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.
The Big Tex Choice Awards will take place at 2 p.m. Aug. 27 in the Tower Building at Fair Park.
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Tickets will be available online at BigTex.com for $100. All proceeds will be donated to the State Fair of Texas Youth Scholarship Program.