Cheyenne, WY (Release) The Laramie County Fair will kick off its 107th year with a series of appreciation days throughout the week.
The fair will begin on Aug. 2 at Frontier Park and will start with Ag Appreciation Day. The appreciation days will continue with Small Business Owners Appreciation Day on Aug. 3, Educator Appreciation Day on Aug. 4, First Responders Appreciation Day on Aug. 5, Military Appreciation Day on Aug. 6, Volunteer Appreciation Day on Aug. 7, Senior Citizens Appreciation Day on Aug. 8, and Farmer and Rancher Appreciation Day on Aug. 9.
“This is an excellent way to recognize the heroes in our community,” fair manager, Jeff Ketcham, said. “Hopefully now and in the future we will get more involvement from these organizations so they can take ownership in the fair.”
For each appreciation day, free meal tickets will be given to the first 10 people who check-in at the information desk in the Exhibition Hall. Those who attend the appreciation days will also be invited on the midway stage with this year’s master of ceremonies, Marty Davis, and will be asked about why Laramie County is special to them.
There will be special appearances by the Cheyenne Fire Department, HollyFrontier Fire Brigade, AirLife Denver, Wyoming Highway Patrol, American Medical Response, and Laramie County Sheriff’s Office on First Responders Appreciation Day and the Wyoming Air National Guard on Military Appreciation Day. A flag raising ceremony will be presented by the American Legion Post 6 Honor Guard at 6:30 p.m. in the Cheyenne Frontier Days Arena.
Additional events will include a roller derby bout featuring the Prairie Fire Roller Girls of Laramie County at 2 p.m. on Aug. 3 in the parking lot west of the Exhibition Hall, Mutton Bustin’ at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 5 in the CFD Arena, and Pig Wrestling at 7 p.m. in the CFD Arena. Admission to the fair and all these events is free.