Sheridan’s Western, Outdoor Events Celebrate Anniversaries

2023 is poised to be a big year for Sheridan County as we celebrate some major anniversaries! The legendary mountain hideaway known as Spear-O-Wigwam, beloved by Ernest Hemingway during the 1920s, turns 100 years old. Don King Days, an annual celebration of Western history and heritage that takes place at the Big Horn Equestrian Center, celebrates 35 years over Labor Day Weekend. The Bighorn Wild and Scenic Trail Run, an iconic stop on the trail running circuit, turns 30. Trail End State Historic Site will be 110. And not to be outdone, the Historic Sheridan Inn turns 130 years young, and has never looked better!

Of course, there are plenty of other events and attractions to look forward to this year. In seven short years, The Dead Swede has become one of the West’s premiere gravel bike races. The Sheridan WYO Winter Rodeo became the largest skijoring event in America its first time out of the gate; it’s back for a third time, and bigger than ever. Last but not least, our beloved Sheridan WYO Rodeo takes center stage in July for the 93rd time.

Legendary mountain hideaway Spear-O-Wigwam, beloved by Ernest Hemingway in the 1920s, celebrates its 100th birthday in 2023. Photo courtesy of Sheridan County Travel and Tourism

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