Fall is here. In Wyoming that means that it has already snowed, and the nighttime temps are dipping into the 20’s already. We are such an outdoor oriented region, so we need to shift gears to still be able to spend a lot of our time outside. Many in the state are hunters, so the excitement of that is enough to offset pumpkin spice latte season just like that. I, myself, am not a hunter. Not because I am against it, because I am not. Fall is just one of the best seasons for fishing in the state, so I would rather do that.
But this is the year to try new things, and since Wyoming is typically thought of as the place to visit in the summer, let’s talk about a few of the things going on in the state this fall:
October 14, 2017: Happy Jack Bike Bash, Laramie. Starts at the lower Happy Jack area parking lot. http://www.pedalhouse.com/
October 14, 2017: Apple Festival to benefit Circle J retreat camp outside Ten Sleep, Wyoming. S’mores, horse and buggy rides, and more. https://www.circlejretreatcamp.com/apple-festival.html
October 14, 2017: Jarvie Fest at Brown’s Park, music, wagon rides, rope and candle making, and more. https://blm-prod.opengov.ibmcloud.com/press-release/blm-hosts-jarvie-fest-2017
October 15-February: Hemi Lighted Forest of Hope, Cheyenne, hay rides and train rides. http://hemiforest.com/
October 21-22, 2017: Chariot races, Gillette, Wyoming.
October 21, 2017: Denim & Diamonds Ball, Riverton, Wyoming. Benefits the Help for Health Hospice service. http://www.rivertonchamber.org/events/Denim-and-Diamonds-Ball-12916/details
October 21, 2017: Annual Ski Swap at the Jackson rodeo grounds, Jackson. This is a wonderful place to look for good deals on used gear, and start your holiday shopping.
October 27,28,31, 2017: Halloween Tours at the Frontier Prison, Rawlins, Wyoming. Hands down the best Halloween tour in the state. Buy your ticket and reserve your spot ahead of time. http://wyomingfrontierprison.org/
November 1-3, 2017: Shift Summit, Jackson, Wyoming. An annual gathering to advance the protection of public lands. http://shiftjh.org/
November 23, 2017: Turkey Trot 5K, Pinedale.
November 24, 2017: Jackson Town Square lighting for the holiday season, Jackson, Wyoming. If you can’t be there in person, you can watch it live here: https://www.seejh.com/webcams/jacksonhole/jackson/town-square-southwest
December 1-3, 2017: AAIRE Avalanche Decision Making course, Jackson, Wyoming. http://www.avalancheandwildmedtraining.com/view-course-calendar/
December 8-10, 2017: AAIRE Avalanche Decision Making course for women, Jackson, Wyoming. Same link as above.
December 23, 2017: Frosty 5K, Pinedale, Wyoming.
Don’t let cooler weather keep you home. Get out and enjoy the fall weather and upcoming holiday season by trying some new activities. What fall events are you looking forward to?