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A Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West.


Range Creek Archaeology Trip Price, UT, June 16-17: Learn about the Fremont Culture and its people and explore ruins and rock art at this camping trip near Tavaputs Plateau. 800-860-5262 •


Wild Horse And Burro Adoptions Amarillo, TX, June 14-16: Wild horses and burros from Western states are offered up for adoption to folks who will provide long-term care. 866-468-7826 •


Prix De West Oklahoma City, OK, June 8-9: An invitational contemporary Western art exhibition and sale, plus Western art seminars and demonstrations. 405-478-2250 •


Legends Of The Wild West Dallas, TX, June 8-10: Bid on historic memorabilia including a signed George A. Custer letter and an early Buffalo Bill Wild West show poster. 800-872-6467 •

Deadwood Show & Auction Deadwood, SD, June 16-17: Historic firearm and Western collectibles auction at Deadwood Mountain Grand, free concerts and trade show. 605-209-4322 •

Cowan’s American History Auction Cincinnati, OH, June 21: Bid on items like a glass negative from Abraham Lincoln’s last sitting and Western photographs by Charles Belden. 513-871-1670 •


Route 66 Days Elk City, OK, May 31-June 3: Celebrates transportation heritage with Route 66 classic car show and car races at Elk City Speedway. 800-280-0207 •

Old Fort Days Fort Sumner, NM, June 6-9: This state centennial celebration honors the 1862 fort with a Billy the Kid Tombstone race, rodeo and cowboy breakfast. 575-355-7705 •

Carson City Rendezvous Carson City, NV, June 8-10: Enjoy a Mountain Man encampment, trade show, gunfight shows, Pony Express re-rides and dutch oven cook-offs. 800-638-2321 •

Santa Fe Trail Days Trinidad, CO, June 8-10: Re-enacts Santa Fe Trail history, plus offers a street dance, chili cook-off, pet parade, coal car race and concerts. 719-846-9285 •

Butch Cassidy Festival Laramie, WY, June 9: See the Wyoming Territorial Prison that once held Butch Cassidy and enjoy Old West baseball and a brass band performance.  800-445-5303 •

Fort Walla Walla Days

Walla Walla, WA, June 9-10: At this 1858 fort, walk through Mountain Man encampments and view Civil War artifacts and Plateau Indian beadwork. 509-525-7703 •

Wild Bill Days Deadwood, SD, June 15-16: Commemorates the 1876 murder of Wild Bill Hickok with re-enactments and a World Fast Draw competition. 800-999-1876 •

Elgin Western Days Festival Elgin, TX, June 19-23: Celebrates the town’s 1872 rail history with a Miss Western Days pageant, carnival, parade and a horseshoe tournament. 512-285-4515 •

Historic Lecompton Territorial Days Lecompton, KS, June 22-23: Celebrates territorial heritage with a Kansas slave/free state debate shared via re-enactments and tours. 785-887-6285 •

Umatilla Landing Days Umatilla, OR, June 22-24: Celebrates the city’s 150th birthday this year by enjoying the “Petticoat Rebellion” play, parade and fireworks. 541-922-4825 •


Texas!  Musical Drama Palo Duro Canyon, TX, June 2: This outdoor musical re-creates the stories of Texas Panhandle settlers, plus offers a chuckwagon dinner.806-655-2181 •

CMA Music Festival Nashville, TN, June 7-10: Country concerts by mega-stars such as Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, Carrie Underwood and Faith Hill. 800-262-3378 •

Riverbend Festival Chattanooga, TN, June 8-16: Stages on waterfront offer Country and Bluegrass acts such as Band Perry, Eric Church and Bluegrass Pharaohs. 423-756-2211 •



Women of Due West: Santa Fe, NM, June 1-5: Highlights Western art by Due West Gallery’s female artists: Tara Roberts, Jaime Ellsworth and Amy Watts. Among the artworks on exhibit will be Ellsworth’s oil on panel, Rider (slideshow).

Pioneer Town Grand Opening Canyon, TX, June 30: New permanent exhibit allows visitors the chance to experience the life of a Texas Panhandle pioneer from 1890. 806-651-2244 •


Northern Arapaho Experience Riverton, WY, June 1-30: Celebrates Northern Arapaho heritage with music and storytelling shared every Tuesday and Thursday.866-657-1604 •

Red Earth Festival Oklahoma City, OK, June 8-10: More than 1,200 American Indian dancers and artists perform, plus native wares and food. 405-427-5228 •

Intertribal Gathering Crawford, NE, June 8-10: At the 1874 Fort Robinson, the region’s Indian tribes share their culture through songs, dances and storytelling. 308-632-1311 •


Pony Express Ride Hobbs, NM, May 26-June 8: Riders carry mail for one to two miles to commemorate the Pony Express mail service days during 1860-61. 575-631-9372 •

Pioneer Weekend Bryson City, NC, June 9-10: Ride along the Tuckasegee River as pioneer re-enactors entertain you aboard the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. 800-872-4681 •

Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show Pawnee, OK, June 16, 23 & 30: Re-enacts Pawnee Bill’s 1888 Wild West show of cowboys and Indians at historic ranch site. 918-762-2513 •

Custer’s Last Stand Hardin, MT, June 22-24: Re-enacts 1876 Battle of the Little Big Horn from the Indian perspective using a script by Joe Medicine Crow. 888-450-3577 •

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Cody Nite Rodeo Cody, WY, June 1-30: Rodeo stars entertain at the Cody Stampede Rodeo Grounds with bronc riding, bull riding, steer wrestling and more. 800-207-0744 •

Plum Creek Rodeo Lexington, NE, June 8-9: Cattle shows and team penning lead up to this annual rodeo that takes place at the Dawson County Fairgrounds. 308-324-5504 •

Sisters Rodeo Sisters, OR, June 8-10: This PRCA rodeooffers up bronc riding and bull riding events, as well as a rodeo parade and cowboy church. 800-827-7522 •

Greeley Stampede Greeley, CO, June 22: A pro rodeo with bull riding and steer wrestling, plus Western art  sale and an Independence Day parade. 970-356-7787 •

Crooked River Roundup Prineville, OR, June 22-24: Rodeo features roughstock and timed events, as well as an all-around cowboy crown and roundup parade. 541-447-4479 •

Prescott Frontier Days Prescott, AZ, June 28: Held since 1888, this rodeo features quadrille dancers, English Shire horses and bullfighters Mike Matt & Quirt Hunt.  866-407-6336 •

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