John Wesley Powell Festival

Join us for a two day festival that celebrates Powell, Wyoming's namesake Major John Wesley Powell. We are highlighting local foods, outdoor recreation and the arts.

JWP Kids Carnival May 21st


The festivities will start right after school on Friday, May 21, 2020. Come and enjoy the kids bike races. There will be food demonstrations, arts and crafts projects, a kids boat race and carnival games.

Don't miss the dual between John Wesley Powell and Buffalo Bill Cody. Fun for the whole family!

Beers • Bourbon • Beards • Bikes May 22nd

Local Foods

Food from Powell is grown with care by generations of farm families. The source of our water, snowmelt from Yellowstone National Park, finds its way to our farms' headgates and into your foods. You can taste the difference.

Ride Like JWP Bike Race

Can you ride like John Wesley Powell?  Sign up to ride paved and gravel roads around barley fields, stop to set water, put a puzzle together 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!

Participants will receive a beard and a t-shirt at the registration table.  Race starts at 9AM Saturday, May 22, 2021.


Pre-register on the trusted website 

Bearded Tent

Enjoy bourbon and cigars in the manly man tent. We will have manly monalouges, grunting and create a ruckus.

Bag a Beard Cornhole Tournament

Not into biking?  Then play cornhole with your buddies.  Or, play after you finish the race.  The winning team will receive a one-of-a-kind illustrated JWP cornhole board.

Dance into the Night

The community keeps asking for a dance, well now you have got it! Come out with a friend or your favorite partner and dance the night away.

More Details to Come!



Homesteader Park in Powell, Wyoming
1065 E Coulter Ave, Powell, WY 82435