Big Tex Foodie Blog for Saturday, September 26, 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 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. – Connie Mullins – PIRCH Dallas
  • 12:30 p.m. – Kent Patrick – Kent Patrick Culinary Group
  • 2:00 p.m. – Cutco Knife Skills
  • 2:30 p.m. – Kieth ‘Button’s Hicks – Button’s Restaurant
  • 4:30 p.m. – Roosevelt Pierre – Pierre’s Mardi Gras Catering

Celebrity Chef Kitchen is presented by CUTCO

Competition Kitchen 


Today in Competition Kitchen…. Cake 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.

For a full list of Creative arts events and times, visit the daily schedule page.


Taste of Texas Wine

Wine Garden

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

Today’s wineries include:

  • Fairhaven Winery
  • Lone Oak Winery
  • Paris Vineyard

Weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) offer live jazz and blues performances on the Texas Department of Agriculture stage. Visit the Wine Garden page for more information.

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 our map to plan your visit at The Magnolia Beer Garden.


Featured Big Tex Choice Award Finalist

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_porkhandleLone Star Pork Handle: Ready for something finger lickin’ good you can eat right off the bone? Look no further! The Lone Star Pork Handle takes a hand-cut bone-in pork chop, marinates it with a rich pork rub, then dips it in batter made from Texas’ own Lone Star Beer®. The seasoned pork chop is then smothered in toasted bread crumbs and deep fried to a crisp, golden brown. Finished off with a coat of bourbon barbeque glaze. Can we get a YeeHaw.

2015 Big Tex® Choice Awards!

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