Welcome to the Great State Fair of Texas.
Established in 1886, the State Fair of Texas promotes agriculture, education and Big Tex. Today the Fair opens for 24 consecutive days and is the longest-running fair in the USA. (It’s Texas – everything is bigger)
Big Tex made his debut in 1952 and yes, it is true, he started out as a Santa Claus. Standing 55 feet tall decked out in his size 96 boots, he is a representative of everything Texan. A visit to the fair is not complete without a picture including Big Tex.
Besides being the ultimate host, Big Tex is a great teacher of sound financial principles.
Five Money Things I learned from Big Tex