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SCHEDULED EVENTS AT HIGHER GROUND 2023
(Artisans Marketplace, Kids' Adventure Zones, Food Vendors, Exhibits & Displays, Higher Ground Fair General Store - All Open All Day Each Day!)

Saturday, September 16, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
(see descriptions in the various areas of the fair - see dropdown menu under At the Fair)

Higher Ground Sunrise Stage
(at the entrance to the Higher Ground Fair and Territorial Park)
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.       Jason Cox - cello
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.     Thomas Saffel - guitar     
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.    Madison Graulty  
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.    Birgit Burke - singer-songwriter
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.    Christian Wallowing Bull - indigenous singer-songwriter


Horse Barn Theater Workshop Room
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.    Yuki Ayukaewa - learning the fine art of Japanese calligraphy
 
Higher Ground Presenter Stage
(at the centrally located Territorial Park's church building)
10:30 - 11:00 a.m  Reeanactor - African American Historic Contributions to the West, Mary "Stagecoach" Fields performed by Eleise Clark, Black American West Museum and Heritage Center
11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Reeanactor - African American Historic Contributions to the West, “The Black Wizard” Lewis Price, performed by Alton Clark, Black American West Museum and Heritage Center
1:00 - 1:45 p.m.     The Story and Sound of the Blues, by award winning Rex Peoples
2:00 - 2:45 p.m.     Reeanactor - African American Historic Contributions to the West
, Eliza Blackjack Steward, once a prisoner here at the Wyoming Territorial Prison, performed by Eleise Clark, Black American West Museum and Heritage Center
3:00 - 3:45 p.m.     Goat-O-Rama Fiddle Extravaganza, Phil Hassey  

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.     Reeanactor - African American Historic Contributions to the West, “The Black Wizard” Lewis Price, performed by Alton Clark, Black American West Museum and Heritage Center

Animal Workshops and Demonstrations
(in the Animal Area, the north end of the Territorial Park)
All Day                  Llama & Alpaca Performance Show, Fleece Show Display - Live Animal Event
All Day                  Mountain Shadows Equine Revival - Live Animal Display and Presentations
10:00, 11:00         Raptors and Reptiles of the Rockies, Live Animal Display and Presentations, Nature's Educators
11:30                    Children's and Animal Costume Parade, everyone who wants to join in - parade travels throughout the grounds
1:30                      Packgoats: Made for Higher Ground, Nan Hassey, Goatarama
2:30                        Experiencing Dog-Led Search and Rescue with Cyndy and Cricket - Live Animal, Interactive Demonstration
3:00, 4:00             Raptors and Reptiles of the Rockies, Live Animal Display and Presentations, Nature's Educators


Agriculture and Homesteading Exhibits and Demonstrations
All Day                    Building A Geodeisic Dome for Extended Season Gardening - See Booth for Posted Demonstration Times
 

The Worm Wrangler, Erika Rogers: 
All-Weekend Booth plus Sunday Morning Presentation (see time posted at book): 1-Hour Develop a basic understanding of worm composting, overview of different types of worm composting systems, how to set up and maintain a home worm composting system, trouble shooting issues that might arise, and how to harvest the worm castings.

 

Western Roots LL, Courtney Teitzel
Booth/Demo: All day Saturday and Sun
day. High Altitude Sourdough making, and how to make a sourdough starter, will be providing starter discard for people to bring home and create their own! Selling sourdough breads, scones 

High Plains Seed Library, Eli Palmer
Interactive Display: All day, Saturday and Sunday. The seed library provides the Albany County Community with seed resources, promotes sustainability, and cultivates a culture of sharing! Patrons can check out a packet of seeds in the spring and commit to saving some of their seeds and giving them back to the seed library for next year’s gardening season. Seeds harvested here are typically better suited for Wyoming’s climate.

Albany County Book Mobile, Eli Palmer
Interactive Display: The Bookmobile is a year-round traveling library that offers a variety of books and audiobooks for all ages. Everyone is welcome to use the Bookmobile at any stop.

Central Wyoming College Beginner Farmer Program, Ethan Page
Booth: Located in the foothills of the Wind River mountains at the Alpine Science Institute, the farm incubator trains aspiring and beginning agropreneurs in high-altitude, semi-arid fruit, and vegetable crop production and business
planning.

Taste of the Wind, BJ Bend
er: 
Booth:
Hey, this is BJ! I'm your FarmHer. I run Taste of the Wind with my husband Chris, and our son, Peter, where we raise and sell ethical, sustainably-raised and delicious meats delivered to your door monthly with our 2023 pastured-kitchen CSA!
Demonstrations on wet-felted wool rug making.


Fermentation Station
Interactive Display: Learn about different types of fermentation, take home recipes and try homemade sauerkraut made by Feeding Laramie Valley, using cabbage harvested from our farm! 

Feeding Laramie Valley Honey Display
Interactive Display: Information about bee keeping in arid deserts, a visual bee-keeper display, native pollinator information for backyard gardeners and Higher Ground Honey from beekeeper Eric Uhlman. Higher Ground Fair Honey will be available for purchase!

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Wyoming, David Mosley
Booth/ Display: Information on Regenerative Soils: waiting for confirmation


Higher Ground Concert Stage
(at the southwest end of end of the Territorial Park)
11:30 a.m. - 12:00    Children's and Animal Parade, everyone who wants to join in - parade travels throughout the grounds
12:00 - 12:45 p.m.    Wind River Dancers - narrated indigenous dance performance
2:00 - 2:45 p.m.        The Ghost Upstairs  - an Americana project 
3:00 - 3:45 p.m.        Goat-O-Rama Fiddle Extravaganza
, Phil Hassey - BEING PERFORMED IN THE CHURCH BUILDING!
4:00 - 4:54 p.m.        Milk Blossoms - experimental pop band
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.        Rex Peoples & XFactr - award winning blues singer-songwriter and the XFactr band



Sunday, September 17, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
(see descriptions in the various areas of the fair - see dropdown menu under At the Fair)

Higher Ground Presenter Stage
(at the centrally located Territorial Park's church building)
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.  Reeanactor - African American Historic Contributions to the West, “The Black Wizard” Lewis Price, performed by Alton Clark, Black American West Museum and Heritage Center
11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Reeanactor - African American Historic Contributions to the West, Eliza Blackjack Steward, once a prisoner here at the Wyoming Territorial Prison, performed by Eleise Clark, Black American West Museum and Heritage Center
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.     Reeanactor - African American Historic Contributions to the West
, “The Black Wizard” Lewis Price, performed by Alton Clark, Black American West Museum and Heritage Center
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.     Reeanactors Present - African American Contributions to the West, Mary Fields (Eleise Clark), Black American West Museum and Heritage Center
 
Participatory Voice Workshop in the Horse Barn Theater Workshop Room
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    Amy Biondo - an extraordinary interactive musical instruction and support workshop "The World Needs Your Voice," designed for beginning singers to seasoned professionals, and everyone in between.
Animal Workshops and Demonstrations
(in the Animal Area, the north end of the Territorial Park)
All Day                   Llama & Alpaca Performance Show, Fleece Show Display
All Day                   Mountain Shadows Equine Revival - Live Animal Display and Presentations
9:30, 10:30 a.m.     Raptors and Reptiles of the Rockies, Live Animal Display and Presentations, Nature's Educators
All Day                   Mountain Shadows Equine Revival - Live Animal Display and Presentations

11:30 a.m. - 12:00  Children's and Animal Parade, everyone who wants to join in - parade travels throughout the grounds
1:3
0                          Experiencing Dog-Led Search and Rescue with Cyndy and Cricket
2:30, 3:30 p.m.        Raptors and Reptiles of the
Rockies, Live Animal Display and Presentations Nature's Educators
 
Agriculture and Homesteading Exhibits and Demonstrations
All Day                    Building A Geodeisic Dome for Extended Season Gardening - See Booth for Posted Demonstration Times
 

The Worm Wrangler, Erika Rogers: 
All-Weekend Booth plus Sunday Morning Presentation (see time posted at book): 1-Hour Develop a basic understanding of worm composting, overview of different types of worm composting systems, how to set up and maintain a home worm composting system, trouble shooting issues that might arise, and how to harvest the worm castings.

 

Western Roots LL, Courtney Teitzel
Booth/Demo: All day Saturday and Sun
day. High Altitude Sourdough making, and how to make a sourdough starter, will be providing starter discard for people to bring home and create their own! Selling sourdough breads, scones 

High Plains Seed Library, Eli Palmer
Interactive Display: All day, Saturday and Sunday. The seed library provides the Albany County Community with seed resources, promotes sustainability, and cultivates a culture of sharing! Patrons can check out a packet of seeds in the spring and commit to saving some of their seeds and giving them back to the seed library for next year’s gardening season. Seeds harvested here are typically better suited for Wyoming’s climate.

Albany County Book Mobile, Eli Palmer
Interactive Display: The Bookmobile is a year-round traveling library that offers a variety of books and audiobooks for all ages. Everyone is welcome to use the Bookmobile at any stop.

Central Wyoming College Beginner Farmer Program, Ethan Page
Booth: Located in the foothills of the Wind River mountains at the Alpine Science Institute, the farm incubator trains aspiring and beginning agropreneurs in high-altitude, semi-arid fruit, and vegetable crop production and business
planning.

Taste of the Wind, BJ Bend
er: 
Booth:
Hey, this is BJ! I'm your FarmHer. I run Taste of the Wind with my husband Chris, and our son, Peter, where we raise and sell ethical, sustainably-raised and delicious meats delivered to your door monthly with our 2023 pastured-kitchen CSA!
Demonstrations on wet-felted wool rug making.


Fermentation Station
Interactive Display: Learn about different types of fermentation, take home recipes and try homemade sauerkraut made by Feeding Laramie Valley, using cabbage harvested from our farm! 

Feeding Laramie Valley Honey Display
Interactive Display: Information about bee keeping in arid deserts, a visual bee-keeper display, native pollinator information for backyard gardeners and Higher Ground Honey from beekeeper Eric Uhlman. Higher Ground Fair Honey will be available for purchase!

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Wyoming, David Mosley
Booth/ Display: Information on Regenerative Soils: waiting for confirmation

                          

Higher Ground Sunrise Stage
(at the entrance to the Higher Ground Fair and Territorial Park)
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.       Bella Pope      
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.     Caleb Bristol aka wAHb  - a post Americana project
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.   Hannah Twitchell - a Laramie-based novelist, poet and singer-songwriter
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
  Hillery Lynn - a Wyoming native singer-songwriter   
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.   Prairie Smoke - Folk/Americana songs from the depths of the Wyoming Prairies

Higher Ground Concert Stage
(at the southwest end of end of the Territorial Park)
11:30 a.m. - 12:00    Children's and Animal Parade, everyone who wants to join in - parade travels throughout the grounds
12:00 - 12:45 p.m.    Wind River Dancers - narrated indigenous dance performance
2:00 - 2:45 p.m.        Amy Biondo Ensemble - featuring singer-songwriter-composer-vocal coach Amy Biono's original pieces
3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
       Jacob Larsen Band - 7-piece band featuring soul and funk and original work    
Higher Ground Fair
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