Places to Go and People to See

Goshen County’s last census population count was 13,612  in 2013.  Residents are dispersed among the 2,232 square miles, stretching north and south along Highway 85 from the northern town of Jay Em, south to Yoder, then on to La Grange.   Torrington, Lingle and Fort Laramie run east to west along Highway 26.  What do people do here after work, after school and after retiring?  We look forward to supporting our local sports teams and gathering for local community events.  This fall Torrington recently hosted the Wyoming State FFA Foundation Blue Jean Ball.  FFA alumni from around the state  and local supporters  participated in the live auction, silent auction, prime rib dinner and dancing.  This was the fourth year for this major circulating fund raising event that is hosted by a different community each year.  The Fall EWC Community Education catalog is available and filled with a variety of classes for a variety of interests.  Ellis Corn Maze is now open and YEE HAW DAZE, a fall festival of harvest season shopping and food is coming up on October 10 and 11th.  The Goshen County Team Roping Club is getting geared up to start winter weekly roping for friends and family.  Everyone looks forward to November when the Goshen County Rooster Boosters host their annual banquet which is followed by the 2 Shot Goose Hunt in December.  Hunters and state celebrities flock to Goshen County for pheasant and goose hunting.  The events get competitive while challenging shooting skills in the field and pockets books later in the evening at the  auctions.  This is all celebrated with good food and good company.  Most of these events are held out at the Rendezvous Center at the fair grounds.  In a spring issue of the  Torrington Telegram it was front page news reported by Bud Patterson that nearly 1,500 private and community events were held just at this facility with an attendance of an estimated 109,000 people.  The Chamber of Commerce, community organizations, churches and clubs usually add to our local outings.  You can bet there is never a quiet weekend or nothing to do in Goshen County.