Are you or anyone you know Kyle? Be among kindred spirits this May in Kyle, Texas. On May 21 the central Texas town aims to set a Guinness World Record with the largest gathering of people with the same name.
Texas is no stranger to world records. The Lonestar State presently holds world records for the world’s largest convenience store, the world’s largest pecan, the world’s largest commercially available pizza, and of course, the world’s tallest cowboy statue, to name a few.
This May, the state hopes to solidify another world record with the largest gathering of people with the same name in Kyle. On May 21, Kyles can play a part in history at what’s being referred to as “the gathering of the Kyles”.
CALLING ALL KYLES! Tall Kyles, short Kyles, young Kyles & old Kyles are needed 4/21/23 at 4pm to attempt the Guinness World Record for the largest same-name gathering (1st name only).
— City of Kyle (@CityofKyleTX) April 17, 2023
“We’re very excited about the upcoming, inaugural Kyle Fair and have high hopes that this event will bring out the Kyles needed to grab a spot in the record books,” the city’s special events manager, Claudia Rocha, said in a written statement.
For interested Kyles, your name must be “Kyle” – spelled as such. Kyles must also register at the VIP tent at the inaugural Kyle Fair. Kyles must also participate in the group photo on the final day of the free, three-day festival. Kyles will be gifted a free Kyle Fair t-shirt for their participation.
This is the fourth attempt of the Texas town to break the record of the largest gathering of people with the same name. The record currently belongs to Kurpres, Bosnia, and Herzegovina with 2,325 people named Ivan which broke the record on 30 July 2017 according to Guinness World Records.
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