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.