Interested in becoming a food vendor at the State Fair of Texas? It’s time to submit your application

T. Ware
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Have you thought about selling your favorite fried food concoctions or other tasty treats at the State Fair of Texas? You have until March 31 to apply to this year’s Dallas Fair Park annual event.

Ice cream, seafood gumbo balls, collard greens, ranch water, and icebox pies are a few of the lip-smacking, diet-busting, delicious fried foods you can get at the State Fair of Texas.

As the Big Tex says,

“If you can eat it, we can fry it—and we probably already have.”

Fletcher’s sells over 500,000 corny dogs annually at the big event. They started selling the popular breaded and fried wiener on a stick 80 years ago.

But there’s more to the State Fair’s culinary delights than fried foods. Creative kitchen geniuses satisfy pallets with a wide variety of dishes from around the world, each with a taste of Texas.

Do you want to join them?

What the State Fair of Texas expects from food vendors

To become one of 80+ concessionaires, applicants need big-event experience. After all, the State Fair welcomed over 2.5 million visitors in 2019. You must know how to prepare dishes for many people fast.

Requirements also include a minimum $5000 upfront investment and an agreement to work the entire Fair’s run. That’s, September 30 - October 23, which is 24 days in a row, rain or shine, according to Big Tex's website.

How you can apply

If you believe you have what it takes and want to join their food and beverage vendor family, you can get get details and apply before the March 31 deadline.

The State Fair of Texas always has a wide variety of delectable foods to choose from. What’s your favorite? What would you like to see added to the list of tasty treats?

Let us know in the comments.

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