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WSF Advisory Board to Meet Oct 17-19

 – By Wyoming State Fair Staff

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.

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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 derek.grant@wyo.gov 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.

Questionnaire Word Document

Questionnaire PDF

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Statewide Listening Sessions Schedule Set

 – By Wyoming State Fair Staff

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.

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Listening Sessions in Lusk and Wheatland

 – By Wyoming State Fair Staff

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.


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Swine Show Information for Tuesday

 – By Wyoming State Fair Staff

The Youth Breeding Swine Show, Champion of Champions Market Swine Show, and Pen of 5 Market Swine Show will take place on TUESDAY, August 15 at 3:00 pm. Good luck to all the competitors!

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Changes in Home Arts at the Wyoming State Fair

 – By Wyoming State Fair Staff

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.


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New App for the Fair

 – By Wyoming State Fair Staff

The Wyoming State Fair now has an app. To download, go to the App Store or the Android Market and search "Wyoming State Fair."

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Early Release for Livestock

 – By Wyoming State Fair Staff

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.

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Media Contact for the Fair

 – By Wyoming State Fair Staff

If you need information or media credentials for the Wyoming State Fair, contact Derek Grant at derek.grant@wyo.gov or 307-777-7180

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Visit our Vendors!

 – By Wyoming State Fair Staff

Here is a list of all the vendors who will be attending the Wyoming State Fair. Make sure to go and visit them while you are on the grounds!

VENDOR LIST

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Updates on the Fair here

 – By Wyoming State Fair Staff

Keep an eye here for news and updates on the 2017 Wyoming State Fair!

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