Pinedale’s Wind River Mountain Festival returns July 20-22 for a weekend celebration of the Wind River Mountain Range highlighted by two nights of live music and day-long adventure race.
Again boasting over 50 event sponsors including a who’s-who’s of outdoor product companies (Patagonia, North Face, et al.), The Wind River Mountain Festival will feature everything from live music and gear demos to kids events and a craft beer festival.
Fun vendor booths, outdoor contests and floats down Pine Creek are also part of the festival with many activities taking place at American Legion Park.
The Surly Pike Adventure Race
Pinedale will see race teams of 2-3 bike, hike, and paddle their way through the wilds surrounding Pinedale and end at Lakeside Lodge (at Fremont Lake). The race is beginner friendly but hard enough to challengevtrail hardened racers. Online sign ups are available at www.windrivermtfest.com
Headlining the music portion of the two-night festival will be Utah’s “Cowboy from the Crypt” Timmy the Teeth and his full band on Friday night and Phoenix Indie-Rockers Jared & the Mill on Saturday night. Music will kick off at Legion Park at 4:00 p.m. on both nights.
Friday Night Full Music Lineup:
4:00 PM: Jason Tyler Burton
5:30 PM: Whippoorwill
6:45 PM: Timmy The Teeth
Saturday Night Music Lineup:
4:00 PM: Aaron Davis & The Mystery Machine
5:30 PM: The 502s
6:45 PM: Jared &The Mill
About the Festival
Home to over 140 miles of the Continental Divide Trail (CDT), the Wind River Range is one of Wyoming’s most sought after destinations.
In February of 2016, Pinedale was officially accepted as Wyoming’s first CDT Community – a designation reserved for communities in close proximity to the Trail that apply through the CDT Coalition and promise to promote good stewardship and, among other things, plan a corresponding event, which has blossomed into the 3-day festival.