Live Music and Entertainment at the Occidental Saloon Starting at about 6:30 PM every Thursday evening, a group of local musicians gather in the Occidental Saloon and wow their audience with some of the best Bluegrass, Western and Folk music in the land. The event started with a very humble beginning and has now grown into a hugely popular local event. Not only does the Jam Session showcase local talent, it is often a venue for other skilled musicians who may "just be passing through" and are welcomed to "sit in." The Jam is always open to the public and there is never a cover charge.
Great food and a full bar are available.
Although there are bigger, more prestigious celebrations out west, few can rival Don King Days. This event truly recaptures the spirit and traditions of the west, and the open-air, unconfined and unhurried atmosphere of rodeos past.
POLO -- The largest polo tournament of the Big Horn Polo Club's season is played over this weekend, culminating with the Don King Days Cup on Monday.
STEER ROPING -- Steer roping is a sport that developed out of necessity on the open range in the late 1800s and continues to be a common method of doctoring cattle.
BRONC RIDING -- The invitational matched bronc riding at Don King Days is truly unique. The bronc is saddled and blindfolded, then snubbed up to a pick-up man's horse. The cowboy, riding double behind the other pick-up man, eases himself onto the waiting bronc. As soon as the cowboy is “set”, the blindfold is taken off the bronc and the excitement begins! Since there are no fences, the action can get real close, putting the crowd right in the action!
MUSIC -- Sunday and Monday after the field action winds down, head on over to the Club House to listen to Nashville recording artist Paul Bogart and his band. Paul makes Don King Days a regular stop on his late summer tour each year. An avid horseman himself, Paul writes his own songs about the cowboy lifestyle. Bring the whole family for old-time western excitement that you won't forget. Round up your lawn chairs and be ready to spend your weekend watching the action and visiting with old friends out on the grass. Some folks pack a picnic and load a cooler on their tailgate, while others visit the food vendors and stop by the Club House for spirits of the liquid kind. All events are Sunday and Monday, except for the blacksmith competition which runs Saturday-Monday.