It’s like we’re trying to cram everything we can into one day before the time for hibernation arrives. The day starts with ZombieFEST hitting Cheyenne for the 3rd year as they put the fun in fundraiser for the Cheyenne Little Theater Players. Facepainting starts at 7:30 and registration for the “Zombie Walk” begins at 8 am. Sign up at The Atlas Theater at 211 W. Lincolnway. Those who pledge $20 get a ZombieFEST T-shirt, and $5 off another event. See all the events HERE for times and locations.

If you don’t have the ingredients to get your “undead” on, “Don't worry! Stop by the special effects face painting booth on the Depot Plaza Saturday from 7:30AM - 4PM & get your makeup done, on the spot, for just $10!” according to their Facebook page.

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The Farmer’s Market at Cheyenne Depot, where you can support the local economy while stocking up on locally grown goodies such as fresh fruits, veggies, artisan breads, local honey and specialty foods and native trees and flowers and organic produce at The Cheyenne Depot Plaza.

Cheyenne Wyoming Hero Appreciation Day is Saturday, September 17 from 10 am – 2 pm, as we say thank you to those that make Cheyenne a better place to live. Centered at the Cheyenne VA Medical Center, it’s 4 hours of recognition for those that give countless hours throughout the year and sacrifice so much for strangers so that we are safer and better off.

The Wyoming Army National Guard is bringing in one of their Blackhawk Helicopters. There will be a military inflatable obstacle course the size of a basketball court is coming from the US ARMY National Guard. Homeland Security and Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department will be conducting a mock emergency exercise simulating a response to an anthrax outbreak. Come out, volunteer and pretend you have anthrax, you over actor! Busses to LCCC will leave at 9:30 a.m.

“It’s All The Fun Of An Anthrax Outbreak -

Without All That, You Know, Death ‘N Stuff“

 

The Air Force will be sending in their tactical force (with “giant guns and explosive stuff.”) Star Base will bring some rockets, The Cheyenne Therapeutic Equestrian Group will bring their horses. The K-9 units, Motorcycles with The Combat Motorcycle Association who help veterans every day.

The Cheyenne Therapeutic Equestrian Center is bringing 4 of their amazing horses out so you can see the work this group and these animals do for our community. Wyoming Search and Rescue teams, Stride Learning Center, Habitat For Humanity, Dads Making A Difference, Cheyenne Wheels For Charity and many others will be there in support, you should be there too.

There’s a live band, free food, bouncy houses for the kids (who should learn who the real heroes are) and so much more, at Hero Appreciation Day, Saturday, September 17, 10 – 2pm at the VA Medical Center.

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Saturday, September 17 is day two of  the 30th annual Cheyenne Greek Festival. Cheyenne’s annual exhibition of Greek culture and culinary delights from 11 – 8 p.m. at Frontier Park Exhibition Hall. Free admission, free parking

Featuring lots of authentic Greek Food, and a raffle that includes a grand prize of a trip to Athens Greece. Greek music and dancing, hosted by Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Christian Church of Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Oopa!