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Wyoming Outdoor Weekend & Expo

Wyoming Outdoor Weekend & Expo
Wyoming Outdoor Weekend This free event is in its third year and celebrates different ways to get outside and have fun. The event is co-hosted by Lander Economic Development Association and The Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

This event is a Consumer Show / Outdoor Field Trip Weekend positioned in the shadow of the Wind River Mountains in Lander Wyoming.

If you Shoot, Fish, Hike, Bike, Climb or generally enjoy the outdoors, this is an event you will not want to miss. A weekend destination event that will include field events to showcase all of our outdoor activities typical of Wyoming.

Give the field trips and activities listed a look, to see if there is something that you may wish to partake in.

Many local and statewide businesses are sponsoring the event to make it fun and successful. To assist in this further, a shop local raffle will be featured at the event, with prizes like Maven binoculars, a spotting scope and backpack, a Norco Bigfoot 6.3 fat bike, and more! Save your receipts from May 19 and 20 and for every $10.00 you spend on tangible goods (excluding fuel) in Lander, you will receive one free raffle ticket (up to $500.00 or 50 tickets). See all the ways to earn raffle tickets.

Schedule of Events
  

Friday, May 19:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm – Pre-registered 3rd- 8th grade students sponsored by Kiwanis of Lander

3:00 - 8:00 pm – Open to the public at the Lander Community Center

5:00 - 6:30 pmHappy Hour, free beer by Fremont Distributing, free food sponsored by Mule Deer Foundation, and live music by Just Fiddlin’ Around

6:00pmFlycasting demo and hands on instruction brought to you by Popo Agie Anglers and Trout Unlimited

Saturday, May 20:
8:45 am - 6:00pm - Shuttle buses running from parking at the Lander Rodeo Grounds to the Community Center and the Community Center* to the CWC Field Station*.

8:00 - 10:00 am – Kiwanis pancake breakfast

9:00am - 5:00 pmDoors open at the Lander Community Center (LCC) and CWC Sinks Canyon Field Station (CWCField).

9:00- 10:00 am - Free coffee hour at both locations, brought to you by the Lander Bake Shop and Crux Coffee

11:00 am - Flycasting demo and hands on instruction brought to you by Popo Agie Anglers and Trout Unlimited (LCC)

2:00 pm - Flycasting demo and hands on instruction brought to you by Popo Agie Anglers and Trout Unlimited (LCC)

6:00 pm – WOW appreciation BBQ at Jaycee Park, compliments of Trout Unlimited, Meridian Trust Federal Credit Union and The Lander Valley Wetland Preserve.

7:00 pm – Raffle prizes drawn at Jaycee Park

 

*Food vendors available at both locations for lunch and snacks and drinks

 

SPONSORS:
LEDA

Wyoming Game & Fish
Rocky Mountian Elk Foundation Lander Bar
Mule Deer Foundation

 



Wyoming Outdoor Weekend & Expo
Wyoming Outdoor Weekend & Expo

Other Opportunities
   (more to be added, keep checking back)

Friday, May 19:
2:00 – 6:00 pm -Wyoming Top 100 shooting competition, LVSA Lander Outdoor Range, no preregistration necessary. This is both a demonstration of the event and opportunity to compete. See for more details and qualifying firearms https://wgfd.wyo.gov/wyoming-top-100, contact Rebekah.fitzgerald@wyo.gov

6:30 pm –Whet Your Palette painting class. Instructor Stacy Wells will guide you through creating an outdoor themed painting. For more information and to register go to wellsartventure.com

Saturday, May 20:
8:00 am -12:00 pm (approx end) - 600-yd rifle match - Lander Valley Sportman’s Association Outdoor Range. Contact Charlie Piette at 307-438-1069, or chaspiette@jabon.com

9:00 am -2:00 pm- Ladies Bike Ride – With instructor Stacey Wells you will explore a nearby mountain biking trail and try new skills. This is an intermediate class. To sign up or for more information call Lander Parks and Recreation 307-332-4647.

9:00am-2:00pm At the Wetland, no parking onsite-transportation available from Community Center

  • 9:00-10:00 am - Volunteer clean up at Baldwin Creek Preserve, 1965 Baldwin Creek Rd. Bring waterproof boots, long pants and long sleeves, gloves and sunglasses.
  • 10:00 am – Tour of Baldwin Creek Preserve (approx 30-45 min)
  • 10:00 am-12:00pm Activities and Games
  • 12:00-1:00pm - Volunteer clean up at Baldwin Creek Preserve, 1965 Baldwin Creek Rd. Bring waterproof boots, long pants and long sleeves, gloves and sunglasses.
  • 1:00 pm – Tour of Baldwin Creek Preserve (approx 30-45 min)
  • All day Bon Appétit Gourmet food vendor
10:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00pm - Medicinal Plant Hikes with John Mionczynski. Each 2 hour hike leaves from Bruce's Parking Lot in Sinks Canyon State Park.  Come and find out which plants were important as food and as for medicinal use to the native inhabitants of this area.  This hike includes a mix of botany, history and chemistry.  Please bring snacks, water, sturdy shoes, sunscreen and insect repellent.  A notebook and camera are also strongly recommended. Please contact John Mionczynski at (307) 330-5917 for more information.


Hands-On Learning
  • Wildlife Forensics
  • Archery
  • Carnivore Trail
  • Stream and Bugs
  • Backcountry first aid
  • Fish biology
  • Trapping Skills
  • And More!
  • Fly tying
  • Air Rifles
  • Biking skills course (bikes provided)
  • Raptors
  • Climbing
  • Bighorn Sheep
  • Free Fishing Poles


Vendors

  • Wind River Outdoor Company
  • Chisolms Jewlery
  • The Bike Mill
  • Lander Fly Shop
  • Hoots Furs
  • Guardian Flight
  • Gannet Peak Sports
  • Fish taxidermy
  • Cutco Cutlery
  • And more!

 

SPONSORS:
Fremont Distributing North Platte Walleyes Lander Chamber of Commerce
MAVEN The Good Place Kiwanis
BOW Trout Unlimited Meridian Trust FCU Lander Valley Wetland Preserve
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