THIS WEEKEND IN CHEYENNE

Aug 25-26. English High Tea. 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Nagle-Warren Mansion Bed & Breakfast, 222 W. 17th Street. (307) 637-3333. Indulge in finely steeped tea and tea sandwiches, and enjoy the company of friends or new acquaintances. Libations are available. Call for reservations. 

Aug 25-27. RX Tea Time Tea. 1605 Pebrican Avenue. Rx Tea Time is a Victorian Tea Room where one will find a prescription for a cup of tea and a relaxing tea experience.  Daily by RESERVATION ONLY.

Aug 25. Union Pacific Steam Shop Tour! 12:30 PM. BY RESERVATION ONLY.  Cheyenne Depot Museum, 121 W 15th St, Suite 202. $20. (307) 778-3133. A rare opportunity!  This package event includes: a guided tour of the Union Pacific Steam Shop (where the 4014 is being refurbished), given by Ed Dickens, Senior Manager: Heritage Operations; entrance into the Cheyenne Depot Museum for the day and a Cheyenne Street Railway tour highlighting Cheyenne's railroad history.   Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and sign a liability release before going on the tour. The tours are a joint project of Union Pacific, Visit Cheyenne, and the Cheyenne Depot Museum.  Visit Cheyenne graciously thanks Union Pacific for its generosity in opening up the Steam Shop for these tours.   SOLD OUT.

Aug 25. Fridays on the Plaza.  Boogie Machine.  Shake your groove thing to all your disco favorites! Free!  5:30 PM - 10:00 PM. Cheyenne Depot Plaza, 121 W 15th St.  NO pets, please.  Food trucks and beer are available.

Aug 25-27. The Outlaw Saloon presents Uphoria.   8:30 PM. The Outlaw Saloon, 312 S. Greeley Hwy. $5. (307) 635-7552. Live Music!!  

Aug 26.  Farmer's Market.  7:00 AM - 1:00 PM.  West 15th Street, between Carey Ave & O'Neil. You'll find up to 40 vendors from Wyoming & Colorado with fresh fruits, vegetables, artisan breads, local honey, specialty foods, native trees, flowers, organic produce.

Aug 25-26.  Live music at Grant Farms Fresh Market. 12 PM - 4 PM.  Free!  Grant Farms Fresh Market, 2120 E Lincolnway.  307-635-2676.

Aug 26. Antelope Dash. 8:00 AM. Curt Gowdy State Park, 1264 Granite Springs Road Visitors' Center. $35/45 before 8/24 and $40/50 on race day. The Antelope Dash trail races follow rolling hills and curving trails through the heart of Curt Gowdy State Park in southwest Wyoming. Aspens and pines parallel courses that offer challenging climbs over a route that begins at 7,300 feet and climbs to 7,700. Four and eight-mile courses reward runners with scenic views of reservoirs, streams, granite rock formations, and hoodoos.  

Aug 26- 27. “Steamboat Challenge” NRA Action Pistol Championship. 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM.  Otto Road Shooting Range, 1531 Otto Road. (307) 640-0396. Spectators are welcome and admission is free.  Members of the US Army’s elite Marksmanship Unit from Fort Benning, Georgia will be competing along with the top tier action pistol competitors from Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain Region.  

Aug 26. Zombiefest. 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM. Cheyenne Little Theatre, 121 W. 15th Street. Free. (307) 638-6543. (Most activities are $5 or less; some require registration. Please visit the registration table on the Depot Plaza for more information and to sign up for specific events. Ticketed events with the option to purchase tickets online are listed with their prices.) 

Aug 26. Historic Ranch Tour. 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum and Store, 4610 Carey Avenue. $40.00  (307) 778-7290. The CFD Old West Museum will be offering tours of Historic Wyoming Ranches as a new fundraiser.  These tours include a trolley ride and a picnic lunch.  We will feature a series of ranches that are connected to our CFD Hall of Fame and discuss their historical and contemporary significance to both Cheyenne Frontier Days and the preservation of our Western Values.

Aug 26. Edge Fest 2017. 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Civic Center Parking Lot, 601 W 20th Street. It's time to get a little edgy!  The free outdoor music festival started as a party in 2014 hosted by Warehouse Twenty One and has grown into an annual event.  Based out of Detroit, JR JR’s music has been featured on a variety of TV shows, movies and promotional material, including “I Am Cait,” “Sausage Party” and “iZombie.” They also have appeared on “The Late Show with James Corden,” showing off their indie pop and electronic style. Texas country artist Paul Cauthen and the southern rock group Seratones will also appear at the festival, which is slated to start at 5 p.m. at the city’s municipal parking lot, 2101 O’Neil Ave. Cauthen was recently selected by Rolling Stone as one of the top 10 new country artists you need to know. The Seratones pull influences from garage rock, as well as groups like Black Sabbath.   The festival will also include food trucks, vendors and alcohol sales.  Schedule: Paul Cauthen 5:30- 6:30pm, Seratones:  7- 8pm, JR JR: 8:30- 10pm. Join us for great music, good food, and a night of fun with some awesome peeps! Did we mention it's FREE?? 

Aug 27. Nitro Circus. 7:00 PM; Gates Open at 6:00 PM. Big Country Speedway, 4820 S Greeley Highway. $19-79. After criss-crossing the globe in 2016, on its biggest tour yet, the greatest action sports show on the planet - Travis Pastrana's Nitro Circus Live - is returning to North America for more high-adrenaline action, coming to Cheyenne for the first time ever in 2017. Nitro Circus Live's 2017 North American Tour will feature over 30 world-class action sports athletes. It's an all-star international lineup, loaded with the best riders in freestyle motocross (FMX), BMX, scooter and inline, performing the biggest tricks in action sports - plus many unbelievable world firsts which have never been attempted before. Please note: General Admission is STANDING only.  For wheelchair tickets, please contact Ticket Rocket at 1-855-842-7575. 

Cheyenne Steamers.  Come Ride the miniature TRAIN! Cheyenne Steamers will be operating this weekend, Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Saturday, 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Cheyenne Ice & Event Center, 1530 W. Lincolnway.  Suggested ride donation is $2.00 per person. Come enjoy the summer weekends by riding the train.

Cheyenne Street Railway Trolley.  Visit Cheyenne, 121 W. 15th St.  (307) 778-3133. Fully narrated historic tours of Cheyenne.  Monday - Friday tours are at 10a, 11:30a, 1p 2:30p & 4p.  Saturday's schedule is 10a & 12p, 2p, and Sunday's is 12p & 2p.  Holiday schedule is 12p, 2p.  Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 2-12. The trolley plus museum pass is $19 for adults and gives entrance to Cheyenne area museums along with the trolley ride.  Weekday tours are 90 minutes; weekend tours are two hours with a ½ complimentary stop at the Cheyenne Old West Museum (no museum pass tickets sold on the weekends). Tickets may be purchased at the Visitor Center (Historic Depot, 15th and Capitol Ave), or over the phone with a credit card at 307-778-3133 or 800-426-5009.    

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides. 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Historic Depot Plaza, 121 W. 15th Street. FREE. (307) 778-3133. Enjoy a narrated historic tour of the quaint downtown Cheyenne area on a beautiful horse-drawn carriage. WEATHER PERMITTING.  May and September, there are no Monday or Tuesday tours.  June-August tours run daily. The rides begin in front of the historic Depot building at Lincolnway & Capitol Ave. FREE- donations accepted. The Carriages run May 1-Sep 30. CALL IN ADVANCE FOR SCHEDULE UPDATES, 800-426-5009 or 307-778-3133. 

Big Country Speedway. Every Saturday!  3:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Big Country Speedway, 4820 S. Greeley Hwy. $10.00, $5.00. (405) 615-9697. Saturday Night Racing! Pit gate opens at noon, hot lapping begins at 1p, front gate opens at 3p, racing at 6p.  Adults $10, Children 6-12 $5, 0-5 free. 

Live Music & Dancing.  Every Friday and Saturday!  7:00 PM -11:00 PM.  Bunkhouse Bar & Grill, 1064 Happy Jack Road.  The Y-4 band plays a collection of classic country western music. This is a family friendly atmosphere, so get the kids, grab your boots and head out to the Bunkhouse for a good time!  

Cowgirls of the West Museum.  Tues- Fri, 11:00 AM- 4:00 PM.  Sat, 11:00 AM- 3:00 PM.  Free!  203 & 205 W. 17th Street.  307-638-4994

Nelson Museum of the West.  Mon- Fri.  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM.  $.  1714 Carey Avenue.  The collection itself was designed by our Founder Robert L. Nelson to show visitors a broad spectrum of our older western cultures.  307-635-7670

Sherman Hill Model Railroad Club Display. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Movie theater wing of Frontier Mall, 1400 Dell Range Blvd.  Free. (307) 996-7645. See a model railroad layout and learn about the club. 

Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, 4610 Carey Avenue. $.  9-5p Mon-Fri, Sat & Sun 10a-5p.  307-778-7290

Messenger Museum, Nationway and Crook Ave. Western displays of carriages to cavalry. Free. 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM. Mon-Fri. 307-635-8959

Cheyenne Depot Museum, 121 W. 15th St. A national landmark rich with railroad history exhibits. $. Mon-Fri, 9a-6:30p. Sat 9a-5p. Sun 11a-3p.  307-632-3905

Botanic Gardens and Paul Smith's Children's Village,  710 South Lions Park Drive, Free.  Wed-Sun.  10AM- 6PM.  Children's Village open Tues- Sun. Grounds open dawn till dusk.  307-637-6458

NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research),  Free, self-guided tour that offers an informative view of weather.  M-F 9a-5p.  Sat 10a-4p.  8120 Veta Drive.  307-996-4321