June 2013 Events

western-events-auctions_festivals_art_rodeo_june-2013Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West.

ART SHOWS

PRIX DE WEST

Oklahoma City, OK, June 7-8: An invitational contemporary Western art exhibition and sale, plus Western art seminars and demonstrations.
405-478-2250 • NationalCowboyMuseum.org

FORT WALLA WALLA DAYS & ART SHOW

Walla Walla, WA, June 8-9: This 1858 fort features mountain man encampments and history tied to the fur trade, Lewis & Clark and the Civil War.
509-525-7703 • FortWallaWallaMuseum.org

ART IN THE PARK

Glenrock, WY, June 15: Stroll through the Glenrock community park and enjoy the art show in this Oregon Trail town.
307-436-5652 • ConverseCountyTourism.com

AUCTIONS

CATTLEMEN’S BALL

Sutherland, NE. June 7-8: Beef industry leaders raise money for cancer through a fundraising auction, ranch rodeo, a train trip and more.
308-239-4338 • CattlemensBall.com

DEADWOOD SHOW & AUCTION

Rapid City, SD, June 14-16: Historic firearm and Western collectibles auction at Deadwood Mountain Grand, free concerts and trade show.
605-209-4322 • DakotaPlainsAuctions.com

BRIAN LEBEL’S OLD WEST SHOW & AUCTION

Denver, CO, June 21-23: Bid on Old West collectibles, including lots from the collection of Clayton Moore—television’s original Lone Ranger. Shown here is the Edward H. Bohlin double holster gun rig Moore wore as the masked man.
480-779-9378 • DenverOldWest.com

HERITAGE FESTIVALS

AZTEC FIESTA DAYS

Aztec, NM, May 30-June 2: Near Ancestral Pueblo ruins, this town exhibits its history through a parade, high noon shoot-out and a car show.
505-334-7646 • AztecChamber.com

ROUTE 66 DAYS

Elk City, OK, May 30-June 2: Celebrates transportation heritage with Route 66 classic car show at Ackley Park and car races at the Speedway.
580-225-0207 • VisitElkCity.com

NORTHERN ARAPAHO EXPERIENCE Room

Riverton, WY, Opens June 1: Shares the story of the Arapaho through paintings, historical photographs, videos and traditional artifacts.
866-657-1604 • WindRiver.org

ROCK CREEK TRAIL DAYS

Fairbury, NE, June 1-2: Honors its Oregon Trail stage station legacy with living history demonstrations, a buffalo stew cookout and mounted cowboy shoot-out.
402-729-5777 • Fairbury.com

ROCKY MOUNTAIN RIVALRY

Loveland, CO, June 1-2: Watch re-enactors compete for the best in living history, timed fast draw, encampments and frontier military.
970-646-2875 • TimberlaneFarmMuseum.org

OLD FORT DAYS

Fort Sumner, NM, June 5-8: Honors the 1862 fort with the world’s only Billy the Kid tombstone race, plus a rodeo, cowboy breakfast and more.
575-355-7705 • FortSumnerChamber.com

DOUGLAS RAILROAD DAY

Douglas, WY, June 6: Gather with the community to honor the founding of the 1866 rail town at the train tracks the town was built around.
307-358-2950 • ConverseCountyTourism.com

LANDER BREWFEST

Lander, WY, June 7-8: This 1890 town harkens back to the saloon era by offering folks a variety of beers mixed in with live entertainment.
307-332-3892 • LanderBrewfest.com

SANTA FE TRAIL DAYS

Trinidad, CO, June 7-8: Re-enacts Santa Fe Trail history, plus offers a street dance, chili cook-off, pet parade and concerts.
719-846-9285 • HistoricTrinidad.com

BUTCH CASSIDY FESTIVAL

Laramie, WY, June 8: See the Wyoming Territorial Prison that once held Butch Cassidy and enjoy Old West baseball and a brass band performance.
800-445-5305 • Laramie-Tourism.org

NEBRASKALAND DAYS

North Platte, NE, June 8-22: The celebration of Nebraska’s heritage includes the Buffalo Bill Rodeo, parades, an art show, carnival and more.
308-532-7939 • NebraskalandDays.com

WILD BILL DAYS

Deadwood, SD, June 14-16: Commemorates the 1876 murder of Wild Bill Hickok with re-enactments and a World Fast Draw competition.
605-578-1876 • Deadwood.org

HISTORIC LECOMPTON TERRITORIAL DAYS

Lecompton, KS, June 21-22: Celebrates territorial heritage with a Kansas slave/free state debate shared via re-enactment and tours.
785-887-6285 • LecomptonTerritorialDays.com

GRAND VICTORIAN BALL

Virginia City, MT, June 21-23: Put on your period duds for the “Step Back in Time” 1864 and 1865 Grand Victorian balls for peace.
406-682-4935 • VirginiaCityGrandVictorianBall.com

ALPINE MOUNTAIN DAYS

Alpine, WY, June 21-23: Features live music, American Indian dancers, chili and dutch-oven cook-offs, a bonfire and a trophy deer tour.
307-654-7757 • AlpineMountainDays.org

LEGENDS OF THE WEST BIKE & CAR FEST

Carson City, NV, June 22: This 1858 town switches gears to display classic street rods, muscle cars, motorcycles and more.
775-887-1294 • EventsNevada.com/Legends

UMATILLA LANDING DAY

Umatilla, OR, June 22: Celebrate the town’s 151st birthday with ferry re-enactments, museum tours, parade, craft booths and more.
541-922-4825 • UmatillaOregonChamber.org

GENE AUTRY DAYS

Kenton, OH, June 22-23: The legendary singing cowboy is remembered by Western performers, Western celebrity look-a-likes and more.
419-673-4131 • HardinOhio.org

 

TERRITORIAL DAYS

Chama, NM, June 28-29: Dress 1880s-style for this rail town’s re-enactments, plus enjoy Jicarilla Apache events and fast draw shoots.
575-209-0164 • RioArribaStuntmenAssociation.com

BROTHEL DAYS

Virginia City, MT, June 29-30: Celebrate the working ladies of the Old West with a costume party, live piano music, bed races and more.
406-843-5700 • BaleOfHaySaloon.com

TRUE WEST RAILFEST

Durango, CO, August 15-18: Enjoy special railroad excursions and join Bob Boze Bell and friends as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the movie Tombstone with special celebrity guests.
888-872-4607 • DurangoTrain.com

POWWOW

RED EARTH FESTIVAL

Oklahoma City, OK, June 7-9: More than 1,200 American Indian artists, dancers and singers perform in a celebration of their heritage.
405-427-5228 • RedEarth.org

RE-ENACTMENTS

TRIBUTE TO WESTERN MOVIES DAY

Montrose, CO, June 8: This tribute to 1969’s Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid features stories told by Cassidy’s great-grand nephew.
970-240-3400 • MountainWestMuseum.com

PAWNEE BILL’S WILD WEST SHOW

Pawnee, OK, June 15, 22, 29: Re-enacts Pawnee Bill’s 1888 Wild West show of cowboys and Indians at the historic ranch site.
918-762-2513 • PawneeBillRanch.com

CUSTER’S LAST STAND

Hardin, MT, June 21-23: Re-enacts the 1876 Battle of the Little Big Horn from the Indian perspective using a script by Joe Medicine Crow.
888-450-3577 • CustersLastStand.org

150TH GETTYSBURG RE-ENACTMENT

Gettysburg, PA, June 27-30: The Blue Gray Alliance will re-create historically accurate battles in and around 1863 Gettysburg.
BlueGrayGettysburg.com

RODEOS

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.
307-587-5155 • CodyStampedeRodeo.com

SISTERS RODEO

Sisters, OR, June 7-9: This PRCA rodeo offers up bull riding, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, team bronc riding and a rodeo parade.
541-549-0121 • SistersRodeo.com

JIM BOWIE DAYS

Bowie, TX, June 23-29: The Texas hero is celebrated with a rodeo, parade, art show, pet parade, Indian artifacts show and more.
940-366-1887 • JimBowieDays.org

Greeley Stampede

Greeley, CO, June 27- July 7: A pro rodeo with bull riding and steer wrestling, plus Western art sale and an Independence Day parade.
970-356-7787 • GreeleyStampede.org

CROOKED RIVER ROUNDUP

Prineville, OR, June 28-30: Rodeo features roughstock and timed events, as well as an all-around cowboy crown and a roundup parade.
541-447-4479 • CrookedRiverRoundup.com

 

 

 

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