May 2011 Events

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

MAY

3…Crazy Horse, SD, Korczak Day: Big blast on Crazy Horse Memorial mountain carving heralds the anniversary of the sculptor’s 1947 arrival.
605-673-4681 • CrazyHorseMemorial.com
4-8…Boulder, CO, Great American Horse Drive: Drive a large horse herd across 62 miles of open Colorado range, starting at Sombrero Ranch.
303-442-0258 • Sombrero.com

5-8…Genoa, NV, Genoa Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival: Plus cowboy dinners, town hall dances, workshops and trail ride in the Pinenut Mountains.
775-782-8696 • CowboyPoetryGenoa.com

6-7…Vernon, TX, Great Western Trail Celebration: Horseback rides and tours of the 1874-86 Great Western Trail hosted by Red River Valley Museum.
940-553-1848 • RedRiverValleyMuseum.org

12-15…Las Vegas, NV, Las Vegas Helldorado Days: Pro rodeo, gold treasure hunt, whiskerino contest, poker tournament and art auction.
702-870-1221 • ElksHelldorado.com

13-14…Fort Worth, TX, Texas Frontier Forts Days: Learn about the forts along the Texas Forts Trail and enjoy military parades and artillery demo.
817-625-9715 • FortWorthStockyards.org

13-14…Llano, TX, Tex Americana Fandango: Mike Blakely emcees this Western performers concert on the banks of the Llano River.
866-539-5535 • LlanoChamber.org

13-15…Bandera, TX, Bandera Chuckwagon Races: Horse drawn wagons compete in national finals qualifier event at 2E Twin Elm Ranch.
800-364-3833 • BanderaCowboyCapital.com

14…Prescott, AZ, An Evening at Sharlot’s Place: Sharlot Hall Museum fundraiser hosted by Arizona’s Official State Historian Marshall Trimble.
928-445-3122 • Sharlot.org

14…Payson, AZ, Zane Grey’s Code of the West Tour: Tour Western author’s locales at Little Green Valley, Horton Creek Trail and Kohl’s Ranch.
928-474-3483 • RimCountryMuseums.com

14-15…Jean, NV, Grand National Competition of the Old West: Gunfight skits contest, fast draw competitions and period encampments.
800-634-1359 • GoldStrikeJean.com

14-15…Centennial, CO, Colorado Gun Collectors Assn. Annual Gun Show: Showcases collectible firearms, cowboy artifacts and Western artworks.
760-872-4263 • CGCA.com

19-21…Sheridan, WY, Rocky Mountain Leather Trade Show: Trade show features leathercraft vendors, workshops and speakers.
888-289-6409 • LeatherCraftersJournal.com

19-21…Franklin, TN, Franklin Rodeo: Roundup party, rodeo parade and afternoon barbecue kicks off PRCA rodeo and Miss Rodeo Tennessee pageant.
615-394-9292 • FranklinRodeo.com

19-21…Pendleton, OR, Cattle Baron’s Weekend: Team branding and saddle bronc championships, plus art, cowboy gear and Western music.
800-547-
8911 • CattleBarons.net

19-22…Miles City, MT, Miles City Bucking Horse Sale: Held since 1950, this bucking horse sale also features bull and bronc riding, and street dances.
406-234-2
890 • BuckingHorseSale.com

20-21…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

20-22…Somerset, NJ, Steampunk World’s Fair: The Weird West comes to life with high noon duel, poker parlor, formal ball and live music.
978-842-1899 • SteampunkWorldsFair.com

21…Lawton, OK, Armed Forces Day Celebration: Billed as the largest Armed Forces Day parade in the nation, with more than 100 entries.
580-355-3541 • LawtonFortSillChamber.com

21-22…Elko, NV, California Trail Days: This 1850s trail encampment offers Shoshone crafts, gold rush music, live oxen and the Chautauqua.
800-248-3556 • ElkoTrailDays.com

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

27-28…Winterset, IA, John Wayne Birthday Celebration: Salutes John Ford’s Cavalry trilogy, with Rio Grande actor Claude Jarman Jr. attending.
877-462-1044 •
JohnWayneBirthplace.org

27-29…Bandera, TX, Bandera PRCA Rodeo: Bull riding, barrel racing and bareback riding hosted by Cowboy Capital Rodeo Association.
800-364-3833 • BanderaRodeo.com

28-29…Flagstaff, AZ, Zuni Festival of Arts and Culture: Zuni Olla maidens dance with pots on heads, pueblo music and traditional arts.
928-774-5213 • MusNAZ.org

28-30…Tombstone, AZ, Wyatt Earp Days: Lions Club fundraiser honors the frontier lawman with a chili cook-off and gunfight re-enactments.
888-457-3929 • TombstoneChamber.com

28-30…Oklahoma City, OK, Chuckwagon Gathering & Children’s Cowboy Festival: Chuckwagon fare and educational activities for the kids at Nat’l Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
405-478-2250 • NationalCowboyMuseum.org

28-June 5…Edgewood, NM, Billy the Kid’s Last Ride: Trail ride on the route Billy the Kid rode when he escaped from Lincoln County Jail.
505-550-9508 • BillyTheKidTrailRides.com

28-Sept. 24… Pilesgrove, NJ, Cowtown Rodeo: Since 1929, this PRCA rodeo is the nation’s oldest weekly rodeo, held at Cowtown Rodeo Arena.
856-769-3200 • CowtownRodeo.com

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