The fair has a long history in Casper, dating back to 1904 according to the Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo’s website.
The first rodeo event is believed to be held around 1914. The fair had no permanent home home for years and took place at various locations until the current fairgrounds location was purchased in 1947. The area was on the outskirts of town at the time, but new neighborhoods soon popped up as the post-war boom took hold.
The facilities and events have grown over the years to what Casper residents have grown to expect every summer.