The Real Big Tex
It only makes sense to start your journey with a visit to Big Tex, the ambassador for the State Fair of Texas.
First you see him―52 feet tall and strong―like Jack’s beanstalk rising into the sky. He wears real blue jeans, a cowboy hat, and an inviting grin.
Then you hear his voice―deep and mechanical yet comforting. “Howdy, folks! Welcome to the great State Fair of Texas!” Tex is an icon and a landmark―the place to meet people, the spot to go if you get lost, the number one picture-taking background, and a good location to sit and take it all in.
Behind that voice (and it was a true shock to this Texan), there is a real, live man. Meet Bill Bragg, voice of Big Tex. Bill talks from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. for 24 days straight. And he adores every single minute of it.