The Texas State Fair dates back more than a hundred years, priding itself on bringing together the best the state has to offer. Featuring fantastic food, live music, and a wealth of other activities and exhibitions, the Texas State Fair is a great way to experience the riches of this unique part of the U.S.
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Must-Try Foods at the Texas State Fair
Who could visit the Texas State Fair without trying some of its famous fried-chicken, BBQ, or chili? Well, there's plenty of Texas's most famous food on offer plus much more to boot — all of which can be discovered from one of the many Texas State Fair hotels in the area. From the Big Tex Choice Awards to the Celebrity Kitchen, make sure you seek out the tastes of Texas and eat like you've never eaten before.
1. Big Tex Choice Awards
An opportunity for the best cooks in Texas to show off their skills, the Big Tex Choice Awards combines innovation with traditional ingredients to create a true pageant of flavor. 2017's Bacon Queso Burger from Tom Grace & Edna Sutton is a great example of a must-eat meal at the Texas State Fair.
2. State Fair Favorites
Every year, the Texas State Fair favorites get more popular — and it's easy to see why with so many mouthwatering dishes on display. From Fletcher's Corny Dogs to the famous Sausage on a Stick, you're sure to find something that will tickle your taste buds.
3. Celebrity Kitchen
Staffed by some of the state's favorite celebrities, the Celebrity Kitchen gives the stars the chance to cook their signature dishes for your discerning palette. Free samples are given out at each of the four or five demonstrations that take place each day.
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Top Attractions at the Texas State Fair
Texas State Fair vacation rentals will help you enjoy all the top attractions at the Texas State Fair — just make sure you plan to stay longer than a day. From great live music to gorgeous gardens and everything in between, discover all the best things to do at the Texas State Fair on your vacation.
1. Chevrolet Main Stage
Featuring 38 bands and musicians over the course of the fair, the Chevrolet Main Stage is the place to be for music lovers. Featuring big name performers alongside plenty of local talent, the awe-inspiring stage and light show is great for the whole family.
2. Texas Auto Show
The Texas Auto Show is a firm favorite for vacationers of all ages. Featuring 400 of the latest models from manufacturers all over the world, this high-octane show is sure to thrill the petrolheads in your family.
3. Fall Garden
One of the most enchanting aspects of the fair, but sometimes the most forgotten, the Fall Gardens are bursting with color and fragrance and go a long way to creating the ambiance of the fair. Each year, there are numerous awards and competition is fierce, so expect to be truly awed by some of the displays.
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Top Tips to Know Before You Go to the Texas State Fair
The Texas State Fair is huge, and there's so much happening that it's worth heading out armed with a few top tips to help you relax and enjoy everything on offer. Texas State Fair hotels will give you easier access to the complex, but if you still need a little guidance then take a look at these suggestions.
1. Book your Food Coupons Online
If you want to get ahead of the queue when you want to eat, then booking your meal coupons online will mean you can head straight to your favorite food stall.
2. Take Advantage of Thrifty Thursdays
For vacationers who want to enjoy the Texas State Fair on a budget, then Thrifty Thursdays are the place to be. With special prices on food, including classics such as corn dogs, cotton candy, and funnel cakes, Thrifty Thursdays are ideal for food lovers of any age.
3. Print the Daily Schedule
There's so much to see and do at the Texas State Fair that you'll want to plan your visit in advance. Printing the daily schedule will help you plan, plus you can carry it with you when you arrive so you can be sure to catch all the action and never miss a thing.
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