Big Tex Choice Awards

More than a decade of decadence

Since 2005, the Big Tex Choice Awards contest has solidified the State Fair of Texas 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 annual Big Tex Choice Awards competition. Everything from Fried Beer to Fried Peaches and Cream has made the cut to become a part of the exclusive club of fried food creations.

2018 BIG TEX CHOICE AWARDS

The Big Tex Choice Awards will be held Sunday, August 26 at 2 p.m. in the historic Tower Building in Fair Park.

Tickets to the 2018 Big Tex Choice Awards ceremony are $125 each. Included with your ticket is one admission ticket to the State Fair, exclusive Fair gear, and a commemorative Big Tex refillable cup. All proceeds from the event go to the State Fair Scholarship Fund.

Tickets go on sale soon. Check back for more information.

2017 Big Tex Choice Awards Winners

Best Taste - Savory :: Funnel Cake Bacon Queso Burger

Best Taste - Sweet :: Gulf Coast Fish Bowl

Most Creative :: Funnel Cake Bacon Queso Burger

2017 BIG TEX CHOICE AWARDS FINALISTS

SAVORY FINALISTS

Deep Fried Chicken Noodle Soup

Funnel Cake Bacon Queso Burger

Texas Fajita Fries

The Tamale Donut

Surfin' Turfin' Tater Boat

SWEET FINALISTS

Deep Fried Froot Loops

Pinot Noir Popcorn

Gulf Coast Fish Bowl

Fried Texas Sheet Cake

Fat Smooth

Previous Big Tex Choice Award Winners

Year Category Winner
2017 Best Taste :: Savory Funnel Cake Bacon Queso Burger
Best Taste :: Sweet Gulf Coast Fish Bowl
Most Creative Funnel Cake Bacon Queso Burger
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