Vendors come up with some wild food concoctions and then enter them into the Big Tex Choice Awards for a chance to win Best Fair Food.
Inside a packed room at Fair Park, an all-star panel of judges sampled the most delightfully decadent fair food.
Ten finalists showed off the food they'll serve this year.
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The outrageous Cotton Candy Taco took the prize of 'most creative' at the competition.
'Best sweet' went to Arroz con Leche.
'Best savory' went to Fernie's Hoppin' John Cake with Jackpot Sauce.
The State Fair of Texas opens Sept. 28 and runs through Oct. 21.