Western Roundup: October 2020

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Wild West Songwriters Festival: Deadwood, SD, October 8-10: Twenty of the top songwriters and artists come to Deadwood to share their music and their stories. The Wild West Songwriters Festival features free informal performances (called writer’s rounds) during the day at various locations in Deadwood. In the evening, attend ticketed concerts.
605-578-1876 • Deadwood.com

ART SHOWS

Traditional Cowboy Arts Exhibition & Sale

Oklahoma City, OK, October 2: This event is dedicated to preserving and promoting the skills of saddle making, bit and spur making, silversmithing, rawhide braiding and the role of these traditional crafts in cowboy culture.

405-478-2250 • NationalCowboyMuseum.org

FALL FESTIVAL

Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch

Bandera, TX, October 9-11: Activities will include a hay ride, hay jump, scarecrow dressing, visiting farm animals and pumpkin painting.

830-796-4413 • BanderaCowboyCapital.com

HERITAGE FESTIVALS

Dalton Defender Days & Cowboy Trade Days

Coffeyville, KS, October 2-3: Dalton Defenders Days celebrates that fateful day of October 5, 1892, when the Dalton Gang was defeated in Coffeyville. Cowboy Trade Days has been added to the schedule this year, with booths selling Indian, cowboy and Old West artifacts, crafts and more.

800-626-3357 • Coffeyville.com

Rendezvous in Poway

Poway, CA, October 3-4: The City of Poway, along with the living history groups Shadow River Regulators and the Apache Canyon Gang, present the annual Rendezvous in Poway. History comes to life as attendees walk back in time to the 1820 through 1890s. Experience history firsthand during this one-of-a-kind event. Interact with period correct historical encampments and meet mountain men, cowboys, pioneers and more. Experience Western re-enactments and mock train robberies. Pan for gold along the banks of Rattlesnake Creek and ride the train for nominal fees. Shop at the Boardwalk Craft Market for beautiful handmade crafted items. And visit the Nelson House and the Heritage Museum.

858-668-4576 • Poway.org

Helldorado Days

Tombstone, AZ, October 16-18: So much has changed in the world, and yet the citizens of Tombstone will throw open their town as they have for 88 years, to welcome people who love the history and magic of Tombstone and want to be a part of this annual event offering fun for the entire family.

520-266-5266 • TombstoneHelldoradoDays.com

Kerr County Fair

Kerrville, TX, October 23-25: Head to this 1857 Texas Hill Country town for a prospect show, cook-off, bull rides, downtown parade and dances.

830-257-6833 • KerrCountyFair.com

HISTORIC RAILROAD

Fall Foliage Train

Baker City, OR, October 11: Photography and history fans take a ride on a vintage steam locomotive to capture the fall scenery.

541-894-2268 • SumpterValleyRailroad.org

Georgetown Loop Railroad Oktoberfest

Georgetown, CO, October 16-18: Chug away on a scenic train trip that offers microbrew beer tasting for adults and root beer for kids.

888-456-6777 • GeorgetownLoopRR.com

MUSIC

42nd Annual Folk Music Festival

Prescott, AZ, October 3-4: Enjoy the music of more than 200 musicians from throughout the Southwest, with 90-plus performances at four venues on the Sharlot Hall museum campus. Bring your own instruments and jam with the artists at this longest-running folk music event in the state.

928-830-8236 • Prescott-AZ.gov

Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering & Western Swing Festival: CANCELED

Fort Worth, TX, October 23-25: Enjoy Western Swing music, cowboy poetry, a chuckwagon cook-off and a rodeo—all at Fort Worth Stockyards.

817-444-5502 • RedSteagallCowboyGathering.com

 

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Walk Through History: El Paso, TX, October 20: Walk through the 1872 cemetery to learn the history of John Wesley Hardin, the Buffalo Soldiers and other permanent residents.
915-842-8200 • ConcordiaCemetery.org


OCTOBER 2020 EVENTS POSTPONED TO 2021:

Lone Pine Film Fest, Lone Pine, CA

Trailing of the Sheep Festival, Sun Valley, ID

Industry Hills Pro Rodeo, Industry Hills, CA

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta,
Albuquerque, NM

Black Hills Powwow, Rapid City, SD

All American Cowboy Festival, formerly Lincoln County Symposium, Ruidoso Downs, NM

Oktoberfest Pendleton, Pendleton, OR

Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Durango, CO

Western Trappings on the Llano, Llano, TX

Texas Gun Collectors Association Show, Denton, TX

Fall for History, Wallace, ID

 

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