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Home Things to Do Festivals Enjoy Micro Brews, Great Food and Entertainment at Sheridan’s Brewfest 2013

Enjoy Micro Brews, Great Food and Entertainment at Sheridan’s Brewfest 2013

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Brewfest 2013, Sheridan County, Wyoming's annual shindig featuring regionally brewed beer from more than 14 micro breweries, will take place Sept. 7 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Whitney Plaza in the historic Western downtown area.

Hosted by the
Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce, visitors will enjoy six hours of fun, entertainment, great food, and, of course, beer tasting. Participants can pick up their wristbands, official Brewfest sampling glass and voting token at the main event tent and then enjoy beer sampling. Tickets are $25 per person.

brewfest_300Visitors can cast their vote for their favorite beer for the 2013 People's Choice Award by dropping their token at their favorite brewers table. Pony Grill and Bar will also be holding its annual BBQ competition at the Brewfest event. Live music will also be featured during the event.

The event is open to everyone, but tickets (sampling) will only be available to those age 21 and older. Get tickets at the Sheridan County Chamber office, Black Tooth Brewing Company, or online at
www.sheridanwyomingchamber.org .

Proceeds go to help fund chamber programs that benefit the community.

Sheridan is one of Wyoming's jewels, where fabled Western history and dramatic mountain vistas meet New West comfort and the serenity of wide open spaces. Enjoy a frontier spirit that values friendship and independence.

One of the places to visit in Sheridan is its historic downtown, that was plotted as a town by John D. Loucks in 1882 on the back of a sheet of wrapping paper.

Sheridan was named after one of John Loucks' civil war officers, General Sheridan. The town was approved and incorporated in 1884. With the coming of the railroad, the opening of many coal mines, the settling of the ranch lands and the arrival of the townspeople, Sheridan quickly grew to a populated town of 1,559 people by 1900.

The early wood frame, false front buildings were replaced by sturdier structures of brick and stone between 1910 and 1920. These are the buildings which you will see on your walking tour. Sheridan's Main Street District was enrolled in the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. It is officially known as Sheridan Main Street Historic District #164.

The Bighorn Mountains, with its 13,000 foot peaks and millions of acres of public land as well as Sheridan's historic and modern charms make it a magical, wondrous place.

Find unlimited, easy-to-access recreation in the still pristine Bighorn Mountains. Hike, bike, camp, boat, rock climb or photograph the wildlife and scenery, or catch a hunting season in these golden hills . Or step farther back in time with the ancient and complex geology reaching back billions of years.

The Bighorn National Forest and Bighorn Mountains are a visitor's paradise, with elevations ranging from 4,000 to 13,165 feet. The wilderness areas are located in the most rugged portion of the range and are destinations for those who really desire their outdoor excursions.

With 106 million acres of Bighorn National Forest encompassing 180,000 acres of wilderness, encounter tranquil, secluded streams, and some of the finest fishing around. Those wild waters, along with trophy reservoirs and private streams and ponds, provide ample opportunity to test your mettle against a variety of trout.

For more information about exploring Sheridan, visit the Sheridan travel and tourism Web site at
http://sheridanwyoming.org .

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