Ghost Town Gumbo Cook-Off

  • May 31 , 2014
  • Pioneer Games Tickets (includes t-shirt)
    Games Only $25 Ages 16+ and $10 for Children

    Pioneer Games & Cook-Off (includes t-shirt)
    $35 Ages 16+; $15 Children

    Gumbo Cook-Off Only
    $10 Ages 10+

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  • $10, $15, $25 and $35

Ghost Town Gumbo Cook-Off

Saturday, May 31, 2014

The First Annual Pioneer Games and First Annual Ghost Town Gumbo Cook-Off

Got plans for May 31st? Bring the Family to the National Historic Trails Center and Casper Events Center for a day of FUN! There's a 5K Walk and Run at 9:00 am. Then from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm all ages can take part in the Pioneer Games based on activities like signing Independence Rock, pushing a handcart, ferrying the river, and lots more. Sample some good cookin' at the Ghost Town Gumbo Cook-Off too!

First Annual Ghost Town Gumbo Cook-Off
Form a team and cook either a seafood gumbo, meat gumbo, or BOTH! $125 for one or $200 for both. If you pay before 05/19/2014 then $100 and $175. Each entry comes with 4-entry tickets. You will need a minimum of 5 gallons per entry made from scratch on-site.

RV Parking available! Come Friday and set-up camp! (No electricity or water). Bring your camper, tents and or RVs. We start cooking Saturday morning to provide judges gumbo by 11:30 am, and serve the public at 12 o'clock noon!

First Annual Pioneer Games
Get ready to begin your journey at St. Joseph with stops along the way at Fort Laramie, Fort Caspar, Independence Rock and more! Your adventure begins playing games from the 1800s, finding your buffalo chips for fuel, making your mark at Independence Rock, climbing the Sierra Nevadas, taking a Handcart to Salt Lake City, Ferrying across the "River", being a Pony Express Rider and so much more!

The games are open to all age groups.

Please note that strollers will not be permitted as some of the Games will be held on the prairie between Cross Roads Park and the Trails Center. Caull Aubrey Valdez at (307) 265-8030 for more information.