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


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 •

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 •


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 •

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 •

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 •

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 •

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 •

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 •

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 •

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 •

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.


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 •

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 •

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 •


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 •

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 •


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 •

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 •

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 •

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 •

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 •

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 •

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