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

Western Events Western Roundup November 2017 True West
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Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West this November.

Adventure

Shade Hardy Ride

Morristown, AZ, October 28: This carriage ride offers a Western adventure that allows you to immerse yourself in Arizona’s territorial history.

602-710-4229 • ArizonaHorseCarriage.com

Art Shows

American Plains Artists Juried Exhibition & Sale

Las Cruces, NM, Opens August 3: View American Plains artworks sharing the region’s landscapes, wildlife, people and way of life.

575-522-4100 • NMFarmAndRanchMuseum.org

American Indian Art

Dallas, TX, November 13: Historical and collectible memorabilia up for bid includes American Indian art and frontier photographs.

877-437-4824 • HA.com

Artwalk Alpine

Alpine, TX, November 17-18: View historical and contemporary life in West Texas art, while local musicians serenade with live music.

432-837-3067 • ArtwalkAlpine.com

Western Events Western Roundup November 2017 True West
Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-Off.

Cook-Offs

Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-Off

Chandler, AZ, November 10-11: Authentic 1880s chuckwagons from around the Southwest compete to cook up the best meals fit for the trail.

480-782-2751 • ChandlerAZ.gov

Heritage Festivals 

Death Valley ‘49ers Encampment

Furnace Creek, CA, November 5-12: Honors the spirit of the 1849 Gold Rush through music, an arts and crafts show, cowboy poetry and parades.

866-683-2948 • DeathValley49ers.org

Western Events Western Roundup November 2017 True West
Native Art Now! Exhibition.

Native Art Now! Exhibition

Indianapolis, IN, Opens November 11: Exhibits contemporary American Indian artworks, including the shown digital chromogenic print In-Between Worlds by Meryl McMaster.

317-275-1343 • EiteljorgMuseum.com

Cowboys on Main

Bandera, TX, November 18: Strolling entertainers and history re-enactors bring frontier Christmas to life in front of the county courthouse.

830-796-3045 • BanderaCowboyCapital.com

Wild West Days

Cave Creek, AZ, November 1-5: This celebration of the Wild West features mounted
shooting contests, costume competitions and live music.

480-437-1196 • WildWestDaysCaveCreek.com

Ranch Hand Festival

Kingsville, TX, November 18-19: 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

Christmas in Lecompton

Lecompton, KS, November 1-30: View the roughly 120 Christmas trees featuring vintage decorations at the Territorial Capital Museum.

785-887-6148 • LecomptonKansas.com

Colorado Country Christmas

Denver, CO, November 3-5: Shop Colorado Country Christmas to find Old West offerings for the cowboy and cowgirl on your gift list.

800-521-7469 • ColoradoChristmasGiftShow.com

Polar Express

Rusk, TX, Opens November 11: Kids can read the story on this steam train journey from the Palestine depot to “North Pole” to meet Santa.

855-632-7729 • TexasStateRR.com

Western Events Western Roundup November 2017 True West
Starlight Parade.

Starlight Parade

The Dalles, OR, November 24: This former fur trade town brings Cowboy Christmas to life with lighted parade floats and merry jingles.

541-296-2231 • TheDallesChamber.com

Hastings Celebration of Lights

Hastings, NE, November 16: The streets of downtown Hastings fill with carolers, entertainers and families taking carriage and pony rides.

800-967-2189 • HastingsDowntown.com

Santa’s Lighted Forest and North Pole Adventure

Georgetown, CO, Nov. 18- Dec. 31: Enjoy hot cocoa, cookies and candy canes from Santa and his helpers aboard decorated train coaches.

888-456-6777 • GeorgetownLoopRR.com

Western Events Western Roundup November 2017 True West
Farolito Lighting and Pine Cone Ceremony.

Farolito Lighting and Pine Cone Ceremony

Morrison, CO, November 26: Experience the Southwestern tradition of lighting farolitos (paper lanterns) at Tesoro Cultural Center.

303-839-1671 • TesoroCulturalCenter.org

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

Sisters Holiday Celebration & Parade

Sisters, OR, November 24-25: Kick off the holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony
and parade that features Santa and Mrs. Claus.

866-549-0252 • SistersCountry.com

North Pole Flyer

Austin, TX, Opens November 25: Ride from Cedar Park to Bertram inside train cars
decorated for the winter holiday season.

512-477-8468 • AustinSteamTrain.org

Christmas at Union Station

Omaha, NE, Opens November 27: A tradition since Union Station’s earliest years, this tree lighting ceremony includes a visit from Santa.

402-444-5071 • DurhamMuseum.org

Lecture

“Saving the Southern Plains Bison”

Canyon, TX, November 19: Donald Beard discusses North America’s bison history, the Goodnight herd and the future of the animals.

806-651-2244 • PanhandlePlains.org

Rodeo

WRCA World Championship Ranch Rodeo

Amarillo, TX, November 9-12: Top ranch teams compete in the world championship
hosted by Working Ranch Cowboys Association.

806-374-9722 • WRCA.org

Western Events Western Roundup November 2017 True West
Wickenburg Bluegrass Festival.

Music Festivals

Wickenburg Bluegrass Festival

Wickenburg, AZ, November 10-12: Cowboys and cowgirls from across the country gather for outdoor performances of Bluegrass music.

928-684-5479 • WickenburgChamber.com

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Rhiannon Deremo

Editor of Social Media at True West Magazine.