Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West!
Wickenburg, AZ, April 1-30: At the Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Western paintings and sculptures by women celebrate cowgirl history and heritage.
928-684-2272 • WesternMuseum.org
Western Spirit Art Show & Sale
Cheyenne, WY, Closes April 19: View Western artwork by more than 100 artists at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum.
307-778-7290 • OldWestMuseum.org
California Images & History
San Dimas, CA, April 24-26: Paintings and sculptures by Western artists celebrate the state of California and its rich cowboy heritage.
909-599-5374 • SanDimasArts.org
Scottsdale Art Auction
Scottsdale, AZ, April 11: Bid on a wide collection of paintings and sculptures by Old West artists, such as Charlie Russell and Howard Terpning.
480-945-0225 • ScottsdaleArtAuction.com
Premier Firearms Auction
Online, April 24-26: Highly collectible weapons are up for bid by the world’s leading auction house for historical firearms and military artifacts.
800-238-8022 • RockIslandAuction.com
California & Western Art Auction
Los Angeles, CA, April 28: Fine art auction featuring works by classic Western artists, such as William Wendt and Edgar Payne.
323-850-7500 • Bonhams.com
Western Heritage Awards
Oklahoma City, OK, April 18: Honors the best in literature, music, film and television that reflect the heritage and history of the American West
405-478-2250 • NationalCowboyMuseum.org
Pioneer Village Dutch Oven Cook-off
Gonzales, TX, April 27: Cook-off keeps you fed as you enjoy gunfight re-enactments, saloon girls, frontier camps and tours of the 1800s village.
830-672-2157 • ThePioneerVillage.com
Spring Traders Encampment
Bartlesville, OK, April 10-11: Camp near Crystal Lake with your 1840s gear and clothing for an authentic, hands-on look at mountain man life.
888-966-5276 • Woolaroc.org
Tombstone Rose tree Festival
Tombstone, AZ, April 10-12: Celebrate the 130th blooming of the “World’s Largest Rose Tree” with a parade, folklorico dancers and more.
520-457-3326 • Tombstone.org
Galveston County Fair
Hitchcock, TX, April 10-18: At this county fair, held since 1938, enjoy the rodeo, auctions, a variety of cook-offs, concerts and youth activities.
409-986-6010 • GalvestonCountyFair.com
Fiesta San Antonio
San Antonio, TX, April 10-27: Old San Antonio and Old Mexico celebrations include fandangos, art shows and a pilgrimage to the Alamo mission.
877-273-4378 • Fiesta-SA.org
Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival
Western movie fans can enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of “reel” cowboy life, plus live Old West entertainment from folks like gunslinger Joey Dillon (shown here).
661-250-3735 • CowboyFestival.org
Junior Ranger Day
Deer Lodge, MT, April 18: Bring the kids to the 1862 Grant-Kohrs Ranch to experience life as a cowboy on an authentic open range ranch.
406-846-2070 • NPS.gov/grko
Arbor Day Celebration
Nebraska City, NE, April 24-26: The home of the first Arbor Day, in 1872, celebrates with free trees, a chili cook-off and a parade.
800-514-9113 • NebraskaCity.com
Wild Wild West Fest
Andrews, TX, April 25-27: Celebrates Western heritage with cowboy mounted shooting demonstrations, a BBQ cook-off and more.
432-523-2695 • WildWildWestFest.com
Arizona History Convention
Tucson, AZ, April 23-26: Join True West’s Executive Editor Bob Boze Bell for a discussion on Wyatt Earp in Hollywood, plus listen to more presentations about Arizona’s cowboy history. Shown here is downtown Tucson, Arizona, in 1874.
520-628-5774 • ArizonaHistory.org
MUSIC & POETRY
lano Fiddle Fest
Llano, TX, April 3-5: Passionate torch bearers carry on traditions set by Texas musicians, such as Otis Light (shown here with his band), with a competition featuring the best fiddlers from Texas and beyond.
325-247-5354 • LlanoFiddleFest.com
Durango Bluegrass Meltdown
Durango, CO, April 17-19: See Bluegrass jam sessions and bands Balsam Range, Special Consensus and more play in Durango venues.
970-335-9771 • DurangoMeltdown.com
Butte High School Rodeo
Butte, MT, April 18-19: High School rodeo riders from Butte’s surrounding counties compete for a chance to ride at the High School Rodeo Finals.
406-494-6700 • ButteRodeoGrounds.com
Helena Railroad Fair
Helena, MT, April 27: Thousands of railroad items are available to buy, sell or swap at the largest railroad hobby event in Montana and the Northern Rockies, held at the Helena Civic Center.
406-443-1578 • VisitMT.com