Wyoming Arts Council

Thermopolis hosts first Big Horn Basin Folk Festival July 31-Aug. 2

News from Thermopolis:

The Big Horn Basin Folk Festival takes place July 31-Aug. 2 in Thermopolis in Hot Springs State Park, the most visited state park in Wyoming.

* Pre-festival workshop & tours 

* 65th Annual Gift of the Waters Pageant Days program

* Eastern Shoshone dance demonstrations – Read more about why the hot springs in the park are sacred to the Shoshone tribe on the nearby Wind River Reservation.

* Wyoming-made art show – The Festival expands and builds on the past Kiwanis Craft Fair with a new celebration of who we are and what we make with our hands.

* Demonstrators both days

* Live music with Big Horn Basin and Northwest Wyoming groups

* Deadline for juried art show has been changed to July 1.

NEW!! Ana & Rachel Merchant & Friends from Casper

The FireAnts from Buffalo

Miss V, “Gypsy Cowbelle” from Kirby

Vintage Cowboys with Ken Swick from Thermopolis

Buffalo Bill Boycott & Dr. Jo from Lander

Willie LeClair, Eastern Shoshone from Wind River Reservation

PLUS….We’re lining up “traveling troubadours” who’ll be around throughout the festival. You might just go around a corner and find them singing or playing informally.

* Mountain man camp

* Hands-on activities for kids and adults

* Meet the fiber animals! (You might get kissed by a sheep!)

 FMI: http://wyomingfolkfestival.com/

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