Aug 22, 2022 - Things to Do

State Fair of Texas reveals new food options

A pile of meat and cheese and peppers on chicharron
The Chicharron Explosion Nachos. Photo courtesy of the State Fair of Texas

It's that time of year again — when we learn about the insanely calorie-tastic culinary inventions coming to the State Fair of Texas, which runs Sept. 30 through Oct. 23.

Driving the news: The 18th Big Tex Choice Awards will take place this Sunday in the Briscoe Carpenter Livestock Center arena at Fair Park.

  • Some of the foods up for awards include Chicharron Explosion Nachos (seen above), a deep-fried lasagna roll, a concoction dubbed the "Holy Biscuit" and something called the "Cha-Cha Chata."

Check out photos of some of the finalists…

A pile of red sauce and meat on a checkered paper
Deep-fried lasagna with zucchini fries. Photo courtesy of the State Fair of Texas
A biscuit filled with bacon and cheese
The Holy Biscuit, filled with brisket, bacon and honey. Photo courtesy of the State Fair of Texas
A cookie covered in peanut butter with a drink umbrella sticking out
The Peanut Butter Paradise: A deep-fried honey bun filled with caramel and topped with peanut butter, Reese's Pieces, Butterfinger crumbles and peanut butter cups. Photo courtesy of the State Fair of Texas
Fried ice cream with more ice cream on top
The Deep Fried Rocky Road, which comes served with a scoop of vanilla Blue Bell. Photo courtesy of the State Fair of Texas

Zoom out: While we're talking about state fair fare, read about the offerings our Axios colleagues have highlighted in Iowa, Illinois and Minnesota.

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