All About Star Valley's Lincoln County Fair

By: Andrew Ortenzio
Published: June 6, 2023

The Lincoln County Fairgrounds is a central hub for summer fun to locals and visitors alike. The Fairgrounds' expanse of green grass makes it a favorite spot for outdoor events in Wyoming. Lane Cheney, a previous attendee of the Lincoln County Fair, says it's the “Best fair in Wyoming. The whole thing takes place on lush grass, not hot pavement.” (August 2020)

This year's 2023 County Fair will be held August 5th-12th and is open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. The Fair includes a full parade, rodeo, demolition derby, livestock and agriculture competitions, free entertainment, food and merchandise vendors, carnival rides and much, much more.

Hailey Gunter describes the fair as one of the best she has been to, complimenting it for its “Super good selection of rides” and short waiting lines. Another plus Hailey mentioned was that the fair has “free entry and parking” (August 2023. Afton's community works hard to make the event family friendly and affordable.

The Lincoln County Fair Board has held the fair for years, bringing in talent all across the board. Some of the greatest entertainment groups the U.S. has to offer come to the fair, including the EnduroCross tour, The Vocalist, The Casperson Mini Bulls group and the PRCA Rodeo. Each of these groups brings high-quality entertainment to the table for inexpensive admission fees.

The Vocalist is a singing competition group, formally known as Swift Idol. Only a handful of the best vocalists are picked among applicants to perform on the night of the show. This year's celebrity judge will be Chris Petersen, who will also perform at the competition (August 5th at 7pm).

The Casperson Mini Bull Riding group travels throughout Utah and Idaho with a wide range of bulls from rookie to advanced. Whether you come to watch or come to compete, you will be on the edge of your seat with their wild west entertainment.

Speaking of wild west entertainment, PRCA Rodeo will also be in town. The PRCA is the oldest and biggest rodeo group in the world. They are bringing their world class cowboys and top-performing livestock to Afton and prize money to the winners to the various competitions including steer wrestling, team roping, and barrel racing.

Also, Under the Big Top Entertainment:
The Magic of Louie Foxx: 8/7-8/9, 10am, 1pm, 4pm.
The Traveling Opry Show: 8/7-8/9, 11am, 2pm, 5pm.
Jessie Leigh County Music: 8/7-8/9, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm
Karaoke with Rich and Joanie: 8/10, 7pm-9pm.
Ben & Nic's Rock and Roll Review: 8/10-8/11, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm & 8/12, 1pm & 6pm.
Chris Mabrey Master of Comedy Hypnosis: 8/10-8/12 11am, 2pm, 5pm.
George of the Juggle:-8/10-8/11, 10am, 1pm, 4pm & 8/12, 10am & 4pm.
Tap Classics Talented Local Variety Show: 8/12, 12pm & 3pm.

To stay informed on all Fairgrounds event dates or to purchase tickets, visit: The LC Fair web site.