Memorial Day weekend brings a Veterans Fair, gun show, car show, stargazing, and more!

    “Remember our heroes and the fallen.” That is what comes to my mind every Memorial Day. I honor and reverence the heritage of military veterans in my own family…one of my grandfathers fought in WWI (there was a letter that he wrote to my grandmother about bullets whizzing by him and not hitting him because of the sweater she knitted for him). Another grandfather was a pilot in WWII. Perhaps you have members of your own family that you honor and have stories that you share on Memorial Day…be sure to check out County 10’s Memorial Day services listing for information on services in your community. Take the family and make it an annual tradition.

    There’s plenty to do in Fremont County this weekend, and it looks like it’s going to be a nice one for all kinds of activities…there’s some spring cleaning going on with Wyoing Game & Fish at the ponds in Riverton, a huge Veterans Fair up in Dubois, a car show, a gun show…and if you’re having a garage sale this weekend, be sure to get it listed on County 10 Garage Sales so folks know where to go to pop some tags!

    Also, looks like it will be a good weekend to fire up the ol’ grill! Whatever your plans and wherever you go this holiday weekend, travel safely, celebrate responsibly, and most of all…have fun!


    NOTE: City and County offices and banks are closed on Monday, and WRTA buslines will not be providing service (they will resume service on Tuesday, May 28.)

    On Friday…

    Room To Dance is having its ‘Barbie World’ Spring Recital tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the CWC Robert A. Peck Theater in Riverton. Awesome solo and award-winning Main Team performances! Tickets are $15; for more information, visit RTD’s Facebook page.

    On Saturday…


    Today is the ‘Circles of Healing, Service & Growth’ Veterans Fair at the National Museum of Military Vehicles in Dubois. The program starts at 8:00 a.m. with a flag-raising ceremony by the Big Wind Singers and several distinguished special speakers, including Governor Mark Gordon and General Henry Huntley from the US Department of Veterans Affairs! Throughout the day, there will be informational and resource booths for veterans and their families, demos of tanks in operation, and rides in military vehicles. Admission is free! For more information, visit the museum’s Facebook page.

    Grab your shopping bags and boxes, because there’s a Plant Sale going on today at the Saturday Farmers Market, plus…the Fremont County Shriners will also be selling their delicious Vidalia onions! Check out the market today (and every Saturday) from 9:00-11:00 a.m. in the Riverton city hall parking lot. For more information, visit the Fremont County Master Gardeners’ website at

    Wyoming Weapons Collectors are having their 35th Annual Original Memorial Day Weekend Gun Show at the Fremont County Fairgrounds in Riverton on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and then on Sunday from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Admission is $6. Children 12 and under are free (with an adult). For more information, call 307-760-0209 or visit their website.


    Have that volunteer energy and spirit today?  It’s a Clean-Up Day at Rendezvous Ponds with Wyoming Game & Fish! You can pre-register – not mandatory or just grab your gloves and show up and join Master Angler Patrick Edwards in cleaning up the ponds out on East Monroe in Riverton. Meet at 9:00 a.m.; lunch is provided, and there’s a chance to win some prizes! A great project day for the whole family! This effort is in preps for the Riverton Kiwanis’ annual Hooked on Fishing derby next Saturday. For more information, call Jon Desonier at 307-463-7861 or visit the WGFD website.

    The Riverton Museum’s Children’s Exploration Series presents Sons of Union Veterans of The Civil War today at 11:00 a.m. Karl Falken will be relating some stories, plus a demonstration of civil war equipment and tools…and I hear that he’s going to make some hard tack! The museum is located at 700 East Park Avenue. For more information, call 307-856-2665, or visit the Riverton Museum’s Facebook page.

    Stargazers of all ages! Sinks Canyon State Park is celebrating the night sky with their International Dark Sky Party tonight! There’s a presentation at 8:00 p.m. and then a star program at 8:45 p.m. Refreshments provided by the Wind River Visitors Council will be providing light refreshments. For more information, visit the Sinks Canyon State Park Facebook page.


    On Monday (Memorial Day)…

    County 10 Memorial Day Services

    Every year, the Oilfield Ironmen Big Bear Chapter holds a Memorial Day Auto Show fundraiser on Memorial Day weekend, and this one is for Help for Help Hospice! Stop by at Carquest today at  1011 N. Federal Blvd. in Riverton. Registration is at 8:00 a.m. Entry fees for motorcycles are $15; vehicles are $20. For more information, visit the Oilfield Ironmen’s Facebook group.

    Let’s start filling up the County 10 event calendar with your upcoming Summer events, activities, classes…and meetings, too! Just click on “Add Event”, sign up on CitySpark, and enter your info…then you can share away on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest!.


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