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Semi-finalists for State Fair of Texas Food Announced

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The semifinalists for the annual “Big Tex Choice Awards” food competition have been announced. The awards spotlight the best State Fair of Texas foods.

55 submissions came in this year and were dwindled down to a list of 34 of the best foods. This year’s list features everything from delicious desserts like Funnel Cake Sundaes to deep-fried dishes such as pulled pork “funyun” dings and cheeseburger stuffed onion rings.

The judging of the semifinalists will take place over the next few weeks before announcing the finalists. Since not everyone can be a winner out of these 34 mouthwatering options, only eight will make it to the final round.

There will be two official winners in two separate categories. One will be crowned in the category of “best taste” and also one in “most creative.” Winners will be announced at the 12th Annual “Big Tex Choice Awards” event at Fair Park on Sunday, Aug. 28.

As a result of last year’s judging, Fernie’s Holy Moly Carrot Cake Roly took the best taste category and the Smoky Bacon Margarita won for most creative for the State Fair of Texas food. Take a look at this year’s list and see if you can guess who the 2016 winner might be.

The 2016 semi-finalists:

  • Bacon Wrapped Churros
  • Down Home Chicken Pot Pie Pocket (with mac ‘n cheese dip)
  • Bacon Wrapped Pork Belly on a Stick
  • Fried Cookies & Cream Sundae
  • Barn Yard Burger
  • Fried Jell-O
  • Buffalo Chicken Jalapeno Poppers
  • Fried Prime Rib Quesadill”O”
  • Caribbean Pineapple Korn-a-Copia
  • Funnel Cake Sundae
  • Crunchy Fried Oinkers
  • Holy Guacamole Balls
  • Dallas’ Fried Bacontilla
  • Injectable Great Balls of BBQ
  • Deep Fried Bacon Burger Dog Sliders on a Stick
  • Loaded Bacon Mashed Potato Egg Roll
  • Deep Fried Bacon Wrapped Tater’ Dog
  • Lollipop Fried Bacon Wrapped Quail Breast on a Stick
  • Deep Fried Cannoli Bites
  • Pina-A lot-Ta
  • Deep Fried Cheeseburger Stuffed Onion Rings
  • Seductive Fried Sea Salt Caramel Wrap
  • Deep Fried Chicken Basket
  • Shrimp Fritters
  • Deep Fried Hawaiian Hoops
  • Southern Fried Chicken & Dumplin’s
  • Deep Fried Nachos
  • State Fair Cookie Fries
  • Deep Fried Pulled Pork “Funyun” Dings
  • State Fair Edible Colas
  • Deep Fried Smoked Salmon & Bacon Croquettes
  • Texas Fried Buffalo Quail
  • Dorito Bacon Fried Cheese Stick
  • Texas Fried Pinatacolupa

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Semi-finalists for State Fair of Texas Food Announced