Corporate Concierge Members Favorites Things To Do at the State Fair of Texas

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Big Tex State Fair

It is State Fair of Texas Time!

This year we have an all new Big Tex after the tragic fire a few year ago.  Not is only is Big Tex back, but so are all of your old State Fair favorites. Everyone has their favorite things to do at the State Fair.  From the Auto Show to college football at the Cotton Bowl to great music on the Chevy Main Stage, there is something for everyone.

Corporate Concierge Members Favorites at the State Fair of Texas

The members of Corporate Concierge also have their favorite things to do at State Fair of Texas.

 “I always have  four roasted corns and three sausage on a stick… I love to ride 4 rides, and try to win at least one stuffed animal.  Then I spend the rest of my time at the Fair people watching.” – Jackson, President of Fluent

I love the carmel apples and I always try to sample of of the new fried foods. This year,  the Fried Chocolate Maple Bacon Amazeballz an the Deep Fried Texas Bluebonnet sound yummy. I also like to watch the pig races. The little piglets are so cute!”  – Clara Mathews, Clarabela Media 

When we went to the Fair two years ago, Big Tex was burning.   Now he’s bigger and better! My husband  and I will be going the State Fair with some of our friends again this year – by train from Fort Worth. I highly recommend taking the train. It’s convenient and you don’t have to search for parking.” – Sandy Berry, Corporate Concierge, Burnett Plaza (Fort Worth)

One of the most popular things to do at State Fair of Texas is to sample a few of  the fried treats. Along with classic ‘Fair Foods’ like the Fletcher’s Corny Dog, funnel cake, roasted corn and giant turkey legs, there are new foods for 2014. This year’s State Fair also brings a whole new selection of fried food creations.

Forget your diet. Try a few of these tasty treats!

Try One of These Delicious State Fair Foods

Corny Dog

Texas Redneck Nachos: Fresh, homemade pork rinds topped with gourmet cheese, chili, pico de gallo and garnished with jalapenos.

Biscuit Fries with Chocolate Gravy:  Strips of buttermilk biscuit dough fried to golden brown, sprinkled with powdered sugar, and served with a bowl of warm, delicious milk chocolate gravy.

Hot Soul Cake: A deep fried savory chicken bite that has been sprinkled with TT’s Fairy Dust (a savory seasoning) and stuffed along with cream cheese into the soul of a rich cream cheese and vanilla infused cupcake.  The cupcake is dipped in a slightly flavored waffle batter and deep fried until golden brown.  To top it off, the cupcake is then sprinkled with powdered sugar and drizzled with a cream cheese glaze.

Fried Pumpkin Spice Oreo:  Everyone has pumpkin madness and the sweet comforting smell of pumpkin excites people all over the nation. So you will want to try a Fried Pumpkin Spice Oreo at the State Fair of Texas.

Deep Fried Smoked Brisket – 12 hour smoked brisket is sliced, dipped in a  buttermilk egg wash, then dipped in seasoned flour,  re-dipped in egg wash, and coated with a seasoned Panko breading and deep fried.  Served with a fried smokehouse onion ring, BBQ sauce, and pickle slices.  Can be ordered spicy or regular.

Deep Fried Sweet Tea:  Home brewed sweet tea is blended into a custard filling.  The custard is given a graham cracker crust, deep fried, & topped off with homemade sweet tea syrup.

Cowboy Burrito – Skillet Potatoes (red potatoes, onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, Texas Skillet seasoning), shaved sirloin steak, and cheese rolled in a 10 inch tortilla and grilled on our giant skillet.

Fried Chocolate Maple Bacon Amazeballz: Moist chocolate cake is mixed with creamy chocolate frosting, maple syrup, & bacon pieces.  The whole yummy mixture is then rolled into balls and deep fried.  The hot cake balls are dusted with powdered sugar, drizzled with chocolate & maple syrups, and finished with more bacon crumbles. You had me at bacon and chocolate!

Deep Fried Texas Bluebonnet:  A blueberry muffin, scone-style batter  is stuffed with cream cheese, blueberries and sweet morsels of white chocolate. It is baked and deep fried to a perfect golden brown. This mountain of flavor is topped off with whipped cream, chopped white chocolate morsels, powdered sugar, blueberries, and a delicious blueberry glaze

To find your favorite State Fair food  download a printable copy.

Bonus: State Fair of Texas Discounts

Early birds: Score advance general admission/season passes at the check-out counter or service desk at any Kroger. Price: Adult gen. admission $15.50, season passes $34.95 (includes one-day companion ticket good Monday-Friday)

Opening Day, Sept. 26: Bring a full 20-ounce Dasani water (or any Coca-Cola product) to admission gates. Donations benefit the North Texas Food Bank. Price: $6 admission, per donated item.

Tuesday: Bring empty Dr Pepper cans to admission gates. Prices: $5 admission, most rides are 6 coupons

Wednesday: Bring 3 food cans to admission gates. Donations go to local food banks. Price: $3

Thursday: Senior Citizens (ages 60+) free

Thursday, Take Two: Bring empty 20-ounce bottle of any Coca-Cola product to admission gates. Price: $6

Friday: Visit the KISS-FM website to download and print coupon. Remit at State Fair of Texas admission gate. Price: $12 (adult general admission only)

After 5pm: Bring an empty Dr Pepper can to admission gates after 5pm any day. Price: $8

Every day: Score State Fair coupons via a tray liner or bag stuffer at McDonald’s. Prices: $3 off adult general admission; separate coupon for $6 child ticket with purchase of adult general admission. Discounts may not be combined with any other offer.

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