Last year we were there when the historic Neon Big Tex came down from his perch at Centennial Liquor on I-35 in Dallas. It was a roadside highlight along the highway for many years but all good things must come to an end.
But the good news was that our glow-in-the-dark buddy was acquired by the great State Fair of Texas and, just like his historic big brother, will be making yearly appearances at the Fried Food Capital of the World:
You can find him between the Cotton Bowl and the Lagoon during the Fair. Due to various regulations, he has to come down after the Fair but, rest assured, the plan is to bring him back every year.
So in between corn dogs and Tilt-A-Whirls take some time to visit a little State Fair history in all its bright light glory and feel free to give him a great big "Howdy!"