Jumbo corn dogs, giant turkey legs and sweet funnel cakes are just some of the traditional fair foods available in Tyler this week.

McKinney Concessions, Corky Westmorland Concessions and Wonderstick Ice Cream are open for business from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through Sunday on the East Texas State Fairgrounds, 2000 W. Front St.

Many people came out for the treats after the concessions opened on the first day of the special promotion on Thursday.

Fair Food Drive-In Days is being sponsored by the East Texas State Fair to help concessionaires who have lost business because of event cancellations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Local food concessionaires are suffering staggering losses. ... The East Texas State Fair is stepping in to help by setting up this unprecedented event,” said a statement released by the fair association.

The food concessions are set up along Fair Park Drive.

Hand sanitizing stations are onsite and people are asked to follow social distancing practices. Those working in the concessions on Thursday are being required to wear masks and gloves.

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