AKA FRIED FOOD CAPITAL OF TEXAS®
THE WINNERS OF THE BIG TEX® CHOICE AWARDS FOR 2012 ARE:
Deep Fried Jambalaya
Fried Bacon Cinnamon Roll
Abel Gonzales and Butch Benavides are all smiles after walking away with a Big Tex® Choice Award.
Since the invention of the Fletcher's Corny Dog, fairgoers have often ranked food as one of the top reasons for attending the annual State Fair of Texas. In 2005, Fair organizers - determined to take the association with food to a new level - organized the first annual Big Tex® Choice Awards contest.
The contest is considered a friendly food fight among Fair concessionaires. The contest is not open to the general public. Only concessionaires leasing space from the State Fair of Texas are eligible to enter. Fifty four entries were submitted for the contest in 2012. On Labor Day, judges were brought in for the final round of competition between eight finalists.
2005 Most Creative Viva Las Vegas Fried Ice Cream
2005 Best Taste Fried PB, Jelly and Banana Sandwich
2006 Most Creative Fried Coke
2006 Best Taste Fried Praline Perfection
2007 Most Creative Deep Fried Latte
2007 Best Taste Texas Fried Cookie Dough
2008 Most Creative Fried Banana Split
2008 Best Taste Chicken Fried Bacon
2009 Most Creative Deep Fried Butter
2009 Best Taste Fernie's Deep Fried Peaches & Cream
2010 Most Creative Fried Beer™
2010 Best Taste Texas Fried FRITOS® Pie
2011 Most Creative Fried Bubblegum
2011 Best Taste Buffalo Chicken in a Flapjack
2012 Best Taste Deep Fried Jambalaya
2012 Most Creative Fried Bacon Cinnamon Roll
CLICK BELOW FOR A LIST OF FINALISTS EACH YEAR.
2005 Big Tex Choice Awards
2006 Big Tex Choice Awards
2007 Big Tex Choice Awards
2008 Big Tex Choice Awards
2009 Big Tex Choice Awards
2010 Big Tex Choice Awards
2011 Big Tex Choice Awards
2012 Big Tex Choice Awards