Con­roe fea­tured “Des­ti­na­tion Days” city at Texas Her­itage Travel booth dur­ing State Fair of Texas

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DAL­LAS— Over 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 have 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.

Vol­un­teers from Con­roe were there to greet them for one of those days, high­light­ing the events and at­trac­tions that make our com­mu­nity spe­cial. Vol­un­teers helped staff the Texas Her­itage Travel booth in the his­toric GoTexan Pav­il­ion, next to the State Fair Wine Gar­den and close to the Cot­ton Bowl.

Con­roe’s “Des­ti­na­tion Day” was Oc­to­ber 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Con­roe’s com­mu­nity ban­ner and pro­mo­tional lit­er­a­ture was on fo­cus dis­play that day, en­hanc­ing the statewide pres­ence through­out the large booth.

Res­i­dents of Con­roe and Mont­gomery County was en­cour­aged to come to Dal­las and at­tend the Fair on that day. Tick­ets were avail­able pro­vid­ing gen­eral ad­mis­sion and ac­cess to all Fair ex­hibits and free shows.

“We are thrilled to show­case Con­roe as a fo­cus des­ti­na­tion at the Fair this year,” said Marty Prince, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Texas For­est Trail Re­gion. “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 both 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.

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