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101st Wyoming State Fair Marks Continued Tradition

101st Wyoming State Fair Marks Continued Tradition

By Jason Fearneyhough, Wyoming Department of Agriculture Director

Welcome to the 101st celebration of the Wyoming State Fair and Rodeo! 

After the incredible success of the 100th Wyoming State Fair, we are more dedicated than ever to continue the traditions established over the last 100 fairs. We strive to provide families of the state wholesome, fun and educational experiences and entertainment while maintaining the culture, heritage and youth competition that makes the Wyoming State Fair. 

Last year, we looked at the storied past of the Wyoming State Fair, and now we are excited to look toward the promising future of the Wyoming State Fair for generations to come. 

The Wyoming State Fair staff and numerous others have worked hard to make the 101st celebration an experience to remember. This year’s theme is “Buckles, Boots and Blue Ribbons,” and we have many special events planned, including the Demolition Derby, State Ranch Rodeo Finals, concerts by country stars Hunter Hayes and Brantley Gilbert and two PRCA rodeos that always provide great action at an affordable cost. 

The Grandstand activities aren’t the only thing we have to offer at the Wyoming State Fair. I invite you all to walk down the Midway and through our exhibit halls and barns. Sample the great food, browse the trade show booths and enjoy a wide variety of free entertainment. 

Above all, take this chance to learn about Wyoming agriculture. The Wyoming State Fair gives youth and residents from around the state an opportunity to educate, learn and showcase their quality animals and exhibits. It gives everyone who attends a chance to spend time with others from around the state to reconnect, share ideas and create new friendships. There is truly something here for everyone in the family.

We have worked hard to continually improve the State Fair facilities and grounds since the very first State Fair. Over the last several years, there have been multiple upgrades and renovations made to provide more functionality and events during the fair, and throughout the year. Please take the time to see these during your visit and enjoy everything we have to offer. 

From the building upgrades to the Pathway to Water Quality and improved campgrounds, we are proud of our fairgrounds and are confident you will be too. Much hard work and effort has gone into this event, and I’m confident you will have a great time. 

Please join us in celebrating the rich tradition of the Wyoming State Fair. I look forward to seeing you all at the 101st Wyoming State Fair this year!