It's almost time for the State Fair of Texas and that means a new menu of fried favorites.
On Tuesday fair organizers announced this year's eight finalists for the "Big Tex Choice Awards."
They include fried lobster, alligator and buffalo delicacies.
There's also a fried cowboy corn crunch with sweet corn, jalapeno, cream cheese and a hint of smoky bacon.
Fernie's holy moly carrot cake roly has carrot cake coated with cream cheese.
The Lone star pork handle includes a marinated chop, dipped in batter and deep fried.
Pretzel-crusted pollo queso features shredded chicken, cheese and bacon rolled into a ball, crusted with pretzel breading and fried.
And, the smoky bacon margarita is self-explanatory.
The finalists will compete on Aug. 30 for the title of Most Creative and Best Tasting. The competition is judged by a panel of celebrity judges and open to the public.
The fair runs from Sept. 25 to Oct. 18.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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