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Featured Winter Events Sweetwater County Has Something for Everyone

Find never-ending fun and family-friendly events from November - March that are centered on the great outdoors, fast-paced competitions and Western spirit. With so much to choose from, there’s an event or two for everyone to love this season in Sweetwater County. To help with the planning, we've highlighted our favorite winter events for you:

Outdoor Adventure:

Burbot Bash  - January 20-22, 2017

Burbot, also called ling cod, are just one of the species that make Sweetwater County one of the best places for coldwater fishing in the nation. Four types of cutthroat trout teem the waters of the county's reservoirs, lakes, rivers and streams, along with other varieties of catfish, whitefish, salmon and smallmouth bass. The ice fishing season in the gorge gets rolling around mid-December when burbot, rainbow and smaller lake trout abound under the ice, giving anglers a chance to hone their line-flinging skills before January’s Burbot Bash.

This fishing derby, which will be held January 20-22, is a combined effort of the Green River, Rock Springs and Flaming Gorge Chambers of Commerce. It aims to diminish the population of illegally stocked, invasive burbot in the Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Anglers of all ages, in teams of up to four, can compete for cash prizes while by helping to purge the infestation of burbot in the beautiful Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Prizes will also be awarded in youth categories, as well as in adult groups for the most fish reeled in and the biggest fish caught. Expert and novice ice fishers can all enjoy a few days on the frozen Flaming Gorge.

For more information and to register for the event, contact the Flaming Gorge Chamber of Commerce at www.flaminggorgecountry.com or call 800-FL-GORGE.

Indoor Events:

Home & Holidays Show – November 11 - 13, 2016

Join us at the Sweetwater County Event Complex for the Annual Home & Holiday Show and Craft Fair. The Home & Holiday Show is a great place to purchase your home & holiday gifts from local and national vendors—and it's free!

Up in Arms Gun and Knife Show – November 25 - 27, 2016

Every year, the Up in Arms Gun and Knife Show brings the best gun and knife vendors from across the northwest to the Sweetwater Events Complex.  Find all of your gun and knife needs at this year's Up In Arms Gun and Knife Show.

Rodeos and Races:

Southwest Wyoming BMX - November 18 - 20, 2016 and  January 27 - 29, February 25 - 26, March 10 - 12, 2017

The Southwest Wyoming BMX Club hosts a family-friendly indoor race monthly throughout the winter season at the Sweetwater Events Complex. Riders compete for glory in single, double, and triple point races. As always, first-time riders and spectators are free. Whether you are an expert rider, a first-timer, or just wanting to take in a fast-paced excitement, the Southwest Wyoming BMX is sure to keep your heart pumping all season long.

High Altitude Arena Cross Race Series - November 11 - 13, December 9 - 11, 2016 and  January 13 - 15, February 10 - 12, March 17 - 19, 2017

The Rock Springs Motocross Club hosts the High Altitude Arena Cross Series during select weekends all winter at the Sweetwater Events Complex. This is the perfect event to keep you warm as you watch the dirt fly in the indoor arena. Race, Ride, or watch; there is fun for everyone at the High Altitude Arena Cross Series this season in Rock Springs, Wyoming.

Team Roping Jackpot - December 4 & 18, 2016 and January 8, February 5 & 19, March 26 and April 9 & 23, 2017
On select Sundays this winter, the Team Roping Jackpot will be held at the Sweetwater Events Complex. The best ropers in Southwest Wyoming will battle to win the series and the prized belt buckles for 5 and over Header & Heeler and 4 and under Header and Heeler.  Bring the whole family to see the Western Spirit alive and well in Sweetwater County, Wyoming.

For additional information or to become a member, please call Dusty Fletcher at (307) 382-4700.

R & R Rodeo Winter Series - December 31, 2016 and January 21, February 18, March 4, and April 1, 2017
This winter, the R & R Rodeo Series returns to Rock Springs. Stay warm at the Sweetwater Events Complex and see barrel racing, bareback riding, mini bronc riding, and more. Or if you have the guts, enter the Rodeo and show off skills, and compete to win.

Enter online by going to R & R Rodeo on Facebook or call Casey Riggs at 307- 707-3254 or Jace Jackman at 307-297-0004.

Wild West Outlaws Gymkhana Series - November 5 and December 3 & 31, 2016
Join us for the Wild West Outlaws Gymkhana Series at the Sweetwater Events Complex this winter. See the best riders in Southwest Wyoming compete in Barrels, Poles and Turn & Burn races. This event is open to all ages to participate, including "6 & Under" and "40 & Over" categories. The top three riders in each division and category will receive cash prizes. Don't miss this family-friendly, western event.

Additional dates to be announced. For more information contact Brandy at 307-389-3090 or Chelsi at 307-389-4285.

From ice fishing derbies to craft fairs, Sweetwater County has an event for the whole family this winter. Make sure to visit and take part in all the fun happening in Southwest Wyoming this season. View our full events calendar for even more.

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