October 2013 Events

Red-steagall_Lincoln-County-cowboy_dr-buck-wild-wesA Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West.

ART & ANTIQUES SHOWS

Antiques show at the Millicent Rogers

Taos, NM, October 11-13: Collectors and dealers offer lectures and appraisals at this showcase of antique dealers from across the country.
575-758-2462 • MillicentRogers.org

Western Trappings on the Llano

Llano, TX, Opens October 18: The Llano County Historical Museum hosts this 77-day juried show and sale displaying Western art and cowboy gear.
325-247-3026 • LlanoMuseum.org

 

AUCTION

James D. Julia Firearms Auction

Fairfield, NE, October 14-15: Collectibles up for bid include antique Smith & Wessons, Colt percussion arms, derringers and Civil War items.
207-453-7125 • JamesDJulia.com

 

FILM FESTIVAL

Lone Pine Film Festival

Line Pine, CA, October 11-13: This Western film festival features movie site tours, movie screenings, celebrity guests and star panels.
760-876-9909 • LonePineFilmFestival.org

 

HAUNTED HISTORY

Historic ghost walk

Glenwood Springs, CO, Opens Oct. 11-12: Hear about Doc Holliday, Kid Curry and other Old West denizens at the city’s pioneer cemetery.
970-945-4448 • GlenwoodHistory.com

All Hollows Evenings

Grand Island, NE, October 18-19: The spooks who haunt the 1893 Railroad Town promise to give the kids treats and a fun fright in the haunted field
308-385-5316 • StuhrMuseum.org

Walk Through History

El Paso, TX, October 19: Performers share the history of some of the 60,000 buried pioneers during a walk through Concordia Cemetery.
915-591-2326 • ConcordiaCemetery.org

Howling Homestead

Beatrice, NE, October 26: Hear folk stories and music on a family-friendly night hike at the nation’s monument to the 1862 Homestead Act.
402-223-3514 • NPS.gov/home

 

HERITAGE FESTIVALS

Rex Allen Days

Willcox, AZ, October 2-6: Celebrate the life of cowboy singer Rex Allen through his favorite pastimes: professional rodeo and concerts.

520-384-4626 • RexAllenDays.org

Llano River Chuckwagon Cook-off

Llano, TX, October 18-20: This chuckwagon cook-off along the Llano River features authentically-clad teams using frontier cooking methods.

325-247-5354 • LlanoChuckwagonCookOff.com

Helldorado Days

Tombstone, AZ, October 18-20: Since 1929, Tombstone’s oldest festival venerates the 1880s lifestyle with gunfight re-enactments and parade.
520-266-5266 • TombstoneHelldoradoDays.com

Southeastern Cowboy Fest & Symposium

Cartersville, GA, October 24-27: Draws in crowds with Western art history lectures, pioneer demonstrations and historical re-enactments.
770-387-1300 • BoothMuseum.org

 

Cedar Livestock & Heritage Festival

Cedar City, UT, October 25-27: Celebrates Mormon pioneers and cattle and sheep ranching with dutch oven competition and sheep parade.
435-586-8132 • CedarLivestockFest.com

 

MUSIC & POETRY FESTS

Sharlot Hall’s Folk Music Festival

Prescott, AZ, October 5-6: Sharlot Hall Museum hosts Arizona’s oldest folk music festival, with impromptu jam sessions throughout the grounds.
928-445-3122 • Sharlot.org

Nebraska Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Valentine, NE, October 10-13:  Storytellers include Glenn Ohrlin, Daron Little, Paul Larson, Trinity Seely and R.P. Smith.
800-658-4024 • NebraskaCowboyPoetryGathering.com

Gila Valley Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Safford, AZ, October 26-27: Gila Valley’s cowboy poets preserve their local heritage, customs
and culture through songs and stories.

888-837-1841 • GilaValleyCowboyPoetsInc.org

Heber Valley Western Music & Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Herber City, UT, Oct. 31-Nov. 3: Storytellers include Waddie Mitchell, Dave Stamey, Lynn Anderson, Brenn Hill and Baxter Black.
435-654-3666 • HeberValleyCowboyPoetry.com

 

POWWOW

Black Hills Powwow

Rapid City, SD, October 11-13: Powwow hosts 1,200 Great Plains dancers and drum groups, plus offers hand games and a fine arts expo.
605-341-0925 • BlackHillsPowwow.com

 

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