Events and activities in Cheyenne Wy in the fall

Cheyenne, Wyoming, offers events and activities for every taste and budget. The Botanic Gardens are especially beautiful in autumn. Special events and exhibitions take place throughout the year. The Cheyenne Symphony performances are a treat for any classical music lover. Country music, bluegrass, rock, and other music genres can be heard in concerts scheduled throughout the year. The Cheyenne Little Theater Players offer entertainment to performing arts enthusiasts. Galleries, museums, and historical walking tours are designed for fine arts and history buffs. Cheyenne’s award-winning Greenway paths are available to those interested in nature. Golf courses, tennis courts, swimming pools, and athletic fields invite the athletically inclined to engage in a variety of sports.

Curt Gowdy State Park is located less than twenty-five miles outside of Cheyenne. Three reservoirs are available for fishing and boating. Several campgrounds are located within the park. Miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails invite visitors to observe birds and other wildlife.

A variety of special events are scheduled during the fall season. Held at Pioneer Park Baseball Field in August or September, the NFL Pepsi Punt Pass and Kick is a sports competition for boys and girls between the ages of eight and fifteen. The event is free of charge. Winners compete in a sectional competition with a chance to advance to a team championship, and then to the final competition during an NFL playoff game.

The Oktoberfest is a festival organized by the Cheyenne Depot Museum. It celebrates the city’s German heritage. Authentic German food, more than ten varieties of German beer, and vendor booths displaying German arts and crafts are part of the event. German music and dancing are also featured.

The Goblin Walk is a Halloween event for children between the ages of two and eight. The city’s Parks and Recreation Department and the Wyoming Tribune Eagle newspaper are sponsors of this tour. The garden at the Paul Smith Children’s Village is turned into a Halloween extravaganza with actors dressed in costumes from children’s movies and television shows, and a variety of special attractions, such as a pumpkin patch, a pirate cove and a mineshaft. The admittance fee is very reasonable, and includes candy bags handed out at the conclusion of the tour.

The Lakeview Cemetery Walking Tour is a Halloween event for adults and older children. Along the way, participants learn about local history. The hour-long guided tour is free. Donations for Cheyenne’s Friends of the Cemetery program are appreciated.

The annual Christmas Parade is held the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The event, organized by the Cheyenne Christmas Parade committee, includes a holiday concert and a craft show.

Visitors to Cheyenne can engage in many other activities as well, depending on their tastes and interests. Shopping, dining, and dancing can all be had in this historic Western city.