A Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West.
Now through July 31…San Marcos, TX, Revealing Character: Robb Kendrick’s tintype portraits of cowhands from nearly 40 Texas ranches.
512-245-2313 • TheWittliffCollections.TXState.edu
1-Aug. 31…Cody, WY, Cody Nite Rodeo: Rodeo stars entertain crowds every summer night at the Cody Stampede Rodeo Grounds.
800-207-0744 • CodyStampedeRodeo.com
1-Aug. 31…Riverton, WY, Northern Arapaho Experience: American Indian heritage music and storytelling shared every Tuesday and Thursday.
866-657-1604 • WindRiverCasino.com
2-5…Elk City, OK, Route 66 Days: Celebrates transportation heritage with Route 66 classic car shows and car races at Elk City Speedway.
800-280-0207 • VisitElkCity.com
3-5…Oklahoma City, OK, Red Earth Festival: The silver anniversary performances of more than 1,200 American Indian artists and dancers.
405-427-5228 • RedEarth.org
9-12…Sisters, OR, Sisters Rodeo: This PRCA rodeo offers up bronc riding and bullfighting events, a rodeo parade and cowboy church.
800-827-7522 • SistersRodeo.com
10-11…Lexington, NE, Plum Creek Rodeo: Cattle shows and team penning lead up to this rodeo held at the Dawson County Fairgrounds.
10-12…San Elizario, TX, Billy the Kid Festival: Watch the play on the Kid’s 1876 visit, hear lectures on the 1877-78 Salt War and the First Thanksgiving.
888-763-7997 • BillyTheKidFestival.com
10-13…Gardnerville, NV, Carson Valley Days: Celebrated since 1910, heritage festival offers a parade, street games, carnival and live music.
775-782-8144 • CarsonValley2030.org
10-Sept. 16…Kaycee, WY, Friday Night Rodeo: The Kaycee Lions Club hosts this nightly summer rodeo at the Harold Jarrard Park.
11-12…Price, UT, Range Creek Archaeology: Tour Fremont rock art in Book Cliffs and Range Creek ranchhouse, with option to stay at Tavaputs Ranch.
800-860-5262 • CanyonlandsFieldInst.org
11-12…Walla Walla, WA, Fort Walla Walla Days & Art Show: Lewis & Clark and fur trader history shared at 19th-century living history encampment.
509-525-7703 • FortWallaWallaMuseum.org
11, 18 & 25…Pawnee, OK, Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show: Re-enacts Pawnee Bill’s 1888 Wild West show of cowboys and Indians at historic ranch site.
918-762-2513 • PawneeBillRanch.com
12-17…Johnson County, WY, Butch Cassidy’s Hole-in-the-Wall Ride: Penetrate the Wild Bunch’s outlaw stronghold where mankillers dodged lawdogs.
505-286-4585 • Great-American-Adventures.com
15-18…Douglas, WY, Legends of the American Quarter Horse Trail Ride: Working cattle ranch adventure hosted by Wagonhound Land & Livestock.
806-679-3438 • AQHA.com
15-Aug. 17…Snowmass, CO, Snowmass Rodeo: Bronc and bull riding, and roping events held every Wednesday night at Snowmass Rodeo Grounds.
970-923-8898 • SnowmassRodeo.org
17-18…Deadwood, SD, Wild Bill Days: Concerts and re-enactments celebrate gunman Wild Bill Hickok, who was killed in Deadwood in 1876.
800-999-1876 • Deadwood.org
17-19…Loveland, CO, Loveland Old West Roundup: Cowboy and Indians collectibles sale, plus a cowboy artisan contest.
406-834-3603 • RoundUpProductionsLLC.com
18-19…Montrose, CO, Tribute to Western Movies Days: Special guests from TV’s The Virginian and concert by Country Western singer Lynn Anderson.
970-240-3400 • MountainWestMuseum.com
18-19…Cimarron, NM, Cimarron Days: Celebrates Santa Fe Trail history as a stage stop on the Mountain Branch and offers tours of Old Town.
888-376-2417 • CimarronNM.com
20-25…Elgin, TX, Elgin Western Days Festival: Miss Western Days pageant, carnival, parade, street games and arts and crafts vendors.
512-285-4515 • ElginTXChamber.com
20-25…Navajo Nation, AZ, Sheep is life Celebration: Navajo Churro sheep workshops teach lessons in weaving, spinning and ranching.
505-406-7428 • NavajoLifeway.org
24-25…Lecompton, KS, Historic Lecompton Territorial Days: Kansas slave/free state debate shared via re-enactments and historic building tours.
785-887-6285 • LecomptonTerritorialDays.com
24-26…Denver, CO, Brian Lebel’s Old West Show & Auction: Shop for cowboy, Western and Indian artifacts, plus bid on collectibles.
307-587-9014 • DenverOldWest.com
24-26…Prineville, OR, Crooked River Roundup: Rodeo features roughstock and timed events, as well as an all-around cowboy crown.
541-447-4479 • CrookedRiverRoundup.com
24-26…Hardin, MT, Custer’s Last Stand: Re-enacts the Indian perspective of the 1876 Battle of the Little Big Horn where Custer perished.
888-450-3577 • CustersLastStand.org
24-July 4…Greeley, CO, Greeley Stampede: Pro rodeo with bull riding, Western music and a televised Fourth of July parade.
970-356-7787 • GreeleyStampede.org
25-26…Laramie, WY, Butch Cassidy Days: See the Wyoming Territorial Prison that held Cassidy and enjoy Old West baseball and brass bands.
800-445-5303 • Laramie-Tourism.org
29-July 3…Riverton, WY, 1838 Rendezvous: Fur trade re-enactments, demonstrations and crafts held at 1838 Mountain Man camp site.