After nearly two years of pandemic life, I didn’t even realize just how much I was craving this release.
Texans descended on the corny dogs and Deep Fried I-35 with childlike glee, and we've got the photos to prove it.
Whether or not you plan to attend this year’s fair, head to one of these Dallas–Fort Worth restaurants or barbecue joints for over-the-top fried treats.
A conversation with the big guy himself.
For almost eighty years, the name “Fletcher’s” has drawn state fair visitors. After a dramatic feud—and a pandemic—the family’s banner will fly again.
In honor of the State Fair of Texas, here’s how to enjoy these annual treats at home.
You can’t keep Big Tex down.
A Sugar Land man wants to know if his friend from out of state could be the official greeter at the State Fair of Texas.
Hundreds of Whataburger meals, tons of tacos, and other staples to consider before this astronomically expensive meal.
An Austin couple debates the culinary worthiness of the crusty little ferrule beloved by many State Fair of Texas-goers.
Healing from a fire at the fair.
Ken Robison has been an artist for decades, but when he was asked to make the State Fair's butter sculpture, he got to use a new medium.
The grim traveler sampled the offerings with a heavy heart.
But not as a duo, unfortunately.
The state's top offerings, from the start of the famed State Fair of Texas in Dallas to the beginning of amazing Antiques Week in Round Top.
Our estimable advice columnist on finding love in the country, the (unquestioned!) merit of the State Fair, the fulfilling post-rodeo career of a bucking bull, and more.
I heard you like fried things, so I put some fried things on your fried things.
A word about these four destinations: most native Texans visited them on their elementary school field trips. They are essential, so if you haven’t seen them yet, you’d better get cracking. Just remember, this is only the start.
A night with the company that recycles the thousands and thousands of gallons of oil used during the fair.
The giant avatar of the Texas State Fair returns once more—and his new duds let you know where he's from.
The new statue was unveiled yesterday at the State Fair. Here's why the iconic original was so fondly remembered.
If you don’t make it to the state fair, you can batter and fry your own wieners at home.
Nobody asked me, but here’s how I’d like to see Big Tex rebuilt. (First off, let’s make him a whole lot bigger.)
Despite the Texas icon's untimely demise, one Dallas man has the structure's original head stored in a barn.
Big Tex went up in flames Friday.
At the Veggie State Fair of Texas, the chili for "Fried Frito Pie" may not have any meat, but still doesn't use beans.
Frito-Lay and the State Fair of Texas set a record for World's Largest Frito Pie on Monday.
How a mild-mannered database analyst from Dallas became the undisputed king of extreme competitive deep-frying in Texas—which is to say, the world.
This time last year, I was leaving the Cotton Bowl along with thousands of football fans who'd made the annual pilgrimage to watch the 106th Red River Rivalry, one of the highlights of the State Fair of Texas. While throngs of UT
1. Third Time’s the Charm! Right?For the third straight year, the Texas Rangers head into the postseason with hopes that are high and realistic. Led by perennial MVP candidate Josh Hamilton, they’re the best-hitting team in baseball. They’ve got a lights-out closer in Joe Nathan and, despite some devastating injuries,
The cookies, known to most Texans as Caramel deLites, will be fried to mark the Girl Scout's 100th Anniversary.
Mullins, an actor by trade, grew up in Fort Worth and lives in Addison. As the State Fair of Texas’s joker-in-residence, he’s been hurling family-friendly barbs at unsuspecting visitors since 2004.I grew up going to the state fair, but I’d never seen the midway barker before. They only started
The corn dog’s birthplace may be disputed among gastronomists, but there is no denying that the corny dog, as the fried delicacy is known in these parts, made its first appearance at the State Fair of Texas. Dallas native Neil Fletcher formulated the recipe in 1942, set up a
The State Fair has seen it all, from a model of the Washington Monument made entirely out of human teeth to a visit by King Olaf V of Norway on Norweigian Day.
For 117 years, the State Fair of Texas has been part parade, part carnival, part livestock show, part museumand all fun.
The roar of the grease, the smell of the corny dog.