12th Annual
BIG HORN MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL

Acoustic, Americana, Folk, Old-Timey,
Bluegrass & Traditional Music
July 8, 9 & 10, 2016
Johnson County Fairgrounds
Buffalo, Wyoming
e-mail: info@bighornmountainfestival.com
Venue
Located at the north end of Buffalo, Wyoming, the Johnson County Fairgrounds feature a unique and inspiring venue for the acoustic, americana, folk, old-timey, bluegrass & traditional music featured at the Big Horn Mountain Festival. Within a short distance of the fairgrounds sits the town of Buffalo, known for its small-town hospitality and Western flair. Come dance the weekend away at the foot of the beautiful Big Horn Mountains.

Showcase Stage

The main stage will be located on the north side of the fairgrounds.  Please remember it's festival seating, so bring blankets, chairs and other items to make yourselves comfortable for the show.

Workshops

Will be located in various Fairground buildings.  See the Bulletin Board schedule at the event for the locations.

Saturday & Sunday Breakfast

There will be breakfast served from 7:00 am to 11:00 am in the community building on Saturday and Sunday morning. Proceeds will go directly to Agape International Ministries, a ministry who works towards ending Human Trafficking worldwide. This organization works at fighting human trafficking, restoring victims, and transforming communities that have been affected deeply by trafficking rings. Please join us for pancakes, eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, muffins, fruit, coffee, and juice. Please help support AIM and enjoy some great food!
 
Getting There is Simple!

I-25 traveling north to Buffalo from Casper
Take the second exit (#299) into Buffalo (aka Highway 16, Hart Street).
Turn left at the stop sign (you will be on Highway 16/Hart Street).
Turn right at the stop light on Main Street (it's the first and only light) and go about 1/2 mile.
Turn right into the south fairground's entrance.

I-90 traveling south to Buffalo from Sheridan
Take the first exit (#56A) into Buffalo (aka Business 87 Highway #25S, 90E).
Turn left into the south entrance of the fairgrounds after about 1.3 miles.

I-90 traveling west to Buffalo from Gillette
Take the first exit (#58).
Turn left at the stop sign and go under I-90.
Follow Highway 16/Hart Street into Buffalo toward the mountains.
Turn right at the stop light on Main Street (it's the first and only light) and go about 1/2 mile.
Turn right into the south fairground's entrance.

Highway 16 traveling east to Buffalo from Tensleep and Worland
Stay on Highway 16 through Buffalo until you come to the stop light on Main Street.
Turn left at the stop light on Main Street.
Stay on Main Street and go through the next light (intersection of Highway 16 and Main Street) about 1/2 mile.
Turn right into the south fairground's entrance. 
Weather
While we hope the sun is out and the temperatures are perfect, those of us living in the area know that just about anything can happen in early July.  So our best advice is - Be Prepared - because the show will go on.  Check out your favorite weather website for current weather information.

Restrooms
Permanent restrooms with handicapped access are in the Community Building.  Additional permanent and portable restrooms and hand washing stations will be placed on the grounds

Shade
There are shade trees in the camping area and some others around the edge of the Fairgrounds, and quite a few buildings that you can seek sun relief.  However, much of the fairgrounds is open, so if you are concerned about too much sun, prepare accordingly.


Festival Rules and Etiquette

Wristbands
Wristbands must be worn in the campground and festival areas at all times. As the name implies, wristbands MUST be worn on your wrist. Lost, stolen, missing, or forgotten tickets will not be replaced so don’t lose them. Wristbands are non-refundable and non-transferable once affixed and will not be replaced if lost or damaged.

Camping
All vehicles parked within designated camping areas must have a paid camping sticker affixed to the windshield.
Vehicles in camping areas without a camping sticker will be towed one hour after a notice is placed on the windshield.  The owner will be responsible for any towing or storage fees.
Parking space is limited within the camping areas so consider the possibility that your vehicle may be 'locked' in the campground area as camping fills up. If you are dry camping, consider the possibility of leaving your vehicle in the designated parking areas.  We will not tow vehicles with a valid camping sticker if yours is blocked in the designated camping areas.

Alcohol
Alcohol may not be brought in to the festival area from the camping or parking areas. Our malt beverage vendor provides a wonderful selection of domestic and craft beer and wine coolers to be enjoyed in the festival. You may bring your own alcoholic beverages to the camping areas at all times.
Soft drinks, food, and snacks may be brought in to the festival area.
Please assist our volunteer security staff by displaying your coolers, back packs, and other large containers upon entering the festival area.

Obstructing Views/Consideration of Others
Umbrellas, umbrella chairs, and tents are STRICTLY PROHIBITED on the festival lawn. There is plenty of shade available under the new horse barn extensions but be mindful to not block the view of others in the shaded areas, as well.
Please do not “park” your lawn chairs with the intent of saving a space for one or two performances.
In the festival seating area, please be considerate of others and keep small talk to a minimum during performances.

Dogs
Our faithful friends are welcome as long as they are on a leash in the camping areas at all times and accompanied by their owners. Dogs and other pets, other than certified guide dogs, are strictly prohibited in the festival area and in areas where other livestock is present.  If your dog barks, we suggest that you contact a local kennel so everyone may enjoy the event; if your dog becomes a nuisance, you may be asked to leave. We hope there are no problems with this, as we would hate to have to ban all dogs in the future.

Smoking
No smoking is permitted in the festival area.  Please help us keep the area clean; picking up your trash and cigarette butts will be greatly appreciated.

Glass
No glass containers are allowed in the festival areas.

Fires
Fires are not allowed in the fairgrounds and a strict fire ban is in place.  You may use the charcoal grills within the campground and camp stoves and lanterns.  Please be sure they are extinguished if you leave your camp area.

Livestock
This is a county fairgrounds, therefore large animals may be on the grounds. PLEASE monitor your kids so they stay away from any livestock.  With the excitement and activity, their behavior (the animals!) may be unpredictable, and we sure don't want anyone injured.

Valuables and Lost & Found
Lock up your instruments and valuables.  Big Horn Mountain Festival, LLC, and the Johnson County Fair Board are not responsible for lost or stolen items.  There will be a lost and found bin at the festival hospitality booth.

Acceptance and Waiver
By purchasing a ticket or receiving a wristband, you have agreed to and accepted all rules and policies implemented by Big Horn Mountain Festival, LLC, the Johnson County Fair Board, and Johnson County Commissioners, and by such acceptance waive on behalf of yourself, your heirs, and personal representatives, all claims, demands and actions for liability for personal injuries or financial loss arising out of tort, contract, strict liability, or otherwise.


Fun
We hope you enjoy this festival, and we welcome your suggestions to make it even better next year!  Be sure to fill out one of our survey forms at the festival hospitality booth.

WELCOME TO THE BIG HORNS!!!
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