DALLAS, Texas -

What was initially a sneak peek Thursday turned into the full reveal of the new Big Tex statue at the State Fair of Texas.

Event organizers had planned to unveil the new Big Tex at a ceremony on Friday, but they say the wind picked up Thursday afternoon and it is "negatively impacting the curtain that has been hoisted in place to shield him from public view." So the curtain was pulled backThursday afternoon.

Friday's event will instead be a "Welcome Back' event and Big Tex will speak for the first time.

Organizers say Big Tex is in great shape and ready for the 24 day schedule of the State Fair.

Check out sneak peek photos of Big Tex.

Aerial video of Big Tex.