A Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West!
New Year’s Day Train
888-827-4607 • DurangoTrain.com
Traditional Cowboy Arts Association Exhibition & Sale
Oklahoma City, OK, Closes January 4: Celebrates cowboy history and culture with more than 100 Western paintings, drawings and sculptures.
405-478-2250 • NationalCowboyMuseum.com
Arizona Fine Art Expo
Scottsdale, AZ, Opens January 16: Held since 2005, juried art festival in the heart of the Sonoran Desert features more than 100 artists.
480-837-7163 • ArizonaFineArtExpo.com
Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival
480-837-5637 • ThunderbirdArtists.com
Grand Canyon, AZ, Closes January 20: More than 20 landscape painters in the country gather to display work inspired by the Grand Canyon.
480-277-0458 • GrandCanyon.org
Colorado Indian Market
Denver, CO, January 23-25: Held since 1981, market showcases dazzling displays of American Indian art, performances and more.
972-398-0052 • IndianMarket.net
Southwest Arts Festival
Indio, CA, January 23-25: Western art festival features interactive art, pottery, blown glass and fine art created by more than 250 artists.
760-347-0676 • SouthwestArtsFest.com
Sacred Creatures in Ancient American Art
Houston, TX, Closes January 25: Showcases more than 200 historical artifacts sharing how ancient American Indians utilized animals in their lives.
713-639-7300 • MFAH.org
High Noon Show & Auction
Mesa, AZ, January 24-25: More than 300 historical lots of Western art, American Indian jewelry, cowboy gear and other Western items, including Tom Horn’s Winchester (shown above).
480-799-9378 • OldWestEvents.com
Trail Dance Film Festival
Duncan, OK, January 23-24: Introduces independent filmmakers from around the globe to Oklahoma’s film industry and Western landscape.
580-467-8519 • TrailDanceFilmFestival.com
Cave Creek Indian Market
Cave Creek, AZ, January 16-18: Celebrates Southwest history with Native American, and Southwestern fine artists and craftsmen.
623-734-6526 • VermillionPromotions.com
Havasu Balloon Festival & Fair
Lake Havasu, AZ, January 16-18: More than 50 balloons decorate the sky, plus enjoy skydiver shows, an art village and live music at the fair.
877-505-2440 • HavasuBalloonFest.com
Elk Days at Maxwell Wildlife Refuge
Canton, KS, January 17-24: Take a tram tour through Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, home to about 250 buffalo, 50 elk and other prairie wildlife.
620-628-4455 • KansasTravel.org
Steamboat Springs, CO, January 19: More than 100 professional rodeo cowboys ski downhill at one of the only places to see cowboys on skis.
970-879-0880 • Steamboat-Chamber.com
Lecompton’s Bleeding Kansas Lecture Series
Lecompton, KS, Opens January 25: Lecture series discusses and debates the issues of a free state or pro-slave Kansas before the Civil War.
785-887-6520 • KSHS.org
National Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Elko, NV, January 26-31: Since 1985, gathering celebrates cowboy and ranch lifestyles through music and poetry, at Western Folklife Center.
888-880-5885 • WesternFolklife.org
LIVING HISTORY FAIR
Watertown, SD, January 30-31: Experience history as it comes to life in this 1879 town with historical re-enactments and demonstrations.
605-881-1758 • VisitWatertownSD.com
STOCK SHOWS & RODEOS
National Western Stock Show
Denver, CO, January 8-25: Since 1906, show hosts livestock and horse sales and seminars, plus rodeo events, at National Western Complex.
303-296-6977 • NationalWestern.com
Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
Fort Worth, TX, Opens January 16: Held since 1896, Fort Worth’s exposition livestock show and rodeo continues to attract cowboys to its auctions, livestock and horse shows, rodeos and live music.
817-877-2400 • FWSSR.com
Cowboys of Color Rodeo
Fort Worth, TX, January 19: Since 1995, rodeo brings cowboys from diverse cultures together to celebrate their Western heritage.
817-922-9999 • CowboysOfColor.org
Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo
Rapid City, SD, Jan. 30-Feb. 8: Head to the Black Hills region’s largest livestock sales and competitions, plus a ranch rodeo.
605-355-3861 • BlackHillsStockShow.com