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Casper is known for some of the very best events in Wyoming, and there are many worth taking a trip for. From rodeos and art festivals to brew fests, there’s a festival for every type of traveler in Casper.

The community comes alive in the summer months with festivals, events and rodeos nearly every week. Every June, Casper hosts the best collegiate rodeo athletes in the country for the College National Finals Rodeo. Then in July, Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo, one of the top 35 PRCA rodeos in the United States, takes place with five nightly outdoor rodeo performances. The Beartrap Summer Festival fills Beartrap Meadow on Casper Mountain every August with live music and vendors selling food, handmade goods and art. Meanwhile, David Street Station hosts farmers markets, movie nights, festivals and concerts in the heart of downtown Casper all summer long.

In the colder months, downtown Casper transforms into a winter wonderland, with the highlight of the season being the community Christmas Tree Lighting and Christmas Parade at the end of November.

Beartrap Meadow on Casper Mountain comes alive every August with the Beartrap Summer Festival, which brings live music and vendors selling food, handmade goods and art. Photo courtesy of Visit Casper

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Located in the heart of the Cowboy State, Casper is a hub of authentic Western experiences. Read on for five ways to experience the best of Casper:

  1. Experience American history. Learn about life on the trails at National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, walk alongside pioneer inscriptions at Independence Rock or ride a wagon on the Oregon Trail with Historic Trails West.
  2. Shop where the cowboys shop. For the best Western wear, head to Lou Taubert Ranch Outfitters. This 100-year-old Casper icon will fit you with everything you need for a Wyoming adventure.
  3. Get outside. You’re just minutes away from miles of mountain trails for hiking, biking, skiing and snowshoeing without big crowds. Casper is also home to the North Platte River, providing access to blue-ribbon fishing and perfect conditions for boating, kayaking or paddle boarding.
  4. Take in the sights. Take a scenic drive to Fremont Canyon and marvel at 400-foot rock walls with the winding North Platte River below.
  5. Saddle up. Every June, Casper welcomes hundreds of the best college rodeo athletes from around the  world for the College National Finals Rodeo, where they’ll go head-to-head in hopes of becoming a national champion.

Learn about life on the trails at National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, walk alongside pioneer inscriptions at Independence Rock or go on a wagon ride on the Oregon Trail with Historic Trails West. Photo courtesy of Visit Casper

For more information on Cheyenne, visit VisitCasper.com.