Western Events Calendar: September

From our Ultimate Western Events Calendar, here are five cowboy events to attend in September!
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From our Ultimate Western Events Calendar, here are five cowboy events to attend in September!
photo courtesy hillcountryhack

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!

5–8

National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration And Championship Chuckwagon Cook-off

Lubbock, Texas

806-798-7825, www.cowboy.org

A symposium celebrating cowboy culture and cowboy food. Don’t miss: Sampling the grub from more than 20 chuckwagons!

11–14

Pendleton Round-up

Pendleton, Ore.

800-457-6336, www.pendletonroundup.com

Founded on the grass in 1910, the Pendleton Round- Up is one of the largest rodeos in the country. Don’t miss: The Main Street Cowboys Free Show, where vendors and entertainers line all four blocks of Main Street.

28–29

Buffalo Arts festival

Custer, S.D.

605-255-4515, www.gfp.sd.gov

Over 150 vendors sell fine arts and crafts including many South Dakota-made products. Don’t miss: The Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup (see Cattle Drives).

18–22 Rendezvous Royale

Cody, Wyo.

307-587-5002, www.rendezvousroyale.org

Welcome fall at this weeklong celebration of the arts, featuring studio tours, a Western fashion show, art show, and auction. Don’t miss: One of the biggest auctions in the country featuring some of the premier Western artists.