Indoors or open air…there’s loads to do that weekend in “The County”


Live performances, a square dance class, a car show (yes, an indoor car show), ice fishing, skiing…whether it’s outdoor recreation or indoor events and activities…even in those cold winter months, there’s always something to do on the weekends to do in Fremont County! But… here’s a reminder, please be careful on the roads, plan ahead and prepare before you set off, and drive smart, slow and safe! Nothing can ruin a day, week or weekend like an accident or getting stuck. Safety first!

It’s all over the news and social media…it’s “no yolk” that eggs are golden these days. But hey, look at the sunny side… we have our “eggcellent” farmers markets and local producers who stock these little golden treasures, so make some time to head to your own local market this weekend to get a dozen or two!

Check out all of the “eggciting” activities happening this weekend (okay, omelet, the puns are over now):

On Friday…

Ice fishermen, have you “marked” your calendars? Midvale’s 12th Annual Benefit Ice Fishing Derby & Raffle? Pack your gear and hit Ocean Lake for a good cause all weekend this weekend, like this year’s Derby a fundraiser for Liam Winters, who lost a foot in a boating accident last summer. There will be trophies and awards, a chilli cookoff, a raffle and a silent auction. Tickets are only $15; For more information you can call the Midvale Store at 307-856-9911. NOTE: Be careful out there… Wyoming Fish & Game is preparing access points at Ocean Lake, but Ice fishers should take extra safety precautions.

the Friends of the Dubois Library is hosting a book fair Today from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Refreshments provided; Buy a book (or a few, or many) and support the great programs and activities the library has to offer!

The annual Lander Invitational Nordic Ski Racing are this weekend and start today at the Beaver Creek Nordic Trails. Meeting point for freestyle is today 11:00 am; The race starts at 12:00 p.m. Saturday’s events begin at 9:00 am Click here for complete information and timetables.

Dudes and dolls can “sashay” and “do si do” at one FREE Square Dance Class at the Riverton Senior Center tonight from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 303 E. Lincoln Street. Everyone is invited to either “take part or watch”! Contact Pam Allen at (423) 967-9403 for more information.

On Saturday…

Rocky Mountain Rebels Indoor Winter Car Show begins at 8 a.m. at the Fremont County Fairgrounds in Riverton. Looks like there’s a 50 car limit, and I’m thinking… 50 cars… inside? wanna see that! While you’re there, you might also want to pop over and look around (and buy some eggs!). Riverton Farmers Market on Saturdays at the Little Wind Building from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m

Opera lovers… I don’t think you really need to wear a fedora, but if you have one (or even if you don’t have one)… the Lander Opera Group will be gathering today in the Carnegie Room at the Lander Library Live HD presentation of Fedora at the Metropolitan Opera ffrom 10:55 a.m. to 2:20 p.m., streamed live, from New York! If you miss these, the next opera is coming March with a performance of Lohengrin. Contact Marti Mueller at 307-714-1685 or email [email protected] for details.

Milk, cheese, local produce, fruit, baked goods and preserves…eggs! … the Lander Local Food Market is this afternoon (and every Saturday afternoon) from 1pm to 3pm, 11 Tweed Lane.

the Wyoming Prospectors Association meets today at the Wind River Heritage Center and Museum in Riverton. A potluck lunch begins at 12:00 p.m.; the meeting starts thereafter at 1:00 p.m. For those unable to attend, the meeting will be available via Zoom. Call Jacque Stoldt at 1-307-333-3061 to get the link. Want to learn more about the WPA? Visit

As you can imagine, the kids have been working hard this week! Come out and see the Missoula Children’s Theater production Aladdin today at 3:00 p.m. at CWC’s Robert A Peck Theater today. Tickets are only $5 for students and $10 for adults (18+). Sponsored by Arts in Action, FCSD #35 and CWC; Join and support this excellent program for our young acting students!

Do you want to go solo on stage? There is a Open Mic Nite in Riverton at the Brown Sugar Coffee Roastery, tonight from 6pm music, comedy, poetry… all artists welcome; Text 307-840-0466 to reserve your spot!

On Sunday…

Enjoy the spirit and warm the soul! Riverton Elks has one soup for them Soul Event today from 1-3pm Nothing beats a nice soup to warm you up on a winter’s day! Call 307-851-3880 for more information.

And there you have it, another weekend of fun! If you, your company, group or organization are planning your meetings and events, be sure to add them to this Events calendar District 10. Once you’ve done this, remember they can be shared on Facebook, Twitter, Indeed and Pinterest… I’ll be looking for your event to include in future weekends!