Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West.
Wild Horse and Burro Adoptions
Richmond, VA, November 2-4: Wild horses and
burros from Western states are offered up for adoption to folks who will provide long-term care.
866-468-7826 • BLM.gov
Art Shows & Exhibits
Scottsdale Western Artwalk
Scottsdale, AZ, November 8: Tour traditional and contemporary Western and American Indian art in some of Old Town’s many diverse galleries.
480-377-9366 • ScottsdaleGalleries.com
Small Works, Great Wonders
Oklahoma City, OK, November 16: Art collectors can purchase smaller Western paintings and sculptures at this annual museum fundraiser.
405-478-2250 • NationalCowboyMuseum.org
Tall Tales of the Wild West: The Stories of Karl May
Santa Fe, NM, Opens November 18: The first—and only—U.S. exhibit dedicated to Germany’s favorite author, during this centennial year of his death. Karl May is shown here dressed as his famous Wild West character, Old Shatterhand, from Winnetou.
505-476-5200 • NMHistoryMuseum.org
Alpine, TX, November 16-17: View artwork from 23 galleries and a wild wheels art car parade, plus enjoy an open air food market and free concerts.
432-837-3067 • ArtwalkAlpine.com
Dallas, TX, November 3: Bid on Wild West collectibles; past sales have included a Buffalo Bill pistol and Annie Oakley cabinet cards.
800-872-6467 • HA.com
Manchester, New Hampshire, November 17: Historical and collectible firearms could include Winchesters, sporting rifles and flintlock pistols.
603-627-7383 • AmoskeagAuction.com
Western Music Association Showcase & Awards Show
Albuquerque, NM, November 14-18: Starts off with a swing dance and includes Western music workshops, performances, contests and awards.
505-563-0673 • WesternMusic.com
Ranch Hand Breakfast
Kingsville, TX, November 17: Cowboy breakfast
at the 1853 King Ranch includes team roping, camp cooking and cowboy storytelling.
800-333-5032 • King-Ranch.com
Cave Creek Cowboy Gathering
Cave Creek, AZ, November 3: Ballads and stories shared by five-time Western Music Performer of the Year Dave Stamey, True West’s Bob Boze Bell and more entertainers.
480-488-2764 • CaveCreekTapHaus.com
Death Valley ’49ers Encampment
Furnace Creek, CA, November 7-11: Celebrate the spirit of the 1849 Gold Rush with music, an art and crafts show, cowboy poetry and parades.
866-683-2948 • DeathValley49ers.org
Grapevine, TX, Opens November 9: Holiday
ice sculptures and slides showcase DreamWorks’s Merry Madagascar
to share how Alex saves Christmas.
866-782-7897 • GaylordHotels.com
The Polar Express
Durango, CO, Opens November 16: This
1879 railroad offers kids a train ride sharing
the classic Christmas tale on the way to Santa. 877-872-4607 • DurangoTrain.com
The Polar Express
Palestine, TX, Opens November 16: This 1881 inmate-built railroad offers hot cocoa
and gifts for kids heading to the North Pole.
888-872-2461 • TexasStateRR.com
The Dalles, OR, November 23: This former fur trade town brings Cowboy Christmas to life
with lighted parade floats and merry jingles.
541-296-2231 • TheDallesChamber.com
Denton Holiday Lighting Festival
Denton, TX, November 30: Victorian Christmas celebration includes lighting of the town Christmas Tree at Courthouse Square.
940-349-8200 • DentonHolidayLighting.com
Music & Poetry
Heber Valley Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Buckaroo Fair
Heber City, Utah, Oct. 31-Nov. 4: Waddie Mitchell hosts musicians and poets including RW Hampton, Suzy Bogguss, Bar J Wranglers and Sourdough Slim (above).
435-654-3666 • HVCPG.com
– By Jim Kelly –
Wild West Days
Cave Creek, AZ, November 2-4: Gold strikes again with a heritage festival featuring mounted shooters, a “Gundown by Sundown” show, bathtub races, the
Wild West Days parade and more.
480-437-1196 • WildWestDaysCaveCreek.com
Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival
Monterey, CA, Nov. 30-Dec. 2: Come hear True West’s best solo musician of the year, Juni Fisher (shown), as well as other top performers: Dave Stamey, Adrian, Paul Zarzyski, Brenn Hill, Carolyn Martin and more.
831-659-1041 • MontereyCowboy.org
Wickenburg Bluegrass Festival
Wickenburg, AZ, November 9-11: Bluegrass concerts, flat pick guitar, mandolin, fiddle and banjo championships, and a pancake breakfast.
928-684-5479 • WickenburgChamber.com
Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping
Guthrie, OK, November 2-3: The top 15 steer ropers in the PRCA compete in go-rounds to
earn the title as the new world champion.
800-595-7433 • LazyE.com
WRCA World Championship Ranch Rodeo
Amarillo, TX, November 8-11: Championship working ranch rodeo, plus cowboy trade and trappings show, and cowboy poetry and music.
806-374-9722 • WRCA.org