Western Events for March 2016

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Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West!

ART SHOWS

Panhandle Plains Invitational Art Show & Sale
Canyon, TX, March 5: Contemporary Southwestern art, such as Cow Country by H.D. Bugbee, goes on sale to raise money for the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum.
806-651-2244 • PanhandlePlains.org

The Russell
Great Falls, MT, March 17-19: The C.M. Russell Museum honors artist Charlie Russell’s birthday with a Western art exhibit and auction fundraiser.
406-727-8787 • CMRussell.org

Cowgirl Up!
Wickenburg, AZ, Opens March 18: Opening gala at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum kicks off the invitational exhibit of Western art by women.
928-684-2272 • WesternMuseum.org

Masters of the American West
Los Angeles, LA, Closes March 20: Exhibits artworks by Howard Terpning and more than 75 other nationally recognized Western artists.
323-667-2000 • TheAutry.org

Llano Art Studio Tour
Llano, TX, March 26: Visit with 20 Western and American Indian artists working in a wide range of mediums in their creative workspace.
325-247-5354 • LlanoArtStudioTour.Yolasite.com

From Nebraska to the World: Buffalo Bill’s Wild West
Omaha, NE, Through May 1: This combination tour between the Joslyn Art Museum and the Durham Museum explores two perspectives of the American West and Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West show.
402-342-3300 & 402-444-5071 • Joslyn.org & DurhamMuseum.org

 

AUCTION

James D. Julia Firearms Auction
Fairfield, ME, March 14-15: Bid on rare and historical firearms, including the Winchester 1866 presented to seven-term Mexican President Porfirio Díaz, courtesy of the Paul Tudor Jones II Collection.
207-453-7125 • JamesDJulia.com

 

HERITAGE FESTIVALS

Cowboy Days
Las Cruces, NM, March 5-6: Experience Western History with cowboy demonstrations, frontier fare, living history exhibitions, gunfight re-enactments and stagecoach and horseback rides.
575-522-4100 • NMFarmAndRanchMuseum.org

Rockhound Roundup
Deming, NM, March 10-13: This rock and mineral show by the Deming Gem & Mineral Society features 100-plus rock and gem dealers.
575-546-8848 • DemingChamber.com

Tucson Festival of Books
Tucson, AZ, March 12-13: Join Old West authors and historians at the University of Arizona for panel discussions and book signings.
TucsonFestivalOfBooks.org

Kamloops Cowboy Festival
Kamloops, BC, Canada, March 17-20: BC Cowboy Heritage Society hosts the art and cowboy gear trade show, and dinner theatre.
888-763-2221 • BCCHS.com

Crane Watch Festival
Kearney, NE, March 18-21: More than 500,000 Sandhill Cranes migrate to the Platte River Valley before resuming their northward migration.
800-652-9435 • VisitKearney.org

Artesia Main street Car Show
Artesia, NM, March 26-27: Classic cars of all makes and models line Main Street, plus a fireworks show, live music and food vendors.
575-746-1117 • ArtesiaMainStreet.com

Arizona Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace
Gold Canyon, AZ, Closes March 27: Old West time travelers take in Medieval arts and crafts, jousting tournaments and an outdoor circus.
520-463-2600 • RoyalFaires.com

 

MUSIC FESTIVAL

SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST
Austin, TX, March 11-20: Attend live Western music showcases and independent Western film screenings and panel discussions.
512-467-7979 • SXSW.com

 

RE-ENACTMENT

Fall of the Alamo
San Antonio, TX, March 5: The Texas Army
and the San Antonio Living History Association portray events leading to the Battle of the Alamo that ended on March 6, 1836.
TexasArmy.org

 

RODEO

Winnemucca Ranch Hand Rodeo
Winnemucca, NV, March 2-6: Ranch hands compete in rodeo events, plus you can see cow dog trails, horse and bull sales, and a trade show.
775-623-5071 • RanchRodeoNV.com

Cinch Timed Event Championship of the World
Guthrie OK, March 4-6: Cowboys and cowgirls compete in one of Lazy E Arena’s most prestigious Western sports events.
800-595-7433 • LazyE.com

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