A cowboy displays the Wyoming State flag on his horse during the Wyoming State Ranch Rodeo finals on Sunday, August 28, 2017. H/t The Wyoming State Fair
(Gillette, Wyo.) On Wednesday, Oct. 11 the public is invited to join in a listening session with members of the Wyoming State Fair and representatives from both the Wyoming Board of Agriculture and the Wyoming State Fair Advisory Board. The meeting will be hosted in the Cam-Plex Energy Hall Conference Room, 1635 Reata Dr., at 7 p.m.
According to a press release, The Wyoming State Fair has been meeting with communities all across Wyoming to gather input from citizens regarding the annual event. The listening sessions are intended to gather thoughts, concerns, and ideas from the people regarding the future of the State Fair and the direction it should go in. In reflection of the budget challenges which the Wyoming State Fair is facing, another goal of the sessions is to discern the citizen’s preferences and priorities in the State Fair to better appropriate for financial difficulties.
The Wyoming Office of Tourism’s website says that the Wyoming State Fair has been established in Douglas, Wyoming since 1905. It is a showcase of industry, and agriculture. But most importantly, “the State Fair also represents Wyoming heritage and culture with a focus on education, competition, and entertainment for all ages.”
“We strive to provide the best Fair possible each year by focusing on youth competition, family friendly entertainment, and affordable prices,” says James Goodrich, Director of the Wyoming State Fair. “Our goal is to come away from these sessions with a better understanding of what citizens, and especially attendees/participants of the Wyoming State Fair find important so we can continue to provide the best service we can to fairgoers.”
If you are unable to attend the listening session on Oct. 11, but have interest in expressing your input to the State Fair, there is an online questionnaire form which may be filled out and submitted by Oct. 11. The form is accessible by reaching the Wyoming State Fair website at http://www.wystatefair.com/news, or the Wyoming State Fair Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheWyomingStateFair/.