courtesy State Fair of Texas

State Fair names finalists for Big Tex Choice Awards

August 16, 2018 - 2:53 pm

DALLAS (KJCE) -- The finalists have been announced for this year's Big Tex Choice Awards - a showcase of the best food offerings from concessionaires at the State Fair of Texas.

This year's Fair is less than two months away, and winners of the 14th Annual Big Tex Choice Awards will be announced on August 26. The competition is split into two categories - savory and sweet - along with a third award for the most creative item.

In the savory category, the finalists are Deep Fried Shepherd's Pie, Texas Fried Hill Country, Texas Twang-Kie, Deep Fried Skillet Potato Melt in a Boat, and Fernie's Hoppin' John Cake with Jackpot Sauce. On the sweet side, the finalists include the Cotton Candy Taco, Fernie' Orange You Glad We Fried It?, Arroz Con Leche, State Fair Fun-L Cake Ice Cream, and Sweet Bakin' Bacon.

All proceeds from the Big Tex Choice Awards go to the State Fair Scholarship Fund. Tickets and more information, including descriptions of all of the finalist dishes, can be found at

The State Fair of Texas runs from September 28 through to October 21.

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