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Wyoming State Fair welcomes first time vendors

A unique Wyoming belt at Pure Dixie's state fair booth
A unique Wyoming belt at Pure Dixie's state fair booth(Haley Roedder)
Published: Aug. 18, 2021 at 5:02 PM CDT
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DOUGLAS, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Wyoming State Fair brings vendors from across the state together to show their businesses. For some first time vendors, being back in Douglas brings the fair full circle.

Dixie Berger grew up coming to the Wyoming State Fair every year. This year, she’s back with her Saratoga founded business, Pure Dixie.

“I do have the opportunity, and it’s really fun, to see a bunch of people that I grew up with, that I competed with against here at the fair, and then just to see our kids growing up in it. So, I feel very honored to get to grow up in this state, have participated as a kid, and then actually get to be a vendor here this year,” said Dixie Berger, the owner and designer of Pure Dixie.

Another Wyoming business, Wyoming Raised Apparel says being at the state fair gives them the chance to network with more Wyomingites. The Rock Springs business does a lot of online orders due to their location, but the fair gives them the opportunity to finally meet customers face to face.

“I’m hoping that since there’s counties from all over the state here, that they’ll be able to touch, feel, talk to us and get an idea of what Wyoming Raised is,” said Debi Knezovich, the manager of Wyoming Raised Apparel.

The State Fair also gives newer businesses the chance to meet more potential customers. The Painted Pony, a Casper mobile boutique, recently celebrated their one year anniversary. The Western Boho boutique says being a part of the fair is a great opportunity to expand their presence.

“I’m really excited about it, you know, just to get to meet more of the local people and you know, get a feel for it, and hopefully come back next year,” said Heather Hart, the owner of Painted Pony.

Vendors will be at the State Fair all week.

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