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The Big Tex Choice Awards Semi-Finalists Have Been Announced

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This year, the State Fair of Texas has added a new category to their Big Tex Choice Awards. According to their website, “Best Taste – Sweet” and “Best Taste – Savory” will be joined by the “Most Creative” category, upping the number of semi-finalists to 30, and the number of finalists to 10.

According to D Magazine, finalists from the following list of semi-finalist contenders will be chosen by a panel of judges ranking items on “uniqueness, presentation, creativity and, of course, taste.” Judges will also consider how likely the dish will be seen as a “must-have” by State Fair visitors.

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The State Fair of Texas takes place from September 29th to October 22nd this year, and passes are already on sale here. The much-anticipated Big Tex Choice Awards Judging & Tasting Event happens on August 27th. For $100 admission price, you can become a part of State Fair history by taking a bite of all of the finalists’ 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,” they write on their website.