Texas has such a rich and interesting history. From the different Native American tribes to winning its independence from Mexico, the Lone Star State has been home to a variety of people from all backgrounds. However, the stereotypical Texan rides horses everywhere. He/She wears cowboy boots, a cowboy hat, and a big belt buckle. So polish your boots and dust the top of your hat because Go-Texan Day is February 24th. Before that, Conroe is hosting their Go-Texan Parade.
Go-Texan Day in Houston
Go-Texan Day kicks off the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo (HLS&R). In Houston, there is a full-day of activity available. In Downtown Houston, the Rodeo Roundup will offer free chopped beef sandwiches and photo ops with a longhorn. It is a free event to raise awareness of our western heritage and, of course, the HLS&R. Then you can head out to Memorial Park to see all the Trail Riders. To cap off your day, attend the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, which is at NRG. Over 250 teams are competing for the World’s Best title.
Celebrate Closer to Home
You don’t have to go all the way to Downtown Houston to celebrate Go-Texan Day. Locally, we are celebrating G0-Texan Day on Saturday, February 18th as the trailriders make their way to Memorial Park in Houston. The parade starts at 1 p.m. in Downtown Conroe. Line the streets and watch a mixture of marching bands, floats, and riders on horseback show off their Texas pride. This parade will be the 58th annual one occurring in Conroe. So clearly the Go-Texan Parade is a Montgomery County tradition.
If you are new to Texas, come out and see what Go-Texan Day is all about. Get tickets to the HLS&R, the world’s largest livestock show and rodeo. If you are a born and raised Texan, it is always fun to don cowboy attire and support our agricultural heritage both at our local Go-Texan Parade and in Houston. Happy Go-Texan Day!