Western Events for November 2018 Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West this November.

Western Events November 2018 True West Magazine

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

Pictured above: Cowboys on Main

Bandera, TX, November 3,10, 17 & 24:  See and interact with a sample of the old west cowboy lifestyle on Bandera’s Main Street.

830-796-3045 • BanderaCowboyCapital.com

Art Shows

Grand Canyon Celebration of Art Exhibit & Sale

Grand Canyon, AZ, through November: Artists paint “en plein air” along the Grand Canyon’s rim for an exhibit at the Kolb Studio.

928-638-2481 • GrandCanyon.org

Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival

Carefree, AZ, November 2-4: Arizona’s largest wine tasting event offers an unparalleled ambience of fine art, wine and live music.

480-837-5637 • ThunderbirdArtists.com

American Art

Dallas, TX, November 8: Art by Frank Tenney Johnson, Walter Ufer, Norman Rockwell, Albert Bierstadt and other collectible art.

877-437-4824 • HA.com

Artwalk Alpine

Alpine, TX, November 15-18: View historical and contemporary life in West Texas art, while local musicians serenade with live music.

432-837-3067 • ArtwalkAlpine.com

Encampments

Death Valley ‘49ers Encampment

Furnace Creek, CA, November 4-11: Honors the spirit of the 1849 Gold Rush through music, an arts and crafts show, cowboy poetry and parades.

866-683-2948 • DeathValley49ers.org

Frontier Fare

Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-Off

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

480-782-2751 • PardnersofTumbleweedRanch.org

Heritage Festivals

Ranch Hand Festival

Kingsville, TX, November 17-18: This festival honors Kingsville’s rich cultural heritage as one of the mainstays of the Texas ranching industry.

800-333-5032 • RanchHandFestival.com

22nd Annual Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour 2018

Cave Creek, AZ  November 16,17,18 and November 23, 24, 25: Visit 174 artists at 44 host studios on this free self-guided artist studio tour held the last two weekends in November.

SonoranArtsLeague.org

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 2-4: Shop 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 15: The streets of downtown Hastings fill with carolers, entertainers and families taking carriage and pony rides.

800-967-2189 • HastingsDowntown.com

The Polar Express

Durango, CO, Opens November 15: This 1879 railroad offers kids a train ride that shares the classic Christmas tale on the way to Santa.

970-247-2733 • DurangoTrain.com

North Pole Flyer

Austin, TX, Opens November 17: Ride from Cedar Park to Bertram inside train cars decorated for the winter holiday season.

512-477-8468 • AustinSteamTrain.org

Polar Express

Rusk, TX, Opens November 17: 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

Santa’s Lighted Forest and North Pole Adventure

Georgetown, CO, Opens November 17: Enjoy hot cocoa, cookies and candy canes from Santa and his helpers aboard decorated train coaches.

888-456-6777 • GeorgetownLoopRR.com

Christmas at Union Station

Omaha, NE, November 23: A tradition since Union Station’s earliest years, this tree lighting ceremony includes a visit from Santa.

402-444-5071 • DurhamMuseum.org

Sisters Holiday Celebration & Parade

Sisters, OR, November 23-24: Kick off the holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony and parade that features Santa and Mrs. Claus.

866-549-0252 • SistersCountry.com

Starlight Parade

The Dalles, OR, November 23: This former fur trade town brings Cowboy Christmas to life with lighted parade floats and merry jingles.

541-296-2231 • TheDallesChamber.com

Farolito Lighting and Pine Cone Ceremony

Morrison, CO, November 25: Experience the Southwestern tradition of lighting farolitos (paper lanterns) at Tesoro Cultural Center.

303-839-1671 • TesoroCulturalCenter.org

Community Christmas Lighting and Fireworks

Pecos, TX, November 27, 2018: Get in the spirit of the season with Christmas tree lighting, caroling, fireworks, hot chocolate, and cookies.

432-445-2406 • VisitPecos.com

Music Festival

Wickenburg Bluegrass Festival

Wickenburg, AZ, November 9-11: Cowboys and cowgirls from across the country gather for outside performances of Bluegrass music.

928-684-5479 • WickenburgChamber.com

Rodeos

WRCA World Championship Ranch Rodeo

Amarillo, TX, November 8-11: Top ranch teams compete in the world championship hosted by Working Ranch Cowboys Association.

806-374-9722 • WRCA.org

What do you think?

Rhiannon Deremo

Online Content Editor at True West Magazine.