Longmire Days A Success For Durant...Well, Buffalo

The fictional Sheriff of Durant, Absaroka County, Wyoming, Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor) meets the real Sheriff of Johnson County Steve Kozisek at Longmire Days Saturday in Buffalo.
The fictional Sheriff of Durant, Absaroka County, Wyoming, Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor) meets the real Sheriff of Johnson County Steve Kozisek at Longmire Days Saturday in Buffalo.

This weekend's second annual Longmire Days in Buffalo - or Durant for the weekend - was a huge success, if attendance at the various events is any indication.

Things got started Saturday morning with a breakfast and “greet the cast” autograph session that quickly filled and overflowed Crazy Woman Square.

The cast members stayed as long as they could, and events were moved back to accommodate the autograph seekers as best as they could.

The community softball game featured castmembers Robert Taylor (Longmire), Adam Bartley (Ferg), Cassidy Freeman (Cady Longmire), and Bailey Chase (Branch Connally) playing for the “Cowboys” team against the “Indians” team. The game ended in an 8-8 tie and was decided by a footrace around the bases between Chase and one of the “Indians” players that was narrowly won by Chase, securing the trophy for the “Cowboys.”

Castmember Katee Sackhoff (Victoria “Vic” Moretti) participated in the Poker Run that afternoon, which raised more than $2,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project, according to their announcement at the street dance later that night, which featured music from Gary Small and the Coyote Brothers.

Proceeds from the weekend, including the buy-in events on Sunday, also went to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Angela Jarvis, Director of the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, that put on all of the weekend's events, said everyone was a little surprised that Longmire Days turned out to be as popular as it was.

Jarvis said more volunteers will be needed and maybe a year's worth of planning will help smooth some of the rough spots if this continues next year.

Actor Robert Taylor, who plays Sheriff Walt Longmire, was asked what he thinks of Buffalo, the inspiration for Durant, Wyoming, now that he has seen it first-hand.

A third annual Longmire Days could happen next summer if the show is picked up for its third season by the A&E Network. The actors will know if that happens soon, but the rest of us will have to wait until February of 2014 to find out, according to Jarvis.


For pictures from this weekend's Longmire Days, see http://www.sheridanmedia.com/pic....

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