A Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
Shooting the West
Winnemucca, NV, March 4-9: A photography symposium with distinguished presenters, workshops, participant shows and more.
877-623-3501 • ShootingTheWest.org
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
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
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