State Fair of Texas FOOD, FOOD and more FOOD!

(ROCKWALL, TX – Sept. 24, 2019) The State Fair of Texas opens in three days!

The first thing that pops into most people’s minds when they think of the State Fair of Texas is, FOOD! So let’s talk about just that. Yes, the State Fair has some amazing deep fried foods that you will want to try. In fact, they just released the new foods list. These are items that were not part of the Big Tex Choice Awards. Items that concessionaires themselves created and added to the menu.

Below, you can find a full list of new foods and where to find them:

State Fair of Texas Foods and where to find them
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Young woman standing with pink cotton candy outdoors in front of the carrousel at the amusement park

If you have food allergies or follow a diet that restricts certain foods, don’t worry, the State Fair has you covered. There are over 100 food vendors that offer vegetarian menu items and over 30 that offer vegan items. There are several State Fair staples that are naturally gluten free like cotton candy, candied apples, nachos, pickle on a stick, popcorn and turkey legs. These can be found almost anywhere throughout fair grounds along with a list of over 100 other gluten free items.

If you don’t have food allergies and are just following a healthier meal plan, there are tons of great options for you as well. In fact, too many to post but you can visit to see the entire list of Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free and Healthy food items and where to find them.

Maybe you are a picky eater. Or trying to save a few bucks. Did you know you can bring your own food into the State Fair of Texas? Yep, you can. The State Fair allows you to bring your own food and beverages. You are even allowed to bring in coolers and wagons to tote them around. The only restrictions are NO alcohol, glass containers, and metal knives and forks.

So there you have it. Whether you plan to eat it all, some or none…you can have a great time at the State Fair of Texas. To find out more info about ticketing and the fair season in general, please visit

Melissa TateBy Blue Ribbon News guest columnist Melissa Tate of Rockwall. Melissa is a freelance food writer and owner of Photo-Wagon mobile photo booth. She also helps her husband run their family farm, Tate Farms, and event center, Summerfield at Tate Farms. They are currently managing the Smirl Chapel Relocation & Preservation Project. Find Melissa on, on Facebook or Instagram at @melissatatetx to follow the adventures. Headshot by Kelly Alexander Photography.

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