The Blog

Mar 9, 2016

The Marriage of Meetings and The West in Lubbock

Whether visiting on business or pleasure, what better way to immerse yourself in a new city than by tapping into its distinct personality? What makes a city unique goes beyond its brick and mortar structure, but lies in the heart of its people and the spirit in which it was developed. When choosing a host city for your event, it’s important to consider one with a rich heritage and individual culture. Texas is undoubtedly touted as a state filled with cultural events and attractions that give visitors a glimpse into the life of our pioneers and founders. Lubbock is no exception, especially due to our West Texas location.

West Texas is known for hospitality, heritage and history, all deeply rooted in the Western culture. Planners that choose to host their event or convention in Lubbock will not only experience this part of the state’s environment and people, but will learn more about the past by utilizing our Western-themed attractions and caterers to meet their event needs.

Venues like the National Ranching Heritage Center, American Wind Power Center or Bayer Museum of Agriculture all feature expansive meeting spaces alongside their respective collections, which include ranching structures dating back to the 1700s, blacksmith tool assortment, vintage tractors, 170+ rare windmills and much more. These facilities breathe new life into the typical meeting or event, all while showcasing what makes Lubbock unique.

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An even better reason to indulge in a city’s specific heritage? Food. The marriage of food and history is something we love giving our event attendees. Our Western specialty? A chuck wagon catering service that will provide attendees with an experience to remember as they enjoy food prepared right out of a Dutch oven and sometimes over a dug-out pit of fire.

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Don’t forget to check our calendar of events when planning your next meeting. Lubbock is home to the National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration each September that features a chuck wagon cook-off, cowboy poetry, cowboy storytellers and much more. Events like the Symposium, and others including Candlelight at the Ranch and Ranch Day (hosted at the National Ranching Heritage Center) or even the ABC Pro Rodeo each April, will give your attendees experiences of a lifetime during their stay in Lubbock.

Candlelight at the Ranch

Candlelight at the Ranch

For more information about hosting a meeting in Lubbock, a look at our unique off-site venues and caterers or our calendar of events, go to visitlubbock.org/meet.