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Albany County

Centennial
Centennial Valley Art Show & Sale

2734 Highway 130
Start Date:  7/1/2011 End Date:  7/4/2011
Ticket Information:  Admission is free
EventsCentennialArtShowDescription: A variety of art work created by artisans from across southeast Wyoming will be on display and for sale on the grounds of the Nici Self Historical Museum. Meet the artists at the Friday night reception. Enjoy a variety of other community events throughout the community of Centennial during Fourth of July weekend. A portion of each sale at the Art Show benefits the museum.

Christmas In Centennial
Downtown Centennial
Start Date:  12/10/2011 End Date:  12/10/2011
EventsCentennialCinCTicket Information:  Admission is free
Description: Join the entire community of Centennial in this old fashioned family holiday event. Artisans from around the area will be selling a variety of hand made goods, including the always popular Centennial Social Club bake sale. Have breakfast with Santa at the Historic Mountain View Hotel, then visit with him in his workshop at the Centennial Elementary School and make your own gift. Visit the Nici Self Historical Museum to see their old fashioned Christmas displays and model railroad exhibits, and see what it was like to commute to school in the Centennial Valley 50 years ago.

Laramie
Freedom Has A Birthday

Downtown Laramie
Start Date:  7/4/2011 End Date:  7/4/2011
Ticket Information: 
Description: Freedom Has A Birthday is Laramie's premiere 4th of July celebration. Generous sponsors make it possible for the organizers to provide free ice cream, lemonade, water, cookies, watermelon and snow cones to the thousands of people that attend. The free entertainment includes music, a gymnastics exhibition, giant slides, a children's parade and other activities too numerous to mention. Thousands of people take advantage of beautiful weather to gather information at the various booths, load up on free goodies and meet people from all over the world. Come out to experience an old fashioned 4th of July celebration!

Jubilee Days
Albany County Fairgrounds
Start Date:  7/2/2011 End Date:  7/12/2011
Ticket Information:  Visit the website for tickets and schedules
Description: Laramie Jubilee Days began in 1940 to commemorate the Golden Anniversary of Wyoming Statehood on July 10. The first ‘Equality Days’ included a fiddlers’ contest, chariot races and a parade. In 1941 it expanded to three days and became known as Laramie Jubilee Days. The duration has varied, as have the events, from horse racing and horse shows to steer roping and rodeo. Currently, the celebration lasts 10 days and includes a concert and fireworks known as Fire in the Sky, downtown activities including street dances, a parade, Mr. T Classic Bull Riding, Junior Bull Riding and 3 PRCA performances.

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Encampment Copper Days Festival

Encampment/Riverside Lions Club Arena,
Start Date:  9/10/2011 End Date:  9/11/2011
Ticket Information:  Admission is free. Call 307-326-8855 for more information.
Description: Antique tractors on display, tractor pulls, a parade, and melodrama make this September event in Encampment, WY a family favorite.  Sponsored in part by the Encampment Chug 'n Tug tractor club, this event is held the weekend after Labor Day.

GECGKen KreuselGrand Encampment Cowboy Gathering & Living History Days
Grand Encampment Museum, 807 Barnett
Start Date:  7/15/2011 End Date:  7/17/2011
Ticket Information:  For tickets and information call 307-326-8855.
Description: Annual Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering will be held in Encampment, Wyoming,.  Families of all ages can come and enjoy an authentically historical weekend.  Activities include team roping at the Lion’s Club Arena, horse races, gunfighter shootouts, a melodrama, museum Living History Reenactment and cowboy music and poetry featuring artists from around the region.

Sierra Madre Winter Carnival
Start Date:  2/4/2012 End Date:  2/5/2012
Ticket Information:  free  (307) 327-5501
Description: Come enjoy the annual celebration of winter fun in Encampment and Riverside, WY! Activities planned include a treasure hunt, sled races, "build your own" sled races, snow sculpture contest and a “Second Street Sprint”—a snowmobile race against the speed relay machine. What a great way to enjoy the best snow in the state!

Sierra Muzzleloaders Mountain Man Rendezvous and Black Powder Shoot
EventsEncampmentMuzzleloaders3Grand Encampment Museum, 807 Barnett
Start Date:  7/22/2011 End Date:  7/24/2011
Ticket Information:  Admission is free. For information call 307-326-8855.
Description: Located on the Grand Encampment Museum grounds in Encampment, WY, local black powder enthusiasts recreate the days of the Mountain Men with primitive camping, authentic costuming, traders row, and black powder shoots and tomahawk throws. Come visit trader's row where you can view and purchase a wide array of 1800's crafts, antiques and clothing. Have a look at grizzled mountain men, voyagers, trappers and Indians - all authentic regalia.  See the beautiful Indian tips, and other period shelters being lived in. For more information contact werendezvous@hotmail.com


 

 

 

 



Woodchoppers Jamboree and Rodeo
Encampment/Riverside Lions Club Arena,
Start Date:  6/18/2011 End Date:  6/19/2011
Ticket Information:  Call (307) 326-8855. Admission Fee - $7.00 per day (includes Woodchoppers Events and Rodeo), children under 12 free.
Description: The chips fly during the Father's Day weekend in June every year in Encampment as loggers come from all over the country to compete for the title of Rocky Mountain Champion Lumberjack.  Using power saws, axes and hand saws, the men and women competitors cut down "trees", chop logs, and saw squared wood blocks in half, racing the clock for the fastest time.  Cowboys ride bulls and broncs and the melodrama encourages the audience to get involved.  This unique Wyoming event assure a good time.  For more information:  woodchoppersjamboree@yahoo.com.

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Saratoga

Donald E. Erickson Memorial Chariot Races
Buck Springs Track, PO Box 1095
Start Date:  2/17/2012 End Date:  2/19/2012
Ticket Information:  (307) 326-8855
EventsSaratogaChariotRaceDescription: Held every Presidents Day weekend, the Donald E. Erickson Memorial Chariot Races is one of the most exciting events in Saratoga.  This annual event is sponsored by the Saratoga Lions Club and the Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce.  The races feature two-horse teams pulling chariots at top speed down a quarter-mile track.  Teams come all over the state of Wyoming and from Colorado.  Add to the excitement with Calcutta betting before each race.  Concessions are provided by the local Boy Scout troops.

Festival of Trees Gala and Auction
Platte Valley Community Center, 210 West Elm Street
EventsSaratogaFestivalOfTreesStart Date:  12/2/2011 End Date:  12/2/2011
Ticket Information:  (307) 326-8855
Description: This special annual event is a terrific way to begin your holidays.  Local organizations and businesses donate decorated artificial trees, wreaths and centerpieces and create gift baskets and other holiday items for you to take home and enjoy the entire season.  Auction is Friday, December 3, with proceeds going to local charities and organizations.  Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.

Ice Fishing Derby
Saratoga Lake, PO Box 1095
Start Date:  1/21/2012 End Date:  1/22/2012
Ticket Information:  Tickets are $30 for adults, $10 for small fry. Call 307-326-8855 for tickets and information.
EventsSaratogaIceFishingDescription: The annual Ice Fishing Derby is held at Saratoga Lake the third weekend of January every year and attracts ice anglers from several states hoping to make the “catch of the day”!  Cash prizes will be awarded for the largest fish caught each hour.  The largest game fish caught during the two-day derby wins first place and $2,000!  Keep an eye out for one of the “bounty fish” worth $500.  Door prizes are awarded each hour, including the Small Fry division for children under 14 years of age. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce 307-326-8855.

Independence Day Celebration
Downtown Saratoga,
Start Date:  7/4/2011 End Date:  7/4/2011
Ticket Information:  Admission is free.
EventsSaratogaJuly4ShootoutDescription: An old-fashioned parade with vintage cars, silly costumes, fire trucks and political candidates wanders through downtown Saratoga, beginning at 11 am.  After the parade, enjoy a short melodrama performed by local characters.  Saloon girls, villains, heroes and gunshots (blanks) are everywhere.  Also, check out the car show, join the poker run, watch artists at work, and eat some great food.  The best part of the day begins at dusk with a fantastic fireworks display.  Fun for the entire family!

Lighted Christmas Parade and Winter Wonderland
Downtown Saratoga and Platte Valley Community Center, 210 West Elm Street
Start Date:  12/3/2011 End Date:  12/3/2011
Ticket Information:  Admission is free. For more information call 307- 326-8855
Description: Enjoy the spirit of the season with the annual Christmas Parade showcasing floats entered by area clubs and businesses--all decorated and lit for the evening and held in historic downtown Saratoga.  Santa and Mrs. Claus visit children of all ages at Platte Valley Community Center for the Valley Service Organization’s annual "Winter Wonderland".  Cookies, hot chocolate, chili, hot dogs and more!

Platte River Rodeo Association Rodeo
Buck Springs Rodeo Arena,
Start Date:  7/23/2010 End Date:  7/24/2010
bull close upTicket Information:  For tickets and information, call Terri Hinkle at 307- 326-8825.
Description: The annual two-day amateur rodeo features your favorite events: barrel racing, bronc riding, team roping, steer wrestling and, of course, bull riding.  Activities for the kids include mutton bustin' and steer riding.  Held Friday and Saturday nights at the Buck Springs Rodeo grounds.

 

EventsSaratogaSteinleyCupWinnerSteinley Cup Microbrew Festival and Saratoga Bullfest
Come for the Beer, and Stay for the Bull
Veteran’s Island and Buck Springs Arena, PO Box 1095
Start Date:  8/20/2011 End Date:  8/20/2011
Ticket Information:  For tickets and information call 307-216-8855.
Description:
This event is held on Veterans Island in Saratoga and at Buck Springs outside town.  The microbrewery competition brings together the top professional microbreweries in Wyoming in search of the coveted Saratoga Steinley Cup and is Wyoming’s official state microbrewery competition.  Live music and great eats complete the event.  The chili cook-off features the best in area cooks showcasing their specialties.  Make a weekend of it, with the Saratoga Bullfest, a bull riders-only event at Buck Springs.  Please call the Chamber of Commerce for more info 307-326-8855.

 

 

 

 

 

Laramie County

Cheyenne
Celtic Festival

121 West 15th Street,
CelticStart Date:  6/25/2011 End Date:  6/29/2011
Ticket Information:  Admission is free. For information call 307-635-3498.
Description: 6th Annual Celtic Festival.  Free admission.  Headliner Irish & Scottish bands, a Celtic Jam, Irish & Scottish dancers, Celtic instrument workshops, food & craft vendors, a Calling of the Clans, a Kirking of the Tartans and clan displays. Guinness beer, scotch tasting.  Fri. 5:30 p.m., Sat. 9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.  Sun. 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Sponsored by the City of Cheyenne & The Historic Plains Hotel.  Cheyenne Depot Plaza.

Cheyenne Christmas Parade
Downtown Cheyenne,
FrostyStart Date:  11/26/2011 End Date:  11/26/2011
Ticket Information:  There is no fee to attend the parade.
Description: The parade typically features 140 brightly illuminated floats, horse drawn wagons, bands, clowns, antique autos, and colorful marching groups. The parade lasts about an hour and 15 minutes and is considered one of the finest Christmas Parades in the Rocky Mountain area.  The parade kicks off at 5 PM sharp at 17th Street and Carey Avenue. It marches north on Carey to 24th Street, then turns right to Capitol Avenue and makes another right on Capitol to head back down to 16th street. It turns right on 16th and ends at Pioneer Avenue.

Cheyenne Depot Days
Rails121 West 15th Street,
Start Date:  5/21/2011 End Date:  5/22/2011
Ticket Information:  For information and tickets call 307-632-3905
Description: Don't miss this Downtown Cheyenne railroad celebration! Model railroad displays, Union Pacific's Mini Train, FREE family rides.  Free concert on the Plaza.  Hobo breakfast. Union Pacific's Roundhouse and Steam Shop Open House. Cheyenne Depot Lobby & Depot Plaza

Cheyenne Frontier Days
Frontier Park, 8th & Carey
CFDStart Date:  7/22/2011 End Date:  7/31/2011
Ticket Information:  Ticket prices vary by event. For information and reservations, call 800-227-6336
Description: The Daddy of 'em All has been kicking up dust since 1897 with the world's largest outdoor rodeo and Western Celebration.  Highlighting ten days of rip-roarin' excitement is the world's best PRCA rodeo action and Western entertainment.  It's non-stop activity and hospitality at its Western best!

Greek Festival
Frontier Park Exhibition Hall, 8th and Cribbon Avenues
Start Date:  9/16/2011 End Date:  9/17/2011
Ticket Information:  For ticket information, call 307/ 635-5929
Description: Authentic Greek food, flea market, Greek music and dancing. Friday 5-11 pm, and Saturday 11 am to 8 pm. Lamb or chicken lunch/dinner both days.  Free admission and parking.

 

Kids Cowboy Festival
Old West Museum, 4610 North Carey Avenue
Start Date:  6/11/2011 End Date:  6/11/2011
Ticket Information:  For tickets, contact Wendy Fanning 307-778-7289
Description: Fun for kids of all ages.  Costume contests, pony rides, petting zoo, stick horse races, cowboy crafts, behind the chutes tours, wagon rides, roping, beading & quilting, entertainment.  Free lunch.  10:00 a.m-2:00 p.m.

Wyoming Brewers Festival
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121 West 15th Street,
Start Date:  6/17/2011 End Date:  6/18/2011
BrewerTicket Information:  For information and tickets call 307-432-5395.
Description: Wyoming Brewer’s Festival.  30+ regional & national brewers offering specialty beers.  Musical entertainment. Fri. Taster’s Party.  5 p.m.-12 a.m.  Sat. 5 p.m.-11 p.m.  Depot Plaza, Downtown.

Pine Bluffs
Double Bar G Rodeo Series
East 1st Street at Beech Avenue,
Start Date:  5/27/2011 End Date:  7/31/2011
Ticket Information:  For information and tickets call 307-632-3626. Admission is $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for students, $3.00 for children ages 6 through 12, and $5.00 for seniors.
Description: A wonderful small-town rodeo event for the entire family. Takes place most Friday nights from late May to the end of July.

Trail Days
Downtown,
Start Date:  8/3/2011 End Date:  8/7/2011
Ticket Information:  For information call 307-245-3301
Description: Melodrama, youth rodeo, adult rodeo, parade, BBQ, mud volleyball tournament, class reunions.

Lincoln County

Kemmerer
Oyster Ridge Music Festival
Start Date:  7/29/2011 End Date:  7/31/2010
Ticket Information:  Admission is free
Description: Wyoming's largest FREE Music Festival, located on the famous, historic Triangle Park in downtown Kemmerer, Wyoming

Sweetwater County

Green River
Flaming Gorge Days
Various Green River Locations,
Start Date:  6/24/2011 End Date:  6/25/2011
Ticket Information:  Please call 307-875-5711 for pricing and admission information
Description: Flaming Gorge Days are held the last full weekend of June in Green River, Wyoming.  Friday’s events include a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, Festival in the Park and children’s entertainment at Evers Park.  Both Friday and Saturday evenings bring a nationally recognized rock’n’roll or country band to Stratton Myers Park.  Saturday’s events begin with the parade downtown, Festival in the Park at Evers Park, 3-on-3 basketball, 4-on-4 volleyball, horseshoes, dodgeball and free children’s entertainment.  For details, call the Green River Chamber at 307-875-5711, or visit the websites, www.flaminggorgedays.com or www.grchamber.com.

River Festival
Expedition Island and Evers Park,
Start Date:  8/19/2011 End Date:  8/20/2011
Ticket Information:  Please call for pricing and admission information
Description: The festival begins Friday with a Cajun Shrimp Boil, Caribbean Calypso music, duck and crawdad races, fireworks, a Brew Fest, and a BBQ dinner. Saturday, it's the Run with the Horses Marathon & ½ Marathon across the Pilot Butte Wild Horse Loop Tour road, home to over 300 wild horses; the Pilot Butte Endurance Horse Race & Lucky 13 Poker Run; and the Green Garboon Race river parade. Bring your dog for the Fetching Competition or the Dog Show. Stop by the Pavilion and see the Art on the Green sculpting competition.

Rock Springs
International Day
Bunning Park,
Start Date:  7/9/2011 End Date:  7/9/2011
Ticket Information:  Please call 800-46-DUNES for pricing and admission information
Description: International Day is held to celebrate our heritage of 56 nationalities.  Dance along with performers in ethnic costumes and enjoy various culinary dishes pleasing to the palate.  Entertainment lasts all day and is fun for everyone!  The event takes place the second Saturday in July at Bunning Park in Rock Springs. Call 800-46-DUNES for more information.

Red Desert Roundup Rodeo
Sweetwater Events Complex Rodeo Arena, 3320 Yellowstone Road
Start Date:  7/28/2011 End Date:  7/30/2011
Ticket Information:  Please call or visit website for information
Description: Red Desert Roundup started in 1978 when a team of county businessmen wanted to add to the life of the county. The roundup committee now offers the best in rodeo action. Professional rodeo encompasses an element of danger, extraordinary skill and the cowboys who ride are some of the most rugged athletes in sports today.  At this PRCA-sanctioned rodeo, enjoy watching many of the world’s top-ranked cowboys and cowgirls as they compete for National Finals Rodeo qualifying points. The Red Desert Roundup Rodeo is held the last weekend in July in the grandstands of the Sweetwater County Events Complex.

Wyoming's Big Show
Sweetwater Events Complex, 3320 Yellowstone Road
Start Date:  7/28/2011 End Date:  8/7/2011
Ticket Information:  Please call 307-352-6789 for pricing and admission information
Description: It’s an established fair whose roots run deep.  The Sweetwater County Fair Association form in 1915 and conducted “slab fairs” known as the Eden Valley Fair.  The Sweetwater County Fair was established in 1946 and moved to its primary location at the Sweetwater Events Complex in Rock Springs.  Activities throughout the week include concerts, a carnival, and various performances and contests.  Contact the Sweetwater Events Complex for a schedule of fair events or for further information, call 307-352-6789.

Uinta County

Evanston
Roundhouse Festival
1440 Main Street
Start Date:  8/5/2011 End Date:  8/7/2011
Ticket Information:  Free
EventsEvanstonRoundhouseFestivalDescription: All Aboard! Model train fanatics, history buffs, and collectors of railroad artifacts love Round House Restoration, Inc.'s annual Roundhouse Festival. The festival, held in the historic Union Pacific Roundhouse includes railyard tours, children's games, storytelling, food, music, and arts and crafts. Walk back in time as you discover the cultural and economical history lesson the railyards share.

 

Fort Bridger
EventsFortBridgerMountainManRendezvousFort Bridger Mountain Man Rendezvous
Start Date:  9/2/2011 End Date:  9/5/2011
Ticket Information:  Admission for the general public is $3.00 for everyone 12 years and up. Come authentically dressed from head to toe in mountain man garb, or any pre-1840 clothing and get in free!
Description:
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between 1825-1840.  It is one of the largestmountain man gatherings in the nation. Held annuallythe first weekend of September at Fort Bridger, Wyoming, this Mountain Man Rendezvous is an experience your family will be sure to remember for years. Come and experience historic Fort Bridger at its best! Remember you are on a state historic site, which is under the direction of Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources.

 

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