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Featured Winter Events Sweetwater County Has Something for Everyone

Find never-ending fun and family-friendly events 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 27-29, 2018

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 27-29, 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 10-12, 2017

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 24-26, 2017

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.

Bar J Wranglers at the Broadway Theater - December 8, 2017

The Bar J Wranglers, world famous singing cowboys from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, will perform Broadway Theater on Friday, December 8, 2017 for a Christmas Concert. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. with the concert starting at 7:00 p.m.

The Bar J Wranglers will entertain the entire family with western harmonies straight from the range, cowboy stories and jokes that will have you laughing in the aisles, and an evening of inspiration that will continue to lift your spirits long after the show. Get your tickets.

Holiday Events

Celebrate a fairytale Christmas with your family in Downtown Rock Springs. Every Saturday between November 25th and December 16th, Downtown Rock Springs will be offering free carriage rides in honor of "Small Business Saturday." Visit downtown Rock Springs between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to experience the holiday magic. Learn more.

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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