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