April 2011 Events

A Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West.

Now Through April 2…Scottsdale, AZ, Scottsdale Native Trails: American Indian music and dances, plus artworks and traditional food.
480-312-7750 • ScottsdaleDowntown.com

Now Through April 2…Nashville, TN, Tin Pan South: A feast of songs that covers any genre of music, including Country, Rock and Folk.
800-321-6008 • TinPanSouth.com

Now Through April 2…Round Top, TX, Marburger Farm Antique Show: About 350 dealers from all over the world showcase Western antiques.
800-999-2148 • RoundTop-Marburger.com

Now Through April 3…Oklahoma City, OK, Ram Nat’l Circuit Finals Rodeo: Includes saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling and team roping.
800-595-7433 • RNCFR.net

Now Through April 30…Lawton, OK, Fort Sill Indian School: Memorabilia from former students and staff who attended the 1871 school.
580-353-0404 • ComancheMuseum.com

APRIL

1…Enid, OK, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center Grand Opening: Be the first to see history offerings on 1893 Land Run and Cherokee Strip.
580-237-1907 • CSRHC.org

1-3…Llano, TX, Fiddle Fest Weekend: Fiddle music jams, an open fiddle contest at the 1927 Lantex Theatre and a chuckwagon breakfast.
325-247-5354 • LlanoFiddleContest.com

1-3…Tombstone, AZ, Old West Founder’s Days: Silver mining displays, variety show at the 1881 Schieffelin Hall, plus 125th blooming of Rose Tree.
888-457-3929 • TombstoneChamber.com

1-3…Tucson, AZ, Wild West Days: Old Tucson Studios celebration with gunfight re-enactments, comedy stunt show and can-can saloon music.
520-883-0100 • OldTucson.com

2…Yuma, AZ, 3:10 to Yuma Anniversary: First anniversary of saving “Yuma Territorial Prison,” plus Jimmie Ray as Johnny Cash impersonator.
928-373-5198 • YumaHeritage.com

2…Prescott, AZ, Sprucing Up the Home: Learn how to make Victorian accessories, like bonnets and parasols, plus a talk on ladies’ parlor arts.
928-445-3122 • Sharlot.org

2-3…Prairie du Chien, WI, Traders Jubilee: History enthusiasts gather to get outfitted with cowboy gear, plus a period dress jubilee dinner.
866-259-9172 • RiverJunction.com

6-10…Edgewood, NM, Dutch Oven Cooking Clinic: Wally Roberts teaches dutch oven apprentices how to cook chicken fried steak to fruit cobblers.
505-550-9508 • BillyTheKidTrailRides.com

6-10…Cave Creek, AZ, Fiesta Days Rodeo: A PRCA rodeo, plus Miss Rodeo Arizona pageant, dances, rodeo parade and mutton bustin’.
480-488-4043

7-9…Riverton, WY, Wild Horse and Burro Adoptions: Wild horses and burros offered for adoption to folks providing long-term care.
866-468-7826 • BLM.gov

7-17…San Antonio, TX, Fiesta San Antonio: Old San Antonio and Old Mexico celebrations, plus fandangos and pilgrimage to Alamo mission.
877-723-4378 • Fiesta-SA.org

8-9…Bartlesville, OK, Spring Traders Encampment: Bring your pre-1840s camp and dress goods for a hands-on look at Mountain Man life.
888-966-5276 • Woolaroc.org

8-10…Watonga, OK, Roman Nose Hills Trail Ride: Guided trail ride adventure at Roman Nose State Park and several private ranches.
877-782-2395 • RomanNoseHillsTrailRide.com

8-10…Tombstone, AZ, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral: More than 100 of the fastest shooters in the U.S. compete in the Cowboy Fast Draw.
520-409-5316 • CowboyFastDraw.com

8-16…Hitchcock, TX, Galveston County Fair & Rodeo: Includes auctions, a variety of cook-offs, concerts, rodeo events and youth activities.
409-986-6010 • GalvestonCountyFair.com

14-20…Dragoon, AZ, Sky Island Tour: Native artist leads day trips to Pueblo sites at the Chiricahua and Dragoon Mountains.
520-586-3666 • Amerind.org

15-16…Dublin, TX, Cowboy Culture Celebration: Ranch rodeo, Wild West show, cowboy mounted shooting and downtown cattle drive.
254-592-1653 • CowboyCultureCelebration.com

15-16…Enid, OK, Smokin’ Red Dirt BBQ Cook-Off: Kansas City BBQ-sanctioned contest where you can sample ribs, plus fireworks and music.
508-548-8194 • EnidChamber.com

15-16…Llano, TX, Crawfish Open: Heritage cuisine meal of boiled crawfish and barbecue accompanies Llano’s charity golf tournament.
325-247-5354 • LlanoChamber.org

15-16…Oklahoma City, OK, Western Heritage Awards: Honors the best in literature, music, film and television that reflect American West heritage.
405-478-2250 • NationalCowboyMuseum.org

15-17…Oklahoma City, OK, Oklahoma Steampunk Exposition: Step into the Victorian concept of the future via art, science, music, fashion and gaming.
OklahomaSteampunkExpo.com

16…Victorville, CA, Friends of Happy Trails Banquet: Fundraiser for children’s foundation formed by actors Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.
760-240-3330 • HappyTrails.org

16-Oct. 15…Enid, OK, Cactus Jack Walking Tour: Hear the story of the Land Run at 1893 site, see 1895 gunfight and more every third Saturday.
580-242-2233 • ChisholmTrailCoalition.org

17-22…Gila, NM, Cowgirl Camp: Lessons in horsemanship techniques, cattle roundup, ride to Indian ruins and a mini rodeo competition.
866-242-3500 • DoubleERanch.com

23…Sacramento, CA, 1906 Earthquake Living History Program: Re-enactment of 1906 earthquake and fire in San Francisco.
916-324-0333 • CapitolMuseum.CA.gov

24…Prescott, AZ, Building a Log Cabin: Lecture on the art to building a log cabin (be sure to check out Sharlot Hall’s 1864 Fort Misery cabin).
928-445-3122 • Sharlot.org

24-29…Bishop, CA, Bishop Mule Days Celebration: Since 1969, more than 700 mules compete in 181 events during a Wild West heritage celebration.
760-872-4263 • MuleDays.org

27-May 1…Santa Clarita, CA, Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival: Melody Ranch & Western film tours, plus Bob Boze Bell on Wyatt Earp, hero or villain?
661-286-4021 • CowboyFestival.org

April 28-30…Yuma, AZ, Arizona History Convention: True West premieres an Arizona Centennial series showcasing Steamboat era photos.
928-783-1500 • ArizonaHistory.org

28-30…Albuquerque, NM, Gathering of Nations: Learn about American Indian culture and tradition through photos, music and stories.
505-836-2810 • GatheringOfNations.com

29-May 1…San Elizario, TX, First Thanksgiving: This First Thanksgiving in 1598 celebration offers tours of the 1789 mission.
915-851-9997 • ElPasoMissionTrailAssociation.com

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