Cowboy Carnival Insights - Sheepdog Competition, Cribbage and Horseshoe Tournaments

As you know, our 12th Annual Cowboy Carnival is this coming Sunday, May 24th.  All this week we are highlighting different events that make up the day.

After your meal, the Chauncey McMillan Memorial Sheep Dog Competition is slated for 1 p.m. on the main grounds and always draws a big crowd. Competitors bring their dogs from across Wyoming and Montana, and it features two classes- one for ranch dogs who have never entered a sanctioned dog trial before, and another for dogs who have previously competed. Entry fees are $35 per dog, and only dogs entered in the competition will be allowed on the grounds with a leash. Contact Jill Tharp at 307-469-2235 for more information, or view the rules here.

Also at 1 p.m. are the cribbage and horseshoe tournaments. Cribbage contestants will need to bring a board and cards for one-on-one matches. Entry fee will be $10 per person with a $100 pot and 90 percent payback. Rules will be discussed prior to the tournament.

If you would like donate an item for either the Silent or Live auction on Sunday, May 24th., contact Bob Herman at (307) 469-2247. The Silent Auction begins at 12:00 Noon and lasts until 4:00 p.m. The Live Auction, hosted by auctioneer Gary Nash, will begin at 4:00 p.m.