We are less than two weeks away from opening day for the State Fair of Texas! To get you in the mood, the State Fair recently revealed Big Tex’s boots for this year’s festivities!
The State Fair held a contest to design Big Tex’s boots, and after 300 submissions by folks ranging from 10 to 80-years-old, we finally have our winner!
23-year-old Jessica Bonilla of Irving created Big Tex’s size 96 Lucchese boots, detailing the beautiful Texas landscape in an incredible design!
Bonilla is a licensed social worker and wanted to challenge herself with the design of Big Tex’s boots.
She told WFAA, While I work in the mental health field and substance misuse field, I also run a small business selling my art. I heard about the Big Tex Boot Design Contest, and I really wanted to challenge myself to draw in a new style that I’m not as familiar with.”
Lucchese is once again partnering with the State Fair of Texas and will bring Bonilla’s design to reality.
President Doug Kinday said, “Lucchese Bootmaker is honored to partner once again with the State Fair of Texas for the Big Tex Boot Design Contest. Jessica’s design highlights the beautiful and vibrant Texas sunsets we all know and love, and we can’t wait to see her vision brought to life by our bootmakers."
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