Monday, October 18, 2021
56.4 F
Fort Worth

Towering greeter Big Tex set up for State Fair of Texas

🕐 1 min read

DALLAS (AP) — The towering greeter at the State Fair of Texas has been set up for next week’s opening of the annual expo in Dallas.

Crews using a crane on Friday lifted the 55-foot Big Tex character into place, complete with his 95-gallon hat, at Fair Park.

Big Tex last year got a new outfit, with a navy blue shirt featuring patches of red on the chest and shoulders and white stars.

A behind-the-scenes operator is responsible for the booming voice of Big Tex, known for his famous “Howdy folks” friendly welcome.

The State Fair of Texas opens Sept. 25 and runs through Oct. 18.



Related Articles

Our Digital Sponsors

Latest Articles

Not ready to subscribe?

Try a few articles on us.

Enter your email address and we will give you access to three articles a month, to give us a try. You also get an opportunity to receive our newsletter with stories of the day.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Get our email updates

Stay up-to-date with the issues, companies and people that matter most to business in the Fort Worth.

  • Restaurants
  • Technology
  • and more!

FWBP Morning Brief

FWBP 5@5

Weekend Newsletter

  • Banking & Finance
  • Culture
  • Real Estate