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State Fair of Texas Announces Big Tex Choice Awards Finalists for 2018

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Officials with the State Fair of Texas announced the finalists for the 14th annual Big Tex Choice Awards. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018)

Officials with the State Fair of Texas announced the finalists for the 14th annual Big Tex Choice Awards.

We've seen the list of 31 semi-finalists, with each dish being considered for one of three titles: "Best Taste - Sweet," "Best Taste - Savory," and "Most Creative."

And, in alphabetical order, the finalists are:

• Arroz con Leche (Sweet Crispy Rice) by the Garza Family (SWEET)
• Cotton Candy Taco by Justin & Rudy Martinez (SWEET)
• Deep Fried Shepherd's Pie by Clint Probst (SAVORY)
• Deep Fried Skillet Potato Melt in a Boat by Tom Grace (SAVORY)
• Fernie's Hoppin' John Cake with Jackpot Sauce by Winter Family Concessions (SAVORY)
• Fernie's Orange You Glad We Fried It?! by Winter Family Concessions (SWEET)
• State Fair Fun-L Cake Ice Cream by Tom Landis (SWEET)
• Sweet Bakin' Bacon by Ed & Eddie Campbell (SWEET)
• Texas Fried Hill Country by Justin & Rudy Martinez (SAVORY)
• Texas Twang-kie by Chris & Sherry Howard (SAVORY)

'18 Big Tex Choice Awards Finalists'18 Big Tex Choice Awards Finalists

See pictures of the finalists here and the full list of semifinalists below:


    • Corn Dog Ale
    • Deep Fried Bodacious Bacon Bombs
    • Deep Fried Chicken Tetrazzini Parmesana
    • Deep Fried Lobster Pops
    • Deep Fried Ranch
    • Deep Fried Shepherd's Pie
    • Deep Fried Skillet Potato Melt in a Boat
    • Fried Cup of Corn "Elotes"
    • Fried Kool-Aid® Pickles
    • Hoppin' John Cake with Jackpot Sauce
    • King Crispy Coconut Crab Sliders
    • Pico Frito (Deep Fried Pico de Gallo)
    • Southern Fried Chicken Nachos
    • Texas Fried Hill Country
    • Texas Twang-kie
      • Bacon Brittle
      • Cherish Erbert Champagne
      • Cotton Candy Taco
      • Deep Fried M&M's®
      • Deep Fried Raspberry Brie-ret
      • Frosty's Frozen Hot Chocolate
      • Fruity Dessert Nachos
      • Kool-Aid® Pickle-Dilly Sangria
      • Orange Julia's Beermosa
      • Orange You Glad We Fried It?!
      • State Fair Fun-L Cake Ice Cream
      • Supra Stuffed Mini Sopapillas
      • Sweet Bakin' Bacon
      • Sweet Crispy Rice (Arroz con Leche)
      • Texas Thai Delight
      • The Roll Tide

      The Big Tex Choice Awards will take place at 2 p.m. Aug. 26 in the Tower Building at Fair Park.

      '18 Big Tex Choice Awards Finalists'18 Big Tex Choice Awards Finalists

      Officials with the State Fair of Texas announced the finalists for the 14th annual Big Tex Choice Awards.

      (Published Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018)

      '17 Big Tex Choice Awards Finalists'17 Big Tex Choice Awards Finalists

      Tickets will be available online at BigTex.com for $125 - up $25 from 2017. All proceeds will be donated to the State Fair of Texas Youth Scholarship Program.

      Online:BigTex.com


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