Semifinalists Announced for 2018 Big Tex Choice Awards

The State Fair of Texas announced the semifinalists for the 14th annual Big Tex Choice Awards early Tuesday morning.

A total of 31 semi-finalists were named, each to be considered for one of three winning titles: "Best Taste - Sweet," "Best Taste - Savory," and "Most Creative."

The second round of judging will take place during the next few weeks. The 10 finalists will be announced in mid-August.

    • 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.

      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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