Western Events Calendar: August

From our Ultimate Western Events Calendar, here are seven cowboy events to attend in August!
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From our Ultimate Western Events Calendar, here are seven cowboy events to attend in August!
Celebrate Bandera cattle drive

2–4

1860 Days Celebration

Pierce-Weippe, Idaho

208-435-4406, www.pierce-weippechamber.com

Idaho’s first Gold Rush town celebrates its history. Don’t miss: The many entertaining contests, including: Best Groomed Beard, Longest Beard, Best Handlebar Mustache, and Best Lookin’ Legs In 1800s Costume.

8–10

Buffalo Bill Invitational Shootout

Cody, Wyo.

307-578-4025, www.bbhc.org

One of the biggest shootouts in the country, this competition attracts marksmen from around the United States. Don’t miss:The nation’s top trap-shooting competitors shootin’ it out!

13–17

Caldwell Night Rodeo

Caldwell, Idaho

208-459-2060, www.caldwellnightrodeo.com

Over 40,000 people come to see one of the country’s top 20 rodeos. Don’t miss: Wrangler Patriot Night, where all proceeds go to the rodeo’s military relief fund.

17–18

Santa Fe Indian Market

Santa Fe, N.M.

505-983-5220, www.swaia.org

This is one of the world’s largest American Indian art sales. Don’t miss: The fry bread and roast mutton. Delicious!

22–24

Western Legends Roundup Film Festival

Kanab, Utah

435-644-3444, www.westernlegendsroundup.com

Enjoy screenings of classic Western movies and guest appearances by Western film personalities. Don’t miss: Workshops to teach you everything from rug making to photography, from masters of the fields.

Aug.30–Sept.2

Fort Bridger Rendezvous

Fort Bridger, Wyo.

435-213-5133, www.fortbridgerrendezvous.net

The annual mountain man gathering celebrates the fur trade era. Don’t miss: Getting some kid-friendly suds at the Camp Canteen, which sells homemade root beer.

Aug.30–Sept.2

Celebrate Bandera

Bandera, Texas

830-796-4447, www.celebratebandera.com

A Wild West Show, powwow, and cattle drive are the highlights of this Labor Day event. Don’t miss: Performances from the kings of Western swing music throughout the week!