Today usually would be the day that the media would go to the fair grounds and watch as Big Tex is erected, marking five days until the fair opens.
This year fair officials said they are not letting anyone peek just yet, and that Big Tex will be unveiled at 2PM on Friday.
Last year many of you know that Big Tex caught fire because of an electrical fire near his neck line. So the only thing remaining was his skeleton and the mettle belt buckle around his waist.
Fair officials said today that Big Tex cost around $500,000 dollars to build, and they say he has grown a little, and has put on a little weight.
Also this past year the man who voiced Big Tex for over 11 years, Billy Bragg was let go over a contract disagreement, Billy Bragg was said to be using the voice of Big Tex in commercial work. So everything about Big Tex will be new this year.
The 20 day State Fair of Texas runs through September 27th through October 20th. So there is plenty to do, of course don’t forget the new selection of fried foods to try out this year.
More information on schedules, shows, and the new selection of fried food can be found at www.bigtex.com.