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California Trail Interpretive Center’s Trail Days

A roundup of events where you can experience the old west!


Windows to the West

Estes Park, CO, June 2-4: Showcases artists and their unique depictions of Western landscapes, wildlife and traditional Western American life.

970-231-1738 •

American Plains Artists Special Show

San Angelo, TX: June 29-July 31: An 1867 fort along the Concho River showcases nearly 100 Western paintings and a dozen sculptures.

325-481-2646 •


Brian Lebel’s Old West Show & Auction

Fort Worth, TX, June 10-11: Gaze at Western Americana artifacts and bid on Western art, American Indian jewelry and cowboy gear.
480-779-9378 •


Classic Car Show

Red River, NM, June 2-3: This 1870s mining town draws in more than 150 classic, hot rod and modern cars.

575-754-2366 •

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Devil’s Run Car Show

Devils Run Classic Car Show

Devils Lake, ND, June 2-4: Cars will cruise into this 1882 pioneer town for a car show, rod run and classic car auction.

701-662-4903 •


Albuquerque Film & Music Experience

Albuquerque, NM, June 6-11: Wes Studi and Jeff Bridges bring some Western flair to this film and music festival.


Brew Fest

The Dalles, OR, June 10: This fur trade and frontier military mecca gathers crowds to drink beer, wine and cider, and play lawn games.

541.296.2231 •


Bots Sots Remount Horse Sale

Sheridan, WY, June 3: Shop horses disciplined in a variety of training styles that harken to the days of work horses, cavalry remounts and Indian ponies.

406-671-7238 •

Diamond Ranches’ Ken McNabb Horse Sales

Douglas, WY, June 3: Head to the Powderhorn Ranch to find horses fit for the experienced
ranch hand or the recreational trail rider.

307-298-5030 •


Tesoro’s Living History Experience

Morrison, CO: Opens June 1: Historical interpreters and films bring to life Bent’s Old Fort, early Spanish settlers and local Indians.

303-839-1671 •

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Billy the Kid Festival

Billy The Kid Festival

San Elizario, Texas, June 2–4: Outlaw Billy the Kid’s rowdy 1876 visit to San Elizario to break a pal out of jail hits the stage in a live drama.

915-851-0093 •

California Trail Interpretive Center’s Trail Days

Elko, NV, June 3-4: See pioneer and American Indian culture on the California Trail come to life through family-friendly history displays and special presentations.

775-738-1849 •

Gold Rush Days

Sidney, NE, June 9-10: Experience the Black Hills gold rush of 1876 through skits, re-enactments and cowboy lore about the town’s freighting days.

866-545-4030 •

Nebraskaland Days

North Platte, NE, June 14-24: Nebraska pays tribute to Buffalo Bill Cody’s 1882 “Old Glory Blowout” with a rodeo, parades and concerts.

308-532-7939 •

Historic Lecompton Territorial Days

Lecompton, KS, June 16-17:  Kansas’s former territorial capital celebrates with turtle races and pioneer woodcarving.
785-887-6285 •

Jim Bowie Days

Bowie, TX, June 18-24: Texas Revolution hero and frontiersman Jim Bowie is honored with a rodeo, parades and an art and Indian artifact show.

940-366-1887 •

Umatilla Landing Days

Umatilla, OR, June 23-24: Brings to life the Columbia River gold rush town’s history through re-enactments, museum tours and a parade.

541-922-4825 •

Salute to the Buffalo Soldier Days

Tombstone, AZ, June 23-25: This tribute to Arizona Territory’s Buffalo Soldiers features street entertainment and a parade.

520-457-9317 •

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San Elizario Historic Distric Tours

San Elizario Historic District Tours

San Elizario, Texas, June 25: Travel back in time on the Mission Trail with free guided walking tours of this 300-year-old district.

915-851-0093 •


Kerrville Folk Festival

Kerrville, TX: June 1-11: International songwriters convene in the Texas Hill
Country at Quiet Valley Ranch.

830-257-3600 •

Lone Pine Film History Museum Concert in the Rocks

Lone Pine, CA, June 3: Head to a frequent Western movie site, Alabama Hills, for Rock ’n’ Roll under the stars and a cowboy ranch dinner.

North Dakota Country Fest

New Salem, ND, June 3: Regional acts and Nashville’s finest sing their hearts out at North Dakota’s first ever Country Music festival.

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Black Hills Bluegrass Festival

Black Hills Bluegrass Festival

Sturgis, SD, June 23-25: After soaking in pioneer history in the Black Hills, stop by for some Bluegrass tunes.


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Medora Musical

Medora Musical

Medora, ND, Opens June 2: This Western-style musical pays homage to Theodore Roosevelt’s time in the Badlands.
701-623-4444 •

Ash Hollow Historical Pageant

Lewellan, NE: June 16-17: Relive Mormon pioneer history at this open-air performance while sitting on an emigrant trail below the bluffs of Ash Hollow.

Texas! Outdoor Musical Drama

Palo Duro Canyon, TX, Opens June 2- August 19: This outdoor musical re-creates the stories of Texas Panhandle settlers, plus features a chuckwagon dinner.

806-655-2181 •


CMSA Central Nationals

Guthrie, OK, June 7-10: Watch fast-action
Cowboy Mounted Shooting competitions as shootists aim to score national titles.

404-341-4344 •

Sisters Rodeo

Sisters, OR, June 9-11: Rodeo stars head to
Sisters to show off their goods in this self-proclaimed “Biggest Little Show in the World!”

Greeley Stampede

Greeley, CO, June 23- July 4: Get bull riding and steer wrestling rodeo action, plus take in Western art and an Independence Day parade.

970-356-7787 •

Prescott Frontier Days & World’s Oldest Rodeo

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 •

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