Hold Your Horses Invitational Exhibition & Sale
Prescott, AZ, August 7-September 26: Horse lovers, art enthusiasts, and Western art collectors will all be enthralled with this annual exhibition and sale at the Phippen Art Museum.
928-778-1385 • PhippenArtMuseum.org
America’s Horse in Art
Amarillo, TX, August 14-October 16: This sale of horses depicted in pencil, paintings and sculptures raises money to benefit the American Quarter Horse Foundation.
806-376-5181 • AQHA.com
Laramie Jubilee Days
Laramie, WY, July 3-11: Wyoming’s hometown honors the Western lifestyle with a kid’s horse show, PRCA rodeo, parade and carnival.
800-445-5303 • VisitLaramie.org
Oregon Trail Days
Gering, NE, July 8-11: A kickoff barbecue, old-fashioned parades and live music are just some of the highlights of the annual weekend celebration of the pioneers who settled western Nebraska.
308-632-2133 • OregonTrailDays.com
Green River Rendezvous
Pinedale, WY, July 8-11: This 1833 mountain man encampment honors rendezvous culture with fur trade lectures and a pageant.
307-367-4136 • VisitPinedale.org
National Day of the American Cowboy
Bandera, TX, July 24-25: Honor cowboys at this dinner and concert under the stars, on the Frontier Times Museum grounds.
830-796-3864 • BanderaCowboyCapital.com
The Last Escape of Billy the Kid Pageant & Old Lincoln Days
Lincoln, NM, August 6-8: This annual folk pageant with re-enactors portraying Billy the Kid’s last escape and the notorious Lincoln County War is a regional favorite with food vendors, live music, food, arts, crafts and a parade.
575-653-4025 • Facebook.com/LincolnHistoricSite
Chama, NM, August 12-15: Chama Days is a
three-day event that includes a double elimination softball tournament, two-day
rodeo, parade and dances.
800-477-0149 • NewMexico.org
Western Legends Heritage & Music Festival
Kanab, UT, August 27-28: Western Legends is a two-day festival in “Little Hollywood” that includes a rodeo, parade, country band contest, Wild West show, a four-day wagon train trek and special events with over a dozen Hollywood Western celebrities in attendance.
435-644-4374 • WesternLegendsRoundup.com
Viva Big Bend Music Festival
Alpine, Marfa, Fort Davis and Marathon, TX, July 29-August 1: More than 50 bands in 10 venues perform Texas music in desert mountain landscapes or against peculiarities such as the Marfa lights.
432-729-4772 (Marfa County Tourism) • VivaBigBend.com
Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering
Prescott, AZ: August 12-14: For nearly 33 years the Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering has celebrated the traditions and history of cowboy poetry and music in Prescott, Arizona.
928-713-6323 • AZCowboyPoets.org
John Wesley Hardin Secret Society
El Paso, TX, August 15: John Wesley Hardin’s death in 1895 is re-enacted at historic Concordia Cemetery, where the gunfighter is buried.
915-842-8200 • ConcordiaCemetery.org
Prescott Frontier Days: World’s Oldest Rodeo
Prescott, AZ, June 28-July 4: Prescott Frontier Days presents the 134th annual World’s Oldest Rodeo at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds. Since 1888, this traditional event has occurred annually over the 4th of July weekend with eight breathtaking performances.
866-407-6336 • WorldsOldestRodeo.com
National Little Britches Rodeo
Guthrie, OK, July 5-11: Cheer on youth rodeo contestants as they compete to win the roughly $300,000 in awards and college scholarships.
719-389-0333 • NLBRA.com
Silver State Stampede
Elko, NV; July 9-11: The Silver State Stampede is the oldest rodeo in Nevada. Today’s Stampede has grown into a multifaceted event, showcasing the best of rodeo and ranch cowboys alike.
800-248-3556 • SilverStateStampede.com
Sheridan Wyoming Rodeo
Sheridan, WY, July 14-17: Western-style family fun runs take place throughout rodeo week, which features the Boot Kick-off, downtown pancake breakfast, high-speed bed races, Sneakers & Spurs 5K, Main Street Parade, powwow, carnival, street dances and more.
307-675-9963 • SheridanWYORodeo.com
The Days of ‘76
Deadwood, SD, July 26–31: The Days of ’76 includes parades on Deadwood’s Historic Main Street and has been a staple event each summer for 99 years.
605-578-1657 • DaysOf76.com
Chief Joseph Days Rodeo
Joseph, OR, July 27-August 1: This PRCA rodeo offers traditional American Indian dances, a bucking horse stampede and a friendship feast.
541-432-1015 • ChiefJosephDays.com
STOCK SHOWS & RODEOS
Gunnison, CO, July 15-17: This PRCA rodeo offers horse and livestock shows, a carnival and live cowboy music and poetry.
970-596-0149 • CattlemensDays.com
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