tex Choice Awards contest. The contest is considered a friendly food fight among Fair concessionaires. On Labor Day, judges are brought in for the final round of competition. Those crazy carnies seriously fry everything. Past winning fried fare: fried ice cream, fried pb&j and banana sandwiches, fried coke, deep fried latte, fried cookie dough, fried banana split, chicken fried bacon and the grossest…. last year’s winner for most creative: fried butter. yep, that’s right. sick!
The 2010 winners and ones to try this year are…
Most Creative: Fried Beer
Best Taste: Texas Fried Frito Pie
Enjoy your fried fare at the fair, peeps!