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Laramie County Fair has been a family tradition in Southeastern Wyoming since 1907. The very first Laramie County Fair was held in Wheatland, Wyoming. This is back when Wyoming only had twelve counties. Complete with a “Cheyenne Day,” the county fair was an event for all ages. From the exhibits handcrafted by the ranch wives across the county to the horse races on Friday night. The Laramie County Fair was the place to be during a hot day or chilly night in September.

From there, the Fair was moved to Burns,WY. Only staying in Burns for around 7 years, the Laramie County Fair then moved to Pine Bluffs, WY. But as most say, history repeats itself. The Laramie County Fair had to let go of its home to the government so the buildings could be used as a prisoner of war camp during World War II. After the war, the Laramie County Fair was restarted thanks to the national 4-H movement and moved to its current location in Cheyenne sharing Frontier Park with the Daddy of ‘em All, Cheyenne Frontier Days.

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With the purchase of the Archer Research and Extension Land in 2004, an 875 acre lot East of Cheyenne, Laramie County voters made it clear that they felt the fair needed a home of its own. Again in 2008, the voters approved to begin the infrastructure work on the Archer Complex and the building of administrative offices. The Laramie County Fair Office is located at the Archer Complex along with several other county buildings. Today, the Laramie County Fair celebration is held at the Archer Complex and at Frontier Park in August following Cheyenne Frontier Days. With the passing of the Special Tax Election project in May 2017, the construction of a 100,700 square foot building will begin within the next few years and the Laramie County Fair will finally call the Archer Recreation Complex home.
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