April 2015 Events

MtMap-Camp4-by-david-joneWestern roundup of events where you can experience the Old West!

ART SHOWS

Cowgirl Up!

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

AUCTIONS

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

AWARDS SHOW

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

FRONTIER FARE

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

HERITAGE FESTIVALS

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

Santa Clarita, CA, April 15-19: Classic

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

HISTORY CONVENTION

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

RODEO

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

TRAINS

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



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