Deep fried Froot Loops.

State Fair of Texas

Get Your Tickets for 2017 Big Tex Choice Awards Judging Ceremony

Your chance to taste all ten finalists of this year’s competition.

If you love getting up close and personal with the fried wonders created each year for the State Fair of Texas, then you need to buy tickets to 13th Annual Big Tex Choice Awards ceremony on August 27. For $100, you will receive one admission to the State Fair, a Fair-branded baseball cap, and a commemorative Big Tex refillable cup. Plus, you get the chance to taste the competition’s 10 finalists which were announced last week.

The judging for this year’s Best Taste Sweet, Best Taste Savory, and Most Creative will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Here are the competitors:


The Tamale Donut by Justin Martinez

Deep Fried Chicken Noodle Soup on a Stick by Sherry & Chris Howard

Surfin’ Turfin’ Tator Boat by Melissa & David Harrison

Funnel Cake Bacon Queso Burger by Tom Grace & Edna Sutton

Texas Fajita Fries by Nick Bert


Pinot Noir Popcorn by The Parish Family

Gulf Coast Fish Bowl by Clint Probst

Deep Fried Froot Loops® by Gracie & Milton Whitley

Fat Smooth by Tami Nevins-Mayes

Fernie’s Fried Texas Sheet Cake by Winter Family Concessions

For a detailed description of each item, check out Alice Laussade’s devilish descriptions!

Don’t forget: Sunday, August 27 at 2 p.m. in the historic Tower Building in Fair Park (3809 Grand Ave.). Tickets are $100 and are available, as are photos of all of the finalists, HERE. All proceeds from the ceremony will be donated to the State Fair of Texas Youth Scholarship Program.



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