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10 Cool and Quirky Things About Denton

Since 2006, Denton has ranked in the top 25 of the nation’s fastest-growing cities. Even with this explosive growth, there is no shortage of hidden gems to cross off your bucket list during your next visit. Here are cool and quirky things about Denton, Texas. 1. The Chairy Orchard No, that’s not a…

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North Texas’ Big Fair & Rodeo Plans for Bigger

It is fair week in Denton! The North Texas Fair and Rodeo (NTFR) opened this past Friday night to thousands of fair-goers delighting in Denton’s oldest and longest (lasting nine days and nights) festival of the year. For the past 90 of its documented 132-year history in Denton, the North Texas State…

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“Travel Texas” Brings Group Travel Buyers to Denton

Texas has mystique. Unlike any other U.S. state, the outline of Texas alone is recognizable by just about anyone. When people see that outline, a series of images come immediately to mind: cowboys, horses, wide-open vistas, Dallas and football top the typical lists. Movies, books, music and folklore…

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Denton is Ready for Dog-Gone Tough Convention Business

“Silver Grand Champion.” “Best Veteran in Show.” These were accolades popping up on Denton Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) staff’s Facebook feeds as we followed Director of Sales Dana Lodge during her recent vacation in Seattle. Strange vacation lingo? Not in Dana’s world. She did a bit of…

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Denton is stepping out and into new markets

Anyone at Twilight Tunes on the courthouse lawn a couple of weeks ago likely noticed us. The CVB team was there with 15 VIPs, several of our hospitality partners and quite the impressive picnic listening to Gravity Feed’s tunes on a perfect evening under the trees. We were out to make an impression…

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#dentonbucketlist: Thin Line Fest

A couple of weeks ago, this column talked about the Denton Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) effort to build a Denton Bucket List. Thanks to the many of you who have submitted ideas. Here are some of your additions: Denton Arts & Jazz Festival. Picture by: Ed Steele Photography Go to the Denton…

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A Rodeo Journey

Amazing and fun things happen in Denton during the summer. It’s sunny, the weather is warm, there’s swimming, and the North Texas Fair and Rodeo (NTFR) takes the city by storm every August. The NTFR is an annual event that draws a big crowd full of locals, out-of-towners, and competitors. Even…

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TTIA Execs Try Dentoning

One of my favorite things is showing off Denton. It hits the top of my list when I get to show off our city to my peers and colleagues. Since last September, I have had the honor of serving as Chair of the Texas Travel Industry Association (TTIA) board of directors. TTIA’s mission is to improve the…

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