Western Events for August 2017

Western Events Roundup August 2017 True West
Val Kilmer will make an appearance at Doc Holli-Days in August 2017.

Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West!

ADVENTURE

Heber Valley Fly Fishing Festival

Midway, UT, August 8-11: Experts and novices can cast their lines to lure in their catches at this festival offering vendors and free classes.

208-220-1827 • GoHeberValley.com

ART SHOWS

American Plains Artists Juried Exhibition & Sale

Las Cruces, NM, Opens August 3: View American Plains artworks sharing the region’s landscapes, wildlife, people and way of life.

575-522-4100 • NMFarmAndRanchMuseum.org

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Santa Fe Indian Market.

Santa Fe Indian Market

Santa Fe, NM, August 19-20: Jewelry and other American Indian arts and wares are on the market at the largest and most prestigious juried Native arts show in the world.

505-983-5220 • SWAIA.org

Hold Your Horses Exhibition & Sale

Prescott, AZ, Aug. 5-Sept. 24: Check out the loyal and hardworking companion to
man in this annual tribute to the horse.

928-778-1385 • PhippenArtMuseum.org

Hide & Horn on the Chisholm Trail

Fort Worth, TX, Closes August 27: Showcases collectors’ items that honor one of the greatest migration of livestock, in the post-Civil War era.

817-332-6554 • SidRichardsonMuseum.org

FILM FESTIVAL

Doc Holli-Days with Val Kilmer

Tombstone, AZ, August 11-13: Festival celebrating the gunfighting dentist will include a visit from actor Val Kilmer, famous for his portrayal of John “Doc” Holliday in 1993’s Tombstone.

520-457-9317 • TombstoneChamber.com

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Western Legends Round Up.

Western Legends Round Up

Kanab, UT, August 21-26: Paying tribute to Kanab’s Hollywood Westerns, this festival offers tours, cowboy music and poetry concerts and celebrity appearances.

435-644-3444 • WesternLegendsRoundUp.com

PBS Nova Screening of the First Air War 

Canyon, TX, August 10: Reflect on 19th century’s innovations in flight as you watch this film sharing secrets about WWI’s deadly flying machines.

806-651-2244 • Panhandle-Plains.org

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Hollywood Southwest: New Mexico in Film and Television.

Hollywood Southwest: New Mexico in Film and Television

Albuquerque, NM, thru August 27: Explores three critical elements of New Mexico’s film history: the state as a location, as a topic either historical or contemporary, and the people as subjects.

505-243-7255 • AlbuquerqueMuseum.org

HERITAGE FESTIVALS

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Buffalo Bill Centennial Symposium.

Buffalo Bill Centennial Symposium

Cody, WY, August 2: Celebrates the historical center’s 100 years of  nurturing “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s dream and sharing the West he loved. Discussion includes a look at him in popular culture, such as Paul Newman’s portrayal of Cody’s “Scalp for Custer” in a 1976 Western.

307-578-4032 • CenterOfTheWest.org

Dodge City Days

Dodge City, KS, Closes August 6: This cowboy celebration offers history re-enactments, a PRCA rodeo, a cattle drive and Western art.

620-227-3119 • DodgeCityDays.com

Pro-Rodeo Hall of Fame & Museum Induction Weekend

Colorado Springs, CO, August 3-5: Honors professional rodeo cowboys and cowgirls, plus features the 30th Annual Gold Tournament.

719-528-4732 • ProRodeoHallOfFame.com

Umatilla County Fair

Umatilla, OR, August 8-12: Fair unites citizens of this Columbia River town that was important to trade during Oregon’s 1860s-70s gold rush.

541-567-6121 • Co.Umatilla.OR.us

Custer County Cowboy Gathering

WestCliffe, CO, August 19-20: Cowboys and cowgirls gather for a weekend of Western
music, cowboy poetry and chuckwagon fare.

719-783-9100 • CusterCountyCowboyGathering.com

Elko County Fair & Horse Races

Elko, NV, Aug. 25- Sept. 4: Elko County residents pay tribute to their pioneer heritage with livestock shows and horse races.

775-738-3616 • ElkoCountyFair.com

RE-ENACTMENTS

John Wesley Hardin Secret Society

El Paso, TX, August 19: John Wesley Hardin’s death in 1895 is re-enacted at historic Concordia Cemetery where the gunfighter was buried.

915-842-8200 • ConcordiaCemetery.org

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25th Anniversary Performance of Salado Legends.

25th Anniversary Performance of Salado Legends

Salado, TX, August 5: Discover Old West history under the stars at the Tablerock Amphitheatre in an epic drama chosen by the Library of Congress as a “Local Legacy.”

254-947-9205 • Tablerock.org

Billy The Kid Breakout Show

San Elizario, TX, August 20: In front of the only jail Billy the Kid broke into, you can watch the outlaw’s legendary 1876 jail rescue of a pal.

915-788-8060 • SanElizarioHistoricDistrict.org

CRUISES

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Cowboy Jubilee Cruise.

Cowboy Jubilee Cruise

Vancouver, BC, August 11-19: Cruise to Alaska with a Western music jubilee, hosted by Judy James, the WMA DJ of the Year.

204-954-2095 • Cruise-Vacations.ca

RODEOS

70th Bastrop Homecoming & Rodeo

Bastrop, TX, August 1-5: Head to this Colorado River town to watch the rodeo and parade, and take part in dances, class reunions, and carnival.

512-303-0558 • BastropHomecomingRodeo.org

Dodge City Roundup Rodeo

Dodge City, KS, August 1-6: This PRCA rodeo features saddle bronc, bull riding, calf roping, and steer wrestling.

620-225-2244 • DodgeCityRoundup.org

Big Bend Ranch Rodeo

Alpine, TX, August 11-12: Cheer on the cowboys and cowgirls at the WRCA and Youth Cow Horse competitions; plus, a dance and cowboy church.

432-364-2696 • BigBendRanchRodeo.com

Payson PRCA Rodeo

Payson, AZ, August 17-19: This 1884 rodeo, which claims to be the world’s oldest, features competitions that benefit Rim Country charities.

928-474-9440 • PaysonProRodeo.com

Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association Range RoundUp

Edmond, OK, August 25-26: Teams from 12 historic Oklahoma ranches go head to head in competition for bruises and bragging rights.

405-282-7433 • VisitEdmondOK.com

Cowboy Poetry

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Arizona Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

Arizona Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Prescott, AZ, August 10-12: Dave Stamey, Trinity Seely and Don Edwards (shown) are among the singers and poets bringing Western lore to the stage.

928-713-6323 • AZCowboyPoets.org

Cowboy Dining

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Buffalo Bill’s Tavern & Grill.

Buffalo Bill’s Tavern & Grill

Show Low, AZ, August 5-6: Celebrate the “Grand Opening” with True West’s
Answer Man Marshall Trimble.

928-251-2226 • BuffaloBillsAZ.com

Just for Fun

Western Events Roundup August 2017 True West
Kool-Aid Days Festival.

Kool-Aid Days Festival

Hastings, NE, August 11-13: This 1872 rail town celebrates the 1927 invention of Nebraska’s soft drink at the world’s largest Kool-Aid stand.

402-461-8405 • Kool-AidDays.com

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Rhiannon Deremo

Editor of Social Media at True West Magazine.