“Fair” Weathered Friend Returns

Not even COVID-19 keeps Big Tex down

By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette

Are you missing the State Fair of Texas this year? More importantly, are you missing the food of the State Fair of Texas?

While COVID-19 has canceled almost every major event this year, virtual and alternative solutions have provided creative options for familiar comforts. In this instance, Texans can reunite with Big Tex and throw their diets to the wind with the “Big Texas Fair Food Drive-Through,” Sept. 25 through Oct. 18. Tickets can be reserved by clicking the link here

With proceeds benefiting the North Texas Food Bank, up to 50,000 vehicles will be given the opportunity to drive through Fair Park, and live their Fletcher’s Corny Dog dreams in addition to a variety of fair favorites. Tickets are limited with three pre-sell entry windows: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Fairgoers can even get a photo op with Big Tex himself, this year wearing a giant-sized face mask to keep his local Texans safe.

Tickets for the event are already on sale, where customers can register for a specific date and time, and one of two packages with add-ons.

The options are: 

Fair Food & Photo Package A – $65 (Feeds 1 to 2 people)

  • Admission (in one vehicle) for up to eight people
  • One downloadable professional photo with Big Tex
  • Two Soft Drinks or Bottled Waters provided by Haworth Concessions
  • Two Fletcher’s Original State Fair Corny Dogs
  • One order of Jack’s French Fries
  • One order of Stiffler’s Fried Oreos®
  • One bag of State Fair Cotton Candy
  • One bag of Pioneer Kettle Corn
  • One Midway Prize

Fair Food & Photo Package B – $99 (Feeds 3 to 4 people)

  • Admission (in one vehicle) for up to eight people
  • One downloadable professional photo with Big Tex
  • Four Soft Drinks or Bottled Waters provided by Haworth Concessions
  • Four Fletcher’s Original State Fair Corny Dogs
  • Two orders of Jack’s French Fries
  • Two orders of Stiffler’s Fried Oreos
  • Two bags of State Fair Cotton Candy
  • Two bags of Pioneer Kettle Corn
  • Two Midway Prizes

Additional Add-on Items Include

  • Two Sweet Connie’s Corn on the Cob, $10
  • Two Fletcher’s Original State Fair Corny Dogs, $15
  • Two Smokey John’s Sausage on a Stick, $12
  • Two Smokey John’s Turkey Legs, $24

Due to COVID-19, health and safety protocols for the event can be found by clicking the link here.

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