Big Tex, Texas State Fair, Dallas

The symbol of the State Fair of Texas, Big Tex welcomes one and all to the fair, in Dallas' Fair Park. Big Tex changes his duds every couple of years. Photo was taken in 1999. A Highlander band was playing beneath Big Tex at the time.

  • Daniel Greene 8y

    That is just... wow. Like something out of a Hitchcock film or something! =)
  • mrchiszum 8y

    I am trying to remember what year it was that Clint Black headlined the fair concert with three other acts, and who they were. if anyone can help me refresh my memory I would appreciate it very much. Thx Ben
  • TPorter2006 8y

    I really liked this image as a transition in the DFW Metro Metronimo thread. This was an honorable mention from me.
  • buckaroo kid 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Cowboy Outfits, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
  • Spiro Anassis ON Vacation! 7y

    This fantastic photo was seen in the Flickr “Best” Pictures Group...
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  • Tracey H 7y

    I was trying to explain Big Tex to my husband in Boston...as it turns out, all I had to do is show him this!
  • Chris Owens 7y

    Great photo !
  • Phil Weaver 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Texas - The Lone Star State, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • HolyDove 6y

    Howdy Tex!
  • elycefeliz 6y

    Hi, I’m an administrator for a group called Two Week’s Notice, and we’d love to have this photo added to the pool – it’s perfect for our current theme – “Summer Verano Haf Simmer Sommer Zumer Sumar”.
  • fspcl 6y

    I need big tex in 300 dpi. I am hoping you will allow me to use him for an invitation for TxOu gathering.
  • rick kilby 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Society for Commercial Archeology, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • ChooChooB09 4y

    wooo i didnt know he was real i just thought he was on King of the Hill lol how cool^^
  • big george2011 4y

    Dont like it looks a mexican
  • searnest1 4y

    We would like to use this photo in upcoming publication piece? WE are designing for The National Council of Marketing and Public Relations. (NCMPR) May we have permission and do you have a high-res version?
  • jennmcclain 2y

    Would like to know if the image is available for purchase for a digital mural we are creating for a new Elementary school in the Fair Park area. I am with NR2 Architects in Dallas Texas, not sure how to go about doing this.
  • Cindi Albright 2y

    Unveiling the new Big Tex this Friday! Will you be there taking new photos? Hope so, love your work.
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Taken in October 1999
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