Oct. 30–Nov. 4
Heber City’s Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Buckaroo Fair
Heber City, Utah
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
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
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
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
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
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
The National Reining Horse Association premiere show and championship series. Don’t miss: The Reining Horse Sports Foundation (RHSF) Thanksgiving Dinner.