Timed Event Championship

Guthrie, Okla.

800-595-7433, lazye.com

Considered the “Ironman” of rodeo events, the Timed Event Championship has cowboys compete in five different timed events over two days. Don’t miss: The Roper’s Cantina, with a full-service bar and live post-event entertainment, that overlooks the arena.


Southeastern Cowboy Gathering

Cartersville, Ga.

770-387-1300, boothmuseum.org

This celebration of cowboy culture takes place at the Booth Western Art Museum, the largest permanent exhibition space for Western art in the country. Don’t miss: Saturday’s chuckwagon cook-off, where teams prepare beans, meat, potatoes, bread, and desserts.


Western Masters Art Show & Sale

Great Falls, Mont.

406-781-0550, westernmastersartshow.com

Many of the country’s premiere Western artists converge at this four-day sale. Don’t miss: Speed art at the Quick Draw event on Friday and Saturday.

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The Russell Auction

Great Falls, Mont.

406-727-8787, cmrussell.org

This yearly auction benefits the C.M. Russell Museum. Don’t miss: Art in Action, featuring 26 artists working live in front of a crowd. Pieces are auctioned off at the end of the day.


Road to the Horse

Murfreesboro, Tenn.

325-736-5000, roadtothehorse.com

The colt-starting competition has gone international with two teams of two trainers facing off. Don’t miss: Meeting Team

U.S.A., Obbie Schlom and Sarah Winters, at the clinician meet and greet Friday morning.


Cowgirl UP! Art from the Other Half of the West

Wickenburg, Ariz.

928-684-2272, westernmuseum.org

The best female Western artists show off their work in this unique show and sale. Don’t miss: Sunday’s chuckwagon breakfast and artist’s

quick draw.


Oakdale Cowboy Museum Testicle Festival

Oakdale, Calif.

209-847-5163, oakdaletesticlefestival.com

The slogan of this rocky mountain oyster fry-up is “30 years and still hangin!” Don’t miss: The nearby Oakdale Cowboy Museum’s exhibits on the ranching heritage of California’s Central Valley.

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