The Longmire Foundation on Friday announced it is postponing the annual Longmire Days celebration from July to September.
Longmire Days is an annual event held in Buffalo, Wyoming, every summer which celebrates the series of books featuring Sheriff Walt Longmire written by Wyoming author Craig Johnson.
The organization said that the safety concerns of event attendees, the community, and the actors who donate their time was the reason for the postponement.
It’s progress, however, as last year’s in-person celebration was canceled in favor of a virtual event.
“We feel this change will give the event the time that may be necessary for large-scale, in-person get togethers to be possible,” the organization said. “We also feel event attendees may require the extra time to change travel plans and feel safe and secure traveling to Durant (aka Buffalo), Wyoming. We want to see everyone, and we want everyone to be safe.”
The organization said the scheduled dates (September 2 – 5) are tentative and it “will make a final decision about holding the event in early August.
“We are planning for the best-case scenario while preparing for the worst-case one — cancellation due to public health concerns. We appreciate the patience of the Longmire enthusiasts during this process. The safety of our community, the fans, and the actors are, as always, foremost in our minds,” the organization said.
“Please stay safe, wear a mask, wash your hands, maintain social distancing, get the vaccine, and let’s all hope we get through this before the event so we can all come together again and celebrate as a Longmire-loving community,” it said.
The Sheriff Walt Longmire books served as the inspiration for the television series “Longmire,” 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.