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Get Your West On in Carbon County, Wyoming!

Woodchoppers Jamboree and Rodeo June 18-19, 2016 - The chips fly during Father's Day weekend in Encampment as loggers come from all over the country to compete for the title of Rocky Mountain Champion Lumberjack.  Using power saws, axes and hand saws, men and women competitors cut down “trees”, chop logs and saw squared wood blocks in half, racing the clock for the fastest time.  Cowboys ride bulls and broncs.  This unique Wyoming event assures a good time will be had by all.  Sponsored by Encampment-Riverside Lions Club.  For general questions, please call Jim Johnson 307-710-5558.  For more info about the Jamboree, please call Ron Harvey 970-210-2955 or email For more info about the Rodeo, please call Jerry Kraft 307-327-5374. Click here to download the brochure

Lions Club CRPA/WRA Rodeo July 9-10, 2016  - 34th Annual Snake River Lions Club CPRA/WRA Rodeo Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 1pm (slack at 8:00 am). $1000 Added for rough stock, $500 all other events. Buckles in each even plus All Around. Happening at Russell Community Park in Dixon, Wyoming. Rodeo Dance after the performance on Saturday night. Fun Days to follow after Sunday's performance. Fun Day books open the Monday of the rodeo. Call 307-383-7976 for more information.

Platte River Rodeo Association Rodeo July 8-9, 2016  The annual, two-day amateur rodeo features your favorite events: barrel racing, bronc riding, team roping, steer wrestling and bull riding.  Activities for the kids include mutton bustin' and steer riding.  Held Friday and Saturday nights at the Buck Springs Rodeo Arena.  Please call Terri Hinkle for more information 307-326-8825.

Working Ranch Cowboy Rodeo Upper North Platte Rodeo  (WRCA Sanctioned Rodeo) July 25, 2015 Working Ranch Cowboy Association strives to preserve the lifestyle of the working ranch cowboy.  There will be a minimum of 10 teams, and as many as 20. The winning team is automatically entered to the WRCA Finals in Amarillo in November.  All team members must prove that they are a current “working cowboy” through payroll documents etc.  which makes it pretty unique to other rodeos. Rodeo is held in Encampment, Wyoming. Contact Nick Wamsley 307-327-5550 for more information.

Saratoga Bullfest August 20, 2016  The 15th annual Saratoga Bullfest, a bull riders-only event is held at Buck Springs Rodeo Arena.  For info on the Steinley Cup, please call the Chamber of Commerce.  For info on the Saratoga Bullfest, please call Bo 307-326-7991.

Carbon County Fair and Rodeo Aug 6 - 13, 2016  The Carbon County Fair Grounds are located between East Spruce & Daley Street and between Harshman & Rodeo Street in Rawlins, WY.

General admission to the Carbon County Fair is free!!

Rodeo on Thursday, and Friday, as well as the Demolition Derby on Saturday.
The charges are:
$10 for ages 12+; $5 for ages 6-12 and free for 6 & under. 

$25 “prepass” can be purchased at the Fair Office. Fair office phone # is 307-328-7811