And the winners are

Photo courtesy of the State Fair of Texas

It has finally arrived, the moment y’all have been waiting for — the highly anticipated verdict that signifies the ultimate accomplishment in Fair food. The 18th Annual Big Tex Choice Awards was a battle for the ages. After tasting all 10 foods and carefully evaluating each item, the all-star panel of judges tallied their scores and cast their final votes. Drum roll please…and the winners are: “Best Taste — Savory” goes to the Fried Charcuterie Board, Tami Nevins-Mayes and Josey Mayes; “Best Taste — Sweet” goes to the Peanut Butter Paradise, Chris Easter and Nicole Sternes; and Cha-Cha Chata, The Garza Family takes home “Most Creative.” Visit for information. — Karissa Condoianis