Western Roundup: June 2021

This photo of Billy the Kid sold at Brian Lebel’s Old West Show & Auction in 2011 for $2.3 million.
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Brian Lebel’s Old West Show & Auction 

June 25-27, 2021, Santa Fe, NM: A weekend dealer show and sale, along with an exciting, live/online Saturday night auction, the event showcases the best authentic cowboy, Indian and Western art, antiques and artifacts available for sale. 

480-779-9378 • OldWestEvents.com

 

ART SHOWS

American Plains Artists Special Show

San Angelo, TX, June 24-August 1: An 1867 fort along the Concho River showcases nearly 100 Western paintings and a dozen sculptures.

325-481-2646 • FortConcho.com

 

ENCAMPMENTS

Cowgirl Roundup

Loveland, CO, June 13-18: Discover your inner cowgirl at Sylvan Dale’s Cowgirl Roundup. Come alone or with a friend. Making friendships with other “cowgirls” and bonding with your Sylvan Dale horse makes this adventure a top-of-the-bucket list experience.

970-667-3915 • SylvanDale.com

FOOD & DRINK

Brew Fest

The Dalles, OR, June 19: Choose from more than 50 beers from 25+ breweries from Oregon and beyond in a taproom experience.

541.296.2231 • BeerFestTheDalles.com

 

HERITAGE FESTIVALS

Historic Lecompton Territorial Days

Lecompton, KS, June 2021: Kansas’s former Territorial capital celebrates with weekend activities for the entire family.

785-887-6285 • LecomptonTerritorialDays.com

Billy The Kid Festival

San Elizario, TX, June 5-6: Outlaw Billy the Kid’s rowdy 1876 visit to San Elizario to break a pal out of jail hits the stage in a live drama.

915-851-0093 • SanElizarioHistoricDistrict.org

Prairiesta

Russell, KS, June 10-13: Prairiesta is a celebration of Russell County’s history, heritage and culture. This celebration has been held every ten years, since 1941. In 2021, Prairiesta will be celebrating Russell County’s 150th anniversary and the state of Kansas’s 160th anniversary.

785-483-4000 • Prairiesta2021.com

Gold Rush Days

Sidney, NE, June 11-13: Experience the Black Hills gold rush of 1876 through skits, re-enactments and cowboy lore about the town’s freighting days.

866-545-4030 • SidneyGoldRush.com

Nebraskaland Days

North Platte, NE, June 16-26: Nebraska pays tribute to Buffalo Bill Cody’s 1882 “Old Glory Blowout” with a rodeo, parades and concerts.

308-532-7939 • NebraskalandDays.com

Jim Bowie Days

Bowie, TX, June 27-29: Texas Revolution hero and frontiersman Jim Bowie is honored with a rodeo, parades and an art and Indian artifact show.

940-366-1887 • JimBowieDays.org

 

MUSIC 

Texas! Outdoor Musical Drama

Palo Duro Canyon, TX, Through August 14: This outdoor musical re-creates the stories of Texas Panhandle settlers.

806-655-2181 • Texas-Show.com

Lone Pine Film History Museum Concert in the Rocks

Lone Pine, CA, June 5: Every June, the magnificent Lone Ranger Canyon in the Alabama Hills is transformed into an under-the-stars venue for hosting the annual Lone Pine Concert in the Rocks. 

760-876-9909 • MuseumOfWesternFilmHistory.org

POWWOWS

Red Earth Festival

Oklahoma City, OK, June 12-13: Experience the traditions of American Indian arts and cultures through dance, an art market and powwow.

405-427-5228 • RedEarth.org

The Eagle Spirit Dancers

Lander, WY, Every Wednesday, beginning June 23 to August 11: Experience American Indian culture through dance and drumming with nightly performances on the museum lawn.

307-332-3892 • MuseumoftheAmericanWest.com

 

RODEOS

Sisters Rodeo

Sisters, OR, June 9-13: Rodeo stars head to Sisters to show off their goods in this self-proclaimed “Biggest Little Show in the World!”

800-827-7522 • SistersRodeo.com

Reno Rodeo

Reno, NV, June 17-26: The “Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West,” the Reno Rodeo is celebrating 100 years of Wild West family fun.

778-329-3877 • RenoRodeo.com

Stonewall Peach JAMboree and Rodeo

Stonewall, TX, June 17-19: A celebration of the annual peach crop includes peach judging, crowning of The Peach Queen, and more.

830-644-2735 • StonewallTexas.com

West of the Pecos Rodeo

Pecos, TX, June 20-26: Gather in Pecos for this historic PRCA rodeo, a top 40 prize money rodeo that originated in 1883.

432-445-2406 • PecosRodeo.com

Greeley Stampede

Greeley, CO, June 25-July 4: Get bull riding and steer wrestling rodeo action, plus take in Western art and an Independence Day parade.

970-356-7787 • GreeleyStampede.org

Crooked River Roundup

Prineville, OR, June 24-26: This PRCA rodeo includes steer wrestling, roping, bronc riding, barrel racing, bull riding and more.

541-447-4479 • CrookedRiverRoundup.com

 

WRITERS CONFERENCES

Western Writers of America Convention

Loveland, CO, June 16-19: Members, agents, publishers, editors and anyone interested in Western history and writing come together to talk shop, learn and make connections at the annual WWA Convention.

307-329-8942 • WesternWriters.org

 

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