A Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West!
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, 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: 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
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
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
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
Hastings Celebration of Lights
Hastings, NE, November 20: The streets of downtown Hastings will fill with carolers, entertainers, carriage rides and pony rides.
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
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
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
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