Sunday, June 5, 2011

Capitol Hill People’s Fair

Texas on Tour made its debut at the 40th Annual Capitol Hill People's Fair, an event that has raised more than $1 million for the greater Capitol Hill Community and nonprofit organizations. With a cause like this, TOT had to climb up to the Mile High City to add to the culturally rich festivities. It’s hard to believe that a little less than a year ago we were here for the Taste of Colorado!

Denver really proved itself to be a city with a lot of Texas ties. In talking with fairgoers, you would have thought every other person knew someone from Texas or had already been there. This made tons of people believe they knew a thing or two about the Lone Star State. Well, our Texas or Not kiosk had something to say about that! The kiosk shows visitors a series of 10 pictures and gives them the option to choose whether it’s “Texas or Not.” Only a select few people were able to bask in the ray of Texas glory and walk away with a prize by scoring a perfect 10 out of 10. One by one, the attendees of the People’s Fair learned through pictures that Texas has much more than you’d expect.

Ryan Harkrider rocked the main stage and brought the cool feel of Austin to a festival known for its diversity – just like our state’s capital. People were pleasantly surprised to learn that Austin and Denver had a whole lot more in common. The locals quickly realized that Austin, filled with art, culture and great entertainment, would be a cool, fun-filled spot to visit.

Until we meet again in the next city, partner. Will it be yours? Go to and find out! I’ll give you a hint … it’s home to a famous county fair in Southern California. Be sure to check back this month to see more of Texas on Tour’s good times on the road!

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