The State Fair of Texas: agriculture, food and FUN :)

Howdy Folks!  Don't you love that booming loud friendly welcome from BIG TEX when you walk through those Fair Park gates?  It brings us back to our childhood every time.  Since we both love the State Fair of Texas so much, we have made it a tradition to make our way (corny dog in hand) through the Midway, AG barn and Chevy car show every year since Blake and I married 19 years ago.  But we have a new first this year.  Crave Popcorn Co. is partnering with the Big Tex Champion Club to support the Youth Livestock Scholarship program! We are thrilled to be a part of this great organization as our own son, Cole, has just joined FFA (Future Farmer's of America) this year. Learning about how these kids work their tails off raising animals, growing plants and training in all aspects of agriculture, we can't wait to see how this organization helps kids pursue their dreams.  So we are backing the brand and we've got our bid number ready!  Come on out and join us on Auction Day, Friday, October 7th at 1pm.

 Chef Chris Vogli and owner John Harky of III Forks

Chef Chris Vogli and owner John Harky of III Forks

 My sweet mom and me at the Big Tex Champion Club benefit hosted by III Forks.

My sweet mom and me at the Big Tex Champion Club benefit hosted by III Forks.

After the auction, we plan on eating...a lot!!  Because the food at the Fair is THE BEST!  We save all the calories we can for that Friday night before the Red River Shootout.  Searching for that perfectly fried concoction has become a mission!  Some of our favorites over the years...

Fried corn

Fried cheesecake

Fried Oreos

and Fried Coke

This year, we are gonna dive into

Fried Jello

Fried chicken & dumplin's

and State Fair cookie fries!  

And of course we are always on the hunt for some unique tasty POPCORN.  We love seeing what the concessionaires come up with that inspires us to showcase at Crave.

The State Fair has always been a place where Texans can share their creative artistic gifts whether it be through agriculture, food or crafts.  The talent is admirable and it's a big part of why we love it.  Farm to Table has a new meaning for us.  We understand the importance of starting with farm fresh seeds and appreciate the farmers who produce high quality corn.  And this is why we will continue to support kids learning and pursuing careers in agriculture.

We too take a lot of pride in producing Texas-made gourmet popcorn.  Hand crafted in small batches, we are able to ensure farm fresh goodness.  We've been creating some yummy fall flavors. Pumpkin spice caramel corn is back by popular demand.  Candy corn crunch (candy corn with white and milk chocolate drizzled over caramel corn) makes for a great party dessert.  We also have lots of salty savory popcorn to cut all that sweet!  

And guess what?!  We want YOU to go to the great State Fair of Texas too!  And it's easy as pie to win...just follow us on facebook as we have several chances to win FREE tickets to the Fair!  We can't wait to make your day and see ya at the Fair!