May 2014 Events

western-events-may-2014A Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West.

ANIMAL ADOPTIONS

Miles City Bucking Horse Sale

Miles City, MT, May 15-18: Watch rodeo action originating from southeastern Montana, along with bucking horse sales and street dances.

406-234-2890 • BuckingHorseSale.com

Wild Horse and Burro Adoptions

Riverton, WY, May 16-17: Wild horses and burros from Western states are offered up for adoption
to folks who will provide long-term care.

866-468-7826 • BLM.gov

ART SHOWS

Quilt Retreat at Oregon Trail Center

Montpelier, ID, May 1-3: Veteran quilter Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company will host a trunk show and teach two quilt classes.

208-847-3800 • OregonTrailCenter.org

Downtown Edmond Arts Festival

Edmond, OK, May 2-4: Over 100 artists from across the United States gather to showcase their paintings, sculptures, jewelry, pottery and more.

405-249-9391 • DowntownEdmondOK.com

Trail of Tears Art Show & Sale

Park Hill, OK, Closes May 25: Features authentic American Indian art and competitions in several categories at one of Oklahoma’s oldest art shows.

888-999-6007 • CherokeeHeritage.org

AUCTION

Historic & Antique Firearms

Manchester, NH, May 17: Historic firearms on
the auction block could include Winchesters, Colts, sporting rifles and flintlock pistols.

603-627-7383 • Amoskeag-Auction.com

MOVIE TRIBUTE

John Wayne Birthday Celebration

Winterset, IA, May 23-24: Join actress Lana Wood for a benefit dinner at John Wayne Birthplace Museum to celebrate the Duke’s life and movies.

877-462-1044 • JohnWayneBirthplace.Museum

FUNDRAISER

Friends of Happy Trails Banquet

Victorville, CA, May 17: Featuring  Rex Allen Jr., this evening of entertainment benefits the Happy Trails Children’s Foundation.

760-240-3330 • HappyTrails.org

HERITAGE FESTIVALS

Heartland Storytelling Festival

Beatrice, NE, May 1-2: Held since 1998, this old-fashioned storytelling event features nationally known storytellers who bring the Old West to life.

402-223-3514 • NPS.gov

Genoa Cowboy Festival

Genoa, NV, May 2-4: Cowboys from all over the United States gather to enjoy live music, poetry, historical demonstrations and workshops.

775-782-0326 • CowboyPoetryGenoa.com

Santa Maria Feast Day

Acoma, NM, May 4:  Honoring the McCarty church’s patron saint, this feast has traditional dancers and vendors lining the road to the church.

800-747-0181 • AcomaSkyCity.org

Frontier Fort Days

Fort Worth, TX, May 9-10: The Texas frontier comes to life with fort camps, military parades, American Indian exhibitions and more.

817-625-9715 • StockyardsStation.com

Pendleton Cattle Barons Weekend

Pendleton, OR, May 9-11: The legacy of the region’s cattlemen and ranchers are honored with bronc riding and a cowboy collectibles auction.

541-377-6834 • CattleBarons.net

Golden Spike Re-enactment

Brigham City, UT, May 10: Celebrates the 145th anniversary of the first Transcontinental Railroad and honors the workers who completed it.

435-471-2209 • NPS.gov

Temecula Western Days

Temecula, CA, May 17-18: Watch the Temecula Gunfighters and other re-enactors perform shoot-outs and skits, and enjoy live Western music.

951-694-6480 • CityOfTemecula.org

Opening Day of Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

Chama, NM, May 24: Kicks off the tour season of the nation’s highest narrow gauge steam railroad, traversing Cumbres Pass and Toltec Gorge.

888-286-2737 • CumbresToltec.com

Jim Butler Days

Tonopah, NV, May 24-25 : Honors the rancher credited with the original silver claim that launched one of Nevada’s biggest mining booms.

775-482-6336 • TonopahNevada.com

Wyatt Earp Days

Tombstone, AZ, May 24-26: Gunfights, hangings and skits re-enacted in the streets of Tombstone, plus a chili cook-off and an 1880s fashion show.

520-457-3511 • TombstoneChamber.com

Native Voices at the Autry

Los Angeles, CA, May 28-29: Free staged public readings of new works from America’s leading American Indian theatre company.

323-667-2000 •  NativeVoicesAtTheAutry.org

MUSIC FESTIVALS

Ramona Bluegrass & Old West Fest

Ramona, CA, May 4-5: Hot Club of Cowtown and more Bluegrass acts perform, plus a historical encampment features Old West music.

760-789-6173 • RamonaBluegrassFest.com

Edmond Jazz and Blues Festival

Edmond, OK, May 24-25: Smooth Jazz and Blues fill Stephenson Park on Memorial Day weekend as live bands and artists perform.

405-341-3321 • EdmondJazzAndBlues.org

POWWOW

Indian Market and Powwow

Morrison, CO, May 17-18: Enjoy multi-region powwows and an authentic native market inspired by Old Bent’s Fort’s tribal history.

303-839-1671 • TesoroCulturalCenter.org

RODEO

RAM PRCA Pro Rodeo

Bandera, TX, May 24-25: The rodeo includes PRCA-sanctioned bareback riding, steer wrestling, calf roping and bull riding.

830-796-7207 • BanderaRodeo.com

TRADE SHOW

Colorado Gun Collectors Association

Denver, CO, May 17-18: The show offers more than 1,000 tables of antique and modern collectible firearms and cowboy artifacts.

720-482-0167 • CGCA.com

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