Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West!
ART & WINE IN THE COOL PINES
Cloudcroft, NM, August 6-7: This 1898 rail town will celebrate regional art and music with sample wines from a variety of New Mexico regions.
575-682-2733 • CoolCloudcroft.com
HEART OF TEXAS ART
Canyon, TX, August 27: Tour early Texas art at this exhibition built around works by Spanish painter Jose Arpa and the museum’s Texas collection.
806-651-2244 • PanhandlePlains.org
EL RANCHO DE LAS GOLODRINAS SUMMER FESTIVAL & WILD WEST ADVENTURE
Santa Fe, NM, August 6-7: Meet New Mexico’s wildest frontier lawmen,
desperados and mountain men at this living history museum.
505-471-2261 • Golondrinas.org
DODGE CITY DAYS
Dodge City, KS, Through August 7: This cowboy lifestyle celebration offers history re-enactments, a PRCA rodeo, a cattle drive and Western art.
620-227-3119 • DodgeCityDays.com
UMATILLA COUNTY FAIR
Umatilla, OR, August 9-13: Fair unites citizens of this Columbia River town that was important to trade during Oregon’s 1860s-70s gold rush.
541-567-6121 • Co.Umatilla.OR.US
KOOL-AID DAYS FESTIVAL
Hastings, NE, August 12-14: This 1872 rail town celebrates the 1927 invention of Nebraska’s soft drink at world’s largest Kool-Aid stand.
402-461-8405 • Kool-AidDays.com
SALT CREEK DAYS
Casper, WY, August 12-14: Explore Central Wyoming’s oil history with a tour of Salt Creek Museum, a parade and a community picnic.
307-437-6513 • Midwest.GovOffice.com
WYOMING STATE FAIR
Douglas, WY, August 13-20: Enjoy a PRCA rodeo, carnival and concerts featuring headliner Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band.
307-358-2398 • WYStateFair.com
PARK COUNTY DAYS
Livingston, MT, August 14-21: Experience cultural history day, an art walk and a farmer’s mark at this 1882 rail town north of Yellowstone National Park.
406-222-0850 • ParkCountyDays.com
ELKO COUNTY FAIR & HORSE RACES
Elko, NV, August 26-September 5: Elko County residents pay tribute to their pioneer heritage with livestock shows and horse races.
775-738-3616 • ElkoCountyFair.com
Music & Poetry
ARIZONA COWBOY POETRY GATHERING
Prescott, AZ, August 11-13: Jim Jones, Mary Kaye and R.W. Hampton are among the singers and poets bringing Western lore to the stage.
928-713-6323 • AZCowboyPoets.org
MONTANA COWBOY POETRY GATHERING
Lewistown, MT, August 11-14: Cowboy poets rendezvous at this gathering that concludes with a concert by Riders in the Sky.
406-538-4575 • MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering.com
RED DIRT BLACK GOLD FESTIVAL
Artesia, NM, August 27: Get a taste of New Mexico with gourmet oil patch cooking and a New Mexican beer garden, plus free concerts.
800-658-6251 • ArtesiaChamber.com
JOHN WESLEY HARDIN SECRET SOCIETY
El Paso, TX, August 20: John Wesley Hardin’s death in 1895 is re-enacted at historic Concordia Cemetery where the gunfighter is buried.
915-842-8200 • ConcordiaCemetery.org
WESTERN LEGENDS ROUNDUP
Kanab, UT, August 25-27: Pays tribute to the first Western-themed radio program, Death Valley Days, which spun off into a TV series. Tour film locations and listen to music and poetry concerts.
435-644-3444 • WesternLegendsRoundup.com
DODGE CITY ROUNDUP RODEO
Dodge City, KS, August 2-7: This PRCA rodeo features saddle bronc, bull riding, calf roping, steer wrestling and barrel racing.
620-225-2244 • DodgeCityRoundup.org
MOUNTAIN VALLEY STAMPEDE
Heber City, UT, August 5-6: Cowboys and cowgirls compete at this roundup that also offers skydiving shows and nightly fireworks.
435-657-3240 • GoHeberValley.com
Bozeman, MT, August 11-13: Watch popular rodeo events that include bull riding, steer wrestling, ladies breakaway and bull scramble.
406-582-3270 • Livingston-Chamber.com
WORLD’S OLDEST CONTINUOUS RODEO
Payson, AZ, August 19-20: This 1884 rodeo, which claims to be the world’s oldest, features competitions that benefit Rim Country charities.
928-474-9440 • PaysonProRodeo.com