The action-packed 10th Annual River Festival in Green River in Sweetwater County on August 17 and 18 is a celebration of the Green River, considered an oasis in the “High Desert Country” of southwest Wyoming.
Festivities include recurring favorites like the Cajun Shrimp Boil, as well as new activities, vendors and live entertainment. From blues and brews to canines and cars, there is something for everyone.
Tour the garden of micro-brews under the big Corona tent when the Festival kicks off on Friday at 3pm. This is followed by the Free Kids Games when kids go wild at the time-honored festival games; the Cajun Shrimp Boil and a concert throughout the evening. Root on your lucky rubber ducky as she races down the river at the Great Duck Race. A spectacular fireworks will wrap up the first night of the festival.
Saturday, August 18 starts at 6am with a bang as runners take off on the 8th annual Run with the Horses Marathon, a half marathon and a 10K run.
That’s followed by the Lucky 13 Horse Poker Run, a Car Show on Evers Park, free kids games, the Micro Brew Garden, a Dog Fetching Competition, sing the blues with Blind Dog Smokin, a dog show and at 3pm the Extreme Trail Challenge.
Green River Chamber for more information or call 307-875-5711.
Sweetwater County, located halfway between Yellowstone and Canyonlands National Parks in southwest Wyoming, is home to 10,500 square miles of pure, high desert adventure. Known as “Flaming Gorge Country,” the area is characterized by the 91-square-mile Flaming Gorge Lake, the famed Green River, expansive deserts and rugged mountains.
Activities include camping, hiking, biking, fishing, golfing, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, hunting dinosaurs, and shopping. Sweetwater County is also home to petroglyphs, pioneer trails and historical museums.
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