'Big Tex'  is up and ready to greet guests at the State Fair of Texas that starts next Friday.

A giant crane was used Friday morning to lift the 55-foot cowboy according to Tulsi Kamath of KXAN.

The only thing standing around the cactus surrounded post was his pair of brand new boots. To read about Katie Sauceda's contest-winning designed boots click here.

Putting up his size 96 boots took ten men and a crane. If it was the same crew that put the rest of him up it was a warm-up.

This is the sixty-seventh-year Big Tex has stood at the fair. He's seen it all and even burned down seven years ago.

For more info on the fair and how to see the gentle giant check out the Big Tex page one the Fair's website.