There’s something comforting about walking into a room full of cowboys. It’s that sense of belonging that comes with the familiar smell of worn leather and the glistening of championship buckles. Yes, the cowboy spirit lives on. Attend one (or many) of these 101 events, and you’ll reaffirm your place in the Western way. We’ve got your 2010 dose of cowboy culture—from art and music, to food and poetry, to rodeos and stock shows. So shine your best boots and put on your hat. It’s cowboy time!
By Danielle Alberti