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

Homestead Days

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

Nebraskaland Days

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

Territorial Days

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 Rodeo

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 Stampede

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

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