The State Fair of Texas is known for its over-the-top, deep-fried renditions of practically everything edible. This year, the fair has been canceled because of the pandemic. But the deep fryers bubble on through a trio of inventive ways to clog the state’s collective arteries without the annual event.
The fair has come up with a drive-through version that exists mostly as a way to get corn dogs, kettle corn and fried Oreos into the hands of traditionalists who refuse to believe that it’s actually fall unless they’re eating fair food. A few midway games have been adapted to be played from inside the car, and there’s a photo op with Big Tex (wearing his face mask, of course).