An Epic New Year’s Eve Celebration to Sports, Comedy, Monster Trucks, Musicals And Classics, It’s At Ford Wyoming Center!

Ford Wyoming Center is the perfect place to finish up your holiday shopping, whether in person or online with an epic variety of entertainment coming over the next several weeks and months.

Annaliese Wiederspahn

December 19, 20216 min read

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Ford Wyoming Center is the perfect place to finish up your holiday shopping, whether in person or online with an epic variety of entertainment coming over the next several weeks and months.

To ring in the new year in style there’s a party like no other this New Year’s Eve to kiss 2021 goodbye and welcome 2022, but there’s more! The Ford Wyoming Center will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary of business in 2022 and New Year’s Eve is the kick-off event for a stellar 2022.

The event is Friday, December 31st. Doors open at 7:00 pm. The Prime Rib Buffet Dinner begins at 7:30 pm. The first live, local entertainment is Kaspen Haley taking the stage at 8:30 pm. Bruce Knell and Eight Second Ride will begin at 10 pm to help ring in the new year for those 21-years-of-age and older.

The evening’s activities will include dancing, a photo booth, various 40th-anniversary displays, a balloon drop, ball drop, & champagne toast at midnight. Be there for the announcement of the winner of the 2022 Big Ticket Contest during the evening. Get your tickets now! The winner of the Big Ticket contest, presented by the Ramkota Hotel, will receive 4 tickets and a reserved parking spot to EVERY event in 2022. You can also take a free guided tour of the venue where you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look plus check out where the stars hang out before they go on stage! 

Making 2022 the best year yet, Ford Wyoming Center has scheduled concerts, sporting events and literally something for every reason, every season and all ages. Giving a memory-making experience is easy with Ford Wyoming Center Gift Cards that never expire and can be used for tickets and your favorite food and beverages at the concession stands (some restrictions may apply, see website for details).

Laughter is the best medicine and a sure-fired cure for wintertime blues! You’re sure to have plenty of laughs when you see Fluffy live on stage! 

With 1,200 K-8th grade wrestlers from 23 states!

From Wild West Championship Wrestling  to WHSSA State Spirit Competition, Ford Wyoming Center is the destination for youth sports. Cheer your favorites on to victory, and know your Ford Wyoming Center Gift Cards are appreciated and put to good use for concessions, making each event just a little sweeter!

January rounds out with the Butterfly Ball Adult Prom and February is ushered in with even more family entertainment, featuring Toughest Monster Truck Tour on February 12. 


Winter’s favorite comfort food group makes its annual appearance at the Ford Wyoming Center with the Central Wyoming Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute as they host the 29th Annual A.P.I. Chili Cook-Off, to be held February 19th, 2022, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. 

The Calcutta & Welcome BBQ will be held the night before on Friday 18th, at 5 pm and this year’s theme, “Video Games.” Admission is just $12.

WHSSA State Wrestling is slated for February 25th through 26th and whether March comes in like a lion or a lamb, it’s WHSSA State 1A/2A Basketball Tournaments

Then it’s the much-anticipated presentation of An Officer and a Gentleman, The Musical on Sunday, March 6th. 

Based on the Oscar-winning film, AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN is the timeless love story that celebrates triumph over adversity. The new musical features an iconic score including the Grammy and Oscar-winning #1 hit “Up Where We Belong” (Joe Cocker/Jennifer Warnes), and your favorite 80’s hits including:  “Higher Love” (Steve Winwood), “Owner of a Lonely Heart” (Yes), “Love is a Battlefield” and “Invincible” (Pat Benatar), “Lost In Your Eyes” (Debbie Gibson), “Right Here Waiting” (Richard Marx), “Venus” (Bananarama), “I Can’t Hold Back” (Survivor), “Never Surrender” (Corey Hart), “Do The Walls Come Down” (Carly Simon), “Fly By Night” (Rush), “Hold On to Your Dream (Rick Springfield), “Overkill” (Men at Work), “Renegade” (Styx), and more!

Get your tickets now for An Officer and a Gentleman!

March 10th through the 12th it’s a return to hoops with WHSAA 3A/4A Basketball Tournaments inside Ford Wyoming Center.  

In March the calendar will tell us it’s springtime, but most of the time Mother Nature and Old Man Winter declare a tug-o-war over The Cowboy State, and right in the middle is the perfect place to get ready for the season inside the Ford Wyoming Center with the Annual Central Wyoming Home Builders Association Home and Garden Show. The weather indoors is perfect every time, with approximately 231 booths available, on the concourse, Three Trails Room and floor, plus outdoors, all spotlighting the newest home improvement and garden ideas. This is the largest show of its kind for this area, attracting exhibitors from around the state as well as other states. Mark your calendar now!

If you don’t know Blippi, that’s okay, you can be a quick-study and be super-cool in the eyes of every child under the age of eight! Blippi The Musical brings the energetic and loveable character Blippi off the screen and onto the stage with world-class production, audience engagement, and amazing music. Children from the ages of 2 to 7 years old across the world have quickly taken a liking to Blippi’s charismatic personality and innovative teaching lessons! In the Live show, they will continue to learn about the world around them while singing and dancing along with this one-of-a-kind show. 

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Carlos Santana has announced he will hit the road with his band across North America in Spring 2022 for the Blessings and Miracles tour. On the 15-date run, Santana will perform high-energy, passion-filled songs from their fifty-year career, including fan favorites from Woodstock to Supernatural and beyond. The band (which features Santana’s wife, Cindy Blackman Santana, on drums) will also perform songs from the 2021 Blessings and Miracles release. Buy your tickets here!

Chicago is coming to Casper, WY on Saturday, April 23rd, 2022 

at the Ford Wyoming Center!

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Annaliese Wiederspahn

State Political Reporter