Fly-Ins and Brewfests had Dubois buzzing this weekend

(Dubois, WY) – Saturday, July 31st was a busy, fun-filled day in Dubois, with the 2nd annual Fly-In and Community Aviation Day kicking things off in the morning, as well as the 1st annual Old West Brewfest later in the afternoon.

Held at the Dubois Municipal Airport, the Fly-in had something for everyone this year, music from two different bands, balloon animals, horse-drawn rides from Justus Jacobs and State Farm Insurance, a Kiwanis Club of Dubois ‘Flying FlapJack’ pancake breakfast, and planes galore.

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Planes planes planes! County 10 photo.
County 10 photo.
Thin Izzy and the 2 Bucks Band busted out some pretty amazing covers for such a young group! County 10 photo.
Picket Fence / String Theory perform. County 10 photo.
Justus Jacobs and State Farm Insurance give folks rides around the airport. County 10 photo.
Dubois really is PLANE crazy! County 10 photo.
Helicopter tours. County 10 photo.
Helicopter tours. County 10 photo.
Future pilots. County 10 photo.
Future pilots. County 10 photo.
Planes in the hangar. County 10 photo.
A closer look. County 10 photo.
On-site Flight Safety classes. County 10 photo.
Kiwanis Flyin’ Flapjack breakfast. County 10 photo.
Family fun. County 10 photo.
Who doesn’t love balloon animals? County 10 photo.
Checking out the hangar planes. County 10 photo.

After the Fly-In activities, County 10 headed over to the 1st annual Old West Brewfest in the Dubois Town Park.

Beer! County 10 photo.
County 10 photo.
County 10 photo.

The Dubois Chamber of Commerce partnered with the Rustic Pine Tavern to feature Wyoming microbreweries such as Lander Brewing, Wind River Brewing, Roadhouse Brewing, Gruner Brewing, Snake River Brewing, Blacktooth Brewing, and Snowy Mountain Brewing.

Breweries. County 10 photo.
Brewfest goers learn about the different types of beer. County 10 photo.
Breweries. County 10 photo.
Wind River Brewing Company pours one of its finest. County 10 photo.

“We’ve been working hard to bring this fun, community-building event to Dubois,” Executive Director of the Dubois Chamber of Commerce Jennifer Weydeveld stated leading up to the event.

“The first Old West Brewfest wouldn’t be possible without the hard work and positive leadership of our partner Luke Sander, owner of the Rustic Pine. Michelle Forster from the Wyoming Craft Brewers Guild will also be a big part of our event.”

“I’m excited to be representing several of our wonderful breweries this weekend at one of the most beautiful spots in Wyoming,” added Forster, Executive Director of the Wyoming Craft Brewers Guild.

In addition to music from Casper musician Ahna Weydeveld and Lander’s Picket Fence / String Theory, there were local vendors, games, and food provided by Coyote Blue, WY Smoke Burritos, and Cajun Rendezvous, marking a community event for the whole family.

Ahna Weydeveld performs some covers and original songs. County 10 photo.
Ahna Weydeveld provides some tunes. County 10 photo.
WY Smoke Burrito food truck. County 10 photo.
Rendezvous Cajun food truck. County 10 photo.
Cornhole + beer = great times. County 10 photo.

More summer fun still awaits those in Dubois, with the ‘His and Hers Golf Tournament’ at the Antelope Hills Golf Course, and the “Astronomy of the Summer Sky” program at the Dubois Museum, both on Saturday, August 7th.

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