The Sights and Sounds of the 2022 Laramie County Fair


August 18, 2022

Courtesy of Mike Heath

Above: 4-H Cake Decorating.

Lowing cows, squealing pigs, bleating sheep, clucking chickens and the delighted screams of kids being squirted with water and jumping in the bounce house fill the air with a cacophony of sound only found at a county fair. The Laramie County Fair is Wyoming's oldest and largest county fair, held for the first time in September 1886. That first fair offered $7,000 in premiums, an unheard of amount at the time. In 2021 the fair paid out over $32,000 in premiums. It's easy to understand why our fair has grown so well.

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