The State Fair of Texas has announced the 2024 Big Tex Choice Awards semi-finalists just three months before the start of the State Fair of Texas.

The 24 semi-finalists are sure to leave your mouth watering with their savory treats and eats.

Here is some of what Julia Falcon reported on the semi-finalists for CBS News Texas:

After the first round of judging, 10 savory dishes and 14 sweet dishes made it to the semi-finals. Winners will be named in three categories: “Best Taste – Savory,” “Best Taste – Sweet,” and “Most Creative.”


This year’s contenders range from Texas fried burnt end bombs and an Oktoberfest pizza, to frozen limoncello and cookie butter nachos.


The selection process for the competition consists of internal judges who blindly tasted the food items. Judges base their scores on three criteria: fairgoer appeal, creativity and taste.


Judges will narrow it down to 10 finalists, who will compete for the awards at the Big Tex Choice Awards ceremony in August.


The State Fair of Texas begins on September 27 and runs through October 20.

To read more about the semi-finalists, click HERE.