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Countywide events in February and March offer something for every kind of winter enthusiast!

Fremont County, WY - Winter is still in high gear in Wind River Country/Fremont County, as you’ll see from the attached February/March calendar of events flyer. We’ve got plenty of winter action in store for the entire family. Pick your passion from winter activities including snowmobile tours, fat bike and sled dog races, Winter Fair and Wild West Winter Carnival events, tasty chili and soup cook-offs, and more. Print out the attached flyer and stick it on your fridge to make sure you don’t miss a thing.

FEBRUARY

DAILY: Riverton Northern Arapaho Cultural Insights: Arapaho artifacts and artwork open every day. Call ahead. Elders share Arapaho language lessons and traditional story telling. Wind River Casino, 10269 Hwy. 789. 851-5394 windriverhotelcasino.com

WEEKLY: Lander Trivia Thursday at the Coalter Loft, hilarious fun with prizes awarded, 7-10pm. 126 Main St. 332-8228, ben_lester@nols.edu

Feb. 1-2 Lander EUKANUBA Stage Stop Dog Race Jan. 29 – Feb. 6th. Lander leg is at Highway 28 Louis Lake Turnout, Hwy. 28.

Monday, Feb. 1: 5pm - 6pm Meet n’ Greet Mushers & Dogs on 2nd & Main St. At 6:30pm viewing of 2015 IPSSSDR film at the Lander Bake Shop, 259 Main St.

Tuesday, Feb. 2: Lander leg of race starts. Check website for details. At 8am watch behind the scenes musher preparation till 9am, or so, when the race starts. Sorry, no pets. Free. 970-310-7746, facebook.com/EukanubaStageStopRace?fref=ts

Feb 1-29 Lander Fur & Feathers art show Rosie Ratigan. Meet the artist at her opening reception on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 10am-1pm. Show on display at the Lander Bake Shop through Feb. 29, 259 Main St. Open 6:30am-5pm weekdays, and 8am-2pm weekends. 332-6442, rosieratigan.com

Feb. 6 Lander 2016 City of Lander’s 5th Annual Chili Cook-Off from 5-7pm. Sample the Best! Tickets $7 adults and $5 kids. No host bar. Cash prizes. Lander Community & Convention Center, 950 Buena Vista. 332-2870

Feb. 6 Riverton Wild West Winter Carnival: Crab Crack & Quilt Guild Auction, 3:30-6:30pm. $35, or $45 at the door. St. Margaret’s School Gym, 220 N. 7th St. E. 851-4839, wildwestwintercarnival.org

Feb. 6-7 Riverton Wind River Casino will host a Super Bowl Party, noon on each day. Come cheer for your favorite team! 10269 Hwy. 789. 855-2600, windriverhotelcasino.com

Feb. 6 Riverton Wild West Winter Carnival: Snowman Stampede 5k Run & Walk, 400 meter Kids Dash. 10am start, Riverton High School Track. Registration 9am. 2001 W. Sunset Dr., 851-4839, 850-5245, wildwestwintercarnival.org

Feb. 6 Riverton Wild West Winter Carnival: Gala & Coronation at the Manhattan Restaurant, 6-9pm. 1409 W. Main St. 851-4839, 850-5245, wildwestwintercarnival.org

Feb. 8 Lander Night in New Orleans concert – a trio of big easy sounds of yesteryear. 7pm. Tickets: $20 adult/$10 student. 350 Baldwin Creek Rd. 332-2509, 332-6824, montyhettich@hotmail.com, landerconcerts.org

Feb. 12 Riverton Wild West Winter Carnival: Artist’s Guild Quick Draw at 6pm-8pm.  Riverton Elks Club, 207 E. Main St., 851-4839, 850-5245, wildwestwintercarnival.org

Feb. 12 Lander Artists For Animals and Avians Show for the Lander Pet Connection (LPC), and the Central Wyoming Aviary (CWA) Rescue groups. Opening reception is Friday, Feb. 12, from 6pm-8pm.  Show hours during February 7-2pm daily.  Middlefork Restaurant, 351 Main St., 871-8304, 330-5200, 438-1829, info@landerpets.org, cwaparrotrescue@gmail.com, centralwyomingaviary.com, facebook.com/events/1502419896732766/

Feb. 12 Lander Valentines Open House at Alchemy Artists’ Coop art gallery. Enjoy light refreshments and fine art from 2-8pm. 307-206-1180. 320 Main Street. facebook.com/alchemyartistcoop/

Feb. 13 Dubois Search & Rescue Dubois Snowmobilers Poker Run. Public is welcome. Crooked Creek Guest Ranch, Call to register. 455-2815, 699-4898, crookedcreek-gr.com

Feb. 13 Lander - Lander Art Center’s "Art From the Heart" - an evening of readings, music, video art, chocolate and wine. Artists Stefani Farris, Manuela Aparicio, Darrah Perez, Jim Culver, the Big Wind Singers and others in attendance. Raffle items includes gift certificates for local restaurants, services, outdoor gear, art works by local artists, and the grand prize of a scenic flight. Suggested donation: $10. 6:30pm-9pm. Open Tues.-Thurs. 10-6pm, Fri. & Sat. 10-4pm. 224 Main St. 332-5772, landerartcenter.com

Feb. 14 Lander Celtic harper Julian Kwasniewski will be performing songs that celebrate the heart. Donations welcomes. Held at the Lander Bake Shop, 259 Main St. 10-11:30am. 332-2771    

Feb. 20 Lander Culture Expo at Lander Children's Museum. Visit different countries, experience the customs, dress, music and food from other cultures around the world. For ages 2 and up, 10am-2pm, 465 Lincoln St. 332-1341, landerchildrensmuseum.org

Feb. 20 Dubois Soupenanny & Hootenanny: Soup & Bread Cook-off & live music. Awards. Serving 5:30pm-7pm. Enjoy the musical Hootenanny at 7:15pm. Headwaters Arts & Conference Center. 20 Stalnaker St. 455-3173, 455-2687, needsofdubois.org, headweaterscenter.org

Feb. 20-21 Riverton Wild West Winter Carnival: Ice Melter Mini-Z Remote Controlled Car Races. Friday set up and practice. Prizes and trophies. Races 10am-3pm. Wind River Casino’s Spring Mountain Room. 10269 Hwy 789. 840-3761, email@shannonwatts.com, wildwestwintercarnival.org

Feb. 25-28 Riverton CWC presents Pirates of Penzance, a swashbuckling play. Thursday 7:30pm GALA reception, Friday 7:30pm, Sat. 2:30pm & 7:30pm, and Sunday at 2:30pm. Peck Arts Center, 2660 Peck Ave. 855-2002, 855-2217, tickets@cwc.edu, cwc.edu/what/artscenter

Feb. 27-28 Lander 49th WY State Winter Fair featuring Ultimate Miniature Bull Riding and a Horse Show! See the future stars of rodeo on Saturday night. The Sunday Horse Show features 40 classes including competition halter, showmanship and English riding, reining, barrel racing and pole bending. 1663 Rodeo Dr. 332-4011, whywyo@live.com, wyomingstatewinterfair.org


MARCH

DAILY: Riverton Northern Arapaho Cultural Insights: Arapaho artifacts and artwork open every day.  Call ahead. Elders share Arapaho language lessons and traditional story telling. Wind River Casino, 10269 Hwy. 789. 851-5394 windriverhotelcasino.com

WEEKLY: Lander Trivia Thursday at the Coalter Loft, hilarious fun with prizes awarded, 7-10pm. 126 Main St. 332-8228, ben_lester@nols.edu

March 3-5 Lander Don't miss the 49th WY State Winter Fair Trade Show with live western music, dancing, cake raffles, and handmade traditional crafts 350 Baldwin Creek Rd, 332-4011, whywyo@live.com, wyomingstatewinterfair.org

March 4-April 2 Lander Lander Art Center: LV High School & Middle School Student Show, reception Friday, March 4, 6-8pm. Free. Open Tues. - Thurs. 10am-6pm, Fri. & Sat. 10-4pm. 224 Main St. 332-5772, landerartcenter.com

March 4-6 Dubois hosts the 50th Celebration of WY State Snowmobile Assoc. (WSSA) 2016 Fun Days hosted by the Riverton Sno-Goers, Dubois Sno-Katers and Lander Snowdrifters. Friday Night: Welcome Party – Social Hour & cash bar.  Saturday: 3 levels of snowmobiling: Trail Ride at Crooked Creek Guest Ranch, Intermediate/Off Trail, and Extreme Off Trail snowmobiling. Held at the Headwaters Conference Center, 20 Stalnaker. Registration and questions: Ken 307-851-6515 or Michelle 307-349-4640, rivertonsnogoers@gmailcom 

March 5 Dubois Togwotee Winter Classic is a non-profit bike race on snowmobile trails near Togwotee Pass, from 7,000 feet up to 9,500 feet. Email for locations and times. dave.byers@coolersoft.com 

March 11 Riverton Central WY College presents Single Reed Celebration Concert of reed instruments at 7pm. Peck Arts Center, 2660 Peck Ave. 855-2002, 855-2217, tickets@cwc.edu, cwc.edu/what/artscenter

March 19 Lander Fremont County Symphony Spring Concert: “FOLKTALES” featuring “Peter and the Wolf” by Sergei Prokofiev with John Walker Narrating at 7pm.$10/person or $20/family at the door. Lander High School Auditorium, 350 Baldwin Creek Rd. 332-3892

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 Related Links: Lander Chamber of CommerceRiverton Chamber of Commerce, Dubois Chamber of CommerceDestination Dubois

 For a complete calendar of events go to www.windriver.org/calendar.  To request a vacation packet, please visit us at Wind River Country or call 800-645-6233. Come pioneer your adventure in Wind River Country!

 About Wind River Country/Fremont County

Wyoming’s Wind River Country is the authentic, untamed West. It holds the answers to your adventurous spirit. Come discover new things like the best route to Yellowstone, see an Indian powwow, ride a horse or holler at a rodeo, pan for real gold, and hike in country that will take your breath away. Find the pace to think, the room to breathe, and the uncontrived adventure to rejuvenate your soul in Wind River Country.