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

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

ART SHOWS

Artwalk Alpine
Alpine, TX, November 18-19: View artwork by featured artist Rachael Waller and others, plus listen to live music from local musicians.
432-837-3067 • ArtwalkAlpine.com

Glamour Inspired by Georgia
Canyon, TX, November 19: Learn about the artistry of makeup as the artwork of Georgia O’Keeffe is transformed into inspired looks.
806-651-2244 • PanhandlePlains.org

Winter Spanish Market
Albuquerque, NM, November 25: Discover the culture and living traditions of local Spanish colonial villages through arts and crafts.
505-982-2226 • SpanishColonial.org

HERITAGE FESTIVALS

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Wild West Days 2016
Cave Creek, AZ, November 3-6: This celebration of the West features mounted shooting contests, costume competitions and live music.
480-437-1196 • WildWestDaysCaveCreek.com

Wild West Murder Mystery Dinner
Canyon, TX, November 4: Diners take a trip back to the Wild West
in this dinner theater experience that offers up a mysterious plot
.
806-651-2244 • PanhandlePlains.org

Empire Ranch Roundup & Open House
Sonoita, AZ, November 5: Take a walk into the past with demonstrations on blacksmithing, quick draw, mule packing and mounted cavalry.
888-364-2829 • EmpireRanchFoundation.org

WR_De-Los-Dia-Muertos_scaledSouth Valley Dia De Los Muertos Marigold Parade
Albuquerque, NM, November 6: Celebrates the Day of the Dead holiday with a parade, live music, art show, craft demonstrations and traditional Mexican food.
MuertosYMarigolds.org

Death Valley ‘49ers Encampment & Invitational Western Art Show
Furnace Creek, CA, November 9-13: Honors the spirit of the 1849 Gold Rush through music, an arts and crafts show, cowboy poetry and parades.
866-683-2948 • DeathValley49ers.org

Veterans Day at Crazy Horse Memorial
Crazy Horse, SD, November 11: View the spectacular work-in-progress of the Crazy Horse Memorial with free admission for veterans.
605-673-4681 • CrazyHorseMemorial.org

WR_LEAD_chuck-wagon-cook-off_scaledChandler Chuckwagon Cook-Off
Chandler, AZ, November 11-12: Authentic 1880s chuckwagons from around the Southwest compete to cook up the best meals fit for the trail.
480-782-2751 • ChandlerAZ.gov/chuckwagon

Vaquero Show & Sale
Santa Ynez, CA, November 11-13: Celebrates vaquero-style horsemanship with roping demonstrations, a gala dinner and a horse show.
805-688-7889 • SantaYnezMuseum.org

Ranch Hand Festival
Kingsville, TX, November 18-20: This festival honors Kingsville’s rich cultural heritage as one of the mainstays of the Texas ranching industry.
800-333-5032 • RanchHandFestival.com

HOLIDAY FESTIVALS

Colorado Country Christmas
Denver, CO, November 4-6: Shop the Colorado Country Christmas to find Old West offerings for the cowboy and cowgirl on your gift list.
800-521-7469 • ColoradoChristmasGiftShow.com

Hastings Celebration of Lights
Hastings, NE, November 17: The streets of downtown Hastings fill with carolers, entertainers, carriage rides and pony rides.
800-967-2189 • HastingsDowntown.com

The Polar Express
Durango, CO, Opens November 19: This 1879 railroad offers kids a train ride that shares the classic Christmas tale on the way to Santa.
970-247-2733 • DurangoTrain.com

Santa’s North Pole Adventure
Georgetown, CO, Opens November 19: Enjoy hot cocoa, cookies and candy canes from Santa and his helpers aboard decorated train coaches.
888-456-6777 • GeorgetownLoopRR.com

1880 Train Holiday Express
Hill City, SD, Opens November 25: See and learn about the Black Hills of
South Dakota in this narrated historical steam train ride.
605-574-2222 • 1880Train.com

Christmas at Union Station
Omaha, NE, Opens November 25: A tradition since Union Station’s earliest years, this tree lighting ceremony includes a visit from Santa.
402-444-5071 • DurhamMuseum.org

Starlight Parade
The Dalles, OR, November 25: This former fur trade town brings Cowboy Christmas to life with lighted parade floats and merry jingles.

541-296-2231 • TheDallesChamber.com

North Pole Flyer
Austin, TX, Opens November 26: Ride from Cedar Park to Bertram inside train cars decorated for the winter holiday season.
512-477-8468 • AustinSteamTrain.org

Sisters Holiday Celebration & Parade
Sisters, OR, November 26: Kick off the holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony and parade that features Santa and Mrs. Claus.
866-549-0252 • SistersCountry.com

Farolitos Lighting
Morrison, CO, November 27: Experience the Southwestern tradition of lighting farolitos (paper lanterns) at Tesoro Cultural Center.
303-839-1671 • TesoroCulturalCenter.org

MUSIC & POETRY

Wickenburg Bluegrass Festival
Wickenburg, AZ, November 11-13: Cowboys and cowgirls from across the country gather for outside performances of Bluegrass music.
928-684-5479 • WickenburgChamber.com

Monterey Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival
Monterey, CA, November 18-20: Skip Gorman, Connie Dover and other Western musicians entertain with cowboy music and poetry.
831-649-6544 • MontereyCowboy.org

RODEO

WRCA World Championship Ranch Rodeo
Amarillo, TX, November 10-13: Top ranch teams compete in the world championship hosted by Working Ranch Cowboys Association.
806-374-9722 • WRCA.org

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