International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race

Lander, WY, February 3: Lander is one stop on this year’s sled dog race that showcases the beautiful state of Wyoming.

307-734-1163 •


Wyoming State Winter Fair & Trade Show

Lander, WY, February 1-2: Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the fair and trade show offer a grand selection of arts and crafts by regional artists.

307-332-4011 •


73rd Gold Rush Days and Senior Pro Rodeo

Wickenburg AZ, February 12-14: This event celebrates Wickenburg’s origins as a ranching and gold mining center. Founded 73 years ago, Gold Rush Days draws tens of thousands of visitors during the three days of activities.

800-942-5242 •

Buffalo Soldier Heritage Day

San Angelo, TX, February 28: Join the Fort Concho Buffalo Soldier Living History Unit as they honor the nation’s black troops.

325-657-4440 •


Cripple Creek Ice Festival

Cripple Creek, CO, February 6-14: Watch sculptors carve ice into works of art, plus enjoy a liquor luge, ice snacks, an ice slide and ice maze.

877-858-4653 •


Jam Sessions at the Occidental Hotel

Buffalo, WY, Thursdays in February & March: Local musicians gather to perform the best bluegrass, Western and folk music in the land.

307-684-0451 •


Crane Watch Festival

Kearney, NE, March 6-April 11: More than 500,000 Sandhill cranes migrate to the Platte River Valley during their northward migration.

800-652-9435 •


Arizona Parada del Sol Historic Parade & Hashknife Pony Express 

Scottsdale, AZ, March 4-7: Don’t miss the arrival of the Hashknife Pony Express re-enactors on Friday and the historic parade through the heart of Old Town Scottsdale on Saturday.

480-990-3179 •


Battle of the Alamo Commemoration

San Antonio, TX, February 23 through March 6: The Texas Army and the San Antonio Living History Association portray events leading to the Battle of the Alamo.

210-225-1391 •

Goliad Massacre Re-Enactment

Goliad, TX, March 27-28: The occupation of Fort Defiance and the 1836 Goliad Massacre are re-created with a memorial service on the last day.

361-635-3752 •


Winnemucca Ranch Hand Rodeo 

Winnemucca, NV, March 3-7: Thirty teams compete for prizes in saddle bronc riding, steer stopping, wild mugging, trailer loading, team roping, ranch doctoring and team branding.

775-623-2220 •

Cinch Timed Event Championship

Edmond, OK, March 13-15: The best all-around timed-event hands in professional rodeo compete in five rodeo timed events.

800-595-7433 •

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
San Antonio, TX, February 6-23: The event features PRCA and ranch rodeo competitions, livestock shows and country music concerts.
210-225-5851 •


Oklahoma Horse Fair

Duncan, OK, February 7-8: Enjoy the Chisholm Trail Ranch Rodeo, the horse, mule and pony show, an equine trade show and working cow dog clinics.

405-226-0630 •

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

Fort Worth, TX, Closes February 8: Several days of livestock and horse shows, rodeos, concerts and food are offered.

817-877-2420 •

Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show

Scottsdale, AZ, February 11-21: Attendees will see some changes to this year’s show to ensure everyone is safe. The public will not be allowed onto the competition grounds. (If that changes, it will be posted on the show website.) The Shopping Expo will run separately from the competition. The public and show participants will be allowed into the expo.

480-515-1500 •


Vintage Tulsa Show

Tulsa, OK, February 19-21: Shop a wide selection of antiques from some of the region’s most prominent and professional collectors.

918-619-2875 •


Tucson Festival of Books 

Tucson, AZ, March 6-7: For the first time ever, the Tucson Festival of Books presents a free and entirely online festival for 2021. This will be a full virtual festival with live author sessions from all genres, featuring favorite sponsor venues, all offered with the quality attendees have come to expect from the Tucson Festival of Books.

520-621-0302 •


Cowgirl Up! Exhibition & Sale
Opening Weekend—CANCELED

Wickenburg, AZ

928-684-2272 •


Buffalo Bill Birthday Bash
(Next event in 2022)

Golden, CO: Observe the Wild West showman’s birthday with tours by costumed guides and birthday cake at the Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave exhibits.

303-526-0744 •

Lone Star Cowboy Poetry Gathering
(Next Gathering Feb 18-19, 2022)

Alpine, TX: Mike Blakely, Dale Burson, Allan Chapman, Rodeo Kate and others celebrate the oral and musical traditions of the American West

432-216-2167 •

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