June 2015 Events

True-West-Western-Roundup-Events-June-2015Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West!

ADVENTURE

Crazy Horse Volksmarch

Custer, SD, June 6-7: Run the 10K to the world’s largest mountain carving in progress—a granite likeness of Oglala Lakota leader Crazy Horse.

605-673-4681 • CrazyHorseMemorial.org

June lake horse drive

Bishop, CA, June 21-24:  Experience the life of a cowboy and herd 100 head of horses along the trail from the pack station to the winter pasture.

888-437-6853 • FrontierPackStation.com

HERITAGE FESTIVALS & RE-ENACTMENTS

Fort Walla Walla Days

Walla Walla, WA, June 6-7: At the 1858 fort, walk through mountain men encampments and view Civil War artifacts and Plateau Indian beadwork.

509-525-7703 • FortWallaWallaMuseum.org

Gold Rush Days

Sidney, NE, June 12-13: Experience the 1870s lifestyle with historical skits, re-enactments and demonstrations, plus cowboy music and poetry.

866-545-4030 • SidneyCheyenneCountyTourism.com

Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show

Pawnee, OK, June 12-13: Re-enacts Pawnee Bill’s 1888 Wild West show of cowboys and Indians at the historic ranch site.

918-762-2513 • OKHistory.org

Nebraskaland Days

North Platte, NE, June 17-27: This celebration of Nebraska’s heritage includes the Buffalo Bill Rodeo, an art show and a carnival.

308-532-7939 • NebraskalandDays.com

Fort Union Rendezvous

Williston, ND, June 18-21: This 19th-century fur trade fair includes a variety of period arts and crafts, music and family-friendly activities.

701-572-9083 • NPS.gov

Historic Lecompton Territorial Days

Lecompton, KS, June 19-20: Celebrates territorial heritage with a re-created Kansas slave-free state debate, plus historical tours and demonstrations.

785-887-6617 • LecomptonTerritorialDays.com

Pacific Primitive Rendezvous 

Forbestown, CA, June 19-27: Experience pre-1840s life in a living history encampment without modern technologies or conveniences.

541-905-2042 • PacificPrimitiveRendezvous.com

Umatilla Landing Day

Umatilla, OR, June 27: Celebrates the Columbia River gold rush town’s history with re-enactments, museum tours, a parade and craft booths.

541-922-4825 • UmatillaOregonChamber.org

The Last Escape of Billy the Kid

Lincoln, NM, August 7-9: Watch history re-enactments of the notorious Lincoln County War, including the “last escape of Billy the Kid,” plus an appearance by True West Executive Editor Bob Boze Bell.

BillyTheKidPageant.org

MOVIES & MUSIC

Texas! Outdoor Musical Drama

Palo Duro Canyon, TX, Opens June 2: This outdoor musical re-creates the stories of Texas Panhandle settlers, plus features a chuckwagon dinner.

806-655-2181 • Texas-Show.com

Lone Pine Film History Museum Concert in the Rocks

Lone Pine, CA, June 13: Tony Suraci, the Highwayman, and His Posse of Nine pay tribute to the pioneers of Outlaw Country music.

760-876-9909 • LonePineFilmHistoryMuseum.org

Tribute to Western Movies Day

Montrose, CO, June 13: This celebration of the numerous Westerns filmed in the state of Colorado also commemorates the state’s frontier heritage through re-enactments and historical demonstrations.

701-572-9083 • NPS.gov

POWWOW

Red Earth Festival

Oklahoma City, OK, June 5-7: More than 1,200 American Indian artists, dancers and singers perform in celebration of their heritage.

405-247-5228 • RedEarth.org

Fort Robinson Intertribal Gathering

Crawford, NE, June 12-14: At the 1874 post Fort Robinson, the region’s Indian tribes share their culture through songs, dances and storytelling.

308-632-1311 • PanhandlerCD.com

RODEOS

Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo

Silver City, NM, June 3-6: Some of the nation’s toughest cowboys and cowgirls compete in high-flying bull riding, fast riding and roping.

575-534-5030 • SilverCityProRodeo.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

Reno Rodeo

Reno, NV, June 17-27: The self-proclaimed “Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West” features rodeo competitions that include team roping, steer wrestling and bull riding.

775-329-3877 • RenoRodeo.com

Jim Bowie Days

Bowie, TX, June 20-27: Texas Revolution hero and frontiersman Jim Bowie is celebrated with a rodeo, parade, art show, pet parade and Indian artifacts show.

940-366-1887 • JimBowieDays.org

Greeley Stampede

Greeley, CO, June 25-July 5: This professional rodeo features bull riding and steer wrestling competitions, plus a Western art sale and an Independence Day parade.

970-356-7787 • GreeleyStampede.org

Prescott Frontier Days

Prescott, AZ, June 29-July 5: Held since 1888, the Prescott rodeo that claims to be the “world’s oldest” delivers more rodeo action in steer roping, bull riding and team roping, plus a parade.

928-445-3103 • WorldsOldestRodeo.com

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