Top 5 Things About Wyoming’s Big Show May 23, 2016

Western Wyoming’s Biggest Affair, the Sweetwater County Fair, Brings Back Big Fun July 31-Aug. 7

Sweetwater County, Wyo. – Wyoming’s Big Show is kind of a big deal, and today Sweetwater County Travel and Tourism announced the top five reasons why. The local favorite, which will take place July 31-Aug. 7 this year, draws people to the area from surrounding counties and states. In the past few years, Wyoming’s Big Show – The Sweetwater County Fair – has been named the number one summer event in Wyoming by Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine, and it is recognized among the top 200 events in the nation by Events Business News.

Sweetwater County Travel and Tourism has this inside scoop on what makes Wyoming’s Big Show so great.

  1. Concert Line-Up. Hands down, the best thing at Wyoming’s Big Show is the After-Dark Concert Series with big-time performances. Each year, top-ranked performing artists hit the Big Show stage. This year, Multi-platinum MCA Nashville recording artist, Josh Turner, opens the series on Aug. 2. More rock and country artists perform Aug. 3-6, including A Thousand Horses, The Used, All That Remains and Chris Janson. It gets better – concert admission is included with the paid fair admission. Seating is festival-style, so attendees can bring a lawn chair and pick their spot.
  2. Daily Entertainment. Wyoming’s Big Show is an entire week packed with daily entertainment – shows, activities, rodeo action, animals, carnival rides, games and more! While visitors may not see every one of the 6,000-plus exhibits, they won’t want to miss Wyoming’s largest fireworks show. Other attractions for 2016 include Lanky the Clown, Scales and Tails, Animal Specialties Petting Zoo, Twinkle Time, Sword Swallower Dan Meyer, Hypnotist & Mentalist Michael Swenson and so much more.
  3. Fair Food. Food at the Big Show is much better than “fair.” Visitors will find an assortment of delicious fare and beverages throughout the fairgrounds. Finding a new fried favorite or savoring a once-a-year fair food tradition is like an event in itself. It’s just not fair time without funnel cakes and giant turkey legs!
  4. Fun for the Whole Family. From the petting zoo and carnival rides to the bubble tower and giant Jenga set, a day at the Big Show means fun for everyone. There are daily kids’ shows, contests, games and activities that the whole family can enjoy. Plus, children under the age of six – and those involved in 4H – get into the fair for free!
  5. Location, Location. The sweetest part of the Big Show might just be the location. With the largest fair midway in Wyoming, Sweetwater County does the fair right. Plus, Sweetwater County is an outdoor paradise during the summer. With 10,500 square miles of territory to roam, visitors can find sweet adventure outside the Big Show, as well in the form of hiking, biking, fishing, golfing, sightseeing, hunting dinosaurs, shopping, or just plain getting away from it all.

For more information on Wyoming’s Big Show – the Sweetwater County Fair – including how to purchase tickets, visit www.tourwyoming.com.

About Sweetwater County
Sweetwater County, located halfway between Yellowstone and Canyonlands National Parks in southwest Wyoming, is home to 10,500 square miles of pure, high desert adventure. Known as “Flaming Gorge Country” the area is characterized by the 91-square-mile Flaming Gorge Lake, the famed Green River, expansive deserts and rugged mountains. Activities include camping, hiking, biking, fishing, golfing, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, hunting dinosaurs, shopping, and just plain getting away from it all. A perfect place to explore American history, Sweetwater County is also home to petroglyphs, pioneer trails and historical museums. The Rock Springs-Sweetwater County airport was recently ranked 37th on a list of 322 airports from around the country by Travelmath.com.


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Gaylene Ore, Ore Communications, 970.812.8733, gaylene@orecommunications.com
Jenissa Meredith, Sweetwater Travel & Tourism, 307.382.2538, jmeredith@tourwyoming.com

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