State Fair of Texas

Meet the Finalists In This Year's Big Tex Awards

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Courtesy of the State Fair of Texas
Funnel Cake Bacon Queso Burger by Tom Grace & Edna Sutton. "Begin with two funnel cakes that are fried to a golden crunch (aka 'buns'). The first funnel bun is topped with a juicy, freshly-grilled burger patty, a heaping helping of crispy bacon, and gooey queso!! It is completed with another funnel bun and generously dusted with powdered sugar."
Today the State Fair of Texas unveiled the finalists in this year's 13th Annual Big Tex Choice Awards food competition, a deep-fried, sugar-filled contest that, this year, saw 47 entries. This year, there will be winners in three categories: Best Taste: Sweet, Best Taste: Savory and Most Creative. If you want to taste these calorie-bombs before the State Fair of Texas opens on Sept. 29, the Big Tex® Choice Awards will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27 in the Tower Building at Fair Park. Tickets are available online at for $100