The State Fair of Texas is an annual state fair held in Dallas, Texas. It is the largest state fair in the United States by annual attendance. The fair is held at the historic Fair Park where it has been held since 1886. The 2010 fair will be held from September 24 to October 17. Big Tex, a 52 ft (16 m) tall cowboy, has been the symbol of the fair since his introduction in 1952. Big Tex wears size 70 cowboy boots and a 75 gallon cowboy hat. He greets folks with the words, "Howdy, folks! Welcome to the State Fair of Texas!" This year's unique fried food is fried beer!