March 2013 Events

western-events-for-march-2013Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West.

Animal Adoptions

WILD HORSE AND BURRO ADOPTIONS
Knoxville, TN, March 15-16: Wild horses and burros from Western states are offered up for adoption to folks who will provide long-term care.
866-468-7826 • BLM.gov

Art Shows

INVITATIONAL WESTERN ART SHOW AND SALE
Canyon, TX, March 2-30: Contemporary Southwestern art for sale to raise funds for the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum.
806-651-2244 • PanhandlePlains.org

ARTISTS OF THE AMERICAN WEST INVITATIONAL
Corsicana, TX, Starts March 9: The inaugural art show and sale features artworks by artists such as Steve Atkinson, Mary Ross Buckholz and T.W. Vanya (see Vanya’s Front Row Seats).
903-875-7642 • ArtistsOfTheAmericanWest.com

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC GREATEST PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE AMERICAN WEST
Cartersville, GA, Closes March 10: Features about 75 National Geographic photos that span 125 years of American West history and expansion.
770-387-1300 • BoothMuseum.org

WESTERN MASTERS ART SHOW AND SALE
Great Falls, MT, March 13-16: Nearly 150 artists and galleries showcase their Western artwork, plus a quick draw, off the wall auction and concert.
406-781-0550WesternMastersArtShow.com

MASTERS OF THE AMERICAN WEST
Los Angeles, CA, Closes March 17: Exhibits artworks by Howard Terpning (such as the above Mystery of the Underwater People), Mian Situ, Bill Anton, Z.S. Liang and 78 more artists.
323-667-2000 • TheAutry.org

COWGIRL UP!
Wickenburg, AZ, Starts March 22: Opening gala at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum kicks off the invitational Western art exhibit by women.
928-684-2272 • CowgirlUpArt.com

PROMINENT FIGURES OF THE WEST FROM THE T.B. WALKER COLLECTION OF PORTRAITS
Tulsa, OK, Closes March 31: The artwork of Henry H. Cross features portraits of American Indian leaders and U.S. generals, trappers and guides.
888-655-2278 • Gilcrease.UTulsa.edu

Auctions

WES A DAMS FIREARMS COLLECTION
Fairfield, ME, March 11-12: The third and final auction of the Wes Adams firearms collection features Winchesters, Savages and more.
207-453-7125 • JamesDJulia.com

MARCH IN MONTANA
Great Falls, MT, March 14-16: The show and auction features Western and historical art, sculptures, firearms and more collectibles.
307-635-0019 • MarchInMontana.com

THE RUSSELL
Great Falls, MT, March 14-16: Western art exhibit and auction fundraiser for the C.M. Russell Museum honors artist Charlie Russell’s birthday (March 19).
406-727-8787 • CMRussell.org

HISTORIC & COLLECTIBLE FIREARMS
Manchester, NH, March 23: Historic firearms on the auction block could include Winchesters, Colts, sporting rifles and flintlock pistols.
603-627-7383AmoskeagAuction.com

Book Festivals

TUCSON FESTIVAL OF BOOKS
Tucson, AZ, March 9-10: Old West authors and historians will be on hand for panel discussions and book signings (turn to p. 66 for more details).
TucsonFestivalOfBooks.org

Film Showing

WHISKEY AND A WESTERN
Parker, CO, March 1: Catch a screening of the Western comedy Blazing Saddles and get two whiskey drinks, dinner and popcorn.
720-488-3300 • TheWildlifeExperience.org

Heritage Festival

SOUTHEASTERN COWBOY GATHERING
Cartersville, GA, March 7-9: Take a walk around the gallery with featured artist Dave McGary and enjoy a chuckwagon cook-off, music and more.
770-387-1300 • BoothMuseum.org

KAMLOOPS COWBOY FESTIVAL
Kamloops, BC, Canada, March 7-10: BC Cowboy Heritage Society hosts art and cowboy gear trade show and workshops, music and dinner theatre.
888-763-2221 • BCCHS.com

STAR OF TEXAS FAIR AND RODEO
Austin, TX, March 8-23: In addition to the fair and rodeo, the event includes horse and livestock shows, concerts, a Wild West show and more.
512-919-3000  • RodeoAustin.com

FESTIVAL OF THE WEST
Scottsdale, AZ, March 21-24: Enjoy cowboy music and poetry, a mountain man encampment and Western silver screen stars at this Westworld event.
602-996-4387 • FestivalOfTheWest.com

ARIZONA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL & ARTISAN MARKETPLACE

Gold Canyon, AZ, Closes March 31: Old West time travelers can take in medieval arts and crafts, jousting tournaments and an outdoor circus.
520-463-2600 • RoyalFaires.com

Native American Powwow

DENVER MARCH POWWOW
Denver, CO, March 22-24: Since 1974, powwow features the grand entry, intertribal dances and contests, plus arts and crafts and storytelling.
303-934-8045 • DenverMarchPowwow.org

Re-Enactment

GOLIAD MASSACRE RE-ENACTMENT
Goliad, TX, March 23-24: Re-creates the occupation of Fort Defiance and the 1836 Goliad Massacre, with memorial service on the last day.
361-645-3752 • PresidioLaBahia.org

Rodeo

WINNEMUCCA RANCH HAND RODEO WEEKEND
Winnemucca, NV, Feb. 27-March 3: Ranch hands compete in rodeo, plus cow dog trials, horse and bull sales, peewee events and trade show.
800-962-2638 • RanchRodeoNV.com


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