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

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Prescott’s Folk Music Festival

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

Prescott’s Folk Music Festival

Prescott, AZ, October 6-7: Sharlot Hall hosts Arizona’s oldest folk music festival, with four stages and jam sessions around the grounds.

928-830-8236 • Prescott-az.gov

Adventure

Fall Photographer’s Weekend

Baker City, OR, October 13-14: Photography and history fans take a ride on a vintage steam locomotive to capture the fall scenery.

541-894-2268 • SumpterValleyRailroad.org

Georgetown Loop Railroad Oktoberfest

Georgetown, CO, Weekends October 13-28: Chug away on a scenic train trip that offers microbrew beer tasting for adults and root beer for kids.

888-456-6777 • GeorgetownLoopRR.com

Viejo Pueblo Ghost Rides

San Elizario, TX, October 28: Visitors learn about San Elizario’s history with explorations of “Lost and Creepy” sites by a ghost ride.

915-206-8723 • VisitElPaso.com

Art Shows

Western Trappings on the Llano

Llano, TX, October 20 through November 3: Celebrate cowboy gear and Western art at the Llano County Historical Museum.

512-557-2229 • WesternTrappings.com

Fort Concho’s Plein Air Art Show

San Angelo, TX, October 25-28: The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts hosts 30 plein air artists who paint, exhibit and sell their artworks.

325-481-2646 •  FortConcho.com

Lasting Impressions: the work of Edward S. Curtis

Orange, TX, Opens October 27: Experience the stunning imagery of famed photographer Edward S. Curtis at this Stark Museum exhibit.

409-886-2787 • StarkMuseum.org

Auction

Americana & Political Auction

Dallas, TX, October 20-21: David and Janice Frent collection of Presidential and Political Americana will be on the auction block.

877-437-4824 • HA.com

Frontier Fare

Llano River Chuckwagon Cook-Off

Llano, TX, October 19-20: Head to the banks of the Llano River for a traditional chuckwagon cook-off, plus a heritage festival.

325-247-5354 • LlanoChuckwagonCookOff.com

Gun Shows

Texas Gun Collectors Assn. Show

Denton, TX, October 12-14: Held at Embassy Suites Hotel, this collectors showcase offers historical firearms and edged weapons.

210-323-9519 • TGCA.org

Heritage Festivals

James-Younger Gang National Conference

Tombstone, AZ, October 4-6: The James-Younger Gang team up for walking tours of historic Tombstone, Boothill Graveyard and speakers.

651-222-9266 • JamesYoungerGang.club

Rex Allen Days

Willcox, AZ, October 4-7: Held since 1951, the singing cowboy’s hometown rodeo also boasts a parade, tractor pulls, a carnival and music.

520-384-4626 • RexAllenDays.org

Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch

Bandera, TX, October 6-29: Activities will include a hay ride, hay jump, scarecrow dressing, visiting farm animals and pumpkin painting.

830-796-4413 • BanderaCowboyCapital.com

All Hallows Evenings

Grand Island, NE, October 12-13: The spooks of Railroad Town are waiting for you during this family friendly event in the Haunted Field.

308-385-5316 • StuhrMuseum.org

Oktoberfest Pendleton

Pendleton, OR, October 17: Craft beer lovers head to this 1851 commercial center to take in German food, live music and family activities.

541-276-7411 • PendletonChamber.com

Helldorado Days

Tombstone, AZ, October 19-21: Tombstone’s oldest festival venerates the 1880s lifestyle with gunfight re-enactments, music, dancing and a parade.

520-266-5266 • TombstoneHelldoradoDays.com

Walk Through History

El Paso, TX, October 20: Walk through the 1872 cemetery to learn history of John Wesley Hardin, Buffalo Soldiers and other permanent residents.

915-842-8200 • ConcordiaCemetery.org

Kerr County Fair

Kerrville, TX, October 26-28: Head to this 1857 Texas Hill Country town for a prospect show, cook-off, bull rides, downtown parade and dances.

830-257-6833 • KerrCountyFair.com

Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering & Western Swing Festival

Fort Worth, TX, October 26-28: Enjoy Western Swing music, cowboy poetry, a chuckwagon cook-off and a rodeo—all at Fort Worth Stockyards.

817-444-5502 • RedSteagallCowboyGathering.com

Music & Poetry

Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Durango, CO, October 4-7: Poets and musicians from throughout the country grace the intimate Henry Strater Theatre stage, performing classic and contemporary poems and songs.

970-749-2995 • DurangoCowboyGathering.org

Heber Valley Western Music Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Heber City, UT, October 25-29: Western musicians and poets share their stories at this cowboy culture gala with a traders camp.

435-654-3666 • HVCPG.com

Re-Enactments

Billy the Kid Breakout Show

San Elizario, TX, October 21: In front of the only jail Billy the Kid broke into, you can watch the outlaw’s legendary 1876 jail rescue of a pal.

915-851-0093 • SanElizarioHistoricDistrict.org

Dalton Defender Days

Coffeyville, KS, October 5-6: This re-enactment celebrates the 125th anniversary of the outlaw Dalton Gang’s deadly 1892 bank robbery.

800-626-3357 • Coffeyville.com

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