More than a decade of decadence
Since 2005, the State Fair’s Big Tex Choice Awards contest has solidified the annual exposition as the top fair for great food creations.
Each year, State Fair concessionaires fry up tasty and unique foods for a chance to become a finalist in the Big Tex Choice Awards. Everything from Fried Beer to Fried Peaches and Cream have made the cut to become a part of an exclusive club.
2017 Big Tex Choice Awards Winners
The judges have spoken and the winners have been crowned. Here are your 2017 Big Tex Choice Award Winners!
2017 Big Tex Choice Awards Finalists
The State Fair of Texas is happy to announce the ten finalists that will be competing for the titles of “Best Taste – Sweet,” “Best Taste – Savory,” and “Most Creative” in the 2017 Big Tex® Choice Awards competition.
2017 Big Tex Choice Awards Semi Finalists
Building on the success of 2016’s event, the Fair is excited to announce a few enhancements that will be debuting during this year’s competition. The stakes have now been raised with a third category joining the award lineup. Three winners will be crowned in 2017’s ceremony, receiving awards for “Best Taste – Sweet,” “Best Taste – Savory,” and “Most Creative.” With the addition of a third category, the number of semi finalists has increased to 30, and the top 10 foods were selected as finalists.
Join in the Fun! Tickets to the Big Tex Choice Awards
Presented by returning sponsor, Visit Dallas, the main event will be held Sunday, August 27 at 2 p.m. in the historic Tower Building in Fair Park.
Tickets to the 2017 Big Tex Choice Awards Judging / Tasting are $100. Tickets to the event are now on sale and allow you to be the first to taste the 10 finalist foods. Included with your tickets is one admission ticket to the State Fair, a Fair-branded baseball cap, and a commemorative Big Tex refillable cup. All proceeds of the event go to the State Fair Youth Scholarship Fund.Sold Out
Previous Big Tex Choice Awards Winners
Check out past winners of the Choice Awards.
|2016||Best Taste|| Fried Jell-O®
|Most Creative||State Fair Cookie Fries|
|2015||Best Taste|| Fernie’s Holy Moly Carrot Cake Roly
|Most Creative||Smoky Bacon Margarita|
|2014||Best Taste||Fried Gulf Shrimp Boil|
|Most Creative||State Fair Brew - Funnel Cake Ale|
|2013||Best Taste||Deep-Fried Cuban Roll|
|Most Creative||Fried Thanksgiving Dinner|
|2012||Best Taste||Fried Bacon Cinnamon Roll|
|Most Creative||Deep Fried Jambalaya|
|2011||Best Taste||Buffalo Chicken in a Flapjack|
|Most Creative||Fried Bubblegum|
|2010||Best Taste||Texas Fried FRITOS® Pie|
|Most Creative||Fried Beer™|
|2009||Best Taste||Fernie's Deep Fried Peaches & Cream|
|Most Creative||Deep Fried Butter|
|2008||Best Taste||Chicken Fried Bacon|
|Most Creative||Fried Banana Split|
|2007||Best Taste||Texas Fried Cookie Dough|
|Most Creative||Deep Fried Latte|
|2006||Best Taste||Fried Praline Perfection|
|Most Creative||Fried Coke|
|2005||Best Taste||Fried PB, Jelly and Banana Sandwich|
|Most Creative||Viva Las Vegas Fried Ice Cream|