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10 Reasons to Visit the State Fair of Texas

No. 10 Big Tex®

Big Tex 

 Symbolic of not only the State Fair of Texas, but also Texas itself, Big Tex® has welcomed visitors at the Fair for more than 60 years. The 55-foot cowboy made his debut at the Fair in 1952. Since then, millions of visitors to the grounds have made long-lasting memories with this talking icon, including standing before him with family and friends for the traditional “Big Tex” photo.

Wearing size 70 boots and likely one of the largest cowboy hats in the world, Big Tex epitomizes Texas culture. Known for his wave and booming “Howdy, Folks!” welcome, Tex is always in a great mood, giving locals and visitors alike a taste of Texas’ Southern friendliness and hospitality.

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