Western Events for June 2016 Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West!

Image from "Trail Days" in Elko, NV

ADVENTURE

Crazy Horse Volkmarch
Black Hills, SD, June 4-5: This Crazy Horse-inspired hike is a 6.2-mile woodlands ramble to the world’s largest (in-progress) mountain carving.
605-673-4681 • CrazyHorseMemorial.org

AUCTION

Brian Lebel’s Old West Show & Auction
Fort Worth, TX, June 11-12: Gaze at Western Americana artifacts and bid on Western art, American Indian jewelry and cowboy gear.
480-779-9378 • OldWestEvents.com

CONCERT/PERFORMING ARTS

Concert in the Rocks
Lone Pine, CA, June 3-5: Head to the Alabama Hills for Rock ’n’ Roll and film locale tours (Audie Murphy fans should make Saturday reservations).
760-876-9103 • LonePineFilmHistoryMuseum.org

Texas! Outdoor Musical Drama
Palo Duro Canyon, TX, Opens June 3: This outdoor musical re-creates the stories of
Texas Panhandle settlers, plus features a chuckwagon dinner.
806-655-2181 • Texas-Show.com

ENCAMPMENTS

Trail Days
Elko, NV, June 4-5: Explore a journey of survival along the California Trail at an 1850s wagon encampment and Shoshone summer camp.
775-738-1849 • CaliforniaTrailCenter.org

Pioneer Camp
Deadwood, SD, June 7-9: Youth camp offers one-room schoolhouse lessons in covered wagon travel, butter churning and hand-dipping candles.
605-578-1657 • DeadwoodHistory.com

Pacific Primitive Rendezvous
Seneca, OR, June 17-25: Blanket traders and mountain men gather at a pre-1840s rendezvous encampment along Shirt Tail Creek.
541-385-7446 • PacificPrimitiveRendezvous.com

HERITAGE FESTIVALS

Douglas Railroad Days
Douglas, WY, June 9: Community celebrates its 1886 rail heritage with a free hot dog park picnic, a $20 steak dinner and a free concert.

307-358-2950 • Jackalope.org

Gold Rush Days
Sidney, NE, June 11-13: Experience the 1870s lifestyle through historical skits, re-enactments and demonstrations, plus cowboy music and poetry.
866-545-4030 • SidneyCheyenneCountyTourism.com

Nebraskaland Days
North Platte, NE, June 15-25: Nebraska pays tribute to Buffalo Bill Cody’s 1882 “Old Glory Blowout” with a rodeo, parades and concerts.
308-532-7939 • NebraskalandDays.com

Historic Lecompton Territorial Days
Lecompton, KS, June 17-18: Kansas’s former territorial capital celebrates with turtle races and pioneer wood carving and basket making.
785-887-6285 • LecomptonTerritorialDays.com

Wild Bill Days
Deadwood, SD, June 17-19: Celebrate gunfighter Wild Bill Hickok (above) with free concerts, a dog race and Black Hills gold panning and sluicing tips.
330-241-4975 • Deadwood.com

Jim Bowie Days
Bowie, TX, June 18-25: Honors Texas Revolution hero and frontiersman Jim Bowie with a rodeo, parades and art and Indian artifact shows.
940-366-1887 • JimBowieDays.org

Umatilla Landing Day
Umatilla, OR, June 25: Brings to life the Columbia River gold rush town’s history through re-enactments, museum tours and a parade.
541-922-4825 • UmatillaOregonChamber.org

POWWOWS

Eagle Spirit Dancers
Lander, WY, Opens June 5:
Watch and participate in an American Indian dance of friendship set near
the Wind River Mountains.
307-335-8778 • MuseumOfTheAmericanWest.com

Fort Robinson Intertribal Gathering
Crawford, NE, June 18-19: At the 1874 post Fort Robinson, the region’s Indian tribes share their culture through songs, dances and storytelling.
308-632-1311 • PanhandleRCD.com

RODEOS

Reno Rodeo
Reno, NV, June 16-25: The self-proclaimed “Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West” offers
team roping, steer wrestling and bull riding.
775-329-3877 • RenoRodeo.com

Greeley Stampede
Greeley, CO, June 23-July 4: Rodeo features bull riding and steer wrestling, plus a Western art sale and an Independence Day parade.
970-356-7787 • GreeleyStampede.org

WYO Wild Ride Ranch Rodeo
Gillette, WY, June 25-26: Rodeo and horse sale features live music, free prize giveaways, sale horse jackpot and a vendor trade show.
307-670-7037 • WyomingTourism.org

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

WRITERS CONFERENCE

Wyoming Writers Conference
Riverton, WY, June 3-5: Congregate for writing workshops, author lectures, editor pitch sessions and keynote address from Joseph Marshall III.
WYOWriters.org

What do you think?

Rhiannon Deremo

Online Content Editor at True West Magazine.