Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West.
Wild Horse and Burro Adoptions
Douglas, WY, August 12-18: Wild horses and burros from Western states are offered up for adoption to folks who will provide long-term care.
866-468-7826 • BLM.gov
Toppenish Western Art Show
Toppenish, WA, August 16-18: American Indian, Western and wildlife art in the mural town of Toppenish, with Bill Carnahan as featured artist.
800-863-6375 • ToppenishWesternArt.org
America’s Horse in Art
Amarillo, TX, Opens August 17: Benefit sale of horses depicted in pencil, paintings and sculptures, with signature piece by Earl Kuhn.
806-376-5181 • AQHAHallOfFame.com
Auction in Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM, August 11-12: Manitou Galleries auctions off Southwestern art, antique firearms and American Indian and cowboy collectibles.
307-635-0019 • AuctionInSantaFe.com
Miss New Mexico Saloon Girl Contest
Eagle Nest, NM, Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Compete in a saloon girl costume contest, with a dance and prizes, at Laguna Vista Lodge’s 1898 saloon.
800-821-2093 • LagunaVistaLodge.com
Leadville Boom Days
Leadville, CO, August 2-4: This 1880s Old West mining town festival includes burro races, mining skill contests, gunslingers and a street fair.
719-486-1182 • LeadvilleBoomDays.com
Umatilla County Fair
Umatilla, OR, August 6-10: Celebrates a 1912 tradition with livestock auction, a rodeo and a parade themed “Rides, Ribbons and Rodeos.”
541-567-6121 • Co.Umatilla.OR.us
Astoria, OR, August 7-11: This home of the Lewis and Clark Expedition monument celebrates an 1894 tradition with boat races and parades.
503-861-2288 • AstoriaRegatta.com
Chama, NM, August 10-11: Gather in this 1881 Denver & Rio Grande rail town for a rodeo, softball tournament, a parade and a dance.
800-477-0149 • ChamaValley.com
Wyoming State Fair
307-358-2398 • WYStateFair.com
True West Railfest
888-872-4607 • DurangoTrain.com
830-796-4447 • CelebrateBandera.com
Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Western Music Rendezvous
Lewistown, MT, August 15-18: Celebrate with Roy Rogers Jr. and son Dustin as they perform their show “Continuing the Legacy.”
406-538-4575 • MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering.com
Western Legends Roundup
Kanab, UT, August 22-24: Pays tribute to Cheyenne and other Western classics, plus you can meet movie stars Clint Walker, James Drury and more.
435-644-3444 • WesternLegendsRoundup.com
Northern Arapaho Native Song and Dance
Riverton, WY, August 1-31: Northern Arapaho’s heritage music and storytelling will be shared with the public at free performances every Tuesday.
866-657-1604 • WindRiverHotelCasino.com
High Plains Powwow
Rawlins, WY, August 17: Experience a significant event in American Indian culture and watch men, women and children share their ancient dance.
307-328-2740 • CarbonCountyMuseum.org
Old Lincoln Days
Lincoln, NM, August 2-4: Watch “The Last Escape of Billy the Kid,” about an 1881 jailbreak, and other re-enactments of historic Lincoln events.
575-653-4375 • NMMonuments.org
Lewis & Clark Saltmakers Return
503-738-7065 • SeasideMuseum.org
John Wesley Hardin Secret Society
915-842-8200 • ConcordiaCemetery.org
Dodge City Roundup Rodeo
620-225-2244 • DodgeCityRoundup.org
Cody Nite Rodeo
Cody, WY, August 1-31: Rodeo stars entertain with nightly displays of bronc riding, bull riding, team roping and barrel racing.
800-207-0744 • CodyStampedeRodeo.com
Dodge City Days
Dodge City, KS, July 26-Aug. 4: This 1872 cowtown pays tribute to its heritage with a rodeo, Western art show, Country concert, barbecue contest and more.
620-227-3119 • DodgeCityDays.com
Elk City’s Rodeo Of Champions
800-280-0207 • VisitElkCity.com