The Wyoming Outdoor Expo comes to the Casper Events Center on Thursday, May 9, through Saturday, May 11. It used to be called the Hunting and Fishing Heritage Expo, but it’s undergone a bit of a transformation in recent years. It still has all the great hunting and fishing booths, activities and information it always had, but there’s a greater emphasis now on other outdoor activities. Basically, if you can do something outside, you can probably find something that has to do with it at the Outdoor Expo.
Some of the activities that are most intriguing to me are 1859 Camping Skills, Night Sky Constellation Identification, and Fish Your Way Through Wyoming’s Many Regions. There are a ton more great booths and attractions, but these are the three that really caught my eye.
The 1859 Camping Skills booth will teach visitors about the camping techniques used in that year. Considering the fact that my own upbringing didn’t involve much in the way of technological breakthroughs, and because my dad has always been a traditionalist, I have a feeling much of what they teach at that booth will look a lot like what I experienced camping with my family when I was a kid.
I’ll be sure to hit the Night Sky booth, because I’ve always been curious about where some of the less identifiable constellations can be found.
I’m hoping the Fish Your Way Through Wyoming booth gives some tips on how to actually catch some fish. I love fishing, but I’m not very good at it. Or, as a friend of mine once pointed out, I’m a great fisherman, but I’m a terrible catcherman.
Don’t miss the Wyoming Outdoor Expo. It’s a great place to find new ideas for things to do outside, learn new skills, and just have some fun. It’s May 9 through 11 at the Casper Events Center. Maybe I’ll see you out there.