March 2014 Events

Western-events-true-west-march-2014A Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West.

ART SHOWS

Beyond Boundaries: Visions From the South Unit of Badlands National PARK

Rapid City, SD, Opens March 7: Artist Jessica Bryant offers viewers the opportunity to witness the beauty of Badlands National Park with her paintings, such as Vampire Peak shown above.

605-394-4101 • TheDahl.org

Las Cruces Arts Fair

Las Cruces, NM, March 14-16: Presents the work of more than 70 artists, as well as intermittent workshops and children’s art activities.

575-523-6403 • Las-Cruces-Arts.org

Cowboys Real and Imagined

Santa Fe, NM, Closes March 16: Blends a chronological history of Southwestern cowboys with the rise of a manufactured mystique.

505-476-5200 • NMHistoryMuseum.org

Masters of the American West

Los Angeles, CA, Closes March 16: Exhibits artworks by Howard Terpning, Mian Situ, Bill Anton, Z.S. Liang and 75 more artists.

323-667-2000 • TheAutry.org

Western Masters art Show and Sale

Great Falls, MT, March 19-22: Nearly 150 artists and galleries showcase their Western art, plus a quick draw, an off-the-wall auction and a concert.

406-781-0550 • WesternMastersArtShow.com

Cowgirl Up!

Wickenburg, AZ, Opens March 21: Opening gala at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum kicks off the invitational Western Art exhibit by women.

928-684-2272 • WesternMuseum.org

Llano Art Studio Tour

Llano, TX, March 29:  Visit with approximately 20 artists working on Western art, in a wide range of mediums, in their creative work spaces.

325-247-5354 • LlanoArtStudioTour.Yolasite.com

AUCTIONS

James D. Julia Firearms Auction

Fairfield, ME, March 10-12: Features rare and historical firearms from some of the world’s most renowned firearms collectors and dealers.

207-453-7125 • JamesDJulia.com

The Russell

Great Falls, MT, March 20-23: Western art exhibit and auction fund raiser for the C. M. Russell Museum honors artist Charlie Russell’s birthday.

406-727-8787 • CMRussell.org

March in Montana

Great Falls, MT, March 21-22: The show and auction features Western and historical art, sculptures, firearms and more collectibles.

307-635-0019 • MarchInMontana.com

Historic & collectible Firearms

Manchester, NH, March 29: Historic firearms on the auction block could include Winchesters, Colts, sporting rifles and flintlock pistols.

603-627-7383 • AmoskeagAuction.com

BOOK FESTIVAL

Tucson Festival of Books

Tucson, AZ, March 15-16: Old West authors and historians will be on hand for panel discussions and book signings at the University of Arizona.

TucsonFestivalOfBooks.org

HERITAGE FESTIVALS

Texas Independence Day Celebration And The Virginian Cast Reunion

Lockhart, TX, Closes March 2: Watch demonstrations of how the pioneers lived during the 1800s, plus view a screening of The Virginian with the cast members.

512-227-1389 • TexasIndependenceDayHomestead.com

Southeastern Cowboy Gathering

Catersville, GA, March 6-8: Take a walk around the gallery with featured artist Martin Grelle and enjoy a chuckwagon cook-off, music and more.

770-387-1300 • BoothMuseum.org

Kamloops Cowboy Festival

Kamloops, BC, Canada, March 13-16: BC Cowboy Heritage Society hosts art and cowboy gear trade show, workshops, dinner theatre and music.

888-763-2221 • BCCHS.com

The High Chaparral Reunion

Tucson, AZ, March 20-23: Join fans, cast and crew to celebrate the groundbreaking, highly acclaimed NBC Western The High Chaparral.

TheHighChaparralReunion.com

Crane Watch Festival

Kearney, NE, March 21-30: More than 500,000 Sandhill Cranes migrate to the Platte River Valley in order to “fuel up” before resuming their northward migration.

800-652-9435 • CraneWatchFestival.com

Arizona Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace

Gold Canyon, AZ, Closes March 30: Old West time travelers can take in medieval arts and crafts, jousting tournaments and an outdoor circus.

520-463-2600 • RoyalFaires.com

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT

Shooting the West

Winnemucca, NV, March 4-9: A photography symposium with distinguished presenters, workshops, participant shows and more.

877-623-3501 • ShootingTheWest.org

RE-ENACTMENT

Goliad Massacre Re-enactment

Goliad, TX, March 29-30: Re-creates the occupation of Fort Defiance and the 1836 Goliad Massacre, with memorial service on the last day.

361-645-3752 • PresidioLaBahia.org

RODEOS

Winnemucca Ranch Hand Rodeo Weekend

Winnemucca, NV, Feb. 26-March 2: Ranch hands compete in rodeo events, plus cow dog trails, horse and bull sales, peewee matches and a trade show.

800-962-2638 • RanchRodeoNV.com

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Houston, TX, March 4-23: Promotes the breeding, raising and marketing of better livestock and farm products, since 1932.

832-667-1000 • RodeoHouston.com

Wrangler Timed Event Championship

Guthrie, OK, March 7-9: Since 1985, features 20 cowboys competing in five timed rodeo events for a cash prize and championship title.

800-595-7433 • LazyE.com

TRADE SHOW

Silver Spur Gun & Blade Show

Lubbock, TX, March 22-23: With more than 20 years experience, this gun and blade show highlights its historical offerings.

806-253-1322 • SilverSpurTradeShows.com

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