Longmire Days: Pancake Breakfast, Parade Kick Off Saturday Events

The Longmire Posse signals the end of the parade. (Photo by Pat Blair)
The Longmire Posse signals the end of the parade. (Photo by Pat Blair)

A full day of Longmire Days activities was launched Saturday with the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast starting at 7 a.m. behind the Johnson County Courthouse in Buffalo.

The parade, scheduled to start at 9, was a few minutes late getting started, but none of the people that crowded either side of Main Street seemed to mind as they waved, cheered and called greetings to Craig Johnson, author of the popular Longmire book series, and to the actors of the Longmire TV series.

Many of the spectators were from out of town, like Donna Haley, who came from Three Forks, Montana, for the annual celebration. Haley said in fact she comes to Longmire Days quite often, attracted by the TV series and the books.

Heidi Roberts, who's president of the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce board that organizes Longmire Days, said this weekend's events have been going great. That includes the autograph sessions held Friday and Saturday. Both sessions required tickets and were limited to 250 people, and volunteer Ellen Paisal said Saturday's session was sold out within eight seconds after going online.

Among those at the session Saturday was Sherri Giulio, who came up from Colorado Springs, Colo.

Longmire Days continues Sunday with a horseback ride starting at 9 a.m. at Paradise Ranch, and including Native American performances, a talent show, a conversation with celebrities at Buffalo High School and a closing concert at Prosinski Park.

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Longmire series author Craig Johnson greets the parade-goers. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Longmire series author Craig Johnson greets the parade-goers. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Another of the Longmire series cast. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Another of the Longmire series cast. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Longmire Days volunteers line up for autographs. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Longmire Days volunteers line up for autographs. (Photo by Pat Blair)
A few of the crowd waiting for a chance to get autographs. (Photo by Pat Blair)
A few of the crowd waiting for a chance to get autographs. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Banner over Buffalo's Main Street says it all. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Banner over Buffalo's Main Street says it all. (Photo by Pat Blair)
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