Fremont County, WY – Spring is in the air and everyone is itching to get outside and enjoy the longer days, warmer temps, and sunshine. Check out our attached May events flyer to see what’s going on in Fremont County. It will give you plenty of reasons to get off the couch and dust off those comfy hiking shoes. Wind River Country is also full of history—don’t miss your chance to explore it on a talk or guided trek. Horse lovers can sign up for the first-ever wild horse sanctuary trek. The whole family can attend the Outdoor Weekend & Expo for activities and gadgets galore. May is also the start of our powwow and rodeo season, which you won’t want to miss. Start planning your adventures now. Print the attached May events flyer, call up some friends, and schedule some springtime fun in the sun in Wind River Country.
*All of Wyoming is area code: 307
DAILY: Riverton Northern Arapaho Cultural Insights: Arapaho artifacts and artwork open every day. Call ahead. Elders share the Arapaho language and traditional story telling. Wind River Casino, 10269 Hwy. 789. 307-851-5394, windriverhotelcasino.com
WEEKLY: Lander Trivia Thursday at the Coalter Loft, hilarious fun with prizes awarded, 7pm-10pm. 126 Main St. 307-332-8228, firstname.lastname@example.org
May 5 Dubois The Dubois Museum hosts a Wyoming Community Bank Discovery Speakers Series program: Nez Perce National Historic Trail, by Senior Archaeologist Dan Eakin, 7pm-8pm, at the Dennison Lodge, 455-2284, email@example.com, fremontcountymuseums.com/events
May 6 Shoshoni presents their annual Kids Gymkhana family rodeo fun and games. See true Western barrel racing, pole bending and a couple of traditional games. Food vendors. 6pm. Arena is at 210 S. Maple St. 840-0209. firstname.lastname@example.org
May 6-8 Dubois Wyoming Artist Convention. Statewide artists gather for workshops and fun. Headwaters Arts & Conference Center, 20 Stalnaker St. 455-2117, 455-3153, email@example.com
May 7 Lander Children’s Museum: 1st Annual Mother’s Day 5K, 7:30am. Fun Run/Walk, 1 K—8:30 am (8 & Under) at the Lander City Park. Enjoy a Pancake Breakfast—$5. 405 Fremont St. Registration details: 332-1341, landerchildrensmuseum.org
May 7 Riverton The Riverton Museum / Wind River Visitor’s Council Trek: J.B. Okie Mansion in Lysite, 8am-3 pm. Bring a sack lunch and water. Meet at the Museum, 700 East Park Ave. Tickets $6. Register at 856-2665, fremontcountymuseums.com
May 7 Riverton Central Wyoming College United Tribes Spring Powwow: Colorful regalia, Native American drummers, dancers, and Native craft vendors. Gourd dancing begins at 6pm. Grand entry 7pm. Closes at 11pm. CWC gym at 2660 Peck Ave., 855-2000, (800) 735-8418, firstname.lastname@example.org, cwc.edu/powwow
May 12 Riverton The Riverton Museum / Wind River Visitor’s Council Trek: Boysen Dam Trek, at the mouth of the majestic Wind River Canyon. Bring plenty of water. 8:30-2pm. Meet at the Museum, 700 East Park Ave. Tickets are $6 - all ages welcome. Register at 856-2665, fremontcountymuseums.com
May 12 Dubois The Dubois Museum / WY Community Bank Speakers Series. Part 1: Dubois Area Geology talk. (Part 2: is a trek on Sat. May 14.) Dennison Lodge, 7pm, 909 W. Ramshorn St. 455-2284, email@example.com, fremontcountymuseums.com
May 14 Dubois The Dubois Museum / Wind River Visitors Council Series: Part 2: Trek of the Dubois Area. Bring a lunch, sunscreen, and water. (Rock hammer if you have one.) Depart 10am sharp. No pets. Dennison Lodge, 909 W. Ramshorn St. All ages register at 455-2284, firstname.lastname@example.org, fremontcountymuseums.com
May 14 Lander Wild Horse Sanctuary Trek. View wild mustangs in their new home. Meet at the Lander Pioneer, Museum - see a Native American horse culture exhibit before the trek. 10am-Noon. 1443 Main St., 332-3339, 438-3838, email@example.com, facebook.com/WindRiverWildHorseSanctuary, wildriverwildhorses.com
May 20-22 Lander 2nd Annual Outdoor Weekend & Expo. A consumer show celebrating outdoor skill clinics (shooting, fishing, wildlife and outdoor cooking, etc.). Check out new outdoor gear and trends. Several field trips (bike trips, hikes, birding, etc.) on Sunday, May 22. TIMES: Friday Noon-8pm, Sat. 9am-7pm, and Sunday TBD. Free. 332-9694, Lander Community & Convention Center, 950 Buena Vista, firstname.lastname@example.org, wyomingoutdoorexpo.com
May 20-21 Riverton Wild Horse Adoption. See wild mustang horses in training. On May 20, a clinic for the general public is offered at 1-3:30 pm which previews the horses available for adoption. On May 21, the gates open for previewing horses at 7:30 am, bidding starts at 10:30 am at the Riverton Honor Farm minimum security corrections facility. Inmates work one-on-one with these wild horses to prepare them for social activities and adoption. Call Kathy Fine at 352-0302 for details. Free admission. The public is welcome to spectate. 40 Honor Farm Road. Please see important admission details blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses/honorfarm.html
May 21 Lander The Pioneer Museum in Lander is hosting a McDonald’s Children’s Exploration Series program titled, “Pioneer Arts & Crafts Day.” Kids have the opportunity to explore pioneer activities like tin-smithing, candle making, and leather working. Tickets $5 per person. 1pm-3pm. 332-3339 to reserve a spot. fremontcountymuseums.com
May 21 Shoshoni Ultimate Miniature Bull Riding. Come watch the young rodeo stars of tomorrow! Art Shanley Memorial Arena, 210 S. Maple St. 840-0209. email@example.com
May 26 Lander Pioneer Museum hosts the Wyoming Community Bank Discovery Speakers Series program: “Wit of Will Rogers and the woman behind the wit, Betty Rogers,” by Richard Maturi. The program highlights the wit of Will Rogers and how his wife, Betty, was the driving force behind Will’s wit and the family business. 7pm-8:30pm. 1443 Main St., 332-3339, fremontcountymuseums.com/events/
May 27-28 Ethete Chief Yellow Calf Memorial Club Powwow held on the Ethete Powwow grounds near Blue Sky Hall. Enjoy colorful Native American Indian dancing, traditional food, arts, and crafts. Grand Entry times are: Fri. 7pm & Sat. 6pm. 506 Ethete Rd. 332-5286, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com
May 28 Lander Cowboy State Stock Horse Association (CSSHA) Reined Cow Horse Summer Series #1 Show. Show starts 9 am. LOTRA indoor arena at 1663 Rodeo Drive. 851-1126, 851-5839
This exciting events calendar is provided by the WIND RIVER VISITORS COUNCIL.
*Don’t forget to use the hashtag #windrivercountry when you share your Wind River Country memories on social media.
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. Pioneer your own 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.