THE STORY BEHIND THE FAIR

The Higher Ground Fair came to life within the Wyoming nonprofit organizations, Action Resources International and Feeding Laramie Valley. The fair has become a means of celebrating and promoting the values of rural Rocky Mountain living that draw from age-old tradition to create sustainable communities for the future. 

 

The organizers and vendors at the Higher Ground Fair are committed to find, showcase and promote materials, products, labor, ingredients and concepts that utilize compassionate practices, materials and ingredients developed to support the health of our planet, and as much as possible originate from the six Rocky Mountain states of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and the Native First Nations that call this region home.

 

The Higher Ground Fair features:

  • Inspirational speakers, live music and entertainment, dance and wellness classes and local food vendors.

  • Composting, recycling and gardening workshops and demos at the Feeding Laramie Valley Farm.

  • Live animal demonstrations and livestock education: draft horses, llamas, goats, dogs and more.

  • Family gardening, farming and ranching at the center of the fair: displays, workshops, DIY cold frames and more.

  • Solar power for everyday needs: hands-on lessons and displays, personal or small business needs information.

  • Upcycled sculpture garden dedicated to a higher purpose.

  • High Country Corn Hole Showdown benefiting the Foster Grandparents of the Wyoming Rockies.

  • Llama and Alpaca performance show, vendors and displays: all weekend long!

  • Kids' Adventure Zone and daily children's costume and llama parade.

  • Parade of Flags to bring color, flow, direction and beauty to the Higher Ground Fair.

 

We are pleased and grateful to the Wyoming Arts Council and Wyoming Cultural Arts Fund for providing funding to the Higher Ground Fair through their generous and transparent, public grant process.

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The Higher Ground Fair celebrates rural Rocky Mountain living - the traditional to the innovative - with the goal of a better future for all of us. The organizers have a commitment to find, showcase and promote music, agriculture, art, culture, and food from the six Rocky Mountain states of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and the Native First Nations that also call this region home. The fair is brought to you by and benefits the nonprofit work of Feeding Laramie Valley and Action Resources International.

2019 dates & hours

Saturday, September 21: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Sunday, September 22: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Contact

Mailing Address

PO Box 536

Laramie, WY 82073

Office

968 N 9th St

Laramie, WY 82072

Get in Touch

info@highergroundfair.org

307-223-4399

fair location:

Albany County Fairgrounds

3510 South 3rd Street

Laramie, WY 82070