March 2015 – Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West!
Panhandle Plains Invitational Art Show & Sale
Canyon, TX, March 7: Contemporary Southwestern art for sale to raise funds for the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum.
806-651-2244 • PanhandlePlains.org
Masters of the American West
Los Angeles, CA, Closes March 8: Exhibits artworks by Howard Terpning and more than 75 other nationally recognized Western artists.
323-667-2000 • TheAutry.org
Wickenburg, AZ, Opens March 20: Opening gala at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum kicks off the invitational exhibit of Western art by women.
928-684-2272 • WesternMuseum.org
Cattlemen’s Western Art Show & Sale
Paso Robles, CA, March 27-29: More than 50 Western painters and sculptors showcase their art, plus art by headliner artist Ernie Morris.
805-464-9335 • CattlemensWesternArtShow.com
Lllano Art Sudio Tour
Llano, TX, March 28: Visit with approximately 20 Western and American Indian artists working in a wide range of mediums in their creative workspace.
325-247-5354 • LlanoArtStudioTour.Yolasite.com
Drawn to Life: Audubon’s Legacy
Orange, TX, Opens March 28: Showcases pastels, engravings, lithographs and other John James Audubon works portraying North American wildlife.
409-886-2787 • StarkCulturalVenues.org
Appetite for Art: Relish the West
Omaha, NE, March 31: Join Joslyn Art Museum curators for lunch and a gallery talk focused on artworks by nonconformist Maynard Dixon.
402-342-3300 • Joslyn.org
AUCTIONS & SHOWS
Fine Firearms, Edged Weapons & Militaria Auction
Irvine, CA, March 7-8: Bid on collectible, rare and historical firearms and military memorabilia at this southern California auction.
888-298-8199 • CWOCAuctions.com
Amarillo Western Antiques & Collectibles Show
Amarillo, TX, March 13-15: Antique firearms, American Indian artwork and more at the longest running Western show and auction in America.
517-568-4188 • AmarilloWesternShow.com
Great Falls, MT, March 19-21: The C.M. Russell Museum honors artist Charlie Russell’s birthday with a Western art exhibit and auction fundraiser.
406-727-8787 • CMRussell.org
Williamsburg Film Festival
Williamsburg, VA, March 4-7: Dedicated to preserving Hollywood’s Golden era by screening classic Western films, this year’s festival features discussions with special guests, including Johnny Crawford and True West Executive Editor Bob Boze Bell.
757-482-2490 • WilliamsburgFilmFestival.org
1836 Chuckwagon Race
Neches, TX, March 1-8: Watch five classes of wagon races, plus enjoy trail rides, dutch oven cooking classes, cowboy poetry and cowboy mounted shooting.
903-721-9111 • 1836ChuckwagonRace.com
Las Cruces, NM, March 7-8: Experience Western history with cowboy demonstrations, live music, cooking, living history, gunfight-re-enactments and stagecoach and horseback rides.
575-522-4100 • NMFarmAndRanchMuseum.org
Kamloops Cowboy Festival
Kamloops, BC, Canada, March 12-15: BC Cowboy Heritage Society hosts art and cowboy gear trade show, workshops, dinner theatre and music.
888-763-2221 • BCCHS.com
Tucson Festival Of Books
Tucson, AZ, March 14-15: Join Old West authors and historians at the University of Arizona for panel discussions and book signings, plus True West will honor our 2015 True Westerner of the year, Marshall Trimble.
1840s Mountain Man Camp
Bartlesville, OK, Opens March 18: This authentic 1840s mountain man encampment offers a place for visitors to shoot blackpowder rifles and learn the proper art of throwing a tomahawk.
918-336-0307 • Woolaroc.org
Crane Watch Festival
Kearney, NE, March 19-22: More than 500,000 Sandhill Cranes migrate to the Platte River Valley in order to “fuel up” before resuming their northward migration.
800-652-9435 • VisitKearney.org
Arizona Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace
Gold Canyon, AZ, Closes March 29: Old West time travelers can take in medieval arts and crafts, jousting tournaments and an outdoor circus.
520-463-2600 • RoyalFaires.com
Shooting the West
Winnemucca, NV, March 3-8: Photoshop Hall-of-Famer Ben Willmore and others offer workshops to help you photograph the West in its best light.
877-623-3501 • ShootingTheWest.org
Denver March Powwow
Denver, CO, March 20-22: This annual powwow features the grand entry, intertribal dances and contests, plus arts and crafts and storytelling.
303-934-8045 • DenverMarchPowwow.org
Silver Spike Festival
Tucson, AZ, March 21: Re-enacts the 1880 arrival of the Southern Pacific Railroad to Tucson and showcases a display of the original Silver Spike.
520-623-2223 • TucsonHistoricDepot.org
Goliad Massacre Re-Enactment
Goliad, TX, March 28-29: Re-creates the occupation of Fort Defiance and the 1836 Goliad Massacre, with memorial service on the last day.
361-635-3752 • PresidioLaBahia.org
Winnemucca Ranch Hand Rodeo
Winnemucca, NV, Feb. 25-March 1: Ranch hands compete in rodeo events, plus you can see cow dog trails, horse and bull sales, and a trade show.
775-623-5071 • RanchRodeoNV.com