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The State Fair of Texas, aka the land of “what can we fry next?” is back, baby. From September 28 to October 21, you can catch rides, games, petting zoos and—yep—outrageous food mash-ups galore in Fair Park, Dallas. Before you hop on a plane and stuff your face, we rounded up the 24 most delicious offerings. For ogling purposes.

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Pico Frito
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Pico Frito

Deep-fried pico de gallo is folded into an egg wrap. And deep fried again, of course.

Southern Fried Chicken Nachos
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Southern Fried Chicken Nachos

Why not combine the two best foods in the universe? 

State Fair Fun L Cake Ice Cream
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State Fair Fun-L Cake Ice Cream

Forget chocolate chips. We prefer our ice cream studded with funnel cake. 

Supra Stuffed Mini Sopapillas
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Supra Stuffed Mini Sopapillas

They’re injected with strawberry cream cheese filling, dusted with cinnamon sugar and drizzled with honey.

Sweet Bakin Bacon
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Sweet Bakin’ Bacon

What do you get when you wrap a sweet cream-filled sponge cake in savory bacon, then dip it in funnel cake batter? Heaven.

Texas Thai Delight
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Texas Thai Delight

Sticky rice + coconut milk + mangoes + a deep fryer. Don’t forget the homemade duck sauce. 

texas fried hill country
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Texas Fried Hill Country

Fried mozzarella sandwiched between two fried green tomatoes. It’s served with a salad, so it’s healthy, right?

texas twang kie
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Texas Twang-Kie

Cornbread cakes are filled with chicken white bean chili. We’ll take it over the sweet version any day.

Fernie s Orange You Glad We Fried It
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Fernie’s Orange You Glad We Fried It?!

Basically deep-fried hand pies made with puff pastry and filled with orange custard.

Fletcher s Cheezy Pup
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Fletcher’s Cheezy Pup

Five words: Mini corn dogs with cheese.

Frosty s Frozen Hot Chocolate
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Frosty’s Frozen Hot Chocolate

A giant, glorious shake with a cherry on top.

Fruity Dessert Nachos
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Fruity Dessert Nachos

Your sweet tooth will thank you.

King Crispy Coconut Crab Sliders
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King Crispy Coconut Crab Sliders

This dish starts with whole softshell crabs and ends with deep-fried plantains.

Kool Aid Pickle Dilly Sangria
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Kool-Aid Pickle-Dilly Sangria

Step 1: Infuse pickle juice with Fruit Punch–flavored Kool-Aid. Step 2: Add white white and lemon-lime soda. Step 3: You be the judge. 

Orange Julia s Beermosa
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Orange Julia’s Beermosa

A flashback to your childhood days, only better.

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Fried Cup of Corn Elotes

Dangerous cheesy corn fritters with creamy corn dip.

Arroz Con Leche  Sweet Crispy Rice
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Arroz Con Leche

Forget apple pie. Deep-fried cinnamon-spiced rice balls are the perfect companion for vanilla ice cream. 

Bacon Brittle
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Bacon Brittle

Need we say more?

Cherish Erbert Champagne
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Cherish Erbert Champagne

Sip Pixy Stix cherry sherbet champagne through a large Pixy Stix straw.

Corn Dog Ale
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Corn Dog Ale

Don’t worry, no actual corn dogs are used to create it—but the glass is rimmed with yellow mustard.

Cotton Candy Taco
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Cotton Candy Taco

You won’t find this baby at your local ice-cream truck.

Deep Fried Shepherd s Pie
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Deep-Fried Shepherd’s Pie

An explosion of ground beef, mixed vegetables and rich beef gravy fill every mashed potato bite. 

Deep Fried Skillet Potato Melt in a Boat
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Deep Fried Skillet Potato Melt In A Boat

An enormous fritter made with potatoes, breakfast sausage and Babybel cheese is served in a cheesy potato skin.

Fernie s Hoppin  John Cake with Jackpot Sauce
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Fernie’s Hoppin’ John Cake with Jackpot Sauce

The accoutrement to this black-eyed pea, rice and sausage fritter? Pickled okra, of course. 

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