Big Tex Foodie Blog for Friday, October 16, 2015

Visiting the Fairgrounds today? Be sure to add these five not-to-miss events to your to-do list.
Daily Schedule Fairground Map

Celebrity Chef

Do you want to get cooking tips and taste food from some great Texas chefs? Then Celebrity Chef Kitchen is the place for you!

Today’s lineup includes:

  • 11:00 a.m. – Allison Hodges – TCCC
  • 12:30 p.m. – Ken Cobb – Torque
  • 2:00 p.m. – Cutco Knife Skills
  • 2:30 p.m. – Roe DiLeo – Henry’s Majestic
  • 4:30 p.m. – Daniel Pittman – LUCK

Celebrity Chef Kitchen is presented by CUTCO


Competition Kitchen 

Generic Photo 1 - Home DepotToday in Competition Kitchen…. State Fair Candy and Domino Sugar Candy Contest at 10:30 a.m., unless otherwise noted.

Stop by The Home Depot Competition Kitchen to catch all the action! For a full list of Creative arts events and times, visit the daily schedule page.




Wine Garden

Taste Texas Wine

Come by and enjoy fine wine. There are great daily selections, plus featured sampling from wineries.

  • Tara Winery
  • Los Pinos Ranch Winery
  • Weinhof Winery

Weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) offer live jazz and blues performances on the Texas Department of Agriculture stage.

Texas Wine Garden


Enjoy Texas Craft Beer 

Beer GardenDo you like Texas Beer? The State Fair of Texas has you covered. Whether it is under the canopy of trees at the Magnolia or at the Base of Texas Star at Beer Haven, you will be sure to find a great selection of Texas Craft Beer. Or kick back on the patio of the Texas Ice House and catch a concert on the Chevrolet Main Stage.

See map for locations.

Magnolia Beer Garden


Featured Big Tex Choice Award Finalists

Want to try something that is deep-friend, bacon-covered, battered, buttered and gift-wrapped in a package of fat and sugar? Check out today’s featured finalist for the 2015 Big Tex Choice Awards.

15_food blog_cowboycornCowboy Corn Crunch: YeeHaw saddle up and prepare for one of the most delicious morsels to ever grace the State of Texas! This tasty bite size treat combines all your favorite traditional Texas flavors into one. A kickin’ mixture of sweet corn, minced jalapeño, rich cream cheese and a hint of smoky bacon, the Cowboy Corn Crunch is the perfect blend of savory and spice. This flavorful tot is fried to a golden, crispy brown and served in a unique palm leaf cone. Grab a few and chow down while you experience everything the State Fair of Texas has to offer!

 2015 Big Tex® Choice Awards!


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