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Wyoming State Fair Board to Meet June 4th

 – By Wyoming State Fair Staff

The Wyoming State Fair Board will meet Tuesday, June 4, 2019 in Douglas, Wyoming.

The meeting will take place on the Wyoming State Fairgrounds in the Ag Hall Conference Room at 10:00 am. During the meeting, the board will hear a legislative update, a F.A.I.R. Posse update, and hear subcommittee reports from the State Fair Operations, Finance/Budget, Personnel and Rules, Facility, Marketing/Promotion/Planning Events, and Endowment subcommittees. Along with this, they will hear a report from the Wyoming State Fair Interim Manager on current items, capital construction, administration, and building & grounds. Finally, they will address any other business as needed. There will be an opportunity for public comment at the end of the meeting.

Times are tentative and subject to change without notice.  If the Board finishes one topic they will proceed to the next topic.

The Wyoming State Fairgrounds is located at 400 W. Center St. in Douglas, Wyoming. For more information on the meeting, an agenda, call in information, click here or contact 307-358-2398.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available for individuals with disabilities upon request in advance of the meeting.

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Wyoming State Fair Board seeking applications for new Fair Manager

 – By Wyoming State Fair Staff

The Wyoming State Fair Board is currently searching for an Executive Manager for the Wyoming State Fair to lead the fair in the coming years.

“We are excited to begin accepting applications for this important position that will drive the success of the Wyoming State Fair into the future,” said Joe Rankin, Chairman of the Wyoming State Fair Board. “While the fair is in good hands this year, we hope to have this position filled quickly with the right person so our new State Fair Manager can have a full year to prepare for the 2020 Wyoming State Fair.”

The Wyoming State Fair Manager reports to the Wyoming State Fair Board and is responsible for the oversight, planning, and management of the Wyoming State Fair, the fairgrounds, and staff throughout the year.  Preference for this position may be given to an applicant with experience and a strong understanding of livestock shows, 4H & FFA, and the fair industry.

The annual Wyoming State Fair takes place each August and is a celebration of all things Wyoming. It is a showcase of our heritage, agriculture, industry, youth, entrepreneurs, artists and more.  As the largest youth competition in the state, the Wyoming State Fair provides educational experiences and exposure to the agriculture industry for the competitors while maintaining a family friendly, affordable event focuses on education and entertainment for all ages. Along with this, the Wyoming State Fair maintains the fairgrounds throughout the year and provides a venue for a wide variety of other events throughout the year.

To learn more about and apply for this position, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/wyoming  and search EXMT02-10545-Wyoming State Fair Manager-Douglas.

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Dan Cheney Named Interim Manager of Wyoming State Fair

 – By Wyoming State Fair Staff

The Wyoming State Fair Board is pleased to announce that Dan Cheney has been named Interim Manager of the Wyoming State Fair while a search is conducted for a full-time Manager.

A Wyoming native, Cheney grew up on a ranch and competed as a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association card-carrying steer wrestler. Cheney brings years of experience and expertise in all levels of the fair, festival, and rodeo industries to the Wyoming State Fair. He has served as COO of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, president and CEO of Cheyenne Frontier Days, founder/CEO/president of Forbes Capital Business Group Inc., director of global marketing and business development for Pro Equine Group, and general manager of The Show Place Arena in Memphis, Tennessee.

“Dan’s background and accomplishments in this industry will be an incredible asset to the Wyoming State Fair as we plan and prepare for the 2019 Fair,” said Joe Rankin, Wyoming State Fair Board Chairman. “While the Board searches for a full-time manager, we know the 2019 Fair is in good hands with Dan. His expertise and perspective will help make the 2019 Wyoming State Fair a successful and exciting event in this time of transition.”

Cheney has a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural economics from the University of Wyoming and a MBA from the University of Memphis.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to be named Interim Manager of the Wyoming State Fair” said Cheney. “As a Wyoming native, I’m excited to help the State Fair Board bridge the gap to a full-time Manager and be a part of putting on this great event that impacts so many in our State in 2019.”

With an Interim Manager in place, the Wyoming State Fair Board will now start the process of selecting the full-time Manager of the Wyoming State Fair. The permanent Wyoming State Fair Manager is expected to be named following the 2019 Wyoming Sate Fair.

The 2019 Wyoming State Fair will take place on August 13-17, 2019 in Douglas, Wyoming. For more information on the Wyoming State Fair, visit http://www.wystatefair.com/

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WSF Board to Meet April 16

 – By Wyoming State Fair Staff

The Wyoming State Fair Board will meet Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in Douglas, Wyoming.

The meeting will take place on the Wyoming State Fairgrounds in the Ag Hall Conference Room and will begin at 10:00 am and is scheduled to adjourn at 11:25 am. During the meeting, the board will approve expenditures, review upcoming sub-committee meeting dates, recess and convene an executive session to consider candidate for Interim State Fair Manager, take necessary action of executive session, and any other business as needed. The Board will have an executive session at 10:15 am and there will be an opportunity for public comment at the end of the meeting.

Times are tentative and subject to change without notice.  If the Board finishes one topic they will proceed to the next topic.

The Wyoming State Fairgrounds is located at 400 W. Center St. in Douglas, Wyoming. For more information on the meeting, an agenda, call in information, or more information on the Wyoming State Fair Board, contact 307-358-2398.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available for individuals with disabilities upon request in advance of the meeting.

 To view the agenda with the call in number and code, CLICK HERE

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Wyoming State Fair Board to Meet March 12th

 – By Wyoming State Fair Staff

The Wyoming State Fair Board will meet Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 in Douglas, Wyoming.

The meeting will take place on the Wyoming State Fairgrounds in the Ag Hall Conference Room and will begin at 10:00 am and is scheduled to adjourn at 3:00 pm. During the meeting, the hear subcommittee reports, hear updates from Wyoming State Fair staff, hear a report on a public information meeting held in Douglas, hear an update from the Wyoming Business Council, and any other business as needed. The Board will have an executive session over lunch and there will be an opportunity for public comment at the end of the meeting.

The Wyoming State Fairgrounds is located at 400 W. Center St. in Douglas, Wyoming. For more information on the meeting, an agenda, call in information, or more information on the Wyoming State Fair Board, contact 307-358-2398.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available for individuals with disabilities upon request in advance of the meeting.

Click this link for the agenda

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State Fair Board Meeting January 7, 2019

 – By Wyoming State Fair Staff

The Wyoming State Fair Board will meet Monday, January 7th, 2019 in Douglas, Wyoming.

The meeting will take place on the Wyoming State Fairgrounds in the Ag Hall Conference Room and will begin at 10:00 am and is scheduled to adjourn at 3:00 pm. During the meeting, the Board will approve the agenda, approve the minutes from the first meeting, hear sub-committee reports, hear from the Wyoming Business Council and the Wyoming Office of Tourism, and any other business as needed. There will be an opportunity for public comment at the end of the meeting.

The Wyoming State Fairgrounds is located at 400 W. Center St. in Douglas, Wyoming. For more information on the meeting including the call in information and agenda, or more information on the Wyoming State Fair Board, contact 307-358-2398.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available for individuals with disabilities upon request in advance of the meeting.

CLICK HERE FOR THE AGENDA

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State Fair Board Meeting October 18

 – By Wyoming State Fair Staff

The Wyoming State Fair Board will meet for the first time on Thursday, October 18th, 2018 in Douglas, Wyoming.

The first meeting of the newly appointed State Fair Board will take place in Douglas, Wyoming at the Ruthe James Williams Memorial Conference Center on the Wyoming State Fairgrounds from 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. During the meeting, the Board will complete Board paperwork, elect a Chairman and Vice-Chairman, hear staff introductions, review legislation and statutes, discuss the Wyoming Board Handbook, hear a budget presentation, discuss priories and set goals for the Board, discuss the State Fair Endowment,  discuss a future meeting schedule, and address any other business or issues as needed. There will be an opportunity for public comment at the end of the meeting.

The Wyoming State Fairgrounds is located at 400 W. Center St. in Douglas, Wyoming and the Ruthe James Williams Memorial Conference Center is on the Fair Grounds adjacent to the Wyoming Pioneer Museum. For more information on the Wyoming State Fair Board and the Wyoming State Fair, contact 307-358-2398.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternate formats will be made available for individuals with disabilities upon request in advance of the meeting.

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WSF Endowment Information and BBQ

 – By Wyoming State Fair Staff

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Casey Donahew with Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band

 – By Wyoming State Fair Staff

The Wyoming State Fair is proud to announce that Texas music sensation Casey Donahew, presented by Anadarko, will perform live in the Ford Grandstands with Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band on Thursday, August 16th at 6:30 pm during the 106th Wyoming State Fair.

Casey Donahew has risen from being a favorite on the local Texas music scene to a nationally popular touring act who has racked up 16 No. 1 singles and consistently sells out venues across the country. With eight independent albums released to critical and commercial acclaim, Casey Donahew is a talented and successful performer. His most recent studio album, All Night Party, reached No. 3 on the Billobard Top Country Albums Chart, No. 13 on the Top Album Sales Chart and Top Current Album Sales Chart and No. 40 on the Billboard 200 Chart.  

“At the Wyoming State Fair, we strive to bring stars of country music to Wyoming each year and Casey Donahew is one of the best artists in country music,” said Wyoming State Fair Director James Goodrich. “Through Anadarko’s generous sponsorship, we are excited to host an artist with high energy music, an amazing stage presence, and a personal relationship with his fans during the Wyoming State Fair.”

Sharing the stage with Casey Donahew will be Wyoming’s own Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band.  Chancey Williams and his “Younger Brothers Band” have relentlessly toured the western United States, developing a rabid fan base not seen from the Cowboy State since Chris Ledoux. As the newly crowned Rocky Mountain CMA Entertainer of the Year, Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers band’s latest album, Rodeo Cold Beer, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Mountain Heatseekers Chart, No. 5 on the Billboard West North Central Heatseekers Chart, and No. 7 on the iTunes Country Albums Chart.

“We are excited to have Casey Donahew and Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band on the Wyoming State Fair Stage this year,” said Goodrich. “They both have dedicated fan bases who will pack the grandstands at the State Fair for night of good music and a great show.”

Tickets cost $20.00 and are available now at https://wsf.fairwire.com/ or by calling the Wyoming State Fair office at 307-358-2398.

For more information about the Wyoming State Fair, please visit http://www.wystatefair.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/TheWyomingStateFair.

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Local Rodeo Entries Being Accepted by State Fair

 – By Wyoming State Fair Staff

The Wyoming State Fair and Rodeo is now accepting local entries from Wyoming cowboys and cowgirls to participate in the 2018 PRCA Rodeo. Rodeo performances are scheduled for August 15 and August 17 at the State Fairgrounds. Contestants must be entered by July 30, 2018 at 2:00 pm.

All Wyoming residents 18 years and older are eligible to compete in the State Fair Rodeo. Seven traditional rodeo events are offered (bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, tie down roping, team roping, steer wrestling, steer roping and girls barrel racing). Contestants must complete proof of insurance and age, entry and liability release forms by 2:00 P.M. on July 30, 2018. Contestants may enter by contacting the Wyoming State Fair, P.O. Box 10, Douglas, WY 82633 or by calling (307)358-2398.

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