23rd Annual Beartrap Summer Festival

Casper, Wyoming - Beartrap Meadow was flooded with music as one of the 13 slotted bands played their set. The bands, mostly bluegrass, set the tone for the festival.

“That makes it peaceful up here, listening to the music and just being around the friendly atmosphere,” said one festival goer.

“We like Beartrap because it’s such fun looking around and listening to the country. It's a lot of fun. I come here every year,” said another.

positivity filled the air as kids danced and old friends reunited.

“What a better place to be in August than up on the mountain with music. I even brought my friends from Minnesota and Wisconsin. They came all the way out just for the weekend.”

“Lori always said come to my mountain and come to my music fest so we came.”

“I love the venue. It’s awesome. We're so close to the stage, it’s perfect.”

BearTrap Summer Festival is in its 23rd year. A feat that, the festival coordinator says, would be near impossible if it wasn't for the vendors and volunteers.

“It is definitely interesting up a festival in the middle of a meadow. we always have our challenges but we have partners and really really good people that come up to help,” said Amy Crawford, the festival coordinator. “Our vendors and service providers are professionals and so every year it goes off without a hitch.”

Beartrap doesn't only limit itself to music. Corn hole was played, faces painted, and some were flipping out. Joan Osborne is the headlining band for Saturday and Wynonna and the Big Noise on Sunday.