Tuesday, February 5, 2013
State Fair of Texas’ 2013 theme is all about the big guy
Big Tex could never be replaced -- but he's going to be replaced.
According to fair officials, Big Tex will return to his regular spot in Big Tex Circle in Fair Park on opening day, September 27, 2013. After burning down on October 19, 2012, just a few days before last year's fair ended, organizers have hired a Texas-based company to make him anew.
The theme "The One & Only!" makes sense since the old Big Tex stood proudly for 60 years. The new belt-buckled gentleman will be honored during this year's fair, though fair officials won't "divulge specifics," a press release coyly states.
The State Fair of Texas runs September 27-October 20, 2013.
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