State Fair of Texas announces 2018 food semi-finalists

The State Fair of Texas announced 31 semi-finalists for the Big Tex Choice Awards.

The annual competition challenges vendors to come up with the best food for the fair. It should come as no surprise that many of the entries are fried.

Among the savory semi-finalists are corn dog ale, deep fried bodacious bacon bombs, deep fried shepherd’s pie, fried Kool-Aid pickles and southern fried chicken nachos.

On the sweet side, there are things like bacon brittle, cotton candy tacos, deep fried M&Ms, Frosty’s frozen hot chocolate and something called “Orange You Glad We Fried It.”

For more information, see The finalists for will be revealed next month.

The fair runs from Sept. 28 – Oct. 21.