Skip to main content

Southlake Style

Howdy, Folks!

Oct 06, 2016 03:39PM ● By Ashley Pape

We Texans wait all year for just the slightest dip in temperature to signal one thing: the coming of the State Fair of Texas! As always, Big Tex will greet you as you make your way to the best food, fun, and family-friendly festival of the year. This year, top food awards go to Ruth Hauntz and her fried Jell-O with Isaac Rousso winning the Most Creative Category for his State Fair Cookie Fries. But don’t stop there! Other entries into this year’s food contest include a plethora of fanciful fried foods. We admit we’re intrigued by the fried cannoli bites and the fried smoked salmon and bacon croquettes. And don’t forget about the legendary Fletcher’s corny dogs! 

In addition, prepare to be entertained with musical acts ranging from Casey Musgrave and Nelly to the fiddling trio The Quebe Sisters and La Energia Nortena. Check the website at for show schedules and times, as the full 23 days of the fair are packed with lively music and family fun! Of course, the State Fair of Texas wouldn’t be what it is without livestock. Originally organized as a showcase for Texas agriculture, the fair continues to please patrons of all ages with Farm Day at the Fair, Ag-ventures on the Fairgrounds, Educational Shows (including showcases from the Dallas Police Department), Milking Demos from the Southwest Dairy Museum, Livestock Guided Tours, and Horse Demos. So rustle up your family and plan your trip! Tickets and the fair map are located at