The State Fair of Texas is just two days away! The Fair’s concessionaires are constantly cooking up new treats and creative sweets to serve each year. Not only will fairgoers have the chance to taste the finalists of the 2017 Big Tex Choice Awards, but some of the competition’s semi-finalist dishes will also be sold during the 2017 Fair. Each year, semi-finalists who do not make it to the ceremony round have the option to add their new creations to their menu that year.

The list does not stop there! As an added bonus to visitors’ Fair-food checklist, additional new foods will be available at concession stands across the grounds. See below for the menu of new food items that can be found at this year’s StateFair of Texas. For the full list of this year’s new foods and their locations, visit


Pictured: Tamale Donut — one of the finalists from the 2017 Big Tex Choice Awards (Credit: State Fair of Texas)


2017 New Foods

Fried Mango Loco

at Fruteria Cano

Jalapeno Popcorn

at Pioneer Kettle Korn

Pineapple Float

at Pineapple Man

Chicken Fried Spam Fries

at Stiffler’s Sweet Spot

Caramel Sea Salt Beer

at Stiffler’s Sweet Spot

Deep Fried Slovacek’s Garlic Pepper Jack Sausage Wrapped with Bacon on a Stick

at Darn Good Corn

Crabmeat Jalapeno Poppers

at Villa’s Seafood Village

Chicken Jalapeno Poppers

at Villa’s Seafood Village

Veggie Hot Dog

at Lone Star Pizza

Spicy Garlic Fries

at Stuffed Wings

Deep Fried Bacon Wrapped Mozzarella Cheese

By Old Mill Inn Restaurant

Shrimp Po Boy w/ Siracha Cilantro Aioli

By Old Mill Inn Restaurant

Grilled Chicken Burrito

By Old Mill Inn Restaurant

Turkey Caesar Wrap

By Old Mill Inn Restaurant

Fried Cheesecake Stuffed Apple Sundae

at Ms. Ruth’s

Dreamy Drunken Sopapilla Cheesecake Bar

at Chef Cassy’s Creations

Crawfish Lollipop

at Benavides Nachos

Fried Arroz Con Pollo

at Ranchero Norteno

Oreo Beer

at Barrera’s

Tipsy Topsy Catfish on a Stick

at Chef Cassy’s Creations

Cajun Fried Devil Eggs

at Larry’s Bar & Grill

Deep Fried Root Beer Float with Dragon’s Breath

By Scrumbscious Pie Company

Fried El Paso

at Trio on the Green

Beer Battered Beef Jerky

at Crazy Otto’s


Don’t miss out on your chance to get a taste of all the new foods at the 2017 State Fair of Texas. This year’s event runs from Friday, September 29 to Sunday, October 22 in historic Fair Park. Your ticket to the Fair is your ticket to Texas-sized fun, with hundreds of daily shows, concerts, activities and exhibits all included in the price of admission. Purchase your tickets and coupons online today at