Western Roundup: February/March 2022

Courtesy Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce

 

73rd Gold Rush Days and Senior Pro Rodeo

Wickenburg, AZ, February 11-13: Wickenburg’s mining and ranching origins are celebrated with a pro rodeo, parade, carnival and concerts.

800-942-5242 • WickenburgChamber.com

ANTIQUE SHOW

Vintage Tulsa Show

Tulsa, OK, February 18-20: Shop a wide selection of antiques from some of the region’s most prominent and professional collectors.

918-619-2875 • HeritageEventCompany.com

ART SHOWS

Wings Over the Platte River

Grand Island, NE, February 11-April 3: See the region’s largest art exhibit dedicated to life on the Platte River.

308-385-5316 • StuhrMuseum.org

Wigwam Festival of Fine Art

Litchfield Park, AZ, February 18-20: The annual festival features Western, Southwestern and American Indian fine art.  

623-935-9040 • Litchfield-Park.org

Western Spirit Art Show and Sale

Cheyenne, WY, March 5-April 16: This juried art show showcases professional artists from around the United States.

307-778-7290 • OldWestMuseum.org

Cowgirl Up! Exhibition & Sale Opening Weekend

Wickenburg, AZ, March 25-27: An opening gala at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum kicks off the invitational exhibition of Western art by women.

928-684-2272 • WesternMuseum.org

 

COWBOY ACTION SHOOTING

End of Trail

Phoenix, AZ, February 28-March 6: The World Championship of Cowboy Action Shooting, End of Trail, moves to its new home in 2022—the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix, Arizona. The Arizona Territorial Company of Rough Riders will host the SASS World Championship.

602-397-3434 • EndOfTrail.org

 

HERITAGE FESTIVALS

Arizona Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace  

Gold Canyon, AZ, February 5-April 3:

Old West time travelers take in Medieval arts & crafts, jousting tournaments and an outdoor circus.

520-463-2600 • RenFestInfo.com

Battle of the Alamo Commemoration

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

210-225-1391 • TheAlamo.org

Buffalo Soldier Heritage Day

San Angelo, TX, February 27: Join the Fort Concho Buffalo Soldier Living History Unit as they honor the nation’s black troops.

325-657-4440 • FortConcho.com

Buffalo Bill Birthday Bash

Golden, CO, March 1: 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 • BuffaloBill.org

Goliad Massacre Re-Enactment

Goliad, TX, March 26-27: The occupation of Fort Defiance and the 1836 Goliad Massacre are re-created, with a memorial service on the last day.

361-635-3752 • PresidioLaBahia.org

Crane Watch Festival

Kearney, NE, March 20-26: More than 500,000 Sandhill cranes migrate to the Platte River Valley during their northward migration.

800-652-9435 • VisitKearney.org

 

MUSIC

Jam Sessions at the Occidental Hotel

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

307-684-0451 • OccidentalWyoming.com

 

POETRY GATHERINGS

Lone Star Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Alpine, TX, February 18-19: Don Cadden, Dave Stamey, Jill Jones and the Jingle Bobs and others celebrate the oral and musical traditions of the American West.

432-216-2167 • LoneStarCowboyPoetry.com

 

PARADES

Arizona Parada del Sol Historic Parade & Hashknife Pony Express  

Scottsdale, AZ, February 5-6: Don’t miss the arrival of the Hashknife Pony Express re-enactors on Friday and the historic parade through the heart of Old Scottsdale on Saturday. 

480-990-3179 • ScottsdaleParade.com

 

STOCK SHOWS & RODEOS

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

Fort Worth, TX, January 14-February 5: Numerous days of livestock and horse shows, rodeos, concerts and food are scheduled.

817-877-2420 • FWSSR.com

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

San Antonio, TX, February 10-27: The event features PRCA and ranch rodeo competitions, livestock shows and Country music concerts.

210-225-5851 • SARodeo.com

Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show

Scottsdale, AZ, February 17-27: About 2,000 horses compete for more than $1 million at this internationally famous horse show that also features equine seminars, vendors and fun for all.

480-515-1500 • ScottsdaleShow.com

Winnemucca Ranch Hand Rodeo  

Winnemucca, NV, March 2-6: This annual event features ranch hands competing in rodeo events, plus cow dog trials, horse and bull sales, and a trade show.

775-623-2220 • RanchRodeoNV.com

PBR Global Cup USA

Arlington, TX, March 5: The top 10 rodeo athletes in the world compete in seven events at the world’s richest one-day rodeo.

817-892-4000 • ATTStadium.com

Cinch Timed Event Championship

Guthrie, OK, March 10-12: The best all-around timed-event hands in professional rodeo compete at the Lazy E Arena in five rodeo timed events.

800-595-7433 • LazyETec.com 

 

TRADE SHOWS

Tucson Festival of Books 

Tucson, AZ, March 12-13: Join authors from many different genres who come together at this major annual U.S. book festival at the University of Arizona for Old West panel discussions, book signings and visiting hundreds of book venders. 

520-621-0302 • TucsonFestivalOfBooks.org

 

WINTER FESTIVALS

Cripple Creek Ice Festival

Cripple Creek, CO, February 5-13: Watch sculptors carve ice into works of art, plus enjoy a liquor luge, ice snacks, an ice slide and ice maze.

877-858-4653 • VisitCrippleCreek.com

 

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