Western Events February 2018 True West
Cripple Creek Ice Festival.

Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West this February.


Valentine Dinner Train

Chattanooga, TN, February 2-14 Special dinner trains during the Valentine season. Trips include a four-course dining experience on board a restored 1924 dining car.

423-894-8028 • TVrail.com

Chihuahuan Desert Bike Fest

Terlingua, TX, February 15-17: Bike riders gather for trips throughout the Big Bend region to benefit the Big Bend Trails Alliance.

888-989-6900 Bikefest.DesertSportsTX.com

Art Shows

Aspects of Power, Light and Motion

Fort Worth, TX, closes February 4: Exhibition of equine photographs by Constance Jaeggi revealing the individual personalities of horses.
817-336-4475 • Cowgirl.net

Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering

Ellensburg, WA, February 16-18: Celebrates traditional cowboy art, poetry and music, plus offers workshops on cowboy gear and art.

888-925-2204 • EllensburgCowboyGathering.com

Western Events February 2018 True West
Cripple Creek Ice Festival.

Cripple Creek Ice Festival

Cripple Creek, CO, Feb. 9-18: Watch sculptors carve ice into works of art (above and right), plus enjoy a liquor luge, ice snacks, an ice slide and ice maze.
877-858-4653 • VisitCrippleCreek.com

Wigwam Festival of Fine Art

Litchfield Park, AZ, February 16-18: This art and entertainment show promotes award-winning Western and American Indian artists.

623-935-9040 • Litchfield-Park.org

Wings Over the Platte River

Grand Island, NE, February 16 – April 8: The region’s largest art exhibit dedicated to life on the Platte River. Featuring artist Sally Jurgensmeier.

308-385-5316 • StuhrMuseum.org

Heritage Festivals

Buffalo Soldier Heritage Day

San Angelo, TX, February 25: Join the Fort Concho Buffalo Soldier Living History Unit as they honor the nation’s black troops.

325-657-4440 • FortConcho.com

11th Street Cowboy Mardi Gras

Bandera, TX, February 1-3: Cowboys and Cajuns come together to celebrate Mardi Gras in Bandera, the “Cowboy Capital of the World.”

830-796-4849 • BanderaCowboyCapital.com

Historic Home Tour

Florence, AZ, February 10: Highlights the history and architecture of Florence homes that date back to Arizona’s territorial days.

520-868-7500 • FlorenceAZ.gov

Parada del Sol Historic Parade

Scottsdale, AZ, February 10: Experience Old West fun with a parade and the Trail’s End Festival featuring shopping and live music.

480-990-3179 • ParadaDelSol.us

Arizona Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace

Gold Canyon, AZ, February 11 – April 2: Old West time travelers take in medieval arts and crafts, jousting tournaments and an outdoor circus.

520-463-2600 • RoyalFaires.com

Buffalo Bill Birthday Bash

Golden, CO, February 26: Observe the Wild West showman’s birthday with costumed guides for Buffalo Bill Museum exhibits and birthday cake.

303-526-0744 • BuffaloBill.org

Charro Days

Brownsville, TX, February 18-25: Brownsville’s residents honor their heritage at the biggest celebration in the Rio Grande Valley.

956-542-4245 • CharroDaysFiesta.com

Western Events February 2018 True West
National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
 — Photo of Kristyn Harris by Charlie Ekberg —

Music & Poetry

Cochise Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering

Sierra Vista, AZ, February 2-4: This celebration of Western heritage offers up poetry and music by featured trio 3 Trails West and others.

520-417-9776 • CowboyPoets.com

Cochise Cowboy Music and Poets Gathering

Celebrating their 20th year of entertaining audiences throughout the Southwest, The OK Chorale Cowboy Trio (above, right) will be back at the prestigious Cochise Cowboy Music and Poets Gathering on February 1-3.  Founded by an original member of the True West staff when it first came to Arizona you won’t want to miss the trio at this unique cowboy weekend.

National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Elko, NV, February 29- February 3: Poets and musicians recount stories, first-hand accounts and narratives passed down through the years.

888-880-5885 • WesternFolkLife.org

Western Events February 2018 True West
Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show.

Rodeo & Horse Shows

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

Fort Worth, TX, Closes Feb. 3: Offers up numerous days of livestock and horse shows, rodeos, concerts and food fit for cowboys.

817-877-2420 • FWSSR.com

Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show

Scottsdale, AZ, February 15-25: About
2,000 horses compete for more than $1 million at this horse show that also features
equine seminars.

480-515-1500 • ScottsdaleShow.com

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

San Antonio, TX, February 8-25: Features PRCA rodeo and ranch rodeo competitions, horse and livestock shows, plus Country music concerts.

210-225-5851 • SARodeo.com

Western Events February 2018 True West
Gold Rush Days and Senior Pro Rodeo.

Gold Rush Days and Senior Pro Rodeo

Wickenburg, AZ, February 9-11: Honor Wickenburg’s mining and ranching origins at this pro rodeo featuring a carnival and concerts.

800-942-5242 • WickenburgChamber.com


Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic

Kearney, NE, February 17-25: Features ranch horse rodeo, competition, sale and draft horse team races.

308-627-6385 • Cattlemens.org

PBR Iron Cowboy & The American

Arlington, TX, February 24-25: The top 10 rodeo athletes in the world compete in seven events at the world’s richest one-day rodeo.

307-760-7099 • ATTStadium.com

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