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JWP Days Festival

During day two of JWP Days Festival we will offer activities geared for adults. The fun continues into this full day of events. For example, activities include the Gravel Grinder bike race, and adults 21+ can make their way to the Beer | Bourbon | Beard Tent for refreshments. To clarify, this day is still family friendly and kids are welcome in appropriate areas. For instance, we have provided everything you need to know:

Who: Everyone!
What: Family Fun and special activities for adults
When: All day Saturday, May 21, 2022
Where: Homesteader Park
How Much: FREE entry! Look for costs in the descriptions below.

Nonprofits and other organizations will have booths featuring activities, prizes, crafts and games. You and your children will be able to participate together during some of the events. The JWP Days Kids Carnival on Friday, May 20th is dedicated to kids. Explore the booths, activities, Beer | Bourbon | Beard and bring a DD.

Most importantly, remember to take photos and share your fun day with us on social media! You can post photos of you and the family enjoying the carnival on Facebook or Instagram and remember to tag us! Use #JWPDays so that we can see them!

Meanwhile, if you have questions or would like more information, Contact Us so that we can assist you. Likewise, you can explore more upcoming events on our Community Calendar.

JWP Days Schedule of events

Here is an overview of the days events; however, the details are subject to change, but it is our hope this assists in the planning process. Event descriptions and details are below.

  • 9 am JWP`Gravel Grinder Ages 12+
  • 11 am - 8 pm Bearded Tent
  • 12 pm - 5:30 pm Bag a Beard Cornhole Tournament
  • 6 pm - 8 pm Dance Into The Night

Ride Like JWP Bike Race

Saturday, May 21st 9am - 11am 
Can you ride like John Wesley Powell?  Sign up to ride paved and gravel roads around barley fields, complete two challenges then brave the firehose finish for this legendary 20 mile race. Ride as a team to complete the challenges or solo. Oh yeah, all while one-handed like our namesake John Wesley Powell, ok so this is just a one-handed start! Riders need to be 12 years old and up. We encourage kids who are experienced long-distance riders.  This "fun" race is long-enough for avid riders to enjoy themselves and it is short-enough for an adult novice to be challenged.

Participants will receive a beard and a t-shirt at the registration table.  Race starts at 9AM Ride or cheer on the riders.

Register for the race!


Bearded Tent

Saturday, May 21st 11am - 8pm 
Enjoy bourbon in the manly man tent. We will have manly monologues, grunting and create a ruckus.

Bourbon tastings will be at set times. Get a flight of bourbon and enjoy literary readings.

You can enjoy beer and bourbon at anytime. The bearded tent has a view of the Big Horn Mountains and yard games.


Bag a Beard Cornhole Tournament

Saturday, May 21st 12pm - 5:30pm 
Not into biking?  Then play cornhole with your buddies. Or, play after you finish the race. Do you like to play more for fun than to win? Sign up for the Backyard Tournament and pay $25/ team. Do you play on a cornhole league or just feel like you can hang with the experts?  Sign up for the Advanced Tournament @ $35/ team. This tournament is sponsored by American Legion Cornhole League in Powell, WY.

Sign up to secure your spot!

Dance into the Night

Saturday, May 21st 6pm - 8pm 
The community keeps asking for a dance and now you have got it! So, come out with a friend or your favorite partner and dance the night away. Ask the DJ to play your favorite song. The community dance takes place in the pavilion next to warming hut at Homesteader Park.