Big Tex says bring on your Texas Cooking!

Got a favorite dish that your Texas Granny taught you to make?  Why not enter that family heirloom recipe in the State Fair of Texas?  This year’s theme is Super Size Fun and what could be more fun than being a contest winner?

Upcoming contests — just show up and pay your entry fee (which is $3 or so) -in the State Fair Contest Kitchen in the Creative Arts Bldg. on Fairgrounds.

Red River Biscuit Rivalry — Saturday Oct 2, 9:00 a.m., 2 categories – bake your

traditional biscuit or anyother (cheese, garlic, blueberry, etc) right on

the spot.  Begin baking at 9:30 a.m. and the judging begins no later than noon.  Entry info at

Candy Contest – Sunday, Oct 3  Show up at 9:00 a.m. with your candy,

judging at 10:30 a.m.  – lots of candy categories, but Pralines and peanut

patties are two of them. Entry info at

Great American Spam Champtionship – Spice Up Your “Mac ‘n Cheese” with Spam Products — it’s the 20th anniversary of the SPAM STATE FAIR RECIPE CONTEST! Bring your favorite SPAM variety, macaroni, cheese, and up to 7 other ingredients. Oct. 5,  at 9:00 a.m. and the  judging at 10:30 – no entry fee.

Cheese Contest – $2/entry fee:  Wed, Oct 6, 9:00 a.m.. And judging at 10:30 -ribbons given for cheese appetizer, soup, entré, desert and of course, cheesecake!

Tex-Mex Contest — Sun Oct 10, 9:00 a.m., judging at 10:30, $2 entry fee – ribbons given for salsa, appetizer, entre, chili.  Judging on great Texas taste!

Wolf Brand and State Fair of Texas present “the Wolf Brand Chili Taste of Texas Showdown” Contest Sun Oct 10, 9:00 a.m and the judging is at 10:30, no entry fee but the grand prize is $25.   Create your own original recipe – entre, side or appetizer.  Your recipe must include Wolf Brand chili! Judging on flavor, appearance, creativity. Entry info at

Cobbler Cook – $3 entry fee, Sat, Oct 16, 8:30 a.m., baking on the premises and it starts at 9:00.  Judging begins no later than noon.– bring your ingredients

Don’t forget to stop and say “hey” to Big Tex!

About texastreats

Howdy! We are a Texas-based company specializing in all things Texan! We have a wide variety of gift items, including food and personalized items, that you can view on our website or see in person at our Frisco store. Orders can be made online, on the phone, or in person at our store. We hope y'all like what you see and come back now, ya hear?
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