“Longmire” Actors Headline Stampede
Written by andrew-rossi on June 9, 2017
The Stampede Parade Committee is expecting some star power to draw people to this year’s event.
Actors Robert Taylor and Adam Bartley, who play Sheriff Walt Longmire and Deputy Ferguson in the A&E and Netflix “Longmire” series, will be kicking off the July 4th Stampede Parade as Grand Marshals – joining the likes of John Wayne, Wilford Brimley, Steven Seagal and Chuck Yeager, who have each chosen to bring their brand of celebrity to this little town in the West over the years.
Carolyn Williams with the Stampede Parade Committee says that they’ve been interested in bringing the actors to Cody for several years, but scheduling conflicts always got in the way.
The Cody Stampede is a 98 year tradition in Cody, with this year’s celebration kicking off on Friday, June 30, with the Cody/Yellowstone Extreme Bulls Event. The event continues Saturday, July 1 through July 4 with four PRCA sanctioned Stampede Rodeos; a Kiddies Parade July 2; Stampede Parades July 3 and 4; a 5K/10K run/walk July 4; and the three-day Wild West Extravaganza Craft Fair July 2 – 4. There are also musical performances by regional acts in outdoor venues throughout town.