Go Texan Day


Voting is now closed. 2023 winners will be presented on Tuesday, March 14th. Stay tuned for information on next year's contest!

Let’s RODEOHOUSTON®! The anticipation for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ has been building, and now it is time to show your excitement. Participate in a city-wide celebration on Go Texan Day by putting your best cowboy boot forward and showing your Western pride.

Go Texan Day is the unofficial kickoff of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and we encourage the Houston community to celebrate Western heritage and raise awareness of Rodeo season. Wear your Western attire, such as jeans, cowboy boots, and cowboy hats in celebration! Make it a full day, and head downtown to enjoy Rodeo Roundup, see the Trail Rides as they make their way into Memorial Park, then, head over to the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest. It’s a full day of activity on Go Texan Day.

Contest Rules in English | Contest Rules in Spanish


  • As part of the entry submission, you must upload a video, 60 seconds or less in length, and it should display highlights from your Go Texan Day event. The video can be footage of the event, a video montage or a slideshow of photos.

    This video must be uploaded to YouTube, set to “Public” viewable, and the link copied and pasted to the Go Texan Day Contest submission page.

    One entry per organization.

  • A panel of judges will evaluate all entries based on:
    • How well the event embraces Western heritage
    • Degree of organizational participation
    • How the organization raises awareness of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
    • Creativity and uniqueness of activities
    • Overall quality and presentation of the video

  • Judges will select the top two videos from each category that will be eligible for the public judging.


Your Go Texan Day event can be simple or creative and include activities such as:

  • Encouraging employees to dress Western (including jeans, boots, hats and other Western attire). You could even add a Best Western Dressed contest to your event for added flare.
  • Decorating with Western themed décor such as a Western display in the lobby or a fun door decorating contest between employees.
  • Celebrating with an employee barbecue luncheon or a competitive cook-off (chili, beans, salsa, etc.)
  • Relaxing with country and Western music or dancing at your event.


  • Winner: Heights High School
  • Runner Up: KIPP SHARP College Prep Lower School
Government / Non-Profit
  • Winner: AVANCE-Houston
  • Runner Up: Saint Paul Early Childhood Ministries
Small Business
  • Winner: Jubilee
  • Runner Up: Elements Massage: Richmond
Large Business
  • Winner: Deloitte
  • Runner Up: CityNorth

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Activity Book

Download the Activity Book for fun and educational activities related to the Rodeo! Brush up on your agricultural knowledge before you visit.

2023 Activity Book