Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber

Copper Days Festival & Family Dance

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Name: Copper Days Festival & Family Dance
Date: September 9, 2017 - September 10, 2017
Event Description:
23rd Annual Copper Days Festival Pulls In More Family Fun!
 
What could be more fun than a day of new experiences for the entire family?  The Copper Days Festival in Encampment, Wyoming has been entertaining tractor enthusiasts since 1994.  Beginning at 11 am on both Saturday and Sunday, the whole family can watch antique tractors pull heavy, weighted trailers to compete for the title of strongest tractor.  Admission is free!  Antique and old time engines will be on display all afternoon, too.  Tractors have been collected for decades by those who reminisce about simpler times when hard work was rewarded with an afternoon of friendly one-ups-man-ship.  Enthusiasts come from all over the region to compete and share stories and memories with their children and grandchildren.  Younger children watch in awe of the loud, rumbling engines and smokestacks and "Ole Betsy"!

Saturday
  • 10 am Antique Tractor Parade--route is from the Encampment-Riverside Lions Arena to downtown Encampment and back to arena
  • 11 am Antique Tractor Pull---Encampment-Riverside Lions Arena, Free admission to the public
  • Lunch provided by the Encampment High School European Research Group. Proceeds to support their programs.  
  • 11 am - 1pm Kids' Art Workshop-- Encampment-Riverside Lions Arena, Free for elementary-aged children
  • 2 pm-5 pm Toy Tractor Displays and Collections--Grand Encampment Museum livery stable.  Free!        
  • 6 pm-10 pm Family Dance --Grand Encampment Opera House.  Tickets are $15 for adults, kids under 12 are free.  Free swing dance lessons begin at 6 pm.
 
Sunday
  • 11 am Antique Tractor Pull-Encampment-Riverside Lions Arena- Free admission to the public
  • Lunch provided by the Encampment High School European Research Group. Proceeds to support their programs.
 
If you are interested in entering the tractor competition, please call Fred at 307.710.5660.
If you are interested in entering the toy tractor display and collection competition, please call Stacy at 307.329.7150.
 

Members of the Platte Valley Arts Council receive a discount on dance tickets, which can be purchased in advance at the Chamber office in Saratoga or at the Red Wagon in Encampment and will also be available at the door.
 

The Chug ‘N Tug Tractor Club, Platte Valley Arts Council, and Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce are excited to promote this fun weekend event.  “Who can resist the things tractor--and a great dance?” asked a competitor.  “We have all the right elements—free, family, fun and food!”
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Location:
Encampment-Riverside Lions Club Arena, Highway 70
Grand Encampment Opera House, Highway 70 and Freeman St.
Date/Time Information:
Swing Dance Lessons--Friday 7-9 pm
Tractor Pulls--Saturday and Sunday at 11 am
Tractor Parade--Saturday at 10 am
Kids Art Workshop--Saturday 11 am to 1 pm
Toy Tractor Displays--2 pm -5 pm
Community Dance--Saturday 7-10 pm

 
Contact Information:
Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce 307-326-8855
Fees/Admission:
Tractor pulls, art workshop, lessons and displays are FREE!
Dance tickets are $10 for adults, kids under 12 are free!
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