You know it's State Fair of Texas time when Big Tex is set into position at the north end of the Midway in Dallas. The Fair opens Friday, September 29. Paul Moseley pmoseley@star-telegram.com
You know it's State Fair of Texas time when Big Tex is set into position at the north end of the Midway in Dallas. The Fair opens Friday, September 29. Paul Moseley pmoseley@star-telegram.com

Dallas

If Big Tex is standing, the State Fair of Texas can’t be far behind

By Staff report

September 22, 2017 06:40 PM

UPDATED September 22, 2017 07:20 PM

DALLAS

Big Tex is standing tall and ready for the State Fair of Texas to swing open its gates.

The iconic landmark of the State Fair was carefully pieced together — all 55 feet of him — and stood up Friday.

Big Tex is back for his 65th year at Fair Park — five years after he was destroyed by an electrical fire.

As usual, he’ll be wearing clothes provided by Fort Worth-based Dickies, and greeting patrons as they visit the State Fair, which begins Sept. 29 and runs through Oct. 22.

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Big Tex on the job at the State Fair of Texas

The tallest Texan in the state, Big Tex took his traditional spot at the north end of the Midway, as the 2017 State Fair of Texas gets closer to its opening day, Friday, September 29.

Paul Moseley pmoseley@star-telegram.com