There's something for everyone at this year's Wyoming State Fair! The grandstands will be packed with great entertainment, and be sure to stop in at the free stage for great kid-friendly shows!
Tris Munsick grew up on a cattle ranch in northern Wyoming. The oldest son of locally esteemed country musician Dave Munsick, Tris was raised with both the cowboy lifestyle and its music running through his veins. Along with his two younger brothers, he was brought up entertaining and playing music throughout Wyoming and its surrounding states. His debut album, "Next to Nowhere" depicts Tris's experiences with the people and places that continue to preserve the western culture into which he was born.
The Moonlight Howlers are a family band that consists of three members. They began there music career when they found themselves living in the small of Williams AZ with very little to do. Raffael started on the drums but found his true passion was the up right bass, leaving the drums to his baby sister, Ariel. Their cousin Tory had always messed around on an old guitar. Soon they found themselves making what they call music. What started out for fun has graduated to what they now play which is amazing rockabilly music. They now play at major shows, venues, car shows, and they just finished their first tour in the USA. Find them on Facebook.
Wyoming natives Chancey Williams and The Younger Brothers Band began with humble beginnings, out of a love of country music and an ingrained desire to perform and entertain. The band started to play for weddings and small fairs and rodeos, and before they knew it, they were opening for their hero Chris LeDoux at the Montana State Fair in front of 8,000 people.
Playing over 170 shows a year for the last two years, the band has created quite a following while sharing the stage with such acts as Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Craig Morgan, Rodney Atkins, Phil Vassar, Tracey Lawrence, Clay Walker, Stoney LaRue, and Robert Earl Keen. Their current tour is highlighted by an evening with Merle Haggard at Cheyenne Frontier Days. Be sure to catch one of their shows and you will know why they have become one of the most sought-after bands around.
When Leeza Gibbons of EXTRA was searching for a dynamic stage hypnotist to dazzle her national N.B.C. T.V. audience, she chose the incredible talents of the "Award Winning Master Hypnotist" Michael Mezmer.
Presenting his "Trance-Nosis" comedy hypnosis show to public and critical acclaim, Michael has toured throughout the United States and the Orient performing before millions with standing room only crowds at major fairs, amusement parks, festivals, corporate events, universities, night clubs, casinos and at other special events.
Steve Jones and John Fisher are now in their tenth year of performing as the YAMPA VALLEY BOYS. They have performed over 1,200 shows together. They present an all acoustic, high energy, audience friendly show that preserves our western heritage through song, story and poem. John plays banjo, mandolin, and resophonic guitar. Steve plays guitar, sings many of the lead parts, and is the group's main songwriter. THE BOYS have six CD albums containing original and classic western material.
Blue Water Promotions, Inc. will provide youth trout fishing ponds. They consist of two 6000 gallon aquariums with state of the art chiller and UV filtration systems. These outdoor youth trout fishing ponds have won numerous awards, including "The Best Outdoor Attraction at the 2008 Super Bowl", and provide fishing joy to tens of thousands of youth (12 & under) every year.
All fishing poles, tackle and bait are provided free of charge. Catch & Release Only.
Young Guns Wild West Fun Park is a unique western themed static attraction for children ages 10 and under. The Wild West Fun Park is open for 9 hours per day providing families a fun and imaginative experience while at the Fair.
Children interact in a Wild West Frontier Town complete with authentic images of real western storefronts taken from historic locations. Each storefront presents a unique western twist to many traditional games. Young Guns Wild West Fun Park offers smaller children a safe and monitored space to enjoy with games designated just for their age level. Stop by the Young Guns Wild West Fun Park at the Wyoming State Fair!
Prepare to put reality on hold and suspend disbelief! Magician Keith Raymond will amaze you with sleight of hand, mesmerize you with large scale "Vegas style" illusion and hurt-your-side comedy magic. Keith can entertain the whole family. Need a strolling act? Keith is a master balloon twister too! Don't miss Keith Raymond, doing what he does best...the impossible.
3 Competitions Combined to make One Action Packed, Family Oriented Show! BIG AIR is a "long jump for dogs". The Dog, which may be placed anywhere onto the 40' dock, runs, and jumps in the water after a throw toy. The distance is judged from the end of the dock to where the tail set of the dog breaks the water's surface.
is a high jump for dogs. The dog starts off at the 20' mark on the dock & jumps up to a bumper toy extended out 8' from the end of the dock over the water. The starting height for extreme Vertical is 4'6" and goes up in 2' increments as competition progresses.
is a "timed event". At the far end of the pool a bumper toy is suspended 2" above the water with a starting indicator above it. The dog is then placed at the 20' white mark on the dock; when the light turns green the handler releases the dog. The time clock stops ticking when the dog has pulled the toy from the Speed Retrieve bracket.
The Enchanted Wagon is an eight foot long turtle named Flash with a medieval gypsy wagon seated atop its shell. The turtle has a hedgehog driver named Corwin who interacts with passing patrons, along with his costumed attendant.. Various puppet characters appear to tell jokes and sing; the Queen of the Jungle invests knighthood out of the wagon's back door and there are over 20 interactive features. The running line that we use as the turtle wanders is that they are lost and looking for the way back to fairyland. The joke is that Corwin simply never stops to ask for directions, and so they are stuck meandering about the event grounds. The Enchanted Wagon is a spectacle in and of itself. Originally built with children in mind, we are very pleased to have discovered that it's just as fascinating to adults as it is to children.
People are in awe of The Enchanted Wagon - quite often their jaws drop when they see it coming and huge smiles light up their faces. We have been told by many that this is the most creative and original thing they have ever seen. Children love the turtle Flash and Corwin. Quite often they give the turtle's head a hug, or shake Corwin's hand.
Our great adventure continues throughout the day as we stop for countless photos. It makes quite an impression wherever it appears. The Enchanted Wagon livens up the lanes and creates a festive atmosphere and can also be performed on a stage with a sit-down audience.
"It will make your day. You could watch it over and over again and never get tired of watching it."Hector, fourth grader