A Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West.
Summer Spectacular Horse Sale
Rapid City, SD, June 15: Trained ranch and rope horses for adoption at this sale hosted by the Black Hills Stock Show Horse Committee.
605-355-3861 • BlackHillsStockShow.com
Ansel Adams: An American Perspective
Oklahoma City, OK, Closes June 1: Nearly 60 photographs showing the West’s natural beauty are on display at Oklahoma City Museum of Art.
405-236-3100 • OKCMOA.com
Yellowstone and the West: The Chromolithographs of Thomas Moran
Omaha, NE, Opens June 7: Features Thomas Moran images from one of the first illustrated publications about the West to be printed in color.
402-342-3300 • Joslyn.org
Albuquerque Film & Media Experience at Nob Hill
Albuquerque, NM, June 2-8: A celebration of cinema, community and the arts at the heart of Albuquerque’s Route 66 culture.
505-350-8572 • VisitAlbuquerque.org
Carson City Rendezvous
Carson City, NV, June 6-8: Enjoy a mountain man encampment, trade show, gunfight shows, Pony Express re-rides and dutch oven cook-offs.
800-638-2321 • VisitCarsonCity.com
Fort Walla Walla Days
Walla Walla, WA, June 7-8: At the 1858 fort, walk through mountain men encampments and view Civil War artifacts and Plateau Indian beadwork.
509-525-7703 • FortWallaWallaMuseum.org
Rock Creek Trail Days
Fairbury, NE, June 7-8: Honors its Oregon Trail stage station legacy with living history demonstrations and a mounted cowboy shoot-out.
402-729-5777 • Fairbury.com
Beatrice, NE, June 8-15: A community celebration of Western history with an amateur BBQ competition, a car show and a parade.
402-223-2338 • BeatriceChamber.com
Festival Flamenco Internacional de Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM, June 9-14: Enjoy world-class performances at one of the oldest flamenco events outside of Spain.
505-246-2261 • VisitAlbuquerque.org
Legends of the West Bike & Car Fest
Carson City, NV, June 13-14: This 1858 town switches gears to display classic street rods, muscle cars, motorcycles and more.
800-638-2321 • EventsNevada.com/Legends
Santa Fe Trail Days
Trinidad, CO, June 13-15: Re-enacts Santa Fe Trail history, plus offers a street dance, chili cook-off, pet parade and concerts.
719-846-9285 • HistoricTrinidad.com
Pacific Primitive Rendezvous
Forbestown, CA, June 13-21: Experience pre-1840 life in a living history encampment that will take you away from modern technology.
925-634-1716 • PacificPrimitiveRendezvous.com
Zane Grey’s West Society Convention
Durango, CO, June 16-18: Celebrate the life and writings of renowned Western writer Zane Grey with other enthusiasts at the 1887 Strater Hotel.
925-485-1325 • ZGWS.org
North Platte, NE, June 18-28: This celebration of Nebraska’s heritage includes the Buffalo Bill Rodeo, an art show and a carnival.
308-532-7939 • NebraskalandDays.com
Historic Lecompton Territorial Days
Lecompton, KS, June 27-28: Celebrates territorial heritage with a Kansas slave/free state debate shared via re-enactment and tours.
785-887-6285 • LecomptonTerritorialDays.com
Chama, NM, June 27-29: Dress 1880s-style for this rail town’s re-enactments, plus enjoy Jicarilla Apache events and fast draw shoots.
575-209-0164 • RioArribaStuntmenAssociation.com
Sedona Bluegrass Festival
Sedona, AZ, June 4-8: Bluegrass performances by musicians who include Ben Sollee, Darol Anger & the Furies, Pick and Holler and Sonoran Dogs.
928-204-2415 • SedonaBluegrassFestival.org
James Taylor in Concert
Albuquerque, NM, June 11: Sandia Pueblo’s tribal government hosts a concert by James Taylor at a venue overlooking the majestic Sandia Mountains.
505-796-7500 • SandiaCasino.com
Pony Express RE-Ride
Gering, NE, June 11-21: Embark on this trail ride adventure from California to Missouri over the 1,966-mile Pony Express National Historic Trail.
308-436-9700 • XPHomeStation.com
Sisters, OR, June 13-15: 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 21-28: The Texas hero is celebrated with a rodeo, parade, art show, pet parade, Indian artifacts show and more.
940-366-1887 • JimBowieDays.org
Greeley, CO, June 26-July 6: A pro rodeo with bull riding and steer wrestling, plus Western art sale and an Independence Day parade.
970-356-7787 • GreeleyStampede.org