Go Texan Day

A Proud Texas Tradition

In order to preserve our proud Texas tradition and build awareness of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™, the Show challenges schools, businesses, organizations, and clubs to participate in a one-day event that will build pride in our Texas and Western heritage throughout Houston and the surrounding areas.

Friday, Feb. 26, 2016

Each year for about three weeks, we turn back the clock to the era of the Old West, as we build excitement for the Show as it raises money for scholarships and educational programs. We want YOU to be a part of this exciting, fun and educational event!

Ideas for a successful and fun Go Texan Day event are endless, but here are a few to help get you started:

  • Build employee enthusiasm for Go Texan Day by encouraging them to come to work dressed in Western attire
  • Hold a best "dressed" Western cubicle or office contest
  • Create a Western display or hang signage in your office space
  • Hold a chili cook-off
  • Have an office door decorating contest
  • Have a roping contest
  • Have a best dressed cowboy/cowgirl contest
  • Have a chuck wagon-style lunch
  • Invite Show volunteers from the Western Heritage Community Challenge, Carnival Ticket Sales, Rodeo Ticket Sales or other committees to help host your event and provide entertainment
  • Request a volunteer from the Show's Speaker's Committee to speak to your group about the Show

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