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New Foods at the TEXAS State Fair

Texas State Fair 2018

The 2018 State Fair of Texas is headed our way and with it comes all new foods to try. Texas knows when it comes to Fair foods, the State Fair of Texas is no amateur.

Opening day is September 28 but a lucky bunch were able to get a preview of what this year’s Fair has to offer your taste buds. The Big Tex Choice Awards gave us three amazing winning treats that you’ll be excited to try along with a number of other delicious dishes coming this year.

The Cotton Candy Taco, from three-time winners Rudy and Justin Martinez, is a mouth-watering bite to eat. Winning the title of Most Creative, the Cotton Candy Taco is a delectable dish that consists of a crunchy graham cracker taco shell with marshmallow glazed cotton candy.

Sisters Christi and Johnna of Winter Family Concessions brought Fernie’s Hoppin’ John Cake with Jackpot Sauce. The winner for “Best Taste — Savory,” this dish put a new twist on black-eyed peas that wowed the judges.

texas state fairVamping up a traditional treat, the Arroz con Leche (Sweet Crispy Rice), a deep fried cinnamon-spice ball, is perfectly coated in a crispy puff rice cereal that melts in your mouth with every bite. Created by the Garza family, this dish took home “Best Taste — Sweet” for their new treat.

All 10 finalist are required to be served during the Fair this year, and fairgoers can also expect new foods from the 31 semi-finalists. Gulf Coast Grill will be serving King Crispy Coconut Crab Sliders, a whole softshell crab dipped in coconut batter and fried golden, served with fried plantains and a spicy Asian mustard. If you like fried chicken and nachos, then Southern Fried Chicken Nachos could be your favorite delight. A smooth blend of cheese, rotel tomatoes, and pico de gallo covered tortilla chips, topped with southern fried chicken strips, this twisted dish brings two favorites into one.

Some of the other crazy concoctions you can anticipate include, The Texas Twang-Kie, Fernie’s Orange You Glad We Fried It?!, Deep Fried Skillet Potato Melt in a Boat, Deep Fried Shepherd’s Pie, Texas Fried Hill Country, Sweet Bakin’ Bacon, and the Fun-L Cake Ice Cream.

With all the amazing food coming to the Fair this year, you won’t want to miss the 2018 State Fair of Texas. Check out the complete list of new foods and be sure to get your admission tickets online at!


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