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Novelty ski races and rodeo events take center stage during a similar Jackson, Wyoming, event that includes cowboy poetry readings, Dutch-oven cook-offs, and a barn dance. Call tel. 307/733-3025 (www.jacksonholewintercarnival.com) for information. First weekend in February.
Wyoming State Winter Fair. They hold this one indoors in Lander, except for the chariot races. There are booths galore, music, entertainment, a livestock competition, and a big dance. Call tel. 307/332-9321 for information. Late February or early March.
Elk Antler Auction. Nearly 10,000 pounds of bull-elk antlers are auctioned off in Jackson's town square. Call tel. 307/733-3316 (www.jacksonholechamber.com or www.elkfest.org) for information. Third Saturday in May.
Plains Indian Powwow. Indian dancers from around the region compete in various dance categories, accompanied by traditional drum groups, on the Robbie Powwow Garden next to the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming. Call tel. 307/587-4771 (www.bbhc.org) for information. Mid- to late June.
Chugwater Chili Cook-Off. Thousands of hot-food pilgrims come to Chugwater, Wyoming, to taste the spicy contenders in this contest. Call tel. 307/422-3345 (www.chugwaterchilicookoff.com) for information. Mid- to late June.
Eastern Shoshone Indian Days Powwow. A celebration of American-Indian tradition and culture that's followed by one of Wyoming's largest powwows and all-Indian rodeos, in Fort Washakie, Wyoming. Call tel. 800/645-6233 (www.easternshoshone.net) for information. Late June.
Cody Stampede. There are rodeo nights all summer in Cody, but this long weekend is the big one, and the rodeo ring excitement carries over to street dances, fireworks, and food. Call tel. 800/207-0744 (www.codystampederodeo.com) for details. July 1 to July 4.
Legend of Rawhide Reenactment. An overeager gold miner comes to an untimely end in this production of the popular Western legend in Lusk, Wyoming. Call tel. 800/223-5875 (www.legendofrawhide.com) for information. Second weekend in July.
International Climbers Festival. Speakers, music, demonstrations, and climbing at the famed Wild Iris and other rock faces in Fremont County attract rock climbers from around the world to this gathering in Lander, Wyoming. Call tel. 307/349-1561 (www.climbersfestival.org). Second weekend in July.
Grand Teton Music Festival. Fine musicians from around the world join this orchestra every summer. A varied classical repertoire includes numerous chamber concerts and some premières in Teton Village, Wyoming. Call tel. 307/733-3050 (www.gtmf.org) for information. Mid-July to the end of August.
Cheyenne Frontier Days. One of the country's most popular rodeos, the "Daddy of 'em All" entertains huge crowds for a full week in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Call tel. 800/227-6336 (www.cfdrodeo.com) for information. Last week in July.
Happy Jack Music Festival. Bluegrass and fiddles prevail over this free festival of mountain music in Curt Gowdy State Park near Cheyenne, Wyoming. Call tel. 307/433-9463 (www.hjmusicfestival.com) for information. Late July or early August.
Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival. This 3-day celebration of music, arts, food, and entertainment is held at Grand Targhee Resort near Jackson, Wyoming. Call tel. 800/827-4433 (www.grandtarghee.com) for information. Mid-August.
Western Design Conference. Western-style furniture and clothing fashions are displayed on the runway in Cody, Wyoming. Call tel. 307/354-3466 (www.westerndesignconference.com) for more information. Early or mid-September.
Buffalo Bill Historical Center Art Show and Patrons Ball. With a big art sale to support the museum and a black-tie dinner and ball, this is one of the Rockies' premier (and only) formal social events, in Cody, Wyoming. For information, call tel. 307/587-4471 (www.bbhc.org). Late September.
Christmas Strolls and Parades. Statewide, Montana and Wyoming. Check with local chambers of commerce for specific dates and locations.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.