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Fun and free (or almost)

Candy Moulton
Encampment, Wyo.

Justin Howe takes a turn entertaining at the Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering.

With the high price of fuel, traveling can become a bit more challenging than usual, so it is always good to find activities that are easy on the wallet. I have a couple of suggestions that fit the bill.

The Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering, July 15-17 in Encampment, Wyo., has several free concerts featuring music and poetry by some of the top performers in the region. Events get going on Friday evening, July 15 with an open mic show that starts at 7 p.m., at Grand View Park. Anyone who wants to step up to the stage is welcome for this opening session which will be followed by additional music and poetry around the campfire in the park.

On Saturday, July 16, a full slate of events gets underway including a dutch oven cookoff that starts at 7 a.m., with judging at 11 a.m., a stick horse rodeo for the kids at 11 a.m., and a free music and poetry show from noon to 3 p.m. These events are all at Grand View Park. During the evening a ticketed ($15 per person), show will feature Chuck Larsen, Kevin Davis, Mary Kay Knaphaus and Jeff Carson. Another free program around the campfire will be held at the park.

Sunday, July 17 events begin with a cowboy breakfast followed by Cowboy Church at 10 a.m., in Grand View Park. A program on the music and poetry of the mining camps will be presented by Mary Kay Knaphaus at 1 p.m.

For a different type of activity – across the state of Wyoming – plan to take part in the Grand Teton National Park Film Festival July 7-9 in  the new Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center auditorium at Moose, Wyo.

The film festival has a slate of films profiling environmental issues, and highlighting parks and protected areas from the Alaska Peninsula to North Carolina’s Outer Banks, and from the high Sierras of California to the high desert of New Mexico. The film festival is free, with seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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With the high price of fuel, traveling can become a bit more challenging than usual, so it is always good to find activities that are easy on the wallet. I have a couple of suggestions that fit the bill.

The Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering, July 15-17 in Encampment, Wyo., has several free concerts featuring music and poetry by some of the top performers in the region. Events get going on Friday evening, July 15 with an open mic show that starts at 7 p.m., at Grand View Park. Anyone who wants to step up to the stage is welcome for this opening session which will be followed by additional music and poetry around the campfire in the park.

On Saturday, July 16, a full slate of events gets underway including a dutch oven cookoff that starts at 7 a.m., with judging at 11 a.m., a stick horse rodeo for the kids at 11 a.m., and a free music and poetry show from noon to 3 p.m. These events are all at Grand View Park. During the evening a ticketed ($15 per person), show will feature Chuck Larsen, Kevin Davis, Mary Kay Knaphaus and Jeff Carson. Another free program around the campfire will be held at the park.

Sunday, July 17 events begin with a cowboy breakfast followed by Cowboy Church at 10 a.m., in Grand View Park. A program on the music and poetry of the mining camps will be presented by Mary Kay Knaphaus at 1 p.m.

For a different type of activity – across the state of Wyoming – plan to take part in the Grand Teton National Park Film Festival July 7-9 in  the new Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center auditorium at Moose, Wyo.

The film festival has a slate of films profiling environmental issues, and highlighting parks and protected areas from the Alaska Peninsula to North Carolina’s Outer Banks, and from the high Sierras of California to the high desert of New Mexico. The film festival is free, with seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.

With the high price of fuel, traveling can become a bit more challenging than usual, so it is always good to find activities that are easy on the wallet. I have a couple of suggestions that fit the bill.

The Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering, July 15-17 in Encampment, Wyo., has several free concerts featuring music and poetry by some of the top performers in the region. Events get going on Friday evening, July 15 with an open mic show that starts at 7 p.m., at Grand View Park. Anyone who wants to step up to the stage is welcome for this opening session which will be followed by additional music and poetry around the campfire in the park.

On Saturday, July 16, a full slate of events gets underway including a dutch oven cookoff that starts at 7 a.m., with judging at 11 a.m., a stick horse rodeo for the kids at 11 a.m., and a free music and poetry show from noon to 3 p.m. These events are all at Grand View Park. During the evening a ticketed ($15 per person), show will feature Chuck Larsen, Kevin Davis, Mary Kay Knaphaus and Jeff Carson. Another free program around the campfire will be held at the park.

Sunday, July 17 events begin with a cowboy breakfast followed by Cowboy Church at 10 a.m., in Grand View Park. A program on the music and poetry of the mining camps will be presented by Mary Kay Knaphaus at 1 p.m.

For a different type of activity – across the state of Wyoming – plan to take part in the Grand Teton National Park Film Festival July 7-9 in  the new Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center auditorium at Moose, Wyo.

The film festival has a slate of films profiling environmental issues, and highlighting parks and protected areas from the Alaska Peninsula to North Carolina’s Outer Banks, and from the high Sierras of California to the high desert of New Mexico. The film festival is free, with seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.

With the high price of fuel, traveling can become a bit more challenging than usual, so it is always good to find activities that are easy on the wallet. I have a couple of suggestions that fit the bill.

The Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering, July 15-17 in Encampment, Wyo., has several free concerts featuring music and poetry by some of the top performers in the region. Events get going on Friday evening, July 15 with an open mic show that starts at 7 p.m., at Grand View Park. Anyone who wants to step up to the stage is welcome for this opening session which will be followed by additional music and poetry around the campfire in the park.

On Saturday, July 16, a full slate of events gets underway including a dutch oven cookoff that starts at 7 a.m., with judging at 11 a.m., a stick horse rodeo for the kids at 11 a.m., and a free music and poetry show from noon to 3 p.m. These events are all at Grand View Park. During the evening a ticketed ($15 per person), show will feature Chuck Larsen, Kevin Davis, Mary Kay Knaphaus and Jeff Carson. Another free program around the campfire will be held at the park.

Sunday, July 17 events begin with a cowboy breakfast followed by Cowboy Church at 10 a.m., in Grand View Park. A program on the music and poetry of the mining camps will be presented by Mary Kay Knaphaus at 1 p.m.

For a different type of activity – across the state of Wyoming – plan to take part in the Grand Teton National Park Film Festival July 7-9 in  the new Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center auditorium at Moose, Wyo.

The film festival has a slate of films profiling environmental issues, and highlighting parks and protected areas from the Alaska Peninsula to North Carolina’s Outer Banks, and from the high Sierras of California to the high desert of New Mexico. The film festival is free, with seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.