One of the genres of foods that Texans can agree makes the springtime so exciting is fair food. As state fairs and rodeos roll into towns across the state, locals gather for the exciting entertainment and delicious, deep-fried, buttery foods. However, with large events being canceled or postponed this season, Texas state fairs have to make do with what they've got, and one has got their East Texas locals covered with a "fair food drive-in" coming this June.
Craving a turkey leg or funnel cake? The East Texas State Fair is here to serve you. From June 4 to June 7, 2020, visitors from all over can come to enjoy a safer way to experience fair food this spring.
There will be stalls set up with a variety of the most iconic fair dishes to choose from. The event will benefit the East Texas food concessionaires who haven't been able to work since the pandemic arose in the U.S.
Set up at the event will be "hand sanitizing stations and staff to make sure that visitors are adhering to social distancing standards,” according to the event holders' statement.
Guests can find volcano fries, jumbo corn dogs, massive turkey legs, and loaded nachos, waffle fries, and tater tots.
To drive up to the fairgrounds and grab some of the most mouthwatering foods from your carnival dreams sounds like the best weekend ever.
Want a tasty dessert to top of your savory meal? You can grab some delicious ice cream cones and floats, plus jumbo funnel cakes loaded with tasty toppings.
Or just grab a classic Texan-favorite sweet tea or lemonade to wash it all down. You'll almost forget you're not actually at a jam-packed state fair.
The actual East Texas State Fair will take place this fall, from September 25 to October 4, 2020, in Tyler, Texas.
The 10-day fair will host all of the classic favorite activities such as carnival rides, live concerts, horticulture and art shows, plus livestock competition.
And of course, plenty of fair food.
East Texas "Fair Food Drive-In"
Cuisine: Fair Food
Address: Fair Park Drive, Tyler, TX
Why You Need To Go: You can get your hands on the tastiest fried foods and desserts without straying too far from your car.