In 1947, the Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo finally found a home! Along with the excitement of the rodeo, the fair's early years offered up shows with acts like Stan Volera on the Sway Pole, The Pribels, Outstanding Circus Clowns (1953) and "Henry's Liberty Ponies" (1957). Entertainment ranged from cowboy crooners "The Sons of the Pioneers" (1953) to country boy Eddie Arnold (1966) to "The Rajun Cajun" Doug Kershaw in 1975. And every carnival pulled folks in with food, games and thrilling rides with names like Mad Mouse, Super Twister and Zipper!
Over 60 years later, that community spirit continues. The PRCA showcases many of the rodeo greats from the College National Finals Rodeo. The exhibits from the 4-H and FFA folks keep the tradition of excellence in showmanship alive. And Crabtree Amusements Carnival delivers rides from the tame to the blood-tingling! No matter what the next sixty years brings, the Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo will still be bringing families together.