Big Tex Writes a Doctor’s Note

August 31, 2023 – To combat the problem of coming up with an excuse to take off of work to attend this year’s State Fair of Texas, “Dr.” Big Tex is offering some help by sending your boss a doctor’s note to combat State Fair Fever. His Prescription?: A health dose of fair food, thrilling rides, and general fair fun!

The folks at the State Fair of Texas have taken this tongue-in-cheek campaign even further, by offering a link on the website for Dr. Big Tex to send the note to your boss’ email. Click here for the Doctor’s Note Toolkit.

In a recent press release, the State Fair of Texas released the fun information to get folks ready for the opening day of the State Fair, September 29, 2023. Buy this years tickets at State Fair Tickets.

State Fair of Texas Press Release
Every October, thousands of employees around the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex experience symptoms of insatiable funnel cake cravings and an overwhelming urge to play games under the neon lights of the Midway. But many of these fine folks face the impossible task of finding an excuse to take the day off and live their best life at the State Fair of Texas in Fair Park. Instead of staring longingly out your office window, dreaming of deep-fried everything and the Soap Bubble Circus, there’s now a simple solution: “Dr.” Big Tex is on call to help you out.

Recently earning his totally legitimate medical degree, “Dr.” Big Tex can now provide fairgoers like you with a signed “Doctor’s Note” diagnosing you with a severe case of Fair Fever. Your boss will be so completely charmed by the iconic cowboy’s medical expertise that you’ll surely be allowed the day off to spend riding rides and tasting turkey legs until your condition is cured!

But if that doesn’t work, don’t worry; the Lone Star State’s premier “doctor” has a backup plan to confirm the legitimacy of his doctor’s note. “Dr.” Big Tex will leave you a voicemail offering a prescription for a day of State Fair fun, giving you the ultimate excuse from work.

If you’ve got State Fair Fever and the only cure is more corny dogs, folks can sign up now at to receive everything they need from Big Tex to take their official State Fair sick day.

Author: Chad Young

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