Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West!
Cowboy Artists of America Sale & Exhibition
Oklahoma City, OK, October 8-10: More than 100 Western paintings, drawings and sculptures will be available for collectors to purchase.
405-478-2250 • NationalCowboyMuseum.org
Western Trappings on the Llano Celebrate the Art and Artists
Llano, TX, October 17: The Llano County Historical Museum hosts this juried show and sale displaying Western art and cowboy gear.
325-247-3026 • WesternTrappings.com
Traveling the West Show & Sale
Dallas, TX, October 23-24: More than 175 of the nation’s top Western artists use their work to tell the stories of the American frontier.
704-496-9393 • TravelingTheWestShow.com
Buffalo Hunter: The Historic Collection of Gary and Betty Robertson
Dallas, TX, October 25: Bid on a collection that brings the bygone occupation of buffalo hunting on the American Plains to life, featuring original frontier tools and Sharps and Henry rifles.
877-437-4824 • HA.com
Lone Pine Film Festival
Lone Pine, CA, October 9-11: Held since 1989, this Western film festival features movie site tours, Western movie screenings and celebrity guests.
760-876-9103 • LonePineFilmFestival.org
James-Younger Gang National Conference
Kearney, MO, October 1-3: Historians team up with the James-Younger Gang for tours of the James Farm Museum and Jesse and Zee’s graves.
479-783-2100 • NationalJamesYoungerGang.org
Fall Traders Encampment
Bartlesville, OK, 2-3: An 1820s-40s mountain man camp features fur trade demonstrations and period wares.
888-966-5276 • Woolaroc.org
Trailing of the Sheep Festival
Hailey, ID, October 7-11: Celebrates the colorful history of sheep ranchers and herders with a sheep parade, lamb feast and Western music.
208-720-0585 • TrailingOfTheSheep.org
Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium
Ruidoso Downs, NM, October 9-11: The “World Championship Chuckwagon Competition” also features a Western Expo, cowboy storytellers and Western swing dancing.
575-378-4431 • CowboySymposium.org
Feather River Canyon Inside Gateway & Shasta Explorer
Portola, CA, October 10-12: Embark on a three-day tour, by private rail car, over the former Western Pacific Feather River Canyon and Highline, Great Northern’s Inside Gateway and Southern Pacific’s Shasta Route.
800-359-4870 • TrainTrips.biz
Tombstone, AZ, October 16-18: Tombstone’s oldest festival venerates the 1880s lifestyle with gunfight re-enactments, music, dancing and a parade.
520-266-5266 • TombstoneHelldoradoDays.com
Llano River Chuckwagon Cook-off
Llano, TX, October 16-18: Head to the banks of the Llano River for a traditional chuckwagon cook-off, plus a heritage festival, music and cowboy church.
325-247-5354 • LlanoChuckwagonCookOff.com
Old West Festival
Williamsburg, OH, Closes October 18: Step back into 1878 with historically accurate re-enactments, cowboy music and a pioneer village.
513-304-0444 • OldWestFestival.com
Wild Western Festival
Glendale, AZ, October 23-25: Voted “Best Wild West Show” three years in a row by True West Magazine, this festival features stunt shows, Hollywood celebrities, Wild West performers and live music.
623-521-3856 • WildWesternFestival.com
MUSIC & POETRY
Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Durango, CO, October 1-4: Mingle with cowboy poets on a train trip and trail ride, plus hear headline singer-songwriter Dave Stamey.
970-749-2995 • DurangoCowboyGathering.org
Rex Allen Days
Willcox, AZ, October 1-4: Held since 1951, the singing cowboy’s hometown rodeo also boasts a parade, tractor pulls, a carnival and music.
520-384-4410 • RexAllenDays.org
Folk Music Festival
Prescott, AZ, October 3-4: Sharlot Hall hosts Arizona’s oldest folk music festival with four stages and jam sessions throughout the grounds.
928-445-3122 • Sharlot.org
Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering & Western Swing Festival
Fort Worth, TX, October 23-25: Enjoy Western swing and cowboy poetry, a chuckwagon cook-off and a rodeo at the historic Fort Worth Stockyards.
817-444-5502 • RedSteagallCowboyGathering.com
Heber Valley Western Music & Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Midway, UT, Oct. 28-Nov. 1: Western musicians and poets share their stories at this cowboy culture gala that also features a traders camp.
435-654-366 • HeberValleyCowboyPoetry.com
Dalton Defender Days
Coffeyville, KS, October 1-4: Re-enacts the 1892 bank robbery that ended with the deaths of four member of the outlaw Dalton Gang.
800-626-3357 • CoffeyvilleChamber.org
Historic Cemetery Tour
Douglas, WY, October 4: Re-enactors bring to life Douglas’s earliest residents and colorful characters as they walk through the town’s 1886 cemetery.
307-334-2929 • ConverseCountyTourism.com
Walk Through History
El Paso, TX, October 17: Walk through an 1872 cemetery and learn the history of some of the 60,000 permanent residents told by re-enactors.
915-842-8200 • ConcordiaCemetery.org
Industry Hills Pro Rodeo
City of Industry, CA, October 10-11: Charity rodeo includes steer wrestling and bull riding, rodeo dance and a cowgirl drill team act.
626-961-6892 • IndustryHillsProRodeo.org
Texas Gun Collectors Show
Fort Worth, TX, October 16-18: Showcases historical and modern firearms, and edged weapons at the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.
210-323-9159 • TGCA.org