Wyoming’s Oldest & Largest County Fair was hosted in Cheyenne’s newest multi-use facility this past week.
The Archer Complex Events Center is a 110,000 square foot, multi-use facility located 10 miles east of Cheyenne. With a seating capacity for up to 6,669 people, this versatile venue can host rodeos, trade shows, livestock shows, concerts, sporting events, large meetings and banquets. The Events Center is part of a larger campus that includes a RV site, Motor Cross, community rental buildings, arenas and horse stalls.
In 2004, Laramie County voters felt the Laramie County Fair needed a home of its own and purchased the Archer Research and Extension Land, an 875 acre lot. In 2008, the voters approved to begin the infrastructure work on the Archer Complex and the building of a few administrative offices. Despite the support for this project, progress was delayed in 2012 after voters turned down a 6th Penny Tax proposition to construct an event center at Archer. Construction of the 110,000 square foot Archer Recreation Complex began after the 6th Penny Specific Option Sales Tax was passed in 2017. The ribbon cutting for this center was held on August 1st, 2019.