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