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2011 Wyoming State Fair begins Aug. 13

Heather Hamilton

Photo by Heather HamiltonThe Wyoming State Finals Ranch Rodeo kicks off a week of Grandstand Events at the Wyoming State Fair on Sunday, Aug. 14, at 3 p.m. Ranch rodeo teams must first win at a local or county level to be eligible for the state contest, and the top two teams in Wyoming will proceed to the NILE Championship Ranch Rodeo this winter in Montana.

The 2011 Wyoming State Fair and Rodeo (WSF) will be held Aug. 13-20, in Douglas, WY, and is a great event for people of all ages. Venders and contestants will appreciate all the hard work that has gone into improving the fairgrounds, and spectators will have the opportunity to take in a huge variety of shows, exhibits and activities.

“There have been several grounds improvements completed for the 2011 WSF. We recently finished upgrading the upper portion of our campground. We have done one section a year for the last three years, and now provide 412 camp spaces with full hookups. Having the entire campground upgraded is a big milestone,” explained Wyoming State Fair Director James Goodrich.

“We’ve also done a lot of work in the Communicom Building, where the indoor commercial venders are located. We added cooling fans, a break room, painted and spruced it up for this year. In the Agriculture and Natural Resources part of that building we’re adding a rest room, painting, replacing windows and putting in new electrical work,” noted Goodrich.

He added that in front of the Ag and Natural Resource building entrance, the old grass plots have been replaced with the first phase of the “Pathway to Water Quality,” an interactive exhibit.

“The pathway starts there, and will eventually include a path along the river and other improvements. Upon completion of phase three, the Pathway to Water Quality will include a number of interactive, educational activities for kids and families, in addition to the grass plots and other informational stops. This year there are tables and chairs with umbrellas and some split-rail fence has been put up as a part of phase one. If you’ve been to the WSF before, you won’t recognize that area,” Goodrich said.

He continued listing improvements, saying the Wyoming Business Council has built a new “general store” to sell their Wyoming Made Products in; the food court has been moved; and the rest rooms in the grandstands are being remodeled.

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“We have more improvements planned for next year, as it will be our 100th year of the WSF,” noted Goodrich. “Among those are more building renovations, adding new events and continuing to provide contestants and exhibitors with as many possibilities to showcase their projects as possible during the fair,” Goodrich said.

New to the 2011 State Fair will be a monster truck show on Monday night, a ranch sorting competition, and possibly two rounds of ranch rodeo competition, based on the number of teams that qualify.

These new events join a cast of tried and true elements that combine to make the fair a successful, fun event year in and year out.

The 2011 Wyoming State Fair and Rodeo (WSF) will be held Aug. 13-20, in Douglas, WY, and is a great event for people of all ages. Venders and contestants will appreciate all the hard work that has gone into improving the fairgrounds, and spectators will have the opportunity to take in a huge variety of shows, exhibits and activities.

“There have been several grounds improvements completed for the 2011 WSF. We recently finished upgrading the upper portion of our campground. We have done one section a year for the last three years, and now provide 412 camp spaces with full hookups. Having the entire campground upgraded is a big milestone,” explained Wyoming State Fair Director James Goodrich.

“We’ve also done a lot of work in the Communicom Building, where the indoor commercial venders are located. We added cooling fans, a break room, painted and spruced it up for this year. In the Agriculture and Natural Resources part of that building we’re adding a rest room, painting, replacing windows and putting in new electrical work,” noted Goodrich.

He added that in front of the Ag and Natural Resource building entrance, the old grass plots have been replaced with the first phase of the “Pathway to Water Quality,” an interactive exhibit.

“The pathway starts there, and will eventually include a path along the river and other improvements. Upon completion of phase three, the Pathway to Water Quality will include a number of interactive, educational activities for kids and families, in addition to the grass plots and other informational stops. This year there are tables and chairs with umbrellas and some split-rail fence has been put up as a part of phase one. If you’ve been to the WSF before, you won’t recognize that area,” Goodrich said.

He continued listing improvements, saying the Wyoming Business Council has built a new “general store” to sell their Wyoming Made Products in; the food court has been moved; and the rest rooms in the grandstands are being remodeled.

“We have more improvements planned for next year, as it will be our 100th year of the WSF,” noted Goodrich. “Among those are more building renovations, adding new events and continuing to provide contestants and exhibitors with as many possibilities to showcase their projects as possible during the fair,” Goodrich said.

New to the 2011 State Fair will be a monster truck show on Monday night, a ranch sorting competition, and possibly two rounds of ranch rodeo competition, based on the number of teams that qualify.

These new events join a cast of tried and true elements that combine to make the fair a successful, fun event year in and year out.

The 2011 Wyoming State Fair and Rodeo (WSF) will be held Aug. 13-20, in Douglas, WY, and is a great event for people of all ages. Venders and contestants will appreciate all the hard work that has gone into improving the fairgrounds, and spectators will have the opportunity to take in a huge variety of shows, exhibits and activities.

“There have been several grounds improvements completed for the 2011 WSF. We recently finished upgrading the upper portion of our campground. We have done one section a year for the last three years, and now provide 412 camp spaces with full hookups. Having the entire campground upgraded is a big milestone,” explained Wyoming State Fair Director James Goodrich.

“We’ve also done a lot of work in the Communicom Building, where the indoor commercial venders are located. We added cooling fans, a break room, painted and spruced it up for this year. In the Agriculture and Natural Resources part of that building we’re adding a rest room, painting, replacing windows and putting in new electrical work,” noted Goodrich.

He added that in front of the Ag and Natural Resource building entrance, the old grass plots have been replaced with the first phase of the “Pathway to Water Quality,” an interactive exhibit.

“The pathway starts there, and will eventually include a path along the river and other improvements. Upon completion of phase three, the Pathway to Water Quality will include a number of interactive, educational activities for kids and families, in addition to the grass plots and other informational stops. This year there are tables and chairs with umbrellas and some split-rail fence has been put up as a part of phase one. If you’ve been to the WSF before, you won’t recognize that area,” Goodrich said.

He continued listing improvements, saying the Wyoming Business Council has built a new “general store” to sell their Wyoming Made Products in; the food court has been moved; and the rest rooms in the grandstands are being remodeled.

“We have more improvements planned for next year, as it will be our 100th year of the WSF,” noted Goodrich. “Among those are more building renovations, adding new events and continuing to provide contestants and exhibitors with as many possibilities to showcase their projects as possible during the fair,” Goodrich said.

New to the 2011 State Fair will be a monster truck show on Monday night, a ranch sorting competition, and possibly two rounds of ranch rodeo competition, based on the number of teams that qualify.

These new events join a cast of tried and true elements that combine to make the fair a successful, fun event year in and year out.