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 a few administrative offices. Unfortunately, voters turned down a 6th Penny Tax proposition in 2012 to construct an event center at Archer.
However, on May 2nd, 2017, the residents of Laramie County were again given the option of a 6th Penny Specific Option Sales Tax and finally passed the construction of a 100,700 square foot Multi-Purpose Event Facility for the Archer Recreation Complex. This facility will have room for up to 6,800 people in Trade Show mode and will attract concerts, expos, rodeos and so much more! As of October 2017, the design team has met to begin “Phase One” of the facility which includes schematic designs. The below PDF file contains information in regards to the Archer Vision Plan for design.
The tentative Grand Opening of the Multi-Purpose Event Facility is scheduled for June 2019 and the first entire Laramie County Fair will be held that August.