South and Central Wyoming Events


THROUGH AUGUST 31 Nick Self Historical Museum Hours:Noon-4p, Thu-Mon. Open weekends until Labor Day.



THURSDAYS Acoustic Jam Session:Come to play an instrument, sing or listen, 6p, Stampede Saloon, 417 1stSt., free, info 422-3200.

FRIDAYS Live Music: Bunky Christianson, Don Rogers and Circle M Music are performing various Fridays in July. Stampede Saloon & Eatery, info 307-422-3200,

Farmers’ Market: 8–10:30a, Chugwater Town Park.



SEPTEMBER 2 Silver Spur Sporting Clays Shoot: Come for a day of Sporting Clay Shooting! No need to call ahead, Silver Spur, Route 230, info, 307-327-6505.


SEPTEMBER 8-9 Copper Days Festival and Family Dance: Antique tractor parade, antique tractor pulls, kids’ art workshop, toy tractor displays and lunch at this family event. 10a-10p Sat, 11a Sun, various locations in Encampment, dance $10 for 12 and over, other events free. info 307-326-8855.

SEPTEMBER 12 Colorado Grand Auto Tour:Visitors are welcome to come by and see the cars, they will be parked on the grass meadow east of the Grand Encampment museum, if the weather is an issue, cars will be parked along Barnett Ave and 6th St.

ONGOING Grand Encampment Museum: Main Gallery and GEM Store is open most weekdays, Mon-Friday 10a – 4p, info 307-327-5308




TUESDAYS Bingo: 6:45p, American Legion Hall, info 780-5489.



THIRD MONDAYS Book Discussion Group: 7p, info 575-1384.

Tri-City Arts Guild: 6:30p, info 575-1384.

SUNDAYS VFW Bingo: 1p, VFW Hall, info 836-2631.

FOURTH SUNDAYS American Legion Riders: 2p, Crazy Tony’s Bar & Grill, info 307-575-0838.



FOURTH SUNDAYS Hartville Museum & Community Center:Free music jam for musicians and listeners. Everyone is welcome. Bring snacks and have fun! 4–6p, info 307-836-2288.



MAY-SEP Tours of Historic Jay Em on the Rawhide: Offered by appointment, donations accepted, info 307-735-4364.



AUGUST 24 University of Wyoming Greenhouse Field Day: The open house at the University of Wyoming Greenhouse will include a talk on apple production in Laramie, student farm tours, Pistol & Pete meet and greet, and a free farm to table dinner for all attendees. 4p, UW Greenhouse Complex, free.

AUGUST 25 University of Wyoming Field & Family Farm Day: Open house event hosted by the Laramie Research & Extension Center at the University of Wyoming Hansen Arena. The day will begin with producer-oriented sessions that involve tours and equipment demonstrations. A free lunch will be served to all attendees, and the afternoon session will include fun for the whole family with a hay bale maze, petting zoo, Pistol & Pete meet & greet, and so much more!9a-3p, UW Hansen Arena, info 307-766-3611.

SEPTEMBER 1 UW Football:Cowboys vs Washington State Cougars, kickoff at 1:30p, War Memorial Stadium, University of Wyoming, info 307-766-7220 or

SEPTEMBER 15 UW Football:Cowboys vs Wofford Terriers, kickoff at 2 p, War Memorial Stadium, University of Wyoming, info 307-766-7220 or

SEPTEMBER 29 UW Football:Cowboys vs Boise State, kickoff at 5p, War Memorial Stadium, University of Wyoming, info 307-766-7220 or

OCTOBER 6 Comedian Ken Jeong: Stand-up comedy, 8p, Arts and Sciences Auditorium. $30, $20 students, info 307-766-6340,

OCTOBER 20 UW Football Homecoming Weekend:Cowboys vs Utah State, kickoff at 12:30p, War Memorial Stadium, University of Wyoming, info 307-766-7220 or

FRIDAYS Murals of Laramie Walking & Biking Tours: Aug 10 West Side Walking Tour, Aug 17 Architecture Walking Tour,Aug 24 Laramie Walking Mural Tour, Sep 7 Greenhill Cemetery Tour (meets at 455 N. 15th St.), Sep 14 Laramie Walking Mural Tour. Free, all events but Sep 7 meet at Wyoming Women’s History House, info 307-760-3355.



Uinta County Soil Health Day:
Bridger Valley Electric Association will sponsor activities, demonstrations and presentations by experts in soil health and range management. Free, reservations required by August 27, info, 307-787-3070.


SEPTEMBER 1-3 Wyoming Rough Riders:State finals for mounted shooting sports competition. Events include Guns, Cans and Cattle Classic Jackpot and more. Various times, Niobrara County Fairgrounds, free, info1-800-223-LUSK,

SEPTEMBER 7-8 Rally America:Watch modified street cars race on natural-terrain courses consisting of gravel, dirt or snow over a course covering hundreds of miles. Various times, Lance Creek, free, info 1-800-223-LUSK,

SEPTEMBER 13-14 Health Fair:Blood draws, 6-9a, Niobrara County fairgrounds, price varies, info 1-800-223-LUSK.

SEPTEMBER 25 Blood Drive:1:30-6:30p, Niobrara County fairgrounds, info 1-800-223-LUSK.

OCTOBER 7 Big Bucks Bingo:Benefit for Helpmate Crisis Center. Lunch at noon, bingo starts at 1p, Niobrara County fairgrounds, $20 for 20 games, info 1-800-223-LUSK.



SECOND FRIDAYS Lego Club: 10a–noon, Lyman Branch Library, ages 8 & up, free, info 307-787-6556,

ONGOING Movies in the Park:Concessions, prizes and fun, put on by Bridger Valley Chamber of Commerce.  The Peanuts MovieJuly 26, 7p, Lyman Heritage Park, free, info 307-787-6738,



SECOND TUESDAYS Bingo: 6:30p, Community Hall, info 307-399-4751.



Big Laramie Volunteer Fire Department Chili Contest Fundraiser:
An annual fundraiser with door prizes, food, raffles, silent auction, live auction & music, 11:30a-3p, Station 4, 3987 State Hwy 230 near WyColo Lodge, no entrance fee, but a small charge for food/drinks, info 307-703-0169.



ONGOING Movies in the Park:Concessions, prizes and fun, put on by Bridger Valley Chamber of Commerce.  Ice Age 4: Continental Drift Aug 9, Ferdinand Aug 23, 7p, Trona Valley Community Greenspace, free, info 307-787-6738,

WEDNESDAYS Storytime:11a, Uinta County Library, info 307-782-3161.

SECOND WEDNESDAYS Chamber of Commerce Community Luncheon:Topics vary each month and are a great wealth of information for business owners and individuals alike. $15/plate, noon, Mountain View Town Hall, RSVP, 307-787-6378.




TUESDAYS Bingo:7p, Recreation meeting room, 25¢ per card, 14 games, info 307-245-3301.




AUGUST 8-12 Saratoga Silly Summer Sale: Merchants’ blow out sales, various stores, info 307-326-8187.

AUGUST 11 Drop Spinning Workshop:Learn how to create your own yarn and spin like an old pro! This workshop is free to the public but space is limited and reservations are required. Time TBA, Saratoga Museum Pavilion, info 307-326-5511,

AUGUST 18 Beginner Stained Glass I:Learn about the history of stained glass, the process to create it, and the artistry to create unique colorful designs. Begin the process of creating a sun catcher. This workshop is free to the public but space is limited and reservations are required for both weekends. 9a-noon, Saratoga Museum Pavilion, info 307-326-5511,

AUGUST 25 Beginner Stained Glass II:Continue working on your sun catchers and finish by learning how, foil, flux, solder, hang, and care for your personal creation. This workshop is free to the public but space is limited and reservations are required for both weekends. 9a-noon, Saratoga Museum Pavilion, info 307-326-5511,



SUNDAYS TO SEP 2 Sunday Craft Mart:With new and various vendors every week this is the place to be for a taste of Wyoming, noon to 4p, Saratoga Museum, info

WEDNESDAYS TO OCT 10 Farmer’s Market: 3:30-6:30p, St. Barnabus Episcopal Church, info 307-326-8187.



AUGUST 18 Wyo Gorge Ride: All autos and motorcycles welcome at third annual poker run to benefit Greater Wyoming Big Brothers Big Sisters. 7a, Wyoming Machinery Company, $30 early bird registration, $5 for lunch, info 307-251-4712,



AUGUST 4-11 Goshen County Fair:Ranch rodeo, rubber check race, pig wrestling, hay bale decorating contest and more. Fair Day is Aug 9. Info

AUGUST 16 Third Thursday: Goshen’s Hot Wheels:Businesses will be open 4-7p. There will also be other vendors and food trucks downtown. Info

SEPTEMBER 12 The Language of Dogs: The community is invited to this video presentation on basic dog behavior. 6-8p, Eastern Wyoming College Auditorium, free, info 307-532-8331.

SEPTEMBER 14-16 Quilts Along the Platte: 25th annual quilt show of the Goshen County Quilters, approximately 150 quilts exhibited, handmade items and quilts for sale, vendors, sewing machine servicing, scissor sharpening, demonstrations and refreshments. Rendezvous Center, Goshen County Fairgrounds, free, info 307-640-4002.

SECOND TUESDAYS Coffee with Local Commissioners:8-9a, free, Java Jar, info 307-532-5162.

SECOND WEDNESDAYS Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Group: 1p, free, chapel at Torrington Community Hospital, info 534-7039.

Rex Young Rock Club:7–8p, Senior Friendship Center.

THURSDAYS TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly):8–10a, Senior Friendship Center, info 307-334-3358.



WEDNESDAYS THROUGH SEPTEMBER Farmer’s Market:Fresh produce, baked goods, preserves, spices and herbs, 6-7p, Shopko Entrance, free, info 307-331-6644.

SATURDAYS THROUGH SEP 29 Platte County Farmer’s Market:Fresh and local produce and more. 8-10a, Pocket Park, free, info 307-331-9502.