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. 

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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.

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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.

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Brew Fest

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

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Historic Lecompton Territorial Days

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

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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.

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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 •

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 •

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 •

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.

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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 •

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. 

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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 •

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 •



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 •

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 •

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 •

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 •

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 •

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 •



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 • View Western events on our website.

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