Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West.
TRAPPINGS OF TEXAS
Alpine, TX, Starts Feb. 22: Nation’s second-oldest trappings show offers cowboy gear and Western art at Museum of the Big Bend.
23-837-8143 • Sulross.Edu/Museum
SCOTTSDALE ARABIAN HORSE SHOW
Scottsdale, AZ, February 14-24: More than 2,000 horses compete and perform for over $1 million in prizes, plus equine seminars and vendor market.
480-515-1500 • ScottsdaleShow.com
DONALD E. ERICKSON MEMORIAL CHARIOT RACES
Saratoga, WY, February 16-17: Bet on your favorite teams from Wyoming and Colorado as they race two-horse pulled chariots.
307-326-8855 • SaratogaChamber.info
NEBRASKALAND DAY’S BUFFALO BILL BIRTHDAY BASH
North Platte, NE, February 23: Observe the Wild West showman’s birthday by attending this concert that benefits NebraskaLand Days.
888-313-5606 • NebraskaLandDays.com
MUSIC & POETRY
SPIRIT OF THE WEST COWBOY GATHERING
Ellensburg, WA, February 14-17: Cowboy poetry and music by Wylie and the Wild West, Belinda Gail, Quebe Sisters, Joey and Rory, and more.
888-925-2204 • EllensburgCowboyGathering.com
Pigeon Forge, TN, February 21-24: Western musicians share stories in a group performance, plus cowboy poetry and chuckwagon cook-offs.
800-251-9100 • MyPigeonForge.com
TEXAS COWBOY POETRY GATHERING
Alpine, TX, February 22-24: Jim Jones, Mary Kaye, John Davis, Washtub Jerry and others celebrate the oral tradition of the working cowboy.
800-561-3712 • TexasCowboyPoetry.com
COCHISE COWBOY POETRY & MUSIC GATHERING
Sierra Vista, AZ, February 8-10: Features cowboy musicians, such as Dave Stamey, and poets, such as Yvonne Hollenbeck. This year’s theme is “Water…Cool Water.”
520-678-9952 • CowboyPoets.com
GOLD RUSH DAYS
Wickenburg, AZ, February 7-10: Mining heritage offers gold panning, a mucking and drilling contest, a parade and a pro rodeo.
928-684-5479 • WickenburgChamber.com
ARIZONA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL & ARTISAN MARKETPLACE
Gold Canyon, AZ, Starts Feb. 9: Old West time travelers can take in medieval arts and crafts, jousting tournaments and an outdoor circus.
520-463-2600 • RoyalFaires.com
CRIPPLE CREEK ICE FESTIVAL
Cripple Creek, CO, Feb. 9-10 & 16-17: Watch sculptors carve ice into works of art, plus a liquor luge and ice snacks, and an ice slide and ice maze for the kids.
877-858-4653 • VisitCrippleCreek.com
ROMANCE ON THE RAILS BRUNCH TRAIN
Durango, CO, February 16: Strolling musicians sing love songs during your journey to Cascade Canyon on the 1881 railroad’s train.
888-872-4607 • DurangoTrain.com
PARADA DEL SOL
Scottsdale, AZ, February 9: Celebrating its 60th year, the horse-drawn parade features mountain men re-enactors and more.
480-990-3179 • ParadaDelSol.us
STOCK SHOWS & RODEOS
FORT WORTH STOCK SHOW & RODEO
Fort Worth, TX, Closes Feb. 9: Offers up numerous days of livestock and horse shows, rodeos, concerts and food fit for cowboys.
817-877-2420 • FWSSR.com
SAN ANTONIO STOCK SHOW & RODEO
San Antonio, TX, February 7-24: Features PRCA rodeo and ranch rodeo competitions, horse and livestock shows, plus Country music concerts.
210-225-5851 • SARodeo.com
OKLAHOMA HORSE FAIR
Duncan, OK, Feb. 8-10: Enjoy the Chisholm Trail Ranch Rodeo, horse, mule and pony show, equine trade show and working cowdog clinics.
405-226-0630 • OKHorseFair.com