Nacogdoches to be featured “Destination Days” city Sept. 30 at Texas Heritage Travel booth during State Fair of Texas
During the 24 days of the State Fair of Texas, Sept. 29–Oct. 22, 2017, some 2.4 million visitors (2016 figures, at http://bigtex.com/attendance) will attend from within and outside Texas. The State Fair of Texas, one of America’s largest, longest (since 1886) and most historic state fairs, provides a unique venue for the promotion of heritage tourism as a vitally important Texas product.
Staff members from the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau will be there to greet fair visitors during one of those days, highlighting the events and attractions that make Nacogdoches a unique destination. The volunteers will help staff the Texas Heritage Travel booth in the historic GoTexan Pavilion, next to the State Fair Wine Garden and close to the Cotton Bowl.
Nacogdoches’ “Destination Day” is Saturday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A Nacogdoches community banner and promotional literature will be on focus display that day, enhancing the statewide presence throughout the large booth.
Residents of Nacogdoches and Nacogdoches County also will be encouraged to come to Dallas and attend the fair on that day. Tickets are available at bigtex.com/info/tickets, providing general admission and access to all Fair exhibits and free shows.
“We are thrilled to showcase Nacogdoches as a focus destination at the fair this year,” said Tony Guidroz, interim executive director of the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau. “We know what an amazing place it is to visit, and we look forward to sharing that information with the diverse travelers who come to the fair.”
The Texas Heritage Travel booth is the only statewide travel exhibitor at the Fair, where it has participated annually for more than a decade. Staffed by Texas Heritage Trail Regions personnel and partners, the booth operates as a miniature visitor center, displaying banners and information about all ten of the state’s Heritage Trail Regions and distributing nearly two tons of free brochures, visitor guides, maps, and community-branded items throughout the duration of the Fair.
The Texas Heritage Trail Regions are an award-winning heritage tourism initiative of the Texas Historical Commission, serving the state since the program’s founding in 1968 as the Texas Travel Trails, and serving every county of Texas since 1998.
For more information on the Texas Heritage Trails, the Texas Heritage Travel booth at the State Fair and Destination Days 2017, contact Barbara Brannon at info@TexasPlainsTrail.com.
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