THC Kicks off Stay an Extra Day in Texas Sweepstakes

The Texas Historical Commission’s (THC) Texas Heritage Trails Program (THTP) is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year by launching a 10-month-long sweepstakes with prize packages offering travel getaways—one to each of the 10 trail regions. The Stay an Extra Day Sweepstakes encourages travelers to take a deeper dive into their explorations of the Lone Star State by staying an extra day.

In the spirit of Texas Independence Month, the THC is kicking off the sweepstakes with a revolutionary trip to the Texas Independence Trail Region. Entries are now being accepted until March 31 for a chance to win lodging, tours, and meals for two in and around historic Goliad. The prize package includes two nights of lodging at the Quarters in Presidio La Bahía in Goliad; guided tours of Presidio La Bahía, Fannin Battleground State Historic Site, and the 1894 Goliad County Courthouse; and three meals for two at local restaurants.

The contest is open to adults ages 18 and older. For more information and to enter the contest, visit www.ExtraDayInTexas.com. Follow @txhistcomm on Twitter and Instagram for dates and announcements.

The Texas Heritage Trails Program is the THC’s award-winning heritage tourism initiative. An economic development measure, the THTP encourages communities, heritage regions, and the state to partner and promote Texas' historic and cultural resources. These local preservation efforts, combined with statewide marketing of heritage regions as tourism destinations help Texas communities promote tourism, revitalize local economies, and foster community leadership through historic preservation.

The Trail Regions are based on the original 10 scenic driving trails created in 1968 by Gov. John Connally and the Texas Highway Department (now the Texas Department of Transportation) for HemisFair.