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12th Annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art
Grand Canyon, AZ, September 12, 2020-January 18, 2021: Celebration of Art, a wonderful tradition at Grand Canyon National Park, provides a vibrant experience for visitors, a venue for artists inspired by the canyon and a successful fundraiser to benefit a dedicated art venue at the South Rim.
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– Courtesy Grand Canyon Conservancy –


Museum of Western Art’s Annual Round-Up Art Exhibition & Sale

Kerrville, TX, September 25-October 30: This invitational exhibition features over 100 works by leading artists in the Western genre, celebrating them through seminars, a banquet, awards and a reception.

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Mountain Man Rendezvous

Fort Bridger State Historic Site, WY, September 4-7: Celebrate the Fur Trade Rendezvous era with archery, American Indian dances and mountain men competitions, including cooking, shoots, knife and hawk throws.

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Ogallala Indian Summer Rendezvous

Ogallala, NE, September 17-19: The event honors the colorful heritage of the South Platte River valley with live entertainment, dances, food and crafts.

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Elko County Fair 100th Anniversary

August 28-September 7: Elko, NV: The fair has been mixing families and fun for 99 years with entertainment and events for everyone in the family—crafts and critters, the carnival and fair food, horse racing, live music, the stockhorse show and more. New this year is the Country Showdown, America’s oldest and biggest talent search for hot new country musicians.

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Showdown in Tombstone
Tombstone, AZ, September 5-6: The seventh annual Labor Day weekend event offers fun for the whole family, including continuous entertainment on both days, re-enactors, a costume competition, raffle and much more.
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– Courtesy Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress –

Tri-County Fair & Stampede

Winnemucca, NV, September 3-6: Winnemucca’s wildest weekend has something for everyone. The 99th Annual Rodeo promises a lot more than eight seconds of excitement. This year, the Bulls and Broncs Rodeo will feature more money, more cowboys and more action than before. Don’t miss the Western Art Roundup featuring artists, poets, crafts people and inductees into the Buckaroo Hall of Fame, as well as demonstrations and buckaroo poetry readings.

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Celebrate Bandera

Bandera, TX, September 5-6: Bandera comes alive with music, gunfights, an intertribal powwow, a Wild West show and a mutton-busting rodeo.

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Defeat of Jesse James Days: CANCELED FOR 2020

Northfield, MN, September 9-13: Celebrate the town heroes who stopped the Jesse James Gang during their famous 1876 bank raid. The Northfield Historical Society’s Museum remains open, but the annual event has been canceled due to COVID-19.

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Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials

Meeker, CO, September 9-13: Held since 1987, this sheepdog competition refines the skills required of a dog and rancher to manage a sheep ranch.

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Harvest Fair

Grand Island, NE, September 12-13: Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer celebrates the season of harvest with pumpkin activities, fall baking, games and more.

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Happy Canyon Indian Pageant & Wild West Show: CANCELED FOR 2020

Pendleton, OR, September 16-19: The outdoor “Pageant of the West” show honors American Indian heritage and the settling of the West.

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Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch Rodeo

Amarillo, TX, September 5 (Virtual): The rodeo features the talents of the boys and girls of Cal Farley’s.

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Stockyards Championship Rodeo

Fort Worth, TX, September 4-5 & 11-12: Cheer on rodeo cowboys at the world’s first indoor rodeo, which debuted at the Cowtown Coliseum in 1908.

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West Texas Fair & Rodeo

Abilene, TX, September 10-19: West Texas cowboys and cowgirls head to this PRCA rodeo that also features a tractor pull and a carnival.

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Pendleton Round-Up: CANCELED FOR 2020

Pendleton, OR, September 16-19: The PRCA rodeo includes cowboy concerts, Indian relay races, the Happy Canyon festival and a rodeo parade.

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Hells Canyon Mule Days

Enterprise, OR, September 11-13: This mule show and sale features an Old World Oxen living history camp, plus cowboy music, poetry and art.

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Texas Gun & Knife Show

Kerrville, TX, September 12-13: New and used guns, knives, gold and silver coins, jewelry, camping gear and military supplies are displayed all under one roof.

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National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration
Lubbock, TX, September 11-13: Celebrate cowboy culture at one of the West’s biggest chuck wagon cook-offs, plus enjoy cowboy music and poetry.
806-798-7825 • – Courtesy Lubbock CVB –


Western Writers of America Annual Convention

Rapid City, SD, September 4-7: The annual international conference of authors, historians, editors, agents and publishers, rescheduled from June, includes the annual Spur Awards, keynote address, a tour of local historic sites and museums.

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