Public Invited to Shape Future of the Wyoming State Fair and Fairgrounds
The Wyoming State Fair Board NEEDS YOUR HELP! We are soliciting input and ideas from Wyoming residents, through a state-wide on-line survey, that will be used to improve the attractiveness of, participation in, and attendance at the annual Wyoming State Fair and the year-round events staged at the Wyoming State Fairgrounds!
Earlier this year, the Wyoming State Fair hosted listening sessions throughout the state of Wyoming to hear the thoughts, concerns, ideas, and priorites from interested citizens from across the state regarding the future of the Wyoming State Fair. With the budget challenges the Wyoming State Fair currently faces, we wanted to visit with citizens across the state to better understand their priorities in these difficult financial times. Below you will find links to the final report and a the raw data obtained from the sessions and through email. This information will be used to help plan future events and continue the tradition of the Wyoming State Fair.
The Wyoming State Fair Advisory Board will meet in Douglas on October 17-19th, 2017 on the Wyoming State Fairgrounds to discuss the 2017 Wyoming State Fair and attend the Joint Agriculture, State and Public Lands & Water Resources Committee meeting.
Wyoming State Fair Listening Session Questionnaire
– By Wyoming State Fair Staff
The Wyoming State Fair is hosting listening sessions throughout the state to learn more about what citizens from Wyoming want to see at the Wyoming State Fair in the coming years. As part of that effort, we are asking that attendees fill out the following questionnaire for us to capture more thoughts. If you were not able to attend one of the sessions, please fill out the following form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 11, 2017. In order for the submission to count, it must be sent before October 11 and you must include your location and date. We look forward to hearing what you have to say.
The Wyoming State Fair will be meeting with the community throughout the state in listening sessions in September and October designed to gather input from citizens about the annual event.
A list of the listening sessions with cities, dates, times and locations is as follows:
Lusk, Wed. Sept 13, 7:00 pm, Niobrara County Fairgrounds Auditorium
Wheatland, Thu. Sept 14, 7:00 pm, Platte County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall
Evanston, Mon. Sept 18, 7:00 pm, Uinta County Fairgrounds Roderick Hall
Afton, Tues. Sep 19, 7:00 pm, Lincoln County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall
Rock Springs, Sept 20, 7:00 pm, Sweetwater Events Complex, Meeting Room
Riverton, Sept 21, 7:00 pm, Fremont County Fairgrounds Heritage Hall
Rawlins, Sep 25, 7 pm, Carbon County Fairgrounds Multi-Plex
Basin, Sep 26, 7 pm, Big Horn County Fairgrounds Office
Powell, Sep 27, 7 pm, Park County Fairgrounds Events Center Conference Room
Buffalo, Sep 28, 7 pm, Johnson County Fairgrounds
Newcastle, Oct 2, 7pm, Weston County Event Center
Laramie, Oct 3, 7 pm, Albany County Fairgrounds
Cheyenne, Oct 4, 7 pm, Laramie County Fairgrounds Building M
Torrington, Oct 5, 7 pm, Goshen County Fairgrounds Meeting Room
Casper, Oct 9, 7 pm, Central Wyoming Fairgrounds Indoor Arena Classrooms
Sundance, Oct 10, 7 pm, Crook County Fairgrounds
Gillette, Oct 11, 7 pm, CamPlex Energy Hall Conference Rooms
These listening sessions are designed to hear the thoughts, concerns, and ideas from interested citizens from across the state regarding the future of the Wyoming State Fair. During these sessions, members of the Wyoming State Fair staff and representatives from both the Wyoming Board of Agriculture and the Wyoming State Fair Advisory Board will attend in order to facilitate the discussions. With the budget challenges the Wyoming State Fair currently faces, the goal of these sessions is to visit with citizens across the state to better understand their priorities for the fair in these difficult financial times.
“We strive to provide the best Fair possible each year by focusing on youth competition, family friendly entertainment, and affordable prices,” said James Goodrich, Director of the Wyoming State Fair. “Our goal is to come away from these sessions with a better understanding of what citizens, and especially attendees/participants of the Wyoming State Fair find important so we can continue to provide the best service we can to fairgoers.”
All of these sessions are open to the public and the public is encouraged to come and share their ideas.
The Wyoming State Fair will be meeting with the community throughout the state in listening sessions designed to gather input from citizens about the annual event. The first two meetings will happen in Lusk on September 13 and Wheatland on September 14, 2017.
The listening session in Lusk will take place on Wednesday at 7:00 pm in the Niobrara County Fairgrounds Auditorium and the Wheatland session will take place on Thursday at 7:00 pm in the Platte County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.
The Home Arts categories at the Wyoming State Fair have undergone a few changes this year and have been reduced one day. Click "read more" for more information about needlework, crafts, culinary, painting, drawing and gardening.
In anticipation of large crowds of tourists coming to Wyoming to view the 2017 Solar Eclipse, FOR ONE YEAR ONLY, livestock will be released early at noon on Saturday, August 19th instead of the normal time on Sunday morning. Along with this, open static exhibits will be released earlier than normal as well at 9 pm on Saturday rather than Sunday morning.