Beers on the Frontier: An Oregon Trail Journey

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THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT. Please add your name to the waitlist and we will contact you if a spot opens up. 



Step back in time and relive the nostalgia of the Oregon Trail at our 21+ happy hour. Join us for a night of immersive history, Blue Raven Brewery beer, and delectable comfort foods from Mad Flavors Food Truck. Your evening of adventure and survival will begin by choosing your Oregon Trail occupation, just like in the iconic computer game. From bison hunting to creating art, tasting hard tack, and carving your name into a monument, you’ll experience the highs and lows of the Oregon Trail firsthand. Some will live, some will die, but all will enjoy a night of socializing, learning, and adventure… for free! 

  • Engage with experts from Wyoming State Parks, National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, Ft Laramie National Historic Site, and Wyoming Health Fairs. 
  • Test your survival skills in our "Journey Along the Trail" game guided by our Curator of Education. 
  • Make a shade silhouette portrait or try your hand at embroidery. 
  • Create lasting memories with our trail-themed photo booth.

This event is generously sponsored by Blue Raven Brewery and Smile Doctors of Cheyenne.


What to expect:


Guests at "Beers on the Frontier" will begin their Oregon Trail journey by taking a personality quiz to determine their profession.


Then, you'll form into parties of four and pack your wagon, making sure you have all the supplies you'll need to make it from Independence, MO, to Oregon City, OR. Every hour at 6:15, 7:15, and 8:15, you'll get to go on a 10 minute "Journey on the Trail" where you'll learn exciting history and see if your party can survive the trip. Will you have the proper nutrition necessary to prevent scurvy? Will you accidentally run over a member of your party? Our "Journey on the Trail" is how you'll find out!


The building will be full of other stations and activities to help you learn about the trail and find out if you could survive it. With an art station, a "Smile Station photo booth sponsored by Smile Doctors of Cheyenne, and an opportunity to talk to experts from around the region, there will be something for everyone. You are welcome to join us anytime between 5:30 and 8:30 pm, but there's lots to do so we recommend being here for the full event, if possible!


All guests will be required to show photo ID at check-in. You will receive two drink tickets, plus a bonus third ticket if you come in costume! Our bar is generously sponsored by Blue Raven Brewery. They will have a few beer options, plus white wine and red wine as well. Non-alcoholic drinks and light snacks will also be available.


This event takes place over dinner time, so Mad Favors food truck will be here serving up their delicious assortment of Phillies, tacos, and comfort foods. Come hungry and support this amazing local food vendor!