Western Events Calendar: November

From our Ultimate Western Events Calendar, here are the cowboy events to attend in November!

Oct. 30–Nov. 4

Heber City’s Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Buckaroo Fair

Heber City, Utah

435-654-3666, www.hebercitycowboypoetry.com

The volume of concerts, performers, vendors, and special events make this annual gathering special. Don’t miss: The Western Writers Workshop—aspiring writers learn how to craft (and sell) a well-told Western.


APHA World championship Show

Ft. Worth, Texas

817-834-2742, www.aphaworldshow.com

The world’s biggest Paint horse show, which includes a number of disciplines. Don’t miss: The fast, furious, and highly competitive Paint Racing.


WRCA World Championship Ranch Rodeo

Amarillo, Texas

806-374-9722, www.wrca.org

Teams of working ranchers compete for world championship honors in events that showcase horsemanship, cow penning and cutting, and wild cow milking. Don’t miss: The WRCA youth show—an under-18 cow and horse show held in the main arena.


AQHA World Show

Oklahoma City

806-376-4811, www.aqha.com/worldshow

The world’s largest single-breed show, this event is for anyone who has ever loved a good horse. Don’t miss: The nightly barn parties—unleash your inner boogie.


Western Music Assoc. Showcase & Awards Show

Albuquerque, N.M.

505-563-0673, www.westernmusic.com

This annual celebration is put on by the Western Music Association as an awards show and performance showcase. Don’t miss: The live performances by award winners.

Nov. 21–Dec. 14

NCHA Futurity

Fort Worth

817-244-6188, www.nchacutting.com

National Cutting Horse Association legends, like Doc O’Lena and Peppy San Badger, have won here. Don’t miss: The five-day Western Bloodstock sale.

Nov. 28–Dec. 7

NRHA Futurity

Oklahoma City

405-946-7400, www.nrhafuturity.com

The National Reining Horse Association premiere show and championship series. Don’t miss: The Reining Horse Sports Foundation (RHSF) Thanksgiving Dinner.