PLAN YOUR TRIP

Getting There, Lodging and Camping

Getting There: Directions 

 

Driving Directions:

Albany County Fairgrounds is 1/2 mile south from the I-80 and US-287 Junction in Laramie.

 

Fair Grounds Address:

Albany County Fairgrounds

3510 South 3rd Street

Laramie, WY 82051

 

Parking:

Parking is free at the fairgrounds. There are a limited number of parking spots for people with disabilities. Staff will be available to provide a shuttle service from the parking lot to the fairgrounds for those in need of it.

 

Carpool:

Coming to the fair with friends and/or family? Consider carpooling to reduce traffic, save time, money and energy!

 

Pedal to the fair:

There will be first-class bike parking at the Fairgrounds and a cheerful welcome from staff and volunteers for those of you able to bike from town.

 

 

Staying There: Local Accommodations

 

Lodging:

This weekend is packed full with events throughout Laramie. Hotels book fast so don't wait! There will be plenty of lodging options in Laramie, Cheyenne or Fort Collins! Cheyenne to the Albany County Fairgrounds: 50 miles

Fort Collins to the Albany County Fairgrounds: 63 miles​. Head to the Visit Laramie website for a full list of local and nearby lodging accommodations.​ You can also find where to stay by visiting VisitLaramie.orgBe sure to also look into the many available rooms, apartments, and houses on Laramie Airbnb.

Staying There: Local Camping

Forest Service Information:

Address: 2468 Jackson Street Laramie, WY 82070-6535​

Phone: (307) 745-2300 TDD

Phone: (307) 745-2307

Fax: (307) 745-2398

Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday (8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. during winter)

The Supervisor’s Office and Laramie Ranger District office are located in the same building.

 

KOA Kampgrounds Of America, 4.3 Miles to Fairgrounds

Laramie KOA is easily accessible from I-80, and it has more than 100 RV full-hookup/pull thru sites with 30/50-amp service. The campground also offers cozy one- and two-room Cabins, Deluxe Tent sites and a grassy tent area - all with picnic tables and some with charcoal grills. Other amenities include a recreation center (open late spring - fall, weather permitting), an off-leash K9 area, a laundry room, and cable TV. Max pull thru: 85 feet.

 

Happy Jack Campgrounds (Tie City/Yellow Pine), 6 miles from Fairgrounds 

The campground is comprised 17 campsites in a single tear-drop loop. Some sites are nestled in a dense grove of aspen, fir and spruce, others are in a grassy meadow. The interior road is narrow and rough in places. The campground is convenient to a network of challenging mountain bike trails. There are nearby corrals. Tie City was named for the railroad men who cut the ties for the Union Pacific Railroad from this forest.

 

Vedauwoo, 18.2 Miles from Fairgrounds

The campground is composed of two loops, winding around the boulders, slabs and cliffs of the Vedauwoo rock formation which comprises 10 square miles of weathered Sherman granite.  There are 28 campsites with tables, fire rings, trash pick-up and vault toilets.  This area is constructed to blend in with the natural beauty of the surroundings.  The vegetation is a variety of Limber pine, Engleman spruce, Douglas fir and Aspen. The general area was once used as a hideout for outlaws. Native Americans thought playful spirits piled up the boulders. All the tent sites are walk-ins and some of them are so secluded, one might feel the "outlaw's spirit."   There is access to rock climbing and a nature trail through the rocks. 

It is located in the Pole Mountain area and is managed by the Laramie Ranger District.

Libby Creek Willow, 34 miles from Fairgrounds 

Located off the Snowy Range Scenic Byway in the Libby Recreation Area, this campground has 16 campsites (trailers under 22 feet), picnic tables, toilets, drinking water and fire grates. There is fishing access at Libby Creek.  It is managed by the Laramie Ranger District.

Sugar Loaf, 43 miles from Fairgrounds

The campground is a single loop meandering along a spruce and fir-lined hillside with 16 campsites in the midst of a fisherman's paradise of 102 recreational lakes.  This is a rustic, picturesque campground where every site has delightful views of the Snowy Range. The campground is convenient to a variety of hiking trails and two crystal clear snow-melt lakes - Libby and Lewis Lakes.  Three popular trailheads originate in this area. You must carry your boat to the water's edge. This area is located in the Snowy Range and is managed by the Laramie Ranger District.

Silver Lake Campground, 48 miles from campground

At just under 10,500 feet Silver Lake Campground is the highest elevation campground on the Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. It opens in late June or early July depending on snow depth.  The campground is just off the Snowy Range Scenic Byway beside Silver Lake. This facility provides easy access to exploring the trails, lakes, streams, and glacial landscapes of the area. Facilities include 17 campsites with 3 RV pull-throughs (trailers under 32'), picnic tables, toilets, water, fire grates, and trash receptacles with a 14 day stay limit. There are two trailheads at the campground.  Popular attractions near this campground include Silver Lake, Lake Marie Falls, Mirror Lake, Medicine Bow Peak Trail, French Creek CanyonTrail and Miners Cabin Trail.  

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about us

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