The State Fair of Texas is scheduled for September 28 through October 21 at Fair Park in Dallas.

Outside of the Texas - OU game, rides and entertainment, you come for the wildest concoctions of food you will find anywhere. This year is no exception.

Every year, the Big Tex Choice Awards hands out their top prize to three of the craziest fair food mixtures in three categories; Best Taste - Sweet, Best Taste - Savory and Most Creative.

Well, Sunday, August 26, celebrity judges met to taste all the finalists and chose their winner in each category.

***Drum roll please*** The winners are:


  • 1

    Best Taste – Savory -- Fernie’s Hoppin’ John Cake with Jackpot Sauce by Winter Family Concessions

    Ingredients include black-eyed peas, white rice, spicy smoked sausage, green onions and a secret blend of special spices combined with bread crumbs and eggbeaters and formed into a cake. The cake is breaded in an egg wash that includes flour and panko bread crumbs. It is then deep fried then topped with a zingy black-eyed pea relish and garnished with pickled okra. It's served with a side of Jackpot Sauce.

    Jason Hays / State Fair of Texas
  • 2

    Most Creative -- Cotton Candy Taco by Justin & Rudy Martinez

    The shell is a graham cracker waffle cone batter pressed into a crunchy taco shell shape. The inside of the shell is coated with a marshmallow glaze stuffed with chocolate, toasted marshmallow and organic cane sugar cotton candy. We then top it off with chocolate cookie crumbles and two chocolate cream-covered biscuit sticks with marshmallows.

    Jason Hays / State Fair of Texas
  • 3

    Best Taste – Sweet -- Arroz con Leche (Sweet Crispy Rice) by the Garza Family

    Start with a fried cinnamon-spiced rice ball coated in crispy puffed rice cereal. It is then sprinkled with powdered vanilla and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It's drizzled with a caramel sauce and powdered cinnamon.

    Jason Hays / State Fair of Texas