By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Buffalo’s annual Longmire Days is getting pushed back by at least one month, organizers announced this week.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Longmire Days organizers made the decision to reschedule the event from July to Aug. 13-16.
“The safety of event attendees, our local community and the actors who so generously donate their time are first and foremost in our minds,” a note on the event’s website read. “We feel this additional month will give the event the time that may be necessary for large scale events to be possible.”
The extra month would also give attendees time to make new travel and lodging accommodations.
However, the organizers did mention the possibility of Longmire Days being canceled this year.
“We cannot guarantee that the event won’t be canceled at a future time due to the rapidly changing situation,” the letter read. “We cannot predict what may or may not happen come August.”
Longmire Days is an annual event held in Buffalo every summer that celebrates the Walt Longmire series of books by Wyoming author Craig Johnson and the “Longmire” TV series, which is currently streaming on Netflix. There were six seasons and 63 episodes produced over the course of the series, all starring Australian actor Robert Taylor as the fictional Wyoming sheriff.
Johnson has written more than 20 books about the sheriff, usually publishing at least one new Longmire story every year.
Johnson is always a special guest at Longmire Days and this year’s celebrity lineup includes Johnson and television show cast members Katee Sackhoff and Adam Bartley.