Big Tex Foodie Blog for Monday, September 28, 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

Celebrity ChefDo 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. – Karel Anne Tieszen – Kitchen Friends Cooking School
  • 12:30 p.m. – Luis Villalva – El Come Taco
  • 2:00 p.m. – Cutco Knife Skills
  • 2:30 p.m. – Kat Mendenhall
  • 4:30 p.m. – TBD

Celebrity Chef Kitchen is presented by CUTCO


Competition Kitchen 

Generic Photo 1 - Home DepotToday in Competition Kitchen…. 4-H State-Wide Food Challenge 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.



Taste Texas Wine

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

  • Red Road 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_alligatorDeep Fried Alligator’s Egg Nest: No that’s not a typo there will be alligator at the Fair! Straight from the Louisiana Bayou this delicious snack is sure to tingle your taste buds! This Cajun experience blends rich alligator meat with Monterey Jack cheese, chopped jalapeños, onions and garlic. This flavorful mixture is then rolled in bread crumbs and deep fried to the perfect golden brown. You’ll find it served atop a “nest” of shoestring French fries and drizzled with a chipotle sauce. Make sure you don’t miss out on this flavorful creation!

2015 Big Tex® Choice Awards!

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