• Brittany McMahon

OUR TOP 10 PICKS FOR THRIFTY THURSDAYS AT THE STATE FAIR of texas

Updated: Sep 30, 2021

If you love the State Fair of Texas and all of the delicious fried food that comes with it but want want to do it all on a budget, we've got you covered with all things Thrifty Thursday! Each Thursday at the State Fair of Texas you can enjoy food items at a discounted coupon price. We're all about ballin' on a budget when fair season comes to town so we can eat even MORE over the top fried food all season long!


1.// One Pound Tray of Tornado Taters

📍Tornado Taters // 🎟 4

A whole pound of taters for 4 coupons? Say less and hand over the hot sauce! We snagged a huge portion of these Tornado Taters and made sure to top with hot sauce and salt + pepper for the ultimate salty snack.


2.// Half Texas Fried Corn on the Cobb

📍TX Burgers, Dogs and more // 🎟 4

We weren't messing around when we said that you can get just about anything fried at the fair! Try this corn on the cob thats fully fried and on the kabob for you to enjoy with butter, salt, pepper and any other toppings you may want!


3.// Fried Double Stuff Oreos

📍Stifflers Funnel Factory // 🎟 4

We have to say, this may have been one of the highlights of our trip. Who doesn't love deep fried Oreos? But then it gets better because they're DOUBLE STUF. You need these in your life, thank us later.


4.//mini funnel cake

📍Hiltons Turkey Leg // 🎟 5

Another Team Love List favorite was the funnel cake! Drowned in powdered sugar this fair classic is a must and only 5 coupons during Thrifty Thursdays!


5.// Fried Pickles

📍BW’s Fried Ribs // 🎟 4

Fried pickles with a side of ranch? Yes please! Snag a bowl of fried pickles for just 4 coupons.


6.// Flamin Hot Cheetos Nachos

📍Velasquez Concessions // 🎟 4

Elevate your nacho game with some Flamin' Hot Cheetos. This spicy snack is one for those who can take the heat!



7.// Ten Fried Pretzel Bites

📍Bert’s Concessions // 🎟 4


TEN fried pretzel bites for only 4 coupons make for the perfect post ride snack. Dip in ketchup or mustard or enjoy these heavenly fried pieces solo!


8.// Cotton Candy Cone

📍State Fair Cotton Candy // 🎟 3

Got a sweet tooth? This one's for you! Snag a Cotton Candy cone at one of the many stands throughout the fair for only 3 coupons! It makes for a totally instagramable foodie pic too!


9.// Eight Fried Mac N Cheese Bites

📍Johnsons // 🎟 6

As if Mac n Cheese could get any better, the fair goes and deep fries it! This gooey and cheesy delicious snack is only 6 coupons on Thrifty Thursday so make sure to snag this deal where you get more bang for your buck!


10.// Cinnamon Roll

📍Stubby’s Cinnamon Rolls // 🎟 6

Last but not least end with a sweet treat at Stubby's Cinnamon Rolls! It's perfect to share with your bestie or date at the end of a long day exploring all things Fair.


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