Fremont County made products to be featured at Cheyenne Frontier Days General Mercantile

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) –  The Wyoming Business Council is outfitting its General Mercantile with Wyoming-made products at the 2013 Cheyenne Frontier Days, July 19-28, including a number of Fremont County produced items.

The store, in its 11th year of operation, features products from about 70 Wyoming companies and ranging in price from $2. The Mercantile’s array of offerings from around the state will span many categories including home décor, jewelry, gifts, personal care items, food and others.

Fremont County items to be featured in the store include: America’s Cowboy, Lander: Western Music;  The Berry Patch, Riverton: Jewelry;  Heirloom Treasures, Riverton: Porcelain & stoneware pottery & jewelry. Original watercolors, prints & notecards; M R Originals, Riverton:  Outdoor art; and Alice’s Art & Sculpture, Shoshoni:  Bronze sculptures, jewelry, door knockers.

“The Mercantile is always a very popular stop at Cheyenne Frontier Days,” said Wyoming Business Council Wyoming Products Program Manager Terri Barr.  “Everyone – from tourists to people who live in Wyoming – will enjoy the variety of products represented.”

The Mercantile, which sports a wooden storefront reminiscent of 1880s-era Cheyenne, is located in Old Frontier Town, formerly Wild Horse Gulch, at Frontier Park.  Store hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily during Frontier Days.

Businesses displayed at the General Mercantile are members of the Wyoming First Program, which is designed to assist Wyoming companies with the identification and promotion of their Wyoming-made products, and substantially enhanced products and services.  A two-year membership in the program allows Wyoming First participants to use the familiar “Bucking Horse and Rider” design stickers and hang tags on their products. For more information on the Wyoming First program, please visit www.wyomingfirst.org.

For more information about the General Mercantile, please contact Barr at 307.777.2807 or terri.barr@wyo.gov.