Down In The Deep Fried Heart of Texas

by megan on October 5, 2009


Midway rides, shows, vendors, petting zoos……they all exist at the fair, but the main topic of every Texas State Fair conversation is the food! The food is so important that the State Fair website had a food locator page! On my visit to the fair, the lines for the fried butter were the longest. I have heard that is tastes like a deep fried roll with butter in the middle. Some varieties had flavors like garlic, cherry, and grape injected into the middle.

Other interesting food offerings at at the fair included:

  • Deep Fried Peanuts
  • Deep Fried Pizza
  • Deep Fried Snickers
  • Deep Fried Moon Pies
  • Deep Fried S’mores
  • Chili Cheese Dog Pot Pie
  • Fried Apple and Peanut Butter on a Stick


I did not venture into the land of fried foods! I stuck to my tried and true soft pretzel for my fair food fun. This was not just any soft pretzel. It was a Texas Twister Pretzel that was about the size of my head! They say things are bigger in Texas…and the soft pretzels definitely are.

One of my favorite parts of the fair is the General Store in the Food and Fiber Pavilion. Here are some of the fun offerings that line the shelves.







Of course, no Texas State Fair Post is complete without a shot of Big Tex.


I would love to hear any fun fair food stories that you have? Have you tried any crazy fair foods?


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