Texans can rejoice a bit because they can still get their state fair fare fix after all.
For the first time in its 134-year history, the State Fair of Texas has announced a special event called "Big Tex Fair Food Drive-Thru."
Fair organizers say the event will be held in lieu of the annual 24-day exhibition, which was canceled in July.
The best part is you'll be able to eat your favorite food staples and snap a photo with Big-Tex, all while staying socially distant.
Tickets go on sale starting at 10 a.m. on Sept. 2 on BigTex.com.
In order to keep everyone safe, fair officials say only a limited number of tickets will be sold for the event.
A special photo-only weekend will also be held if you want to get a photo with Big Tex, who will be wearing a face mask this year.
Here's what you need to know about the event:
- The special Big Tex photo-only drive-thru experience will be held Sept. 19 and 20. The package for this event costs $25.
- Fair food & photo packages are available for these dates: Sept. 25-27; Oct. 2-4; Oct. 9-12; and Oct. 15-18 (excluding Saturday, Oct.10, due to the AT&T Red River Showdown football game).
- Tickets are limited and will be presold in three entry windows – entry between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., entry between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., and entry between 5 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.
- Fair officials said the drive-thru shouldn't take longer than one and a half hours once people enter the gate.
- Two food and photo packages will be sold, ranging from $65 to $99. Add-on food items such as corny dogs and turkey legs will be available and range from $10 to $24.
For a full list of health and safety protocols for the event, click here.
Organizers say a portion of the proceeds from the event will go to the North Texas Food Bank.
"While this year has felt anything but ordinary, we look forward to bringing a piece of tradition back to the Lone Star State in an all-new safe, and fun way," fair officials said.