A Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West.
Oklahoma City, OK, Closes January 5: This 15th annual tribute and exhibit showcases the continuing vitality of Western craftsmanship.
405-478-2250 • NationalCowboyMuseum.org
Arizona Fine Art Expo
Scottsdale, AZ, Opens January 16: Since 2005, features about 100 artists in a juried art festival, plus art gallery and a working artists’ studio.
480-837-7163 • ArizonaFineArtExpo.com
Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival
Carefree, AZ, Jan. 17-19: Since 1993, high Sonoran Desert town closes its streets for Southwestern and American Indian art show and wine tastings.
480-837-5637 • ThunderbirdArtists.com
High Noon Western Americana Auction & Antiques Show
Mesa, AZ, Jan. 25-26: Since 1991, auction sale and showcase of Old West antiques, Western art and collectibles held at Mesa Convention Center.
310-202-9010 • HighNoon.com
Duncan, OK, Jan. 24-25: Introduces filmmakers from around the globe to Oklahoma’s emergent film industry in a beautiful Western landscape.
580-467-8519 • TrailDanceFilmFestival.com
Lecompton’s Bleeding Kansas Lecture Series
Lecompton, KS, Opens Jan. 26: Lecture series discusses and debates the issues of a free state- or pro-slave Kansas before the Civil War.
785-887-6520 • KSHS.org/constitution_hall
Watertown, SD, Jan. 31-Feb. 1: Experience history as it comes to life in this 1879 town via re-enactments and educational talks.
605-881-1758 • VisitWatertownSD.com
STOCK SHOWS & RODEOS
Denver, CO, Jan. 11-26: Since 1906, hosts livestock sales and seminars, and rodeo events at the National Western Complex.
303-297-1166 • NationalWestern.com
Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
Fort Worth, TX, Opens Jan. 17: Offers up numerous days of livestock and horse shows, rodeos, concerts and food fit for cowboys.
817-877-2420 • FWSSR.com
Fort Worth Cowboys of Color Invitational Rodeo
Fort Worth, TX, Jan. 20: Since 1995, Cowboys of Color Rodeos group brings together diverse cultures to celebrate our Western heritage.
817-922-9999 • CowboysOfColor.org