November Events 2014

A Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West!

SHOWS

Live Buffalo & Longhorn Exhibit

Dodge City, KS, Open year-round: Wild West Heritage Foundation invites tourists to see live buffalo and longhorn next to Boot Hill Casino.

877-906-0777 • BootHillCasino.com

Fall for the arts Artwalk

Scottsdale, AZ, November 13: View traditional and contemporary Western and American Indian art at Old Town Scottsdale’s many art galleries.

480-998-4323 • ScottsdaleGalleries.com

Alpine Artwalk

Alpine, TX, November 21-22: View artwork by featured artist Nancy Whitlock and more Western artists, plus a bike zoo parade and free concerts.

432-837-3067 • ArtwalkAlpine.com

AUCTION

Auction: Dan Hardesty Collection

Adamstown, PA, November 1-2: Bid on Western collectibles that include rifles, pistols,  shotguns, pictures of Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill Cody, plus more.

877-968-8880 • MorphyAuctions.com

Legends of the west Signature Auction

Dallas, TX, November 8: Historical and collectible items and memorabilia up for bid could include Wild West firearms and historical photographs.

877-437-4824 • HA.com

American History Collectibles

Cincinnati, OH, November 21: Bid on American West and Civil War collectible photographs, letters, documents and political ephemera.

513-871-1670 • Cowans.com

ENCAMPMENT

Death Valley ‘49ers Encampment

Furnace Creek, CA, November 5-9: Celebrate the spirit of the 1849 Gold Rush with music, an arts and crafts show, cowboy poetry and parades.

866-683-2948 • DeathValley49ers.org

FRONTIER FARE

Ranch Hand Breakfast

Kingsville, TX, November 21-22: Cowboy breakfast at the 1853 King Ranch includes team roping, camp cooking and cowboy storytelling.

361-592-8055 • King-Ranch.com

HERITAGE FESTIVALS

Wild West Days

Cave Creek, AZ, Oct. 29-Nov. 2: Celebration of the West with mounted shooting contests, costume competitions, live Country music, and more.

480-488-2466 • WildWestDaysCaveCreek.com

Spanish Market: Mercado de las Artes

Phoenix, AZ, November 8-9: Celebrate Hispanic culture with strolling mariachis, folklorico dancers and artwork by Southwestern artists.

602-252-8840 • Heard.org

HOLIDAY FESTIVALS

Hastings Celebration of Lights

Hastings, NE, November 20: The streets of downtown Hastings will fill with carolers, entertainers, carriage rides and pony rides.

800-967-2189• HastingsDowntown.com

The Polar Express

Durango, CO, Opens November 22: This 1879 railroad offers kids a train ride sharing the classic Christmas tale on the way to Santa.

970-247-2733 • DurangoTrain.com

Santa’s North Pole Adventure

Georgetown, CO, Opens November 22: Enjoy hot cocoa, cookies and candy canes with Santa and his helpers aboard decorated train coaches.

888-456-6777 • GeorgetownLoopRR.com

Christmas at Union Station

Omaha, NE, Opens November 28: A tradition since Union Station’s earliest years in the 1930s, the tree lighting ceremony includes a visit from Santa.

402-444-5071 • DurhamMuseum.org

Starlight Parade

The Dalles, OR, November 28: This former fur trade town brings Cowboy Christmas to life with lighted parade floats and merry jingles.

541-296-2231 • TheDallesChamber.com

Sisters Holiday Celebration & Parade 

Sister, OR, November 28-29: Kicks off the holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony and a parade with a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.

866-549-0252 • SistersCountry.com

Wine Country Thanksgiving

Willamette Valley, OR, November 28-30: Special wine tastings, live music and much more from more than 150 Willamette Valley wineries.

503-646-2985 • WillametteWines.com

North Pole Flyer

Austin, TX, Nov. 28-Dec. 21: Ride from Cedar Park to Bertram in decorated train cars powered by a 1960 Alco diesel locomotive.

512-477-8468 • AustinSteamTrain.org

Farolitos Lighting

Morrison, CO, November 30: Experience the Southwestern tradition of lighting farolitos (paper lanterns) at Tesoro Cultural Center.

303-839-1671 • TesoroCulturalCenter.org

MUSIC & POETRY

Wickenburg Bluegrass Festival

Wickenburg, AZ, November 14-16: Bluegrass music from Western musicians James Reams & the Barnstormers, and many more.

928-684-5479  • WickenburgChamber.com

Heber Valley Western Music & Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Heber City, UT, Oct. 29-Nov. 2: Storytellers Jeff Carson (above), Home Free, Michael Martin Murphey, Bar J Wranglers and more share their songs and poems that preserve the cowboy way of life.

435-654-3666 • HeberValleyCowboyPoetry.com

RODEO

WRCA World Championship Ranch Rodeo

Amarillo, TX, November 6-9: Championship working ranch rodeo, plus cowboy trade and trappings show, and cowboy poetry and music.

806-374-9722 • WRCA.org

 

 

 

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