Town of Upton Prepares for a Doubleheader Event Weekend

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16 Aug 2022

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Fall Festival/Rose Classic Memorial Show and Shine + the Inyan Kara Enduro

When the colors are changing and the temps are cooling down in September, things are still heating up in Upton, Wyoming. The town is preparing for a doubleheader event weekend September 10 – 11, 2022, with two annual events - the 2022 Fall Festival/Rose Classic Memorial Show and Shine, and the Inyan Kara Enduro. 

The Rose Classic Show and Shine began in 2002, when longtime Upton resident Carson Rose began hosting a car show for car enthusiasts and the community to enjoy together. Since then, the car show has grown into the Upton Chamber Fall Festival and Rose Classic Show and Shine, with vendors, live music and many more activities throughout the day.

The Inyan Kara Enduro takes place Sunday, September 11. The event, which is part of the Rocky Mountain Enduro Circuit, is a dirt bike race that takes racers through Upton’s Inyan Kara trails and community pasture to compete for the fastest time.

Where to Stay

If you are looking for a place to stay for this year’s Fall Festival or Enduro race, check out the options in Upton. Goose Landing is a family-owned and run campground that offers RV sites, cabins and tent sites. There are 12 RV sites with full hookups, five (5) cabins, 12 RV hookups and plenty of tent spaces available. For more information go to

Another option is Phanie’s on 4th, which is a three-bedroom Airbnb option. The newly remodeled house gives you a taste of hometown life in Upton.

Where to Eat

Check out Upton City Park. Yes, the park! The Chamber of Commerce plans to bring in a variety of food trucks to join the lineup of vendors for the car show this year, in addition to the established venues in town.

  • Remy’s Diner – Little place with great big taste! Good home cooking for breakfast, lunch and dinner that you can’t find anywhere else.
  • Joe’s Food Center – Get all your hot deli needs! From the classic “Joe’s Pizza” to fried chicken and hot deli items, Joe’s has everything you might need!
  • Cup of Joe Coffee Shop now open inside Joe’s Food Center
  • Irontown Tavern – Newly renovated dinner house specializing in burgers, brats and everything Upton
  • Sunset Amigos – Enjoy the Upton social life with drinks and bar food
  • The Cowboy Bar – Come get a taste of Upton’s oldest bar, with burgers available too!
  • Upton CO-OP – Newly built convenience store with more drink options, roller food, snacks and Godfathers Pizza to go!
  • Arrow Service & Gas – Stop into Arrow Service and Gas for a variety of drinks, snacks, roller food or Arrow’s freshly made popcorn.

About the Event

Fall Festival/Rose Classic Memorial Show and Shine

In 2022, the Rose Classic Show and Shine will be renamed the Rose Classic Memorial Show and Shine, to honor Carson Rose’s dedication to volunteer her time and efforts to keep the event running for 20 years. Join us to see a variety of classic, muscle and other types of cars, and to close out the summer season in Upton.

  • Vendors
    Along with the car show, the 2022 Fall Festival is expected to have vendors from Northeast Wyoming and the surrounding areas attend the event. In previous years, Fall Festival has hosted a variety of vendors to the park, including homemade food and treats, custom made art and jewelry. Vendors are still welcome to sign up for the event by contacting the Upton Chamber of Commerce
  • Ron Materi Memorial 5K
    The Ron Materi Memorial 5K event makes its return to Fall Festival this year, with the annual fun run/walk taking place once again in Upton. The Ron Materi Memorial 5K began in 2013, after local resident Ron Materi passed away. 2022 marks the 10th annual 5K walk/run, which has been hosted by wife Carla Materi since 2013. 

Inyan Kara Enduro

For the first time in Upton history, Fall Festival will share the weekend with the Inyan Kara Enduro. Since 1995, Upton has hosted the Rocky Mountain Enduro Circuit, an organization that hosts an organized schedule of off-road specific enduro events across the Rocky Mountain Region. Riders will begin coming to Upton days before the event to prepare their bikes for the Sunday race.

This year’s Fall Festival/Inyan Kara Riders’ Enduro combination weekend it set to break ground as a first of its kind, bringing two large events in Upton together. Come to Upton and enjoy a variety of activities, good food, family and friends!

For more details, view the early weekly September 2022 editions of the Weston County Gazette and social media for official event details and schedules.