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Fletcher’s Original Corny Dogs brings State Fair food to you at D-FW pop-up events

The State Fair favorite will offer corny dogs, funnel cakes and lemonade from food trucks.

By now you’ve probably heard that the 2020 State Fair of Texas is officially canceled. That means we’ll be missing out on one of the most important parts of going to the fair: eating all of the classic fair foods.

But fear not! The family behind Fletcher’s Original Corny Dogs is bringing their famous corny dogs to you at pop-up events around the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The next event will be held July 17 in Highland Village.

“While we are heartbroken that the State Fair of Texas will not take place this year, we take the health of our employees and customers seriously and understand the decision that was made to protect the public at large from COVID-19,” says a statement on the Fletcher’s website.

At the pop-ups, a mobile trailer will serve corn dogs ($5-$7), funnel cakes ($7), curly fries ($5) and lemonade ($4). Advance orders and cash will not be accepted. Fletcher’s encourages patrons to practice safe social distancing and to send only one person per household to wait in line. Masks are now mandatory while in public in most Texas counties, including Dallas and Tarrant counties.

Over the past few months, Fletcher’s had already begun hosting pop-ups and started catering private events as a way to “lift the spirits of everyone affected by the pandemic.”

Corn dog options include the original corn dog made with beef and pork ($6), a jalapeño and cheese dog ($7), the Bird Dog with made with turkey ($6), a veggie dog ($6) and the Cheezy Pup filled with American cheese ($5).

Amber Fletcher (right) teaches Dallas Morning News subscriber Sam Taylor how to fry a Fletcher's corny dog during a TDMN members event at Fair Park in Dallas.
Amber Fletcher (right) teaches Dallas Morning News subscriber Sam Taylor how to fry a Fletcher's corny dog during a TDMN members event at Fair Park in Dallas.(Lynda M. Gonzalez / Staff Photographer)

Pop-up event schedule

July 10 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Cane Rosso Chill House, 1309 S. Broadway St., Carrollton.

July 11 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Mutts Canine Cantina, 2889 Cityplace W. Blvd., Dallas.

July 15 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Tyler Station, 1300 S. Polk St., Dallas.

July 17 from 5 to 9 p.m. at What’s On Tap, 2570 FM 407, Highland Village.

July 23 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Texas Ale Project, 1001 N. Riverfront Blvd., Dallas.

Aug. 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Gas Monkey Garage, 2330 Merrell Road, Dallas.

Aug. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Lakewood Growler, 6448 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas.

Aug. 8 from noon to 7 p.m. at Honey’s Shaved Ice, 1021 Kingsbridge Drive, Rockwall.

Aug. 11 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 7611 Park Lane, Dallas.

Aug. 15 from noon to 7 p.m. at Atwoods Ranch and Home, 2825 Aspen Way, Waxahachie.

Aug. 29 from 4 to 8 p.m. at HTeaO, 4609 W. Park Blvd., Plano.

Sept. 1 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Tupps Brewery, 721 Anderson St., McKinney.

Sept. 3 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Squire Shop, 4516 Hartwood Drive, Fort Worth.

Sept. 11 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Lakewood Brewing Co., 2302 Executive Drive, Garland.

Sept. 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Atwoods Ranch and Home, 6001 Jacksboro Highway, Lake Worth.

Sept. 22 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Oak Highlands Brewery, 10484 Brockwood Road, Dallas.

Oct. 29 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Hemisphere Brewing Company, 2015 Kristy Lane, Rockwall.

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