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2018 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo: Go Texan Day!

Friday, February 23
9:00AM - 11:00AM

Houston, Texas 77003

In order to preserve our proud Texas tradition and build awareness of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™, we challenge 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, February 23, 2018 is Go Texan Day!

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.

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

As thousands of Texans are dusting off their cowboy hats and polishing their boots, Houston is getting ready to welcome one of the most celebrated events in Texas, the 2018 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Running February 27 through March 18, the 2018 Show will highlight its contribution to the agricultural industry, support the education of thousands of Texan youngsters and provide a top venue for family entertainment, all the while preserving the rich Western heritage of the community.

Since 1932, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ has committed more than $265 million to the youth of Texas. This Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization, supported by more than 24,000 volunteers, is the world’s largest livestock show and richest regular-season PRCA rodeo. RodeoHouston hosts the biggest names in the music industry, with tickets averaging more than $20 less than the national concert ticket average.

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