A Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West.
Kit Carson Wagon Train
Monte Vista, CO, July 30-Aug. 2: Named after the famous frontiersman, this horseback ride with covered wagons joins parade for Ski Hi Stampede.
719-850-1757 • ColoradoCowgirls.net
American Plains Artists Show
San Angelo, TX, Opens July 1: A show and sale of more than 75 paintings and sculptures portraying various themes of the American West.
325-481-2646 • AmericanPlainsArtists.com
Calgary Stampede Western Art Show
Calgary, AB, July 4-13: A collection of Western art by dozens of artists whose works were selected for display during the Calgary Stampede rodeo.
800-661-1260 • WesternShowcase.com
Prescott Indian Art Market
Prescott, AZ, July 12-13: Displays of American Indian weavings, pottery, jewelry and paintings, plus cultural art and craft presentations.
928-445-3122 • Sharlot.org
Living History Days at Fort Kearny State Historical Park
Kearney, NE, July 4-6: Walk into the past and experience history as it comes to life in civilian and soldier camps at this historic 1848 fort.
308-865-5305 • OutdoorNebraska.gov
Laramie Jubilee Days
Laramie, WY, July 5-13: Hometown celebration with a ranch rodeo, kid’s horse show, junior bull riding match, parade, chili cook-off and brew fest.
800-445-5303 • LaramieJubileeDays.com
Oregon Trail Days
Gering, NE, July 9-13: Celebrates the people who settled western Nebraska with a kickoff BBQ, old-fashioned parades and live music.
308-632-2133 • OTDays.com
John C. Fremont Days
Fremont, NE, July 11-13: Celebration of the American pathfinder features a rodeo, historical tours, a parade and antique collectors show.
402-727-9428 • JohnCFremontDays.org
Gold Rush Days
South Pass City, WY, July 12-13: Celebrate life in a Western gold camp with gold panning, live music and a vintage baseball tournament.
307-332-3684 • SouthPassCity.com
Buffalo Bill Days
Golden, CO, July 24-28: A trail ride up to Lookout Mountain to visit Buffalo Bill Cody’s grave, plus a Wild West show and a parade.
303-279-3342 • BuffaloBillDays.com
National Day of the American Cowboy
Bandera, TX, July 27: Frontier Times Museum hosts a ranch rodeo, Western music and poetry concerts, and Old West re-enactments.
830-796-3045 • BanderaCowboyCapital.com
North Cheyenne 4th of July PowWow
Lame Deer, MT, July 3-6: Traditional food, dancing and more at the largest powwow held on the Northern Cheyenne reservation.
406-477-6284 • VisitMT.com
Sacred Visions PowWow
Wadsworth, NV, July 18-20: Community of elders and youth gather to promote and preserve the traditions and cultures of the Northern Paiute.
775-560-1551 • PLT.nsn.us
Post Falls, ID, July 26-28: The Coeur d’Alene tribe gathers for powwow dances, a memorial horse ride and an art show and auction.
208-686-1800 • Julyamsh.com
Green River Rendezvous
Pinedale, WY, July 10-13: Fur trade lectures and pageant honor an 1833 mountain man encampment, along with demonstrations at camp.
307-367-2242 • MeetMeOnTheGreen.com
Prescott Frontier Days
Prescott, AZ, June 30-July 6: Since 1888, the “world’s oldest rodeo” features steer roping, bull riding, team roping plus a parade.
866-407-6336 • WorldsOldestRodeo.com
Buffalo Bill Cody Stampede Rodeo
Cody, WY, July 1-4: Professional rodeo includes bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding, roping, steer wrestling and barrel racing.
800-207-0744 • CodyStampedeRodeo.com
Grangeville Border Days
Grangeville, ID, July 2-4: Idaho’s oldest rodeo offers local team roping, barrel and steer riding, and a wild horse race, plus an art show.
208-983-1372 • GrangevilleBorderDays.org
Livingston RoundUp Rodeo
Livingston, MT, July 2-4: Since 1924, this rodeo boasts that its rodeo action features some of the best rough stock in the country.
406-222-3199 • LivingstonRoundup.com
Gunnison, CO, July 10-12: This PRCA rodeo offers horse and livestock shows, animal exhibits, evening carnival and cowboy poetry.
970-641-1501 • CattlemensDays.com
Snake River Stampede Rodeo
Nampa, ID, July 11-19: PRCA rodeo features bull and saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, bareback bronc riding and tie-down roping.
208-466-8497 • SnakeRiverStampede.com
Nebraska’s Big Rodeo
Burwell, NE, July 23-26: This outdoor rodeo features bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding events, plus calf and team roping contests.
308-346-5010 • NebraskasBigRodeo.com