July 2013 Events

july-2013_western-events_festivalsWestern roundup of events where you can experience the Old West.

• ADVENTURE

Double RAFTER CATTLE DRIVES

Ranchester, WY, June 29-July 6 & July 20-26: Go on a genuine cattle drive that offers lodging in 1800s-style canvas wall tents or tipi tents.
800-704-9268 • DoubleRafter.com

KIT CARSON WAGON TRAIN

Monte Vista, CO, July 23-27: Named after the region’s famous frontiersman, this horseback ride with covered wagons heads to a dance in Del Norte and concludes with the Ski-Hi Stampede pro-rodeo, first held in 1919.
719-850-1757 • ColoradoCowgirls.net

• ANIMAL ADOPTIONS

WILD HORSE AND BURRO ADOPTIONS

Cheyenne, WY, July 18-28: Wild horses and
burros from Western states are offered up for adoption to folks who will provide long-term care.
307-352-0256 • BLM.gov

• ART SHOWS

CALGARY STAMPEDE WESTERN ART SHOW

Calgary, AB, July 5-14: A collection of juried Western art by dozens of artists whose works were selected for display during the Calgary Stampede rodeo.
800-661-1260 • WesternShowcase.com

PRESCOTT INDIAN ART MARKET

Prescott, AZ, July 13-14: Displays of American Indian weavings, pottery, jewelry and paintings, plus cultural art and craft presentations.
928-445-3122 • Sharlot.org

• COMPETITION

CASTLE GATE ROBBERY

Price, UT, July 18-20: The SASS-affiliated Castle Gate Posse hosts this shooting championship named after Butch Cassidy’s 1897 robbery.
435-650-6544 • TheCastleGatePosse.net

• HERITAGE FESTIVALS

LARAMIE JUBILEE DAYS

Laramie, WY, July 6-14: Hometown celebration with a ranch rodeo, kid’s horse show, junior bull riding match, parade, chili cook-off and brew fest.
800-445-5303 • LaramieJubileeDays.com

BILLY THE KID DAYS

Mesilla, NM, July 12-14: Billy the Kid is celebrated with tours of the Pat Garrett and A.J. Fountain kill sites and locations relevant to the Kid’s trial.
BillyTheKidOutlawGang.com

FORT STANTON LIVE!

Fort Stanton, NM, July 12-14: Chautauqua storytellers and Indian Wars and Civil War re-enactors bring  the 1855 fort’s history to life, plus a candlelit tour of Old West history and a military ball.
575-258-5702 • FortStanton.org

JOHN C. FREMONT DAYS

Fremont, NE, July 12-14: Celebration of the American pathfinder offers a rodeo, historical tours, a parade and antique collectors show. 
402-727-9428 • JohnCFremontDays.org

MOORCROFT JUBILEE

Moorcroft, WY, July 13: Festival held not too far from Devils Tower includes street dancing, chuckwagon breakfast, parade and free barbecue.
307-756-3526 • TownOfMoorcroft.com

OREGON TRAIL DAYS

Oregon, IL, July 20-21: Oregon’s American Indian and Western heritage are celebrated with dancing, a cowboy arena and mountain man encampment.
815-238-8672  • OregonTrailDays.org

BUFFALO BILL DAYS

Golden, CO, July 24-28: A trail ride up to Lookout Mountain to visit Buffalo Bill Cody’s grave, plus a Wild West show, parade and classic car show.
303-279-3342 • BuffaloBillDays.com

150TH ANNIVERSARY OF SAM HOUSTON’s DEATH

Houston, TX, July 26-27: The first president of the Republic of Texas is remembered with a lecture by Hal Simon and a funeral re-enactment.
936-294-1832 • SamHoustonMemorialMuseum.com

ANNIE OAKLEY FESTIVAL

Greenville, OH, July 26-28: Legendary sharpshooter Annie Oakley is celebrated with family games, an art showcase and a parade.
937-548-4249 • AnnieOakleyFestival.org

DODGE CITY DAYS

Dodge City, KS, July 26-Aug. 4: Celebration includes a PRCA rodeo, boot hill bull fry, chuckwagon breakfast and Western art show.
620-227-3119 • DodgeCityDays.com

NATIONAL DAY OF THE AMERICAN COWBOY

Bandera, TX, July 27: Frontier Times Museum hosts a ranch rodeo, Western music and cowboy poetry concerts, and Old West re-enactments.
830-796-3045 • BanderaCowboyCapital.com

SHOOT-OUT ON WHISKEY ROW

Prescott, AZ, July 27-28: Southwest re-enactment competition hosted by Prescott Regulators & Their Shady Ladies, plus 1800s costume contest.
928-445-1754 • PrescottRegulators.org

• HOLIDAY EVENT

WILLIE NELSON’s FOURTH OF JULY PICNIC

Fort Worth, TX, July 4: Concert lineup includes Billy Joe Shaver, Kris Kirstofferson, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Randy Rogers Band and Jody Nix.
817-624-7117 • BillyBobsTexas.com

• MUSIC & POETRY

BIG HORN MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL

Buffalo, WY, July 12-14: Fiddle, guitar, mandolin and banjo competitions, performances by Don Edwards and more, and a Bluegrass camp.
307-684-5544 • BigHornMountainFestival.com

GRAND ENCAMPMENT COWBOY GATHERING

Encampment, WY, July 19-21: Cowboy poetry and music by Gary McMahan, Many Strings, Ken Cook, plus historic building tours.
307-326-8855 • GrandEncampmentGathering.org

ZYDECO MUSIC FESTIVAL

Fort Worth, TX, July 27: The National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum’s concert features Zydeco Stingrays and Step Rideau.
817-922-9999 • CowboysOfColor.org

• POWWOWS

NORTHERN ARAPAHO EXPERIENCE

Riverton, WY, July 1-31: Northern Arapaho’s heritage music and storytelling will be shared with the public at free performances every Tuesday.
866-657-1604 • WindRiver.org

SACRED VISIONS POWWOW

Wadsworth, NV, July 19-21: Community of elders and youth gather to promote and preserve the traditions and cultures of the northern Paiute.
775-560-1551 • PLPT.nsn.us

CHIEF JOSEPH DAYS RODEO

Joseph, OR, July 23-27: PRCA rodeo with bucking horse stampede, traditional Indian dance, parade and a friendship feast.
541-432-1015 •
ChiefJosephDays.com

JULYAMSH POWWOW

Post Falls, ID, July 26-28: The Coeur d’Alene tribe gathers at an encampment for powwow dances, horse memorial ride, art show and auction.
208-686-1800 • Julyamsh.com

• RENDEVOUS

1838 RENDEZVOUS

Riverton, WY, July 3-6: Held at 1838 campsite, this mountain man re-enactment offers seminars on frontier cooking, tomahawk throwing and more.
307-856-7306 • 1838Rendezvous.com

GREEN RIVER RENDEZVOUS

Pinedale, WY, July 11-14: Fur trade lectures and pageant honor an 1833 mountain man encampment, along with demonstrations at camp.
307-367-2242 • MeetMeOnTheGreen.com

KIT CARSON WAGON TRAIN

Monte Vista, CO, July 23-27: Named after the region’s famous frontiersman, this horseback ride with covered wagons heads to a dance in Del Norte and concludes with the Ski-Hi Stampede pro-rodeo, first held in 1919.
719-850-1757 • ColoradoCowgirls.net

• RODEOS

BUFFALO BILL CODY STAMPEDE RODEO

Cody, WY, July 1-4: Professional rodeo includes bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding, roping, steer wrestling and barrel racing.
800-207-0744 • CodyStampedeRodeo.com

PRESCOTT FRONTIER DAYS

Prescott, AZ, July 1-7: Since 1888, the “world’s oldest rodeo” features steer roping, bull riding, team roping plus a parade and more.
928-717-0094 • WorldsOldestRodeo.com

CODY NITE RODEO

Cody, WY, July 1-31: Rodeo stars entertain at the Cody Stampede Rodeo Grounds with bronc riding, bull riding, steer wrestling and more.
307-587-5155 • CodyStampedeRodeo.com

GRANGEVILLE BORDER DAYS

Grangeville, ID, July 3-5: Idaho’s oldest rodeo offers local team roping, barrel and steer riding, and a wild horse race, plus Western art show.
208-983-1372 • GrangevilleBorderDays.org

CATTLEMEN’S DAYS

Gunnison, CO, July 6-14: This PRCA rodeo offers horse and livestock shows, animal exhibits, evening carnival and cowboy poetry.
970-641-1501 • CattlemensDays.com

SHERIDAN WYO RODEO WEEK

Sheridan, WY, July 6-14: A PRCA rodeo, Indian relay races, rodeo parade, carnival and Indian powwow and dance, plus nightly performances.
307-672-9715 • SheridanWyoRodeo.com

PLATTE RIVER RODEO

Saratoga, WY, July 12-13: Amateur rodeo features barrel racing, bronc riding, team roping, bull riding and kids mutton bustin’.
307-326-8825 • SaratogaChamber.info

FORT DALLES DAYS PRO RODEO

The Dalles, OR, July 12-20: This NRPA rodeo and parade celebrates the town’s history with donkey races, dances and a street fair.
541-296-2231 • FortDallesDays.com

SNAKE RIVER STAMPEDE RODEO

Nampa, ID, July 16-20: PRCA rodeo features bull and saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, bareback bronc riding and tie-down roping.
208-466-8497 • SnakeRiverStampede.com

CHEYENNE FRONTIER DAYS

Cheyenne, WY, July 19-28: Enjoy the world’s largest outdoor rodeo, an Indian village, a chuckwagon cook-off, concerts, art and more.
800-227-6336 • CFDRodeo.com

DAYS OF ‘76 RODEO

Deadwood, SD, July 23-27: This PRCA rodeo features top-notch competitors and events based on Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West show.
605-578-1876 • DaysOf76.com

NEBRASKA’S BIG RODEO

Burwell, NE, July 24-27: This outdoor rodeo features bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding events, plus calf and team roping events.
308-346-5010 • NebraskasBigRodeo.com


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