JACKSON, Wyo. – The Teton County Fair kicks off its “Steers, Cheers and 60 years!” celebration with a free concert on Wednesday, July 27, featuring country music acts Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band, as well as the Grammy-nominated group Reckless Kelly.
On Friday, July 29, the fair hosts its first Championship Bull Riding competition. This professional rough stock event is the first sanctioned event for the 2017 Road to Cheyenne. Top bull riders will give spectators an intense and thrilling up-close experience of the sport of professional bull riding.“There are two things that the fans want to see at a bull riding. One is eight second rides and the other is high scores,” said CBR ambassador Tuff Hedeman. “We aim to get our fans, riders and stock contractors to return time and time again by putting on a great show every time in every town.”
Also a first for the fair this year, local artist Nicole Gaitan will produce a western heritage mural that will be available through a silent auction, with proceeds benefitting the 4-H Scholarship Fund. Perennial favorite events such as pig wrestling, rodeo and Figure 8 car racing are back for the 60th anniversary, along with free day activities and the 4-H livestock shows and auction.
“It isn’t surprising that the county fair has stood the test of time,” said Tracy Ross, Teton County Fair manager. “Agricultural roots are deep in Teton County, thanks in part to generational families maintaining their commitment to the agriculture industry.
“As Jackson Hole continues to shift to a more urban demographic, it is the fair’s responsibility to educate the public about the importance of production agriculture and the vibrant history and western heritage of an industry that is foundational to our community.”
The Teton County Fair runs July 22-31. For a full schedule of events and pricing visit tetoncountyfair.com.