52nd Annual Wyoming State Winter Fair, Feb. 22-23 and March 8-10, 2019, Lander, WY

The Wyoming State Winter Fair would like to invite you to come and enjoy the many new and improved activities that are planned for this year.

The Wyoming State Winter Fair was established in 1967 as a way to help promote business communities as well as the goods and services from the State of Wyoming. It gives Wyomingites a much needed break from the winter boredom and cabin fever often experienced during the long, cold Wyoming winter months.

In the tradition of Winter Fairs past, the Trade Show will be held on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22nd and 23rd. It will feature a wide range of quality vendors, music, dance, and other talent from the local community and region. Doors open to the public at 4pm on Friday the 22nd, and 11am on Saturday the 23rd. Cost is $3 per person 6 and over. The Trade Show will feature a diverse mixture of quality vendors, concessionaires and community organizations. We celebrate all things wonderful about Wyoming and there is sure to be something for everything. Please come support all our wonderful vendors.

We have a great variety of top-notch performers scheduled to appear live on our Fair stage. Don Cooper, DJ extraordinaire, will once again emcee our entertainment supported by sound system provided by Labyrinth Productions of Riverton. Acts scheduled to appear include

  • Coop de Ville – classic rock, blue and country outlaw band from Lander,
  • Kerry Wallace – award-wining vocalist, guitarist and songwriter from Pavillion, will appear with Cal Winland and Steve Gilmore,
  • Drones Over Yellowstone featuring Eva Bath – a three piece indie/folk/rock band from Riverton,
  • Pipes and Drums of the Lander City Fire Department – award winning pipe band from Lander,
  • Andy Vasquez – famed Native American Flutist,
  • Cowboy Poets from across Wyoming, and
  • Native American Hoop Dancers.

We are always looking for more great entertainment to perform at the Fair – especially small ensembles or single acts. If you are interested in performing please contact Ellie Cox at 719-645-5973 or 307-335-5585 (work).

The Fair hosts several competitions each year. Wyoming children aged 4 to 8 years old will once again compete to serve as our 2019 Wyoming State Winter Fair Prince and Princess. Royalty will participate in all Fair activities as well as other Wyoming events throughout the year. Our Rising Star Talent Show also promises to be an exciting event. Open to all Wyoming residents, contestants will showcase their unique talents in hopes of securing the title of 2019 Wyoming State Winter Fair Rising Star. All types of talents are encouraged to enter. The Fashion Show has been a longstanding tradition at the Fair. This year, we’ve turned up the volume a bit – Duct Tape Couture. Participants must still make one runway-worthy garment – but it must be made completely of duct tape. Entry forms and rules can be found on our website. Show us your talents and skills – enter one of our exciting contests!

The Special Olympics will be holding their Jackalope Jump – Be a Below Zero Hero in conjunction with the Wyoming State Winter Fair in 2019. The Jackalope Jump is a fund raiser where participants brave the elements and “plunge” into ice cold water to raise money for Special Olympics.

Leading off the livestock events on Friday, March 8th is the Wyoming State Winter Fair Team Roping event.

On Saturday morning, March 8th, the Wyoming State Winter Fair in cooperation with the Fremont County Fair, is excited to present wiener dog races. The “No Losers … Only Wieners” wiener dog races promises to be a fun and exciting event. Racers will sprint from a starting gate on one end of the track to another handler on the other side of the track. First and second place winners will be crowned – as well as winner for best costume.

The Howl Miniature Bull Riding Event is back for 2019. Miniature bull riding is fast gaining popularity as a sport and training aid for aspiring young bull riders.

Rounding out the livestock events is the ever popular Winter Fair Horse Show. There are events for novice rider through the experienced horseman including Western and English classes in halter, performance and showmanship. Poles and Barrels will finish out the day in the afternoon.

For questions or for more information on horse show, roping or bull riding events please contact Tara at 307-349-5844 or Ted at 307-349-2002.

Please contact Ellie at 719-645-5973 or 307-335-5585 for all other events.

 

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