Sports & Special Events
The Chamber calendar stays busy year round with sports & special events to connects members to each other and to the community. These events also offer a unique opportunity to showcase Greater Waco’s natural assets and promote the community’s quality of life. Here’s an overview of these sports & special events:
The Texas Food Truck Showdown brings up to 40 food trucks and thousands of foodies together in downtown Waco. Each year, this event features mobile boutiques, a beer and wine garden, pet friendly atmosphere, live entertainment and much more.
The Mid-Tex Farm & Garden show gives visitors a look at the newest farm and ranch equipment, garden & seed, chemicals and ag-related services and technologies, including a garden section Admission is free to this annual event and held at the Extraco Events Center.
First Pitch Sports Luncheon
The First Pitch Sports Luncheon is an annual event gives a preview of the upcoming local baseball and softball season for Baylor University and McLennan Community College.
Waco has been ranked one of the best places to play golf by Golf Digest so it’s no wonder – the Chamber’s annual tournament is one of our most popular events. Players from throughout our membership will enjoy a day on the course for some friendly competition and great food and prizes.
Hackers are welcome at the George’s Big “O” Cup Tournament at Cottonwood Creek Golf Course. This fun, laid back scramble style tournament features larger than life cups (18″ in diameter!) for you to sink birdies, drain more eagles and snag that elusive hole-in-one! This tournament follows a four-person Florida Scramble format and includes prizes on every hole, as well as drinks and games throughout.
One of the world’s largest junior golf tournaments, plus parents can be caddies. The Starburst Junior Golf Classic takes place in Central Texas area golf courses. Hundreds of junior golfers ages 7-18 and their families come to Waco from all over the country and beyond. It’s 4 courses, 3 days and endless fun for all participants!
Kick-Off Sports Luncheon
The Kick-Off Sports Luncheon is the precursor to college and high school pigskin season in Waco.
Tip-Off Sports Luncheon
The Tip-Off Sports Luncheon will usher in the college basketball season for McLennan Community College and Baylor University.
The Brazos River and Cameron Park provide the ideal setting for the Triathlon event in downtown Waco.