Western Events for June 2016

Image from "Trail Days" in Elko, NV

ADVENTURE

Crazy Horse Volkmarch
Black Hills, SD, June 4-5: This Crazy Horse-inspired hike is a 6.2-mile woodlands ramble to the world’s largest (in-progress) mountain carving.
605-673-4681 • CrazyHorseMemorial.org

AUCTION

Brian Lebel’s Old West Show & Auction
Fort Worth, TX, June 11-12: Gaze at Western Americana artifacts and bid on Western art, American Indian jewelry and cowboy gear.
480-779-9378 • OldWestEvents.com

CONCERT/PERFORMING ARTS

Concert in the Rocks
Lone Pine, CA, June 3-5: Head to the Alabama Hills for Rock ’n’ Roll and film locale tours (Audie Murphy fans should make Saturday reservations).
760-876-9103 • LonePineFilmHistoryMuseum.org

Texas! Outdoor Musical Drama
Palo Duro Canyon, TX, Opens June 3: This outdoor musical re-creates the stories of
Texas Panhandle settlers, plus features a chuckwagon dinner.
806-655-2181 • Texas-Show.com

ENCAMPMENTS

Trail Days
Elko, NV, June 4-5: Explore a journey of survival along the California Trail at an 1850s wagon encampment and Shoshone summer camp.
775-738-1849 • CaliforniaTrailCenter.org

Pioneer Camp
Deadwood, SD, June 7-9: Youth camp offers one-room schoolhouse lessons in covered wagon travel, butter churning and hand-dipping candles.
605-578-1657 • DeadwoodHistory.com

Pacific Primitive Rendezvous
Seneca, OR, June 17-25: Blanket traders and mountain men gather at a pre-1840s rendezvous encampment along Shirt Tail Creek.
541-385-7446 • PacificPrimitiveRendezvous.com

HERITAGE FESTIVALS

Douglas Railroad Days
Douglas, WY, June 9: Community celebrates its 1886 rail heritage with a free hot dog park picnic, a $20 steak dinner and a free concert.

307-358-2950 • Jackalope.org

Gold Rush Days
Sidney, NE, June 11-13: Experience the 1870s lifestyle through historical skits, re-enactments and demonstrations, plus cowboy music and poetry.
866-545-4030 • SidneyCheyenneCountyTourism.com

Nebraskaland Days
North Platte, NE, June 15-25: Nebraska pays tribute to Buffalo Bill Cody’s 1882 “Old Glory Blowout” with a rodeo, parades and concerts.
308-532-7939 • NebraskalandDays.com

Historic Lecompton Territorial Days
Lecompton, KS, June 17-18: Kansas’s former territorial capital celebrates with turtle races and pioneer wood carving and basket making.
785-887-6285 • LecomptonTerritorialDays.com

Wild Bill Days
Deadwood, SD, June 17-19: Celebrate gunfighter Wild Bill Hickok (above) with free concerts, a dog race and Black Hills gold panning and sluicing tips.
330-241-4975 • Deadwood.com

Jim Bowie Days
Bowie, TX, June 18-25: Honors Texas Revolution hero and frontiersman Jim Bowie with a rodeo, parades and art and Indian artifact shows.
940-366-1887 • JimBowieDays.org

Umatilla Landing Day
Umatilla, OR, June 25: Brings to life the Columbia River gold rush town’s history through re-enactments, museum tours and a parade.
541-922-4825 • UmatillaOregonChamber.org

POWWOWS

Eagle Spirit Dancers
Lander, WY, Opens June 5:
Watch and participate in an American Indian dance of friendship set near
the Wind River Mountains.
307-335-8778 • MuseumOfTheAmericanWest.com

Fort Robinson Intertribal Gathering
Crawford, NE, June 18-19: At the 1874 post Fort Robinson, the region’s Indian tribes share their culture through songs, dances and storytelling.
308-632-1311 • PanhandleRCD.com

RODEOS

Reno Rodeo
Reno, NV, June 16-25: The self-proclaimed “Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West” offers
team roping, steer wrestling and bull riding.
775-329-3877 • RenoRodeo.com

Greeley Stampede
Greeley, CO, June 23-July 4: Rodeo features bull riding and steer wrestling, plus a Western art sale and an Independence Day parade.
970-356-7787 • GreeleyStampede.org

WYO Wild Ride Ranch Rodeo
Gillette, WY, June 25-26: Rodeo and horse sale features live music, free prize giveaways, sale horse jackpot and a vendor trade show.
307-670-7037 • WyomingTourism.org

Prescott Frontier Days
Prescott, AZ, June 28-July 4: Held since 1888,
this rodeo claiming to be the “world’s oldest” delivers steer roping, bull riding and a parade.
928-445-3103 • WorldsOldestRodeo.com

WRITERS CONFERENCE

Wyoming Writers Conference
Riverton, WY, June 3-5: Congregate for writing workshops, author lectures, editor pitch sessions and keynote address from Joseph Marshall III.
WYOWriters.org

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