Western Events for July 2016

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

ART SHOW

Imaging the American West: Selections from the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Albany, NY, Closes July 17: Features American West paintings, sculptures and sketches by artists such as Charlie Russell and Frederic Remington.
518-474-5877 • NYSM.NYSED.gov

Prescott Indian Art Market
Prescott, AZ, July 9-10: Exhibits American Indian weavings, pottery, jewelry and paintings, plus offers cultural art and craft presentations.
928-445-3122 • Sharlot.org

HERITAGE FESTIVALS

Kingman July 4th Block Party & Fireworks
Kingman, AZ, July 2-4: Celebrate Independence day with free hot dogs and refreshments, live entertainment and a fireworks display.
866-427-7866 • GoKingman.com

Homesteader Days
Billings, MT, July 7-9: This 1882 town celebrates its railroad and homestead history with an outdoor concert, local food and a beer garden.
406-245-4111• VisitBillings.com

Oregon Trail Days
Gering, NE, July 7-10: Celebrates the pioneers who settled western Nebraska via a kickoff barbecue, old-fashioned parades and live music.
308-632-2133 • OTDays.com

Longmire Days
Buffalo, WY, July 8-10: Author Craig Johnson and actors from the hit series Longmire gather to celebrate cowboy culture and Old West heritage.
800-227-5122 • BuffaloWYO.com

National Day of the American Cowboy Texas Heroes Hall of Honor Induction
Bandera, TX, July 22: Meet this year’s Texas Heroes and enjoy dinner and music, beneath the stars, on the Frontier Times Museum grounds.
830-796-3864• BanderaCowboyCapital.com

Buffalo Soldiers 150th
San Angelo, TX, July 28: At Fort Concho, the 10th U.S. Cavalry  headquarters from 1875 to 1882, John Langellier will discuss the 150th anniversary of the Buffalo Soldiers for his border-to-border tour promoting his new book, Fighting for Uncle Sam.
325-481-2646 • FortConcho.com

Buffalo Bill Days
Golden, CO, July 28-31: Take a trail ride up to Lookout Mountain to visit Buffalo Bill Cody’s grave, plus enjoy a Wild West show and parade.
303-279-3342 • BuffaloBillDays.com

Dodge City Days
Dodge City, KS, July 29-Aug. 7: Celebration includes a PRCA rodeo, boot hill bull fry, chuckwagon breakfast and Western art show.
620-227-3119 • DodgeCityDays.com

LECTURE

Trials and Tribulations
Ouray, CO, July 5: True West’s Frontier Doc, Dr. Jim Kornberg, will share tales of frontier doctor William Rowan at the 1888 Wright Opera House.
970-325-4399 • TheWrightOperaHouse.org

MUSIC FESTIVAL

Mountain Rails Music Festival
Alamosa, CO, Weekends in July-Sept: Take a scenic ride on the Rio Grande train to a mountaintop venue for live music.
877-726-7245 • ColoradoTrain.com

RE-ENACTMENT

Shootout on Whiskey Row
Prescott, AZ, July 23-24: Watch the 10th annual Southwest re-enactment competition hosted by Prescott Regulators & Their Shady Ladies.
928-445-1754 • PrescottRegulators.org

RODEOS

Prescott Frontier Days
Prescott, AZ, June 28 -July 4: Held since 1888, the self-proclaimed “world’s oldest rodeo” features steer roping, bull riding and a parade.
928-445-3103 • WorldsOldestRodeo.com

Grangeville Border Days
Grangeville, ID, July 1-4: Idaho’s oldest rodeo, first held in 1912, offers team roping, barrel and steer riding, and wild horse race competitions.
208-983-1372 • GrangevilleBorderDays.org

Mandan Rodeo Days
Mandan, ND, July 2-4: This ranch rodeo offers chuckwagon races, Western music concert and a Fourth of July parade and fireworks display.
701-751-2983 • MandanRodeo.org

Silver State Stampede
Elko, NV, July 7-9: Cowboy entertainment roars to life at this PRCA rodeo featuring ranch-style bronc riding, a trade show and a dance.
800-248-3556 • ExploreElko.com

Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo
Casper, WY, July 8-16: Casper community gathers for PRCA rodeo riding and roping competitions, carnival rides and a singing contest.
307-235-5775 • CentralWyomingFair.com

Calgary Stampede and Art Show
Calgary, AB, July 8-17: With roots tracing to 1886, this rodeo boasts multiple concerts, chuckwagon races and nightly stage shows.
800-661-1260 • CalgaryStampede.com

Cattlemen’s Days
Gunnison, CO, July 8-17: This PRCA rodeo offers horse and livestock shows, a carnival, and live cowboy music and poetry.
970-596-0149 • CattlemensDays.com

Snake River Stampede Rodeo
Nampa, ID, July 19-23: PRCA bull riding, steer wrestling, bareback bronc riding and tie-down roping contests stun crowds.
208-466-8497 • SnakeRiverStampede.com

Cheyenne Frontier Days
Cheyenne, WY, July 22-31: Cowboys compete in a PRCA rodeo, held since 1897, that also offers a Western art show and Country concerts.
307-778-7200 • CFDRodeo.com

Days of ’76 Rodeo
Deadwood, SD, July 26-30: Held since
1923, this rodeo offers contests and activities based on the popular Buffalo
Bill Cody’s Wild West show.
605-578-1876 • Daysof76.com

Chief Joseph Days
Joseph, OR, July 26-31: Traditional Indian dances,
a bucking horse stampede, a parade and a friendship feast are highlights of this PRCA rodeo.
541-432-1015 • ChiefJosephDays.com

Nebraska’s Big Rodeo
Burwell, NE, July 27-30: This outdoor rodeo offers up bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding events, plus calf and team roping contests.
308-346-5110 • NebraskasBigRodeo.com

RENDEZVOUS

Green River Rendezvous
Pinedale, WY, July 7-10: This 1833 mountain man encampment offers fur trade lectures and a pageant honoring rendezvous culture.
307-367-4101 • VisitPinedale.org

TRADE SHOW

Winchester Arms Collectors Assoc. Show
Cody, WY, July 8-10: This firearms show honors Winchester’s role in forging America’s heritage with trade booths and an awards show.
605-430-0889 • WinchesterCollector.org

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Rhiannon Deremo

Online Content Editor at True West Magazine.