Calendar of Events

Sublette County Fair

High School Rodeo
Chuckwagon Day Rodeo

Rendezvous Rodeo
Lil' Buckaroo Rodeo
Fair Rodeo
Cowboy Shop Classic Roping

Green River Rendezvous
Guest Speakers
Pelt & Plew Buffalo Feast

Rendezvous Golf Scramble
Ramblefun walk/run
DeSmet Mass

Fishing Events
Kid's Fishing Day
Ice Fishing Derby  
Half Moon Lake Resort  Fishing Derby
Father's Day Fishing  Derby

Bondurant Events
Bondurant Barbecue
Heritage Days

Snowmobile Races
Grass Drags
Snowmobile Oval Race
Pinedale 100
Winter Carnival
Poker Runs

Sled Dog Races
Pinedale Classic
Green River Rondy

Volunteer Fire Department Fundraisers

Marbleton/Big Piney  Catfish Fry
Pinedale Fireman's Ball
Boulder Annual Open  House & Barbecue

Daniel Fireman's Poker  Run

Museum Fundraisers
Hard Hats & Stetsons
Museum of the Mountain  Man's Annual Wreath  Auction

Pinedale Fine Arts
Black Tie & Blue
Seasonal Events

Daniel Events
Daniel Pie & Ice Cream  Social
Aniel Daniel Chili Cook  - Off
Daniel Library Tea
Annual Old Timers Picnic
Daniel Community Center  Christmas Party

Chuckwagon Days

Waterhole #3 Days

LaBarge Fest
Annual Beach Party
LaBarge 4th Celebration

4th July Town Picnic
Sublette Center's Annual  Picnic
Community Picnic  LaBarge, Big Piney &  Marbleton
Pinedale Boat Club Annual  Picnic

Sailing Regatta

Daniel Community Center  Christmas Party
Boulder Community Center
 Christmas Party
Shop at Home Weekend
Holiday Craft
Winter Parade

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Museum of the Mountain  Man Wreath Auction
Live Nativity
Festival of Lessons &  Carols
St. Anne's Christmas  Bazaar

Sublette County Fair

A winning sheep at the 2000 Sublette County FairThe Sublette County Fair is packed with entertainment and fun. The members of the Fair Board do a great job. They put in a lot of time and hard work organizing, advertising and bringing a variety of entertainment to our fair. There is something for everyone to enjoy. One of the many highlights is the Lil' Buckaroo Rodeo. The audience holds their breath as these young cowboys and cowgirls try their hand at bronc riding. The evening ends with the youngest contestants competing in the stick horse barrel race. The greased pig contest is another favorite, the crowd roars with laughter watching the wave a kids overtaking the slimy critters. If it has been awhile since you came to the fair, spend a day wandering through the hall exhibits seeing all of the talent put into these wonderful projects. Spend some time viewing the livestock shows and watch the participants as they receive their awards for a job well done. Enjoy the wonderful food which some how tastes more delicious in the atmosphere of the fair festivities. Finish the night off at the rodeos with many local cowboys and cowgirls participating in the fast paced events. Visit the Sublette County Fair web page to enjoy all the pictures from last years fair. Plan on coming to the fair, take the time out of your busy schedule and have some fun. Better yet, share your talent and creativity with your fellow county residents by entering one of your projects in next year's fair. Return to top


Calf roping at the High School RodeoRodeos are one of the favorite sports in Sublette County. Ropings, cuttings and barrel racing are held throughout the year, especially now that we have the Sublette County Ag Center. The High School Rodeo is usually held here, in Sublette County, in the early part of summer, either at the Pinedale Rodeo Grounds or the Fairgrounds near Big Piney. High School students from all over the state come to participate. Chuckwagon Days Rodeo is held the night of July 3rd and begins on the 4th right after the free barbecue held at the Sublette County Fairgrounds. During Rendezvous week we can enjoy three nights of rodeos beginning on Thursday with the finals being held on Satuday night.
  Bronc riding at the Lil' Buckaroo RodeoOne of the all time favorite rodeo here in the county is the Lil' Buckaroo Rodeo. This is when all the younger cowboys and cowgirls get a chance to participate in events like: "mutton busting", calf riding, and the stick horse barrel racing . The Lil' Buckaroo Rodeo and the Fair Rodeo are held during the week of the Sublette County Fair in late July and early August.. Enjoy pictures from last year's fair and Lil' Buckaroo Rodeo on our Fair Page.  
  Closer to fall we have the Cowboy Shop Classic Roping Competition, sponsored by the Cowboy Shop in Pinedale. Open only to Sublette County and LaBarge residents or by special invitation. This event is held at the Pinedale Rodeo grounds.

Green River Rendezvous

The 2001 Rendezvous PageantThe Green River Rendezvous is an annual event held the second weekend of July. In the early 1800's six of the Rendezvous were held in the Green River Valley near Daniel. The Rendezvous was a time of trading and socializing for the mountain men, trappers, traders and Indians. Since 1936 the residents of Sublette County have donated their time and talent to present the Green River Rendezvous Pageant free to the public. They reenact the historical events of these past Rendezvous. Events that had such an impact on this area and our nation. The Pinedale Fine Arts Council and the Sublette County Historical Society also bring in guest speakers each year. You can enjoy shopping along Traders' Row, or shooting a black powder rifle with the in resident mountain man at the museum. Don't miss the Pelt & Plew Buffalo Feast sponsored by the Sublette County Historical Society and Museum of the Mountain Man. If you've never tasted buffalo meat, find out what you are missing. Kids of all ages enjoy the Rendezvous Parade and then there are also hands on activities for the children at the museum. The golf tournament and Rendezvous Ramblefun walk/run are also fun activities to participate in during the week. Mass is held at the DeSmet monument on Sunday morning, commemorating the first Catholic mass held in this territory. The Sublette County residents puts so much effort and hard work into giving a variety of entertainment and activities and making sure there is something for everyone to enjoy. For more information visit our companion website Pinedale Online Rendezvous webpage. Return to top

Fishing Events

Listening to instructions during Kid's Fishing DayFishing-Kid's Fishing Day clinic has been held on the first Saturday in June since 1990. Kids get a chance to learn the basics of fishing at Pinedale's Town Pond stocked by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. They learn to identify fish, tie knots, thread worms, cast, fly-casting and hands on instruction for properly releasing a fish. After the instruction kids practice what they learn..
    Father's Day Fishing Derby is sponsored by the Pinedale Boat Club It is held at Lakeside Lodge on Fremont Lake. This event has been going on so long no one can remember when it started. This derby is for members only, however membership is open to anyone. Prize money is awarded.
     The Annual Ice Fishing Derby on Fremont Lake is also sponsored by the Pinedale Boat Club. This two day event usually draws about 100 entrants, and is open for members and nonmembers. Cash prizes are given for biggest fish, biggest brown and biggest trout. Return to top

Bondurant Events

The Bondurant Barbeque held at St. Hubert the Hunter ChurchThe Bondurant Barbecue is held the last Sunday in June. On August 3, 1941, the dedication celebration was held for St. Hubert the Hunter's Church. The barbecue has been held annually ever since. The beef is donated by local ranchers. The money raised goes to maintain church, community hall and several local and county services. View photos of the 2001 Bondurant Barbecue. The Annual Bondurant Heritage Days are held at the church in August. Return to top

Snowmobile Races

Pinedale 100 Snowmobile Race on frozen Fremont LakeThere are several races throughout the year sponsored by the Pinedale Snow Explorers Snowmobile Club. Anxious for winter, they begin the season early in September with the Grass Drags held at the west end of Pinedale. In February the Snowmobile Oval Races are held at Sagebrush Downs, a race track north of Cora, Wyoming. In March the Pinedale 100 is held on frozen Fremont Lake, teams from all over Western Wyoming come to participate. Several Poker Runs are held throughout the winter and the Winter Carnival is held at Half Moon Lake Resort. Return to top

Sled Dog RacesCrossing Green River during the Green River Rondy Sled Dog Race

The two day Pinedale Classic sled dog race is held in early January in the scenic Upper Green River Valley. There are two classes in this race; the 6 dog class travels 15 miles each day and the 12 dog class which goes 30 miles each day. In late January and early February the IPSSSDR (International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race) has Pinedale as one of its stage stops. This race is nearly 500 miles long and takes 11 days. It is one of the qualifying events for the Iditarod. The Green River Rondy is a 7.1 mile race, that takes place in early March in the Upper Green River Valley north of Cora. Return to top

The Big Piney/ Marbleton Volunteer Firemen breading catfish.Volunteer Fire Department Fundraisers

The Volunteer Fire Departments of Sublette County are invaluable to us. These are the people we call on in a minute notice. They are residents of our county that have made a commitment to be there in an emergency. There are several fundraisers throughout the year to help finance these special organizations.
The Big Piney/Marbleton Catfish Fry in the middle of July is held at the Marbleton Fire Hall. There is no cover charge but freewill donations are appreciated. There are fire engine rides complete with sirens for kids of all ages. In March the Pinedale Fire Department holds the Annual Open House and Firemen's Ball. In February the Daniel Volunteer Fire Department has their Annual Poker Run. The Boulder Volunteer Fire Company has their Open House & Barbecue in September. Return to top

Museum Fundraisers

In the Spring the Green River Valley Museum holds their annual fundraiser "Hard Hats & Stetsons", named for the big role that ranching and the oil industry have in our county's history. There are silent & live auctions, with goods and services donated by individuals and businesses of this area. This annual event is usually held at the Waterhole #3 in Marbleton, wonderful food and dancing complete the evening. Two of the major fundraisers for the Museum of the Mountain are the Wreath Auction, held during the holiday season and during Rendezvous week the Pelt & Plew Buffalo Feast. Return to top

Pinedale Fine Arts Council

The Pinedale Fine Arts Council brings many cultural events to our county each year. Musical PFAC brings Native Histoian Michael Terry to Pinedale concerts, dancing, storytellers, plays, poets and comedy routines make up the variety of performances that are brought to our communities. They also provide cultural workshops, residencies and exhibitions. The Pinedale Fine Arts Council has brought Native American historian Michael Terry and many other guest speakers to add to the festivities of Rendezvous week. The Black Tie and Blues Fundraiser, held in November, is an opportunity for the community to generously support the Pinedale Fine Arts Council. Return to top

Daniel Events

The Old School House is now the Daniel Community CenterDaniel Community Center (the old Daniel Schoolhouse) hosts several events that this community organizes throughout the year. The Old Fashioned Pie & Ice Cream Social is held in February, an event to help keep that cabin fever away. In March, the Daniel Community Club really warms things up with the Aniel Daniel Chili Cook-Off. A chance for everyone to get their fill of the delicious chili and then finish up with a dessert auction. In July the Annual Old Timer's Picnic is held at the Daniel Community Center, a wonderful time to reminisce with the county's senior residents. The Daniel Community celebrates the Holiday Season with their annual Christmas Party. Return to top

Chuck Wagon Days

The 4th of July is celebrated in Big Piney and Marbleton with Chuck Wagon Days and has been annually since 1934. The 4th festivities begin at 10 a.m. with a parade down Big Piney's main street, followed by a free BBQ at the Sublette County Fairgrounds. The night rodeo is held on the 3rd and an afternoon rodeo on the 4th. In the everyone can enjoy the fireworks display out at the Rodeo grounds. Return to top

Waterhole #3 Days

Waterhole #3 Days consists of a Cowboy Open Golf Tournament, dance, horseshoe tournament, and sand volleyball. These events are sponsored by Bob and Helen Tanner owners of The Waterhole #3 in Marbleton. Cowboy golf is played on the bluffs northeast of Marbleton. Sand traps look easy compared to the sagebrush, gopher holes and cow pies encountered on this impromptu course. Return to top

LaBarge Events

Our neighbors in LaBarge know how to have a good time. Each summer they put on their Annual Beach Party at the Eagle Bar. Where else in Wyoming are you likely to find palm trees and beach volleyball. It has been held the second Saturday in June since 1986. Did we mention they are cardboard palm trees? Described as and "oasis in a sea of sage", this annual event a place to have a good time playing beach volleyball, horseshoes, and dancing to live music on a dance floor covered with sand. Return to top


The Town of Pinedale celebrates the 4th July with a Town Picnic and Fireworks. The Sublette Center's Annual  Picnic is held in August. It is hosted by the retirement center. LaBarge, Big Piney & Marbleton have a Community Picnic each year in August, to welcome new community members and start off the new school year. The Old Timer's Picnic is held in July at the Daniel Community Center. Return to top

Sailing Regatta

The Little America Sailing Regatta on Fremont LakeThe Little America Sailing Regatta on Fremont Lake is a two day, five race competition. It is held the first weekend in August, hosted by the Fremont Yacht Club and the Pinedale Boat Club. Sail boats of all kinds make a colorful picture against the pristine blue water of Fremont Lake. Return to top

Christmas Events

The Daniel Community Center has its Christmas Party at the old Daniel School House. The Boulder Christmas Party is held at the Boulder Community Center. The Pinedale Area Chamber of Commerce has a "Shop at Home Weekend", this includes a Holiday Craft Fair, pictures with Santa, Winter Parade and a Tree Lighting Ceremony. The Museum of the Mountain Man has its annual Wreath Auction. Festival of Lessons & Carols.

St. Anne's Christmas Bazaar, held the Saturday before Thanksgiving at the Big Piney High School. This bazaar is sponsored by the CCW (Council of Catholic Women). The usual hours are from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. This is a great place to do you Holiday shopping with a wide variety of crafts, arts, toys and more. While you are there enjoy the soup luncheon. For more information contact Jennifer Banks at 276-3880 or Renell at 276-5696.

Festival of Lessons and Carols - Calling All Singers! The Community Choir is rehearsing for our annual Festival of Lessons and Carols program. Rehearsals are Sundays at 5 p.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 512 N. Tyler in Pinedale. For more information call 367-4627.

Museum of the Mountain Man's Holiday Open House and Annual Wreath Auction in the Lovatt Room of the Pinedale Library. If you would like to make a wreath for the auction please call 367-4101

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