Story sponsored by Wild West Winter Carnival (Riveton, Wyo.)-It began in 1986, the Wild West Winter Carnival was designed for residents to see how to enjoy fun events in Wyoming’s Wind River Basin during the winter months. Join us again this year for a fun filled month as we celebrate our winter. Following is an outline of events to look forward to.
As the weeks progress, County 10 will announce each week’s events.
January 1st-January 25th.
-Kids color contest. A themed picture is distributed through the schools. Prizes will be awarded on age group for best coloring.
January 12th –January 14
-Smore’s Showdown #1 January 12th. Prove that you have the best S’more Recipe on the planet. Enter to win and have your S’mores be the featured refreshment at the 2013 Wild West Carnival.
-Car & Bike Show January 12th at The Riverton Armory from 11:00 am-4:00 pm.
-Night Parade begins at 6:00 in Downtown Riverton.
-Casino Night at Wind River Casino begins at 8:00 pm
January 22nd – February 1st.
-Treasure Hunt all through Fremont County. Watch for clues to locate the Winter Carnival Medallion and win $500.00.
-Remote Fly-In #1 Riverton Middle School at 7:00-9:00 pm
January 25th- January 27th
-Ice Fishing Derby. Boysen Reservoir. Prizes will be awarded at the B & K Shoreline at 2:00 pm.
-Poker run January 26th at the West Side of Boysen Reservoir from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Ride your snow machine or whatever you like and grab a poker hand on the way.
-Cowboy Poetry at CWC Little Theater beginning at 6:00 pm.
-The #2 S’more Showdown after the show.
February 2nd- February 3rd
-Star Quilters at The Riverton Armory February 2nd from 12:00-8:00 pm and February 3rd 9:00 am-3:00 pm.
Quilts will be on display at select merchants prior to the Quiltfest.
-Ice Sculpting on Main Street begins at 9:00 am.
-Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides February 2nd at Riverton City Park begins at 10:00 am.
-Kid Games begin at 10:30 am at Riverton City Park.
-Hole in One Golf at Riverton City Park at 11:00 am.
-Kids Coin Grab at Riverton City Park at 1:00 pm.
-Riverton Artist Guild presents the annual quick draw at St. Margaret’s begins at 6:00 pm.
-Crab Crack at St. Margaret’s begins at 4:00-6:30 pm. All you can eat crab cooked by The Riverton Rotary Club.
-Coronation at St. Margaret’s begins at 8:00. The previous king & queen pass on the belt bucket, crown and sash to the new king & queen.
February 6th – 17th
-Gala Night at BAR 10begins at 7:30 pm on February 9th. Event sponsors and the public will enjoy hor d’evours and music. Buttons available at the door for $5.00.
Remote Fly-In #2 February 13th at the Riverton Middle School begins at 7:00-9:00 pm.
RC Car Races February 16th – February 17th at Wind River Casino begins at 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.