DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Big Tex has himself a new pair of boots! On Friday morning, the State Fair of Texas unveiled the new design that fairgoers will see this year.
If you’re wondering, they are size 96 Lucchese boots.READ MORE: Frisco Memorial Girls' And Boys' Basketball Teams No Longer The New Kids On The Block
Crews carefully moved and lifted the new boots into place Friday morning. The design was chosen after the fair and Lucchese held a contest that received more than 250 entries.
The winner was Katie Sauceda of Keller.READ MORE: Loophole In Federal Surprise Medical Bill Ban Leaves Patients At Risk Of High, Unexpected Ambulance Bills
“And they told me about it, and I had to silently yell into the phone “Oh my god, oh my god I’m work right now. I can’t really talk.’ And then I had to keep quiet about it and that was probably the hardest secret I had to keep,” Sauceda said.
The theme of this year’s fair is celebrating Texas creativity.
“It’s a great design. And we put them on Big Tex’s size 96. 1,400 pounds per pair. About 750 pounds per boot,” said Rusty Fitzgerald of the State Fair.MORE NEWS: 1 Dead, 1 Injured After Shooting In Forest Hill
The fair runs from Sept. 27 to Oct. 20 this year.