Sweetwater County, Wyo., Announces Signature
Events Lineup Feb 13, 2012

Festivals Harken Back to Sweetwater’s Western Heritage 

Sweetwater County, Wyo. – Sweetwater County, Wyo. has just released its list of 2012 signature events.  The action-packed lineup includes festivities that reflect the area’s natural beauty and its Old West roots. For a complete events schedule and additional details visit the Sweetwater County Events Page. (Please note, schedule subject to change without notice.)    

Flaming Gorge Days, June 21-23 (Green River)
This is one cool way to kick off the hot summer days. Festivities include the Festival in the Park, rock-and-roll and country music concerts, a golf tournament, a three-on-three basketball tournament, a dodge ball tournament and horseshoes, just to name a few. It’s fun for the whole family!

National High School Finals Rodeo, July 15-21 (Rock Springs)
Dubbed the “largest rodeo in the world” with 13 performances spanning seven days, the National High School Rodeo Finals features more than 1,500 international competitors. Enjoy the action-packed competition as these future pros show off their stuff.

Sweetwater County Fair, “Wyoming’s Big Show,” July 26-Aug. 5 (Rock Springs)
Recently recognized as the #1 event in Wyoming, the Big Show gives visitors a chance to kick up their heels southwest Wyoming style! The Big Show beckons visitors from all over for fun with rodeo action, carnival rides, delicious food, evening concerts and 4-H and livestock exhibits.

14th Annual International Day (Rock Springs)
This popular, one-day festival celebrates Sweetwater County’s rich and diverse cultural heritage. This event features ethnic entertainment, children’s activities, food and vendor items.

Mountain State Circuit Finals PRCA ProRodeo, Oct. 25-27 (Rock Springs)
Rodeo and Sweetwater County simply go hand in hand! Each year the Sweetwater Events Complex, only five minutes away from downtown Rock Springs, hosts the Mountain State Circuit Finals PRCA ProRodeo. For three nights rodeo fans can cheer on their favorite cowboy or cowgirl in events such as steer wrestling, bareback riding, bull riding and barrel racing, among others.

About Sweetwater County (www.tourwyoming.com)
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.

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Gaylene Ore, Ore Communications, 970.812.8733, gaylene@orecommunications.com

Jenissa Bartlett, Sweetwater Travel & Tourism, 307.382.2538, jbartlett@tourwyoming.com

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