A Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West.
Quest For The West Art Show And Sale
Indianapolis, IN, September 5-7: Features 50 of the nation’s top Western artists at Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art.
317-636-9378 • Eiteljorg.org
Buffalo Bill Art Show And Sale
Cody, WY, September 19-20: Buffalo Bill Center of the West benefit features contemporary Western artworks, plus honors Western artist Jim Wilcox.
888-598-8119 • BuffaloBillArtShow.com
Trappings Of The American West
Exhibition & SaleFlagstaff, AZ, Opens September 26: Held since 1985, this exhibition and sale at Museum of Northern Arizona showcases Western art and functional cowboy gear.
928-774-8861 • DryCreekArts.com
Antique & Modern Firearms
Rock Island, IL, September 12-14: Firearms enthusiasts bid on antique and modern firearms, edged weapons and military artifacts.
800-238-8022 • RockIslandAuction.com
American Indian & Western Art
Cincinnati, OH, September 26: Collectors bid on Western art, sculptures, woven baskets and more by American Indian artists and artisans.
513-871-1670 • CowansAuctions.com
Historic Antique Firearms
Manchester, NH, September 27: Historic firearms on the auction block could include Winchesters, Colts, sporting rifles and flintlock pistols.
603-627-7383 • AmoskeagAuction.com
Jackson Hole Art Auction
Jackson Hole, WY, September 13: Western art, such as Major North and the Pawnee Battalion by Howard Terpning (above), will be up for bid at one of the biggest Western art events in the country. Other cowboy artists whose artworks you can buy include Frederic Remington, John Clymer and E.S. Paxson.
866-549-9278 • JacksonHoleArtAuction.com
Meeker Classic Sheepdog
Championship Trials Meeker, CO, September 3-7: Held since 1987, this sheepdog competition refines the skills required of a dog and rancher to manage a sheep ranch.
970-878-0111 • MeekerSheepDog.com
National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration
Lubbock, TX, September 4-7: Celebrate cowboy culture at one of the West’s biggest chuckwagon cook-offs, plus enjoy cowboy music, poetry and art.
806-798-7825 • Cowboy.org
Somerset, WI, September 5-7: Fourteen competitive cowgirl events test the strength, athleticism and skills of horsewomen.
952-473-6422 • IronCowgirlEvent.com
National Cavalry Competition
El Reno, OK, September 17-20: Thundering hooves, gleaming sabers and the call of the bugle charge return to the 1875 post, Fort Reno.
405-262-3987 • FortReno.org
Fiesta De Septiembre
Wickenburg, AZ, September 6: Hispanic pioneer heritage celebration features stories and photos, Mariachi music and folklorico dancers.
928-684-5479 • WickenburgChamber.com
Old West Signature Auction
Dallas, TX, September 27: Historic and collectible items and memorabilia up for bid could include Wild West firearms and historical photographs.
877-437-4824 • HA.com
Tribute To Western Movies Day
Montrose, CO, September 27: See memorabilia from about 50 Westerns filmed in Colorado, plus a watch Tom Mix’s The Great K & A Train Robbery.
970-240-3400 • MountainWestMuseum.com
American Indian Day & Powwow Celebration
Chamberlain, SD, September 12-13: Since 1976, St. Joseph’s Indian School has hosted a weekend of Lakota culture, traditions and music.
800-341-2235 • StJo.org
Ketchum, ID, Aug. 28-Sept. 2: Features one of the largest non-motorized parades in the Pacific Northwest, plus wagons and stagecoaches.
208-726-2777 • WagonDays.org
Gold Rush Days
Sacramento, CA, Aug. 29-Sept. 1: Go back in time to 1850 Sacramento, where you can pan for gold, gamble and drink homemade sarsaparilla.
800-292-2334 • SacramentoGoldRushDays.com
Defeat Of Jesse James Days
Northfield, MN, September 3-7: Celebrate the town heroes who stopped the Jesse James Gang during an 1876 bank raid.
800-658-2548 • DJJD.org
Hells Canyon Mule Days
Enterprise, OR, September 5-7: This mule show and sale features an Old World Oxen living history camp, plus cowboy music, poetry and art.
888-323-3271 • HellsCanyonMuleDays.com
Navajo County Fair
Holbrook, AZ, September 10-14: Since 1931, fair includes a rodeo, a little buckaroo rodeo, a demolition derby, live music and much more.
928-524-4757 • NavajoCountyFair.com
Ogallala Indian Summer Rendezvous
Ogallala, NE, September 11-13: Celebrates the end of the summer with live music and entertainment in downtown Ogallala.
308-284-4066 • VisitOgallala.com
Spirit Of The Cowboy Festival
McKinney, TX, September 12-14: Trail rides and live music, featuring RJ Vandygriff, plus more celebrity appearances at Chestnut Square.
972-979-2354 • SpiritOfTheCowboy.net
Oklahoma Indian Summer Festival
Bartlesville, OK, September 18-21: Honors American Indian heritage with storytelling, an intertribal powwow and an arts market.
918-397-2125 • OKIndianSummer.org
Rail Town Usa Railfest
North Platte, NE, September 19-21: This community celebration pays tribute to the history of the Union Pacific Railroad.
308-221-6104 • NPRailfest.com
Gering, NE, September 20-21: Parades and demonstrations honor the agricultural history of Nebraska at Legacy of the Plains Museum.
308-436-1989 • LegacyOfThePlains.org
Buffalo Bill’s Western Roundup
Golden, CO, September 23: Buffalo Bill Cody and Annie Oakley re-enactors share their stories of the West, plus learn how a Civil War cannon works.
303-526-0744 • BuffaloBill.org
Western Heritage Weekend & Tom Mix Festival
Dewey, OK, September 27-28: Celebrate Oklahoma history with the Tom Mix festival, a parade, a Wild West show and live music.
918-534-1555 • TomMixMuseum.com
Walnut Valley Festival
Winfield, KS, September 17-21: Bluegrass flatpickers gather for a live showcase of the National Guitar Flatpicking contest.
620-221-3250 • WVFest.com
Rendezvous Of The Gunfighters
Tombstone, AZ, Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Watch gunfighter groups from across the U.S. compete for the title of best gunfighter in Tombstone.
888-457-3929 • Tombstone.org
Pendleton, OR, September 10-13: A PRCA rodeo with cowboy concerts, Indian relay races, the Happy Canyon festival and a rodeo parade.
800-457-6336 • PendletonRoundup.com
Ak-Sar-Ben’s River City
Rodeo & Stock Show Omaha, NE, September 25-38: This PRCA rodeo and stock show includes a barbecue contest, heritage parade, trail rides and family activities.
402-554-9600 • RiverCityRodeo.com