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LANDER: Lander Brew Fest, June 7-8 (THIS weekend!)
Music, food, BEER (of course) and rugby — how much more fun can it get?! Visit their website for details…
CODY: Cody’s Wild West Shootout, June 6-8 (THIS weekend!)
Cody’s Wild West Shootout is the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) sanctioned Wyoming State Championship Cowboy Action Shooting match. Approximately 150 shooters, using firearms and dressed in clothing from the period of 1860 to 1899, will compete over three days in men’s, women’s and junior divisions. Thursday will consist of practice stages and long range rifle events.
The main match on Friday and Saturday will feature twelve stages that all competitors will shoot, with each stage having a different shooting scenario. In past years, competitors from around the U.S. and Canada, and from as far away as Australia and New Zealand, have traveled here to participate.
This event is open to the public at no charge. Safety glasses and ear muffs are required for anyone in the shooting areas since this is a live-fire event. www.highlonesomedrifters.com More info also available at: Cody Shooting Complex
CHUGWATER: Chugwater Chili Cook-Off, June 14-15
Come out and enjoy this 28th annual event — full of good food and good times! Be sure to fill up on gas before you head their way — sadly, the only gas station in town was lost to fire and there will not be fuel services nearby. However, Cheyenne & Wheatland are not far away – just go with a full tank and enjoy the festivities! Visit their website for details…
CHEYENNE: Black Dog Animal Rescue’s Summer Mutt Fair, June 14
Black Dog Animal Rescue does a TON of work for the well-being of dogs in need of love in Southeast Wyoming. They’re always in need of support, donations, and, of course, forever homes for their lovable pups!
BUFFALO: The Big Horns Classic, June 14-16
Presented by Steele Roping — visit their website for more details!
RIVERTON: Northern Arapahoe Experience Art Show at Wind River Hotel & Casino, June – August 2013
Experience beautiful art work in one of Wyoming’s exciting destinations! Visit their website for more information!
CASPER: Nic Fest, June 28-30
This annual event brings people from all over the state to discover regional artists. Be sure to visit this renowned museum at the same time… Visit their website for more details, as well as lots more summer happenings.
SHERIDAN: Polo Games Begin!
Local polo teams in action, with initial practice games on June 2 and June 9, then tournaments every Sunday from June 16 through August 25. The games in June (one game each Sunday) are at 2:00 pm. The games in July and August (two games, back to back, each Sunday) are at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. In addition, the teams are playing practice games every Wednesday and Friday at 3:00 and 5:00 pm and every Saturday at 10:00 am. Spectators are welcome, with no admission charge. There are bleachers for seating, but also feel free to bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. No dogs, please. For more information, contact “Perk” Connell at (307) 674-4928 or visit www.thebighornpoloclub.com.
GILLETTE: Donkey Creek Music Festival, June 28-30
Gillette, known as “Donkey Town” once — and thankfully renamed by Edward Gillette, railroad engineer, has held this annual event since 2006. Lovingly named after the area’s Donkey Creek and held at Gillette College, the festival continues to bring great groups and sound. Visit their website for more information!