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Patrons Ball

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 11:59 pm MDT

September 24, 2022
6 – 11:30 p.m.

This western formal features live music by Music City Groove and exquisite cuisine by Bravo Catering. The Patrons Ball is one of the signature social events of the year in Wyoming, and a major fundraiser for the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Patrons from near and far gather to renew friendships, network with leaders of industry and government, and make new acquaintances. Immersed in western art, culture, and the history of the West, this event allows Patrons to enjoy companionable conversation and kick up their heels!

Join us for this lively celebration! Tickets are $375 per person. Table sponsorship available. Reservations required.

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All proceeds benefit the programs and public activities of the Center of the West. Patrons Ball is the culmination of Rendezvous Royale, a weeklong celebration of the arts in Cody, which also includes the Buffalo Bill Art Show and By Western Hands. For general information, visit the Rendezvous Royale website.

Check out all of the great events and register by going to the Rendezvous Royale website.

In addition to the ball, our fundraising activities include these additional events — great prizes and silent auction items for you, as well as greatly appreciated support for the work of the Center. This year, we are extending the drawings until October 17, but you will have ample time at Patrons Ball to purchase tickets if you have not already done so.

Raffle car

  • Our annual raffle car features a classic, with raffle ticket prices of $25 per ticket, 5 for $100, or 30 for $500. This year’s prize is a 1959 Corvette Convertible Resto-Mod. Click here for all the details!

Raffle car with Heart Mountain visible through the windshield.

Gold nugget sweepstakes

  • Enter for your chance to win two gold nuggets—22-karats, 82–86 percent pure gold, with a combined weight of 42.69 grams. Click here for all the details!

Silent auction:

  • Always an integral part of our Patrons Ball, the Silent Auction features artwork, jewelry, decorative arts, unique Center of the West experiences, and more.


Our grateful thanks to the following generous Patrons Ball sponsors for 2021:

Spirit of the American West sponsor

Naoma Tate & the Family of Hal Tate

The Scout sponsors

Paul & Judy Cali
Caryl & Roy Cline
Bill & Mary Anne Dingus
Hirtle, Callaghan & Co.
Merit Energy
Maggie & Dick Scarlett

Buffalo Bill sponsors

Porter Bennett & Carolyn Quan
Margaret & William Frère
Carlene Lebous & Harris Haston
David & Cynthia Hayes

Pahaska sponsors

Rusty & Deborah Rokita
Stokely Hospitality Enterprises

Underwriting and sponsorship opportunities for the event are always available.
E-mail us or call 307-578-4025 for more information.

Special Thank You:

A special thank you goes out to the Patrons Ball Committee, without whom we could not organize this gala.

Patrons Ball is the finale to Rendezvous Royale, a week of the best of absolutely everything western in Cody, Wyoming! Join us for the excitement of a nationally recognized art show and a spirited auction of the best contemporary western art, and many other events. Visit the Rendezvous Royale website for more information.


September 24
6:00 pm - 11:59 pm MDT
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Buffalo Bill Center of the West
720 Sheridan Avenue
Cody, WY United States
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