Basin is the largest city in Big Horn County and is the county seat. It has a population of about 1,200 and is at an elevation of 3,878 ft (1,182 m). It is in the Moutain Time Zone and observes daylight saving time.
Bighorn County Fair, Basin Fairgrounds, ☎ +1 307 568-2968 (fax: +1 307 568-2938), . First weekend in August. Pet & Livestock Shows, Culinary Art & Craft Judging, Live Concerts, a Parade, Lawn Mower Races, a Rodeo, and a Demolition Derby.
Pioneer Expo and Festival, Basin Fairgrounds, ☎ +1 307 765-4584. First weekend of June. Live Demonstrations of Period Costumes, Wagons, Blacksmithing, Cowboy Poetry and Campfire, PAC race, Dutch Oven Cooking.