- Written by TW Editors
- Published September 03, 2012
Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West.
WALK THROUGH HISTORY
El Paso, TX, October 20: Learn the Wild West history of some of the 60,000 permanent residents on a walk through an 1872 Texas cemetery.
915-842-8200 • ConcordiaCemetery.org
WILD HORSE AND BURRO ADOPTIONS
866-468-7826 • BLM.gov
BIG BOY ART SHOW
Cody, WY, October 1-31: Buffalo Bill Country hosts this Western art show and sale featuring large format (30 inches by 40 inches) artworks.
307-587-3597 • CodyCountryArtLeague.com
Oklahoma City, OK, October 12-13: Paintings and sculptures by the Cowboy Artists of America, and gear by the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association.
405-478-2250 • NationalCowboyMuseum.org
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: GREATEST PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE AMERICAN WEST
Opens Oct. 27: Roughly 125 years of the American West is captured in this collection of photographs gathered by National Geographic.
Tulsa, OK: 918-596-2700 • Gilcrease.utulsa.edu
Corning, NY: 607-937-5386 • RockwellMuseum.org
Orange, TX: 409-886-2787 • StarkMuseum.org
Jackson, WY: 307-733-5771 • WildlifeArt.org
Cartersville, GA: 770-387-1300 • BoothMuseum.org
Indianapolis, IN: 317-636-9378 • Eiteljorg.org
Great Falls, MT: 406-727-8787 • CMRussell.org
Cody, WY: 307-587-4771 • BBHC.org
Oklahoma City, OK: 405-478-2250 NationalCowboyMuseum.org
Washington, DC: 202-857-7588
WESTERN HERITAGE ART EXHIBITION AND SALE
Kerrville, TX, Opens Oct. 6: Artwork by more than 40 artists will be featured at this exhibit and sale of Western paintings and bronze sculptures.
830-896-2553 • MuseumOfWesternArt.org
AMERICAN INDIAN ART AUCTION
Cincinnati, OH, October 5: Bid on items from a collection of Southwestern jewelry, sculptures, masks, beadwork, pottery and Navajo weavings.
513-871-1670 • Cowans.com
LONE PINE FILM FESTIVAL
Lone Pine, CA, October 5-7: Celebrate the 100th birthdays of Universal Pictures, Paramount and Dale Evans, plus tour John Wayne film locations.
760-876-9103 • LonePineFilmFestival.org
SILVER SPUR AWARDS
Sherman Oaks, CA, October 27: The Reel Cowboys organization presents its awards that honor modern-day Western films, TV shows and music.
800-337-7787 • ReelCowboys.org
A PRAIRIE EXPERIENCE
Goldthwaite, TX, October 13: Dinner honors guests from the Smithsonian Museum to raise support for the Native American Interpretive Center.
325-642-7527 • LegacyPlaza.org
CEDAR LIVESTOCK & HERITAGE FESTIVAL
Cedar City, UT, October 26-28: Celebrates region’s agricultural heritage and cattle and sheep rearing with a dutch oven competition and a sheep parade.
435-586-8132 • CedarLivestockFest.com
CHARLES GOODNIGHT HOUSE GALA DEDICATION
Claude, TX, October 5: Celebration honors the restoration of the 1887 home of the cattle rancher known as the “father of the Texas Panhandle.”
806-226-2187 • ArmstrongCountyMuseum.com
COW THIEVES AND OUTLAWS REUNION
Bartlesville, OK, October 6: This outdoor party at Clyde Lake features Bluegrass music and a fundraiser dinner and Western art sale to support the Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Refuge.
918-336-0307 • Woolaroc.org
LINCOLN COUNTY COWBOY SYMPOSIUM
Ruidoso Downs, NM, October 12-14: World Championship Chuckwagon Competition also offers cowboy storytellers and Western swing dancing.
575-378-4431 • CowboySymposium.org
LLANO RIVER CHUCKWAGON COOK-OFF
Llano, TX, October 19-21: Traditional chuckwagon cook-off on the banks of the Llano River, plus a heritage festival, live music and cowboy church.
325-247-5354 • LlanoChuckwagonCookOff.com
Tombstone, AZ, October 19-21: Tombstone’s oldest festival venerates the 1880s lifestyle with gunfight re-enactments, music, dancing and a parade.
520-457-9062 • TombstoneVigilantes.com
REX ALLEN DAYS
Willcox, AZ, October 5-7: The singing cowboy’s hometown rodeo, with a parade, tractor pulls, carnival and concert by Rex Allen Jr. and sons.
800-200-2272 • RexAllenDays.org
SOUTHEASTERN COWBOY FESTIVAL& SYMPOSIUM
Cartersville, GA, October 25-28: Western art history lectures and workshop, plus an exhibit of John and Terri Kelly Moyers’s artworks.
770-387-1300 • BoothMuseum.org
WILD WESTERN FESTIVAL
Glendale, AZ, October 19-21: Wild West stunt performers, live music, movie stars, artisans, chuckwagons, kids korral and much more.
MUSIC & POETRY:
DURANGO COWBOY POETRY GATHERING
Durango, CO, October 4-7: Mingle with cowboy poets on a train trip and trail ride, plus hear headliner singer-poet Ian Tyson.
970-749-2995 • DurangoCowboyPoetryGathering.org
NEBRASKA COWBOY POETRY GATHERING & OLD WEST DAYS
Valentine, NE, October 4-7: Listen to old-time cowboy stories shared through poetry and music sessions. 800-658-4024 NebraskaCowboyPoetryGathering.com
RED STEAGALL COWBOY GATHERING
Fort Worth, TX, October 26-28: Western swing and cowboy poetry, chuckwagon cook-off and rodeo in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. 888-269-8696
HEBER VALLEY COWBOY POETRY GATHERING & BUCKAROO FAIR
Heber City, UT, Oct. 31-Nov. 4: Waddie Mitchell hosts this cowboy culture gala filled with music and poetry, traders camp, art rodeo and more.
435-654-3666 • HVCPG.com
FALL TRADERS ENCAMPMENT
Bartlesville, OK, October 5-6: An 1820s-40s Mountain Man encampment that features fur trade demonstrations and period wares.
918-336-0307 • Woolaroc.org
DALTON DEFENDERS DAYS
Coffeyville, KS, October 5-7: Re-enacts the 1892 bank robbery that ended with the deaths of four members of the outlaw Dalton Gang.
620-251-2550 • CoffeyvilleChamber.org
INDUSTRY HILLS PRO RODEO
City of Industry, CA, October 13-14: Charity rodeo includes steer wrestling and bull riding, also a rodeo dance and a cowgirl drill team act.
626-961-6892 • IndustryHillsProRodeo.org
TEXAS GUN COLLECTORS SHOW
Fort Worth, TX, October 19-21: A showcase of historical and modern firearms and edged weapons at the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.
210-323-9519 • TexasGunCollectorsShow.com