‘Longmire’ Actors Are Here, Events Start Friday

From left, "Longmire" actors Adam Bartley and Robert Taylor, joined by author Craig Johnson, talked about the series at the Sheridan Inn. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

The Fourth Annual Longmire Days community celebration in Buffalo starts Friday and continues through Sunday.

The kickoff event Friday morning will be the Longmire Days Parade, beginning at 9 downtown. Also, at 9 and continuing until 3 in the afternoon, according to the schedule, will be screenings of the “Longmire” television show at the Buffalo Theater.

Other activities that include autograph sessions and a poker school will be held throughout the afternoon, but registration was required. The public is welcome to attend the “Book to Film” discussion at 3 in the afternoon with Craig Johnson of Ucross, who is the author of the “Longmire” book series on which the show is based. That will be held at The Occidental Hotel on Main Street.

Then the home-run derby starts at 6 Friday night in Prosinski Park as a warm-up to the Cowboys vs. Indians softball game at 7, which features actors from the show taking on American Indian friends visiting from Montana. Commentary will be provided by Robert Taylor, who is the actor who plays Sheriff Walt Longmire on the show.

The evening events will wrap with a live performance by the JackDanny Band at the Cowboy Carousel Center, standing in as Henry Standing Bear’s Red Pony Bar from the show. That’s scheduled to run from 9-11.

We know some of the actors are already here. Sheriff Longmire, aka Taylor, and his deputy, The Ferg, otherwise known as Adam Bartley, drew in a crowd last night at the Sheridan Inn in Sheridan for a screening of the show there and talk with the actors and author. Stay tuned to Sheridan Media for the story.

(Written with contributions from Aaron Palmer)