A Dallas funeral home put together a service for Big Tex, complete with popcorn, cotton candy and fair games for the kids.
The State Fair of Texas came close to matching the all-time high spent in previous years on food and amusement rides.
Despite two mishaps on Friday, crowds packed the State Fair of Texas during its last weekend.
From his creation as a giant Santa Claus to his fiery 60th anniversary finale, we look at the history of the State Fair of Texas icon, Big Tex.
One of the State Fair of Texas' tallest rides has stranded about two dozen riders in the air.
Big Tex the icon of the State Fair of Texas burned Friday morning and witnesses grabbed their phones to get video of it. (WARNING: Explicit Language)