Part of the Fun of the Fair Is the Food




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Let's face it. There's not that many "good" nutritional options offered by the food vendors at the East Texas State Fair in Tyler this week, but then again the word "good" has many possibilities. The unique treats and tummy pleasers may not be on everyone's regular diet, but that's why eating at the fair is as American as... fried-apple-pie-on-a-stick.

Just follow your nose to the Food Row. The truth is if you don't find plenty to beg your taste buds to walk on the wild side, you're probably not human. In fact, visit Food Row for lunch between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and receive free admission.

Possibilities include Fried Kool-Aid, Cheesecake Chimichangas  ​and Cowpatty Stuffed Potatoes and Brownie Burgers. And of course the usual favorites await visitors too: Chocolate-dipped treats; fried everything like pickles, Oreos and Twinkies; and just about any kind of protein-on-a-stick -- often wrapped in bacon too!

Check out the possibilities in this list of food vendors. The fair runs through Sunday, September 30.

GRANNY'S CHEESECAKES & MORE

  • Fried Cheesecake
  • Chocolate-Dipped Cheesecake
  • Fried Oreos
  • Fried Snickers
  • Fried Twinkies
  • Chocolate-Dipped Bananas
  • Fried Kool-Aid

FIVE BOYS RANCH

  • Brisket Cheese Fries
  • Brisket  or Chicken Fajita Tacos
  • Brisket Mac & Cheese
  • Lobster Mac & Cheese

WINKLE CONCESSIONS

  • Deep-Fried Bacon with Glaze
  • Bacon-Wrapped Sausage
  • Bacon-Wrapped Chicken
  • Chocolate-Dipped Bacon
  • Deep-Fried Brownies with toppings 

LAPOUTINERIE

  • French Fries with Gravy
  • Poutine varieties: Hot Dog, French, Veggie, Steak, Chicken, Mexican, Greek, Italian, Breakfast, and Shepherd's Pie

TOTALLY NUTZ

Cinnamon Glazed Pecans, Peanuts, Almonds and Cashews

TED KAMEL FOODS

  • Mac & Cheese Fries
  • Fried Pickles
  • Super Baked Sweet Potatoes
  • Thick Cut Fried Bacon on a Stick
  • Fried Peach Tacos 
  • Mexican S'mores 
  • Chocolate-Covered Fried Bacon
  • Churros Platter
  • The Brownie Burger 
  • Cheesecake Chimichangas 
  • Strawberry Shortcake Fried Twinkies 

L&D CONCESSIONS

  • Candied Apples
  • Caramel Apples
  • Cotton Candy

PALETERIA POLAR

  • Fresh Fruit Popsicles
  • Parfaits
  • Snow Cones

SMOKINLIKEYALIKEIT

  • Turkey Legs
  • Smoked Meatloaf
  • Cowboy Mignon
  • Chopped Beef
  • Kickin Chicken
  • Firepoker
  • Tamale Slammer
  • Cowpatty Stuffed Potato

SEAFOOD CAJUN EXPRESS

  • Pork Chop on a Stick
  • Chicken on a Stick
  • Gator on a Stick
  • Fried Pickles

CONCESSIONS PLUS

  • Pistolettes
  • Shrimp on a Stick
  • Gator on a Stick
  • Crawfish
  • Nachos
  • Boudin Balls
  • Ribbon Fries
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