Writing for a website that is based in Laramie, it seems odd to recommend an event occurring elsewhere, but during the third weekend in June, Cheyenne is going to be where it’s at. From 5 pm until midnight on Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16, the annual Wyoming Brewers Festival in the Cheyenne Depot Plaza will be party central in the Cowboy State.

This year is the 17th Annual Wyoming Brewer’s Festival and is billed as “two days of great fun, good beer and tasty food.” To get into the festival, there is a $20 cover which includes 7 tokens to purchase beers and each additional token will be $1.50 or four tokens for $5. As of right now, 15 different breweries will be sampling their product and five vendors will be on hand providing food.

There is also live music scheduled for both nights of the festival; Delta Sonics and Another Kinda Magick will  perform Friday night, and Saturday night will bring about performances from GreyWeather, Patti Fiasco and Steel March.

In addition to the festival, there will be a Parade of Beers three hours before the Friday afternoon beginning for brewers, distributors, bar and liquor store owners, and top festival sponsors.

Last year, 3,500 people attended the festival, and in the past, Laramie beers have even won awards!

For more information, you can visit their website, or you can go see for yourself, June 15 and 16 at the Depot Plaza in downtown Cheyenne.