Big Tex Treats & Eats for Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Big Tex Treats & Eats Presented by Allstate

New Foods: Barnyard Burger

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Old fashioned juicy cheeseburger filled with crispy fried chicken and 2 strips of pepper bacon with lettuce, tomato and pickles – all stacked between a buttery bun. You can find this big bite of yumminess at Nevins.

Employee’s Favorites

Have you ever wondered what the State Fair of Texas’ employee’s food favorites are? Well we’re happy to share with y’all just that! Stay tuned each day to find out just what we eat for lunch.

  • Name: Kelly
  • Position: Director of Exhibits
  • Years Employed: 27 years
  • Favorite Food Item: Coconut Cream Pie Shake
  • Food Item Location: Tower Building


Wine Garden

Exclusively offering wines crafted in the Lone Star State, the State Fair of Texas Wine Garden features three different wineries each day and offers guests the choice of buying a small taste, a glass or a bottle. Centered around a massive oak tree, this venue serves as a scenic destination for fairgoers. On weekends, visitors can experience the musical talents of local jazz and blues bands, and chat with winemakers sharing their expertise on refining the palate. Today’s Texas wineries include:

  • Kissing Tree Vineyards
  • Sugar Ridge Winery
  • Tara Vineyard and Winery


Celebrity Chef

Popular Chefs prepare signature dishes, share tips and answer audience questions while also while giving audience members a chance to sample their culinary creations at the end of each demonstration. Today, Chef Katherine Clapner will fill you in on all you need to know to become an expert chocolatier, trust us you don’t want to miss this! Today’s Complete schedule:

  • 11 a.m. TBD
  • 12:30 p.m. Jack Perkins- Maple & Motor
  • 2:30 p.m. Chad Houser- Café Momentum
  • 4:30 p.m. Katherine Clapner- Dude, Sweet Chocolate

Kick Your Feet Up

Magnolia Beer Garden is a hidden gem at the State Fair of Texas, the Magnolia Beer Garden is the ideal destination for beer connoisseurs. With a vast assortment of brews, there is something to please every taste! Patrons love this relaxing environment, located in the outdoor courtyard of the historic Magnolia Lounge, complete with a canopy of trees and a shaded balcony.

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