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Rendezvous Royale: Where Western Style Meets Elegant Taste

August 20th, 2014 by Park County Travel Council | Be the first to comment!

Mix the Western charm of Cody with the prestigious elegance of fine art, fashion, and dancing, and you’ll get one of the most anticipated events of the year: Rendezvous Royale.

Drawing people in from all over the country, the Rendezvous Royale is a week-long festival (September 15-21) that celebrates the West with a renowned art show, auction, fashion show, studio tours, a gala and more.

Western style is showcased on the runway at the 2013 Cody High Style event.

Western style is showcased on the runway at the 2013 Cody High Style event.

Mountain Living magazine said it best when they quoted this event as being “to western arts what the Oscars are to film; the most prestigious event at which to make a splash”.

It’s also the perfect time to plan that autumn vacation you’ve been craving.

Rendezvous Royale gives out-of-towner’s a rare glimpse of Cody, and art enthusiasts a complete immersion into the tradition and history of Wyoming through an array of aesthetic treasures.

Visitors pack the downtown streets of Cody at the 2013 Boot Scoot N’ Boogie.

Visitors pack the downtown streets of Cody at the 2013 Boot Scoot N’ Boogie.

With cooler temperatures and fewer crowds, visitors will have the pleasure of experiencing the town of Cody in a unique season while digging down deep into its cultural roots with a series of shows and exhibits.

The week consists of 5 main events: the Cody Culinary Cook-off (September 18), Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale (August 20-September 20), Cody High Style (September 17-21), Boot Scoot N’ Boogie (September 18)  and a Patron’s Ball (September 20). Most events will take place at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. 

The Buffalo Bill Art Sale will run September 19 & 20th with a live and silent auction showcasing original artwork in watercolor, pastel, sculpture, ceramic, and mixed media.

“South and West”, a piece by Buckeye Blake on sale through the Silent Auction.

“South and West”, a piece by Buckeye Blake on sale through the Silent Auction.

The Culinary Cook-Off will tantalize your taste buds with some gourmet Western dishes prepared by local chefs. Cost to participate is $10.00 for adults and $5 bucks for the kiddos.

All the events are relaxed and a ton of fun, but ditch the cowboy boots on Saturday, September 20th and don your best evening attire for the 38th Annual Buffalo Bill Center of the West Patrons Ball–a sophisticated evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and dancing among fellow cowboys and cowgirls of the Northwest.

Ready to dive in to this charming event? There is limited seating available for most events, so be sure to register soon!  Look up places to stay, where to eat, and other travel necessities on our website. 

All photos credited to: redezvousroyale.org


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