Western Events for September 2017 Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West this September.

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Happy Canyon Indian Pageant & Wild West Show.

Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West this September.

ADVENTURE

Viejo Pueblo Ghost Rides

San Elizario, TX, September 2: This ghost ride aims to educate visitors about San Elizario’s history through explorations of “Lost and Creepy” sites.

915-206-8723 • VisitElPaso.com

ART SHOWS

Branding the American West

Orange, TX, Through September 9: Explore the landscapes and characters that shaped Hollywood’s mythology of the Wild West.

409-886-2787 • StarkMuseum.org

Bosque Art Classic

Clifton, TX, September 9-23: View Western art, particularly those selected by Phippen Museum’s award-winning watercolor artist Teal Blake.

254-675-3724 • BosqueArtsCenter.org

THAT DAY: Pictures of the American West

San Antonio, TX, Opens September 15: Exhibits dramatic images of the American West photographed by Laura Wilson since the 1970s.

210-299-4499 • BriscoeMuseum.org

AUCTION

American Indian & Western Art Auction

Cincinnati, OH, September 23: The highlight of this year’s auction is Jan W. Sorgenfrei’s collection of prehistoric American Indian art.

513-871-1670 • CowanAuctions.com

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Rock Island Premiere Firearms Auction.

Rock Island Premiere Firearms Auction

Rock Island, IL, September 8-10: Bid on the life collection of firearms dealer Vernon J. Berning, as well as other antique, modern and rare collectible firearms.

800-238-8022 • RockIslandAuction.com

FRONTIER FARE

Ribs, Rods & Rock ’N’ Roll

Vermillion, SD, September 8-9: Taste the best BBQ with “People’s Choice” wing judging, Ribfest food court and the South Dakota BBQ championship.

605-624-2021 • TravelSouthDakota.com

1880 Trains Rails & Ales

Hill City, SD, September 9: Enjoy local beer and food, live music and the beauty of the Black Hills from a historic steam engine train.

605-574-2222 • TravelSouthDakota.com

DRAMA

“The West” In Story and Song

Durango, CO, Through September 16: The life of the cowboy on the frontier will come alive through story and song, being told by Carol Heuchan.

970-375-7160 • HenryStraterTheatre.com

Happy Canyon Indian Pageant & Wild West Show

Pendleton, OR, September 13-16: The outdoor “Pageant of the West” show honors American Indian heritage and the settling of the West.

800-457-6336 • HappyCanyon.com

ENCAMPMENTS

Fort Bridger Rendezvous

Fort Bridger , WY, September 1-4: Celebrate the Fur Trade Rendezvous era with archery, American Indian dances and Mountain Men knife throws.

801-690-6619 • FortBridgerRendezvous.net

Ogallala Indian Summer Rendezvous

Ogallala, NE, September 21-23: Honors the colorful heritage of the South Platte River valley with live entertainment, dances, food and crafts.

800-658-4390 • OgallalaIndianSummerRendezvous.com

GUN SHOWS

All American Gun & Western Collectibles Show

Ruidoso, NM, September 3-4: Shop 180 tables of guns, hunting equipment, knives, cowboy gear, saddles, blankets, spurs and Western collectibles.

575-257-6171 • TrekWest.com

Texas Gun & Knife Show

Kerrville, TX, September 9-10: New and used guns, knives, gold & silver coins, jewelry, camping gear and military supplies are all under one roof.

830-285-0575 • TexasGunAndKnifeShows.com

HERITAGE FESTIVALS

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.

800-248-3556 • ElkoCountyFair.com

Tri-County Fair & Stampede

Winnemucca, NV, Aug. 31- Sept. 3: This 1868 railroad town at a former Paiute camp gathers to honor Winnemucca’s cowboy heritage and culture.

800-962-2638 • Winnemucca.com

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Trails, Rails, & Tales.

Trails, Rails & Tales

Abilene, KS, September 1-4:  Celebrate the 150th Chisholm Trail Anniversary with
activities including a longhorn cattle drive, parade and more.

785-263-2681 • ChisholmTRT.com

Celebrate Bandera

Bandera, TX, September 1-3: Bandera comes alive with music, gunfights, an intertribal powwow, a Wild West show and a mutton busting rodeo.

970-247-3555 • CelebrateBandera.com

Renaissance Festival

Oklahoma City, OK, September 1-4 & 8-10: Old West time travelers head to the woods
to take in Medieval arts and crafts.

844-332-3327 • VisitOKC.com

Soldier Hollow Classic Sheepdog Championship

Midway, UT, September 1-4: Features the world’s best border collies in the world’s
largest Sheepdog Championship.

435-654-2002 • GoHeberValley.com

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Arizona Rangers 60th Anniversary.

Arizona Rangers 60th Anniversary

Phoenix, AZ, & Nogales, AZ: On September 1, 1901, the Arizona Rangers launched, carrying on the tradition of the territorial rangers that began in 1860. Fast forward to 1957, when the Arizona Rangers formed again.

This year, those volunteer Rangers celebrate their 60th anniversary. To pay tribute to this history, view exhibits at Phoenix Police Museum and at the Arizona Rangers Museum in Nogales.

Phoenix: PhoenixPoliceMuseum.org

Nogales: AZRangers.us/museum

Wagon Days

Ketchum, ID, September 1-4: Features one of the largest non-motorized parades in the Pacific Northwest, plus wagons and stagecoaches.

208-726-2777 • WagonDays.org

Fiesta de Septiembre

Wickenburg, AZ, September 2: Mariachi music, folklorico dances and an outdoor mercado liven up this Hispanic pioneer heritage festival.

928-684-5479 • WickenburgChamber.com

Gold Rush Days

Sacramento, CA, September 2-4: Go back in time to 1850 Sacramento where you can
pan for gold, gamble and drink sarsaparilla.

800-292-2334 • SacramentoGoldRushDays.com

Defeat of Jesse James Days

Northfield, MN, September 6-10: Celebrate the town heroes who stopped the Jesse James Gang during their famous 1876 bank raid.

800-658-2548 • DJJD.org

Hells Canyon Mule Days

Enterprise, OR, September 8-10: This mule show and sale features an Old World Oxen living history camp, plus cowboy music, poetry and art.

325-677-4376 • HellsCanyonMuleDays.com

National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration

Lubbock, TX, September 8-10: Celebrate cowboy culture at one of the West’s biggest chuck wagon cook-offs, plus enjoy cowboy music and poetry.

806-798-7825 • Cowboy.org

2017 Harvest Festival

Delmont, SD, September 10: Highlights the history of agriculture, as well as the history of the machines that were used in years gone by.

605-933-1770 • TravelSouthDakota.com

Dakota Western Heritage Festival

Fort Pierre, SD, September 15-17: Fur trade and Lewis & Clark history lovers flock to this celebration of cowboy music, art and culture.

605-222-0079 • TravelSouthDakota.com

Harvest Festival

Gering, NE, September 16-17: Honors Nebraska’s agricultural history with parades and demonstrations at Legacy of the Plains Museum.

308-436-1989 • LegacyOfThePlains.org

Territorial Days

Tombstone, AZ, September 16-17: Experience Tombstone’s territorial history with a military encampment, chuckwagon cook-off and ball.

888-457-3929 • TombstoneForward.com

MUSIC FESTIVAL

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival

Franklin, TN, September 23-24: Highlights include Country music by Marty Stuart, Langhorne Slim and Nikki Lane.

PilgrimageFestival.com

POWWOWS

High Plains Pow Wow

Rawlins, WY, September 9: Take in the majesty of American Indian cultures through their traditional songs and dances.
307-328-2740 • WyomingCarbonCounty.com

American Indian Day Pow Wow

Chamberlain, SD, September 14-16: American Indian children share their culture, heritage and traditions at the St. Joseph’s Indian School.

800-798-3452 • STJO.org

RODEOS

Stockyards Championship Rodeo

Fort Worth, TX, September 1: Cheer on rodeo cowboys at the world’s first indoor rodeo, upon the Cowtown Coliseum debut in 1908.

StockyardsRodeo.com

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Pendleton Round-Up.

Pendleton Round-Up

Pendleton, OR, September 13-16: A PRCA rodeo with cowboy concerts, Indian relay races, the Happy Canyon festival and a rodeo parade. Buckeye Blake created the artwork for this year’s poster!

800-457-6336 • PendletonRoundUp.com

Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch Rodeo

Amarillo, TX, September 2: Features the rodeo talents of the boys and girls of Cal Farley’s, plus a free barbecue lunch.

800-687-3722 • CalFarley.org

West Texas Fair & Rodeo

Abilene, TX, September 7-16: West Texas cowboys and cowgirls head to this PRCA rodeo that also features a tractor pull and a carnival.

325-677-4376 • TaylorCountyExpoCenter.com

Navajo County Fair & Rodeo

Holbrook, AZ, September 13-17: Navajo County draws PRCA talent to its rodeo that also features carnival rides and a demolition derby.

928-524-4757 • NavajoCountyFair.com 

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Rhiannon Deremo

Editor of Social Media at True West Magazine.