Weston County Fair

Photo by Hannah Gross/NLJ

Lydia Anderson wrangles two pigs after letting them out for exercise on a Friday morning. She and her brothers, Jonathan and Isaiah, raise pigs for fair nearly every year and are excited to see how this year’s batch performs at the 2022 Weston County Fair, which begins July 22. 

 
Lydia, Jonathan and Isaiah Anderson have been raising pigs — typically a crossed breed of Hampshire and Yorkshire — through 4-H and showing them at the Weston County Fair for several years. The sibling trio is back at it again this year with high hopes.  “I think they’re the best ones that we’ve...
With RPM days in the books and the Weston County Fair not starting until July 22, the next big event scheduled is the Open Horse Show on July 16. However, those without a livestock background can still enjoy the other public events happening at the fairgrounds this summer.  The next Friends of Fair...

Photos courtesy of Weston County Historical Society

Dennis Dixon shakes hands with his son Dwight after receiving the “Champion” trophy for his livestock, above, in this historic photo from the Weston County Fair.

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” For as long as most people can remember, the Weston County community has been coming together every August at the Weston County Fairgrounds to celebrate the county fair.  What most people might not...

Submitted by Melissa Cade in 2021

Apparently all good things must indeed come to an end. The annual truck pull put on by Troy and Melissa Cade of Outlaw Motors has been a staple event at the Weston County Fair for 17 years, but the couple has formally announced that the event has run its course.  This year, the Cades had a conflict...
  701 Washington Blvd., Newcastle (307) 746-2779   Decker’s Market has been serving the community of Newcastle for more than 60 years and three generations. Beginning with Max Decker in 1954, the business has exemplified customer service and local community support.  Decker’s has been a...

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Above, Hailey Wehri with her champion shorthorn heifer at the Wyoming State Fair.

 
Rachel Sweet FFA Reporter   As the summer comes to an end, many Saddle and Sirloin FFA members said goodbye to their livestock projects. The FFA Chapter had a very successful County and State Fair, and six members went on to compete in Douglas at the Wyoming State Fair.  The Weston County Fair took...

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Connor Stolhammer works with his dad, Lucas, to build a cedar chair made from wood obtained just a few miles from their property. The chair won two ribbons at the 2021 Weston County Fair.

 
Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent    Many kids showed their talent for craftsmanship at the 2021 Weston County Fair through their static exhibits, and Connor Stolhammer’s wooden deck chair secured ribbons for both champion woodworking and overall craftsmanship. Guided by his dad, Lucas, the 14-year-...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   All of the roughest and toughest cowboys and cowgirls from across the area will be out to compete Tuesday, July 27, when the Weston County Mini Roughstock Rodeo holds its second annual event during the Weston County Fair.  The free event will be open to all kids ages...

Hollie Swentesky, above, showcases her pig at the Weston County Fair, and plans to show two more pigs this year. Along with her sister Christine, they donated a Hog this year to the Peace Officers Association to be raffled off on July 30.

 
Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent   It’s that time of year again when the local youth get to showcase the projects they’ve been working on at the annual Weston County Fair, July 23 through Aug. 1, and twins Hollie and Christine Swentesky are entering a vast array of projects throughout the summer. ...
KateLynn Slaamot NLJ Correspondent   The 2021 Weston County Fair, July 23-Aug. 1, has a lot to offer for all community mem- bers, according to Kara Fladstol Brown, fairgrounds manager. The theme is Keeping the American Dream Alive.  “We’re excited this year,” Brown said. “We’ll have a little...

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