This Weekend in Fremont County: Shoshone Indian Days, CWC Celebration for Dr. McFarland and much more

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – There is a lot going this weekend in Fremont County. Get out and have some fun. For more information on these and others, visit’s events calendar here.

Thursday, June 26

Wyoming Catholic College Liberty Lecture Series – The first of the series is at 7 p.m. at Fremont County Library Carnegie Room. The lecturer will be Wyoming native, Kyle Washut whose lecture is titled “Freedom from the Ground Up: Cultivating the Character of the Republics Citizens.”


Friday, June 27

7th annual Butterfly Blitz – Help The Nature Conservancy count butterflies at 9 a.m. at Red Canyon Ranch and 1 p.m. at Sinks Canyon. Bring a lunch, water, hat, sunscreen, and butterfly nets and field guides if you have them. There is a suggested donation of $3 per participant that will be submitted to NABA for the cost of maintaining long-term national butterfly data. Call 307-335-2131 or 307-349-7365 for more information.

Wyoming and Fremont County Weather Basics seminar – This starts at 11 a.m. at the Dubois Branch Library and will be led by the National Weather Service’s Chris Jones.

Eastern Shoshone Indian Days and Powwow – This massive annual event gets started at the Fort Washakie Powwow grounds at with dancer registration at 3 p.m., followed by the Royalty Contest at 4 p.m. and dancing and other contests late into the night.

CWC Dancing in the Street – Celebrate out-going President Dr. Jo Anne McFarland’s career with Dancing in the Street. The event will start at 6 p.m. on CWC’s Circle Drive and will include a free barbecue and live music.

New by New West art opening – The latest show at the Lander Art Center, featuring a collection of work by the Cheyenne Artist Group, will open with a reception from 6-8 p.m.


Saturday, June 28

Fremont County Youth Rodeo – The rodeo will be held at the Pavillion area. Call for details 349-6400 or 851-2521.

High Country Challenge – Registration starts at Dubois Town Park at 6:45 a.m. 15k Starts at 7:30am, 10k & 5k Start at 9am, Kids 1k starts at 10:15am.

National Public Lands Day – Volunteer with the BLM 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. as part of the national Seeds of Success program. Meet at the Inn at Lander parking lot and travel to sites to learn about local plant communities. All ages are welcome. Gloves, water, and snacks will be provided. All volunteers will receive a National Public Lands Day t-shirt.

Eastern Shoshone Indian Days and Powwow – Indian games start at the Fort Washakie Powwow grounds at 9 a.m., followed by give-aways at 11 a.m. and other contests and dances throughout the day.

Dubois Badlands Geology Trek – First in a three part series featuring the unique geology of the Dubois area, this trek is a free walking tour of the Dubois Badlands. Meet at the Dubois Museum at 9 a.m. Bring lunch, plenty of water and wear sturdy hiking shoes or boots.

Dubois Dog Wash – Humane Society’s Dog Wash from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dubois Branch Library.


Sunday, June 29

Eastern Shoshone Indian Days and Powwow – The final day of the festivities start at 10 a.m. with a parade at the Fort Washakie Powwow grounds. A feast follows at Rocky Mountain Hall at 12 p.m., with dances and more going on late into the evening.