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.
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