Western Roundup: July/August 2021

Brokenhorse by Robert Martinez, Courtesy The Brinton Museum The Art of Robert Martinez
Big Horn, WY, July 10-September 5: Award-winning Northern Arapaho artist and 2019 Governor’s Arts Award recipient Robert Martinez from Riverton, Wyoming, is featured in a one-person show of his contemporary drawings and paintings.
307-672-3173 • TheBrintonMuseum.org

ART SHOWS

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

 

HERITAGE FESTIVALS

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 Days

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

 

MUSIC

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

 

POETRY GATHERINGS

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

 

RE-ENACTMENTS

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

 

RODEOS

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

Cattlemen’s Days

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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