The final countdown to three of the most coveted food titles in all of Texas begins. The State Fair of Texas is proud to present the 15th Annual Big Tex Choice Awards.
On Sunday, August 25, three winners will be crowned in the categories of: “Best Taste – Sweet,” “Best Taste – Savory,” and “Most Creative.” The competition began in early July with an impressive 49 entries represented by 30 concessionaires. Of those entries, 33 were selected as semi-finalists. Each entry was evaluated on four Fair-food elements: uniqueness, creativity, presentation, and taste. After some tasty tests and delicious dishes, votes were cast and the results are finally in! Now, the top ten finalists must present themselves to a prestigious panel of celebrity judges in hopes of securing one of the top spots. If your favorite entry did not make the final cut, fret not, concessionaires may still choose to introduce their creation at their stand as a new food during this year’s Fair. Continue reading
State Fair of Texas concessionaires are officially off to the races with a new lineup of incredible, edible innovations for the public to taste. The 15th Annual Big Tex Choice Awards is offering another year of exciting bites for all appetites. From savory snacks to sweet treats, 2019’s assortment will not disappoint! After much deliberation in the first round of judging, the scores have been tallied and the results are in; 33 semi-finalists have been named to move forward. Comprised of 20 savory and 13 sweet entries, these semi-finalist contenders are one step closer to the main event, where they will compete for one of three winning titles: “Best Taste – Sweet,” “Best Taste – Savory,” and “Most Creative.” Continue reading
If you love Fair food, then you’re in luck! Fair concessionaires are serious about providing you with great-tasting, unique foods each year. That’s why the State Fair of Texas is proud to announce their newest creations! Fairgoers have the chance to taste the finalists and winners of the 2018 Big Tex Choice Awards but can also indulge in some of the competition’s semi-finalist dishes. Semi-finalists who don’t make it to the awards ceremony can choose to add their dish to their menu that year.
Here is the list of the semi-finalists food items that can be found at this year’s State Fair of Texas, in addition to other new foods you just must try. For the full list of this year’s new foods and their locations, visit Big Tex. Continue reading
It’s that time of year again! State Fair concessionaires are off to the races with a new lineup of incredible, edible innovations for the public to taste. The 14th Annual Big Tex® Choice Awards, presented by Vistaprint, is sure to offer a bite that pleases every appetite. From savory snacks to sweet treats, 2018’s assortment will not disappoint! After much deliberation in the first round of judging, the scores have been tallied and the results are in; 31 semi-finalists have been named and are one step closer to the main event, where they will compete for one of three winning titles. “Best Taste – Sweet,” “Best Taste – Savory,” and “Most Creative.” Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Our time at the Texas State Fair has been filled with laughter, music, beer and food. Plenty of food as a matter of fact. How the State Fair became synonymous with all things on a stick and fried is stuff of legend, but the holy grail of all things fried is undoubtedly the corn dog. Continue reading
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by Steven Doyle
It is Fair Season once again and today marks the opening of Texas’ largest month-long foodie event. After you have your obligatory Flethcher’s Corn Dog you will find there is so much more to choose from this year, and we wish to guide you to some of our favorite new treats.
Grab a bib and let’s get started: Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Food has been at the heart of the State Fair of Texas since the gates first opened in 1886. Since 2005, each year State Fair concessionaires cook up tasty and unique foods for a chance to become a finalist in the Big Tex Choice Awards.
A group of contestants presented their creations to the State Fair of Texas in August. The field has been narrowed to eight. A panel of judges will pick winners in the two categories – Best Tasting & Most Creative. Here are this year’s finalists in the Big Tex Choice Awards who will compete for the titles of Best Tasting and Most Creative. Continue reading