Semifinalists Announced for 2017 Big Tex Choice Awards

The State Fair of Texas announced the semifinalists for the 13th annual Big Tex Choice Awards Friday.

A third category was added to this year's awards. Three winners will be crowned in the 2017 Big Tex Choice Awards ceremony in the categories of "Best Taste - Sweet," "Best Taste - Savory," and "Most Creative."

The second round of judging will take place during the next few weeks to narrow down the following list of 30 semifinalists. The 10 finalists will be announced in mid-August.

  • Beer Battered Beef Jerky
  • Cajun Fried Deviled Eggs
  • Crawfish Lollipop
  • Deep Fried Bacon Wrapped Mozzarella with Jalapeno Ranch
  • Deep Fried Breakfast Cupcake
  • Deep Fried Chicken Noodle Soup on a Stick
  • Deep Fried Fruit Loops
  • Deep Fried Reuben
  • Deep Fried Root Beer Float with Dragon's Breath
  • Dreamy Drunken Sopapilla Cheesecake Bar
  • Fat Smooth
  • Fried Arroz Con Pollo
  • Fried Cheesecake Stuffed Apple Sundae
  • Fried El Paso
  • Fried Mango Loco
  • Fried Redneck Wedding Cake Balls
  • Fried Sloppy Joe Flautas with 'Not Cho' Fries
  • Fried Texas Dirt
  • Fried Texas Sheet Cake
  • Funnel Cake Bacon Queso Burger
  • Gulf Coast Fish Bowl
  • Oreo Beer
  • Pinot Noir Popcorn
  • Ramen Grasshopper Cookie
  • Southern Fried Chicken Monte Cristo
  • Surfin-Turfin-Tator Boat
  • Texas Fajita Fries
  • Texas Fried Cowboy Fritters
  • The Tamale Donut
  • Tipsy Topsy Catfish on a Stick

The Big Tex Choice Awards will take place at 2 p.m. Aug. 27 in the Tower Building at Fair Park.

Tickets will be available online at BigTex.com for $100. All proceeds will be donated to the State Fair of Texas Youth Scholarship Program.

Online: BigTex.com

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