Kyle, Texas, is again trying to set the world record for the most people with the same name in one place. (Getty)
KYLE, Texas (KXAN) — The city of Kyle may soon be the proud holder of a Guinness World Record.
City leaders will host the “Gathering of the Kyles” world record attempt Sunday afternoon at the Kyle Fair A Tex-Travaganza. Anyone with the name “Kyle” — spelled that way — is being asked to attend Sunday afternoon as part of an effort to host the largest gathering of the same name.
Sunday’s event marks the city’s fourth attempt to break the record, according to a city release. Currently, the Guinness World Record is nearly six years old, set by Kupreski Kosci in Bosnia and Herzegovina on July 30, 2017. On that record, 2,325 Ivans took part to seal the deal.
“To beat this record, we’re calling for any and all Kyles. We need tall Kyles, short Kyles, young Kyles, and old Kyles to come close to the record set five years ago,” said the City of Kyle Special Events Manager Claudia Rocha in the release “We are very excited about the upcoming, inaugural Kyle Fair and have high hopes that this event will bring out the Kyles needed to earn a place in the record books.”
Those taking part in Kyle’s world record attempt will be asked to show proof of ID along with an address and either an email address or a phone number. Minors and persons without ID must have a parent or guardian present to verify their identity.
Eligible Kyles are asked to register and log into the VIP tent on site between 11:00 and 16:00 before a group photo of the record attempt is taken.
Kyle Fair A Tex-Travaganza began Friday and runs through Sunday night, with festivities including live music, carnival rides and concessions. Admission to the fair is free, with tickets available for rides and craft and food vendors on site.
The Kyle Fair is held at Lake Kyle Park, located at 700 Lehman Road. More information about the world record attempt and fair is available online.