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By Karla Pomeroy

New events added to WC Fair schedule


June 17, 2021

WORLAND — The Washakie County Fair Board finalized the 2021 fair schedule with a few community events added to this year’s schedule.

This year’s fair, July 24-31, includes the usual lineup of 4-H and FFA shows, live music Wednesday through Saturday, a youth and fair rodeo, pig wrestling and Monster Trucks.

Three new events have been added this year — a Burger Bash, a youth water balloon event and a paint and pottery event.

The Burger Bash will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 29. Teams will grill up their favorite burger (making 12 for judges and people’s choice). There is a $10 entry fee. More information can be found at the fair website

The paint and pottery event will be taught by Ten Sleep art teacher Dusty Stephenson on Wednesday, July 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The youth water balloon event will also be Wednesday night starting at 6 p.m.

With no alpaca show this year due to lack of entries, the 4-H and FFA Round Robin Showmanship contests on Friday have been moved from the afternoon to 9 and 11 a.m., respectively.

On Saturday, with the junior livestock sale moving from the afternoon to 10:30 a.m., the rhubarb rhevival was moved to the afternoon at 3 p.m.

The parade remains at 9 a.m. with line up at 8 a.m. at Kiwanis Park. Worland-Ten Sleep Chamber of Commerce Coordinator Ruth Dugger said the parade is open to any club, organization, business, family or individuals. The fair board is providing cash award of $250 for the top prizes in people’s choice, best theme and best youth organization entry.

The theme for this year’s fair and parade is “Country Fans and Wyoming Brands.”

The board also modified their policy about pets on the fairgrounds. Pets will only be allowed in the camping area unless they are service animals or are involved in a fair show.

The board also agreed to purchase a chest freezer to store ice for vendors and purchase shower benches.

The board asked Beth Shaffer to reach out to the commissioners about having maintenance supervisor Tom Schmeltzer fix the restrooms with Shaffer noting there was an issue with the men’s restroom during the Wyoming Junior Rodeo two weeks ago.

The fair board will be seeking paid and volunteer help for the fair office during fair week as well as helping set up and clean up after each fair show.

Anyone interested is asked to submit a letter of interest and availability before July 10 to the Washakie County Fair Board, P.O. Box 451, Worland, WY 82401. Interested parties are asked to mark their envelopes according to interest in a volunteer position or a paid position.


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