BY OLINE H. COGDILL
A series’ setting often makes us feel very connected to that location. And I often seek out mysteries set in areas that I will be visiting.
So celebrating a series that brings attention to the location sounds like a good idea.
The fourth annual Longmire Days, celebrating the novels by Craig Johnson, left, and the TV show Longmire about Absaroka County Sheriff Walt Longmire, is scheduled for July 17-19 in Buffalo, Wyoming.
The town is quite proud of its Longmire Days.
Although Absaroka County is fictional, the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce notes that Absaroka County is “where Sheriff Walt Longmire and his deputies and staff enforce the law and try to keep their own lives in order.”
Last year, Longmire Days attracted more than 8,000 fans.
This year, the organizers say the event will feature “more actors than ever before, along with the big man himself, Craig Johnson.”
Activities include a Longmire parade, a poker school for novices, a book-to-film discussion, trap shooting, and horseback rides.
Actor Robert Taylor, right, who plays Sheriff Longmire, is scheduled to shoot off the starting gun for the Longmire Days 5K and Fun Run. Taylor and Johnson also will have a discussion about the novels and television.
Since Longmire Days’ inception, the organizers have selected a cause to receive the proceeds from the event. The 2015 proceeds go to the American Indian College Fund.
Longmire was the highest rated show on A&E and is now being produced on Netflix.
For more information visit http://www.buffalowyo.com/longmire.html.
Photos: Craig Johnson, top left; Robert Taylor, right.