ROCK SPRINGS — Fairgoers and vendors enjoyed a warm Tuesday afternoon at Wyoming’s Big Show at the Sweetwater Events Complex.
JJs Concessions, based out of Texas, is participating in its fourth Sweetwater County Fair. Initially the group participated in Sweetwater County “to beat the heat,” owner Jason Baros said.
The stand serves items ranging from steak or chicken quesadillas to Polish sausage and ribbon fries.
Jonathan Brand, who is from College Station, Texas, is in his first year on the job.
“I like cooking,” he said. “I like slinging quesadillas, especially when you get a rush.”
The vendor served at the National High School Finals Rodeo two weeks ago.
Across from the quesadilla stand is another member of Baros’ team at the fair, Darrell Walters, who is part of the culinary team at The Landing Catering in Shreveport, Louisiana. Walters is fixing ribs for the event, but his company also serves events ranging from weddings to Bar Mitzvahs.
Walters, who is visiting Rock Springs for the first time, said he is hoping for a good turnout and to “bring a little taste of Louisiana to the town.”
For more information, go to www.jjsconcessions.com.
WILD WEST FLAVOR
To quench the thirst from JJs Concessions, stroll a few feet to Wild West Soda. The company offers an array of flavors including orange cream and root beer. Wild West Soda has attended Wyoming’s Big Show for about a decade and recently served guests at the NHSFR.
The company, based out of Texas, has eight branches including Sioux City, South Dakota.
“The fairground is beautiful,” Sioux City franchisee manager Benjamin Fichter said. “The staff is awesome to work with.”
He said other vendors help out during the fair.
“We work together,” Fichter said.
For more details, go to www.wildwestsoda.net.
Thirteen-year-old Carter Collins from Rock Springs decided to come to the fair, where he fed Nubian goats at the petting zoo Tuesday.
“I was just bored sitting at some so I just came,” he said.
He said he attends the event every year for the rides and to walk around.
Brayan Cachimuel from the Ogden, Utah, area has helped operate a booth consisting of arts and crafts items from Ecuador at Wyoming’s Big Show for many years.
He said he comes back because of the people.
Stephanie Lewis from Transformations Face Painting LLC is back for a second year.
Her favorite part of her job is giving her client a mirror and seeing reactions to the work Lewis did.