Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West!
Miles City Bucking Horse Sale
Miles City, MT, May 14-17: Watch rodeo action originating from southeastern Montana, along with bucking horse sales and street dances.
406-234-2890 • BuckingHorseSale.com
AUCTION & ANTIQUE SHOW
Western Americana Auction
Online, May 1-15: This online auction offers rare and collectible firearms, bladed weapons, cowboy gear and Western art and memorabilia.
916-446-6490 • Witherells.com
Grass Valley Old West Antique Show
Grass Valley, CA, May 8-9: This antique show features a vast collection of Old West antiques, cowboy gear and Western memorabilia.
916-446-6490 • Witherells.com
Friends of Happy Trails Banquet
Victorville, CA, May 16: This fundraiser benefits the children’s foundation formed by classic Westerns actors Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.
760-240-3330 • HappyTrails.org
Genoa Cowboy Festival
Genoa, NV, April 30-May 3: Cowboys from across the country gather to enjoy live music, poetry, historical demonstrations and workshops.
775-782-0326 • CowboyPoetryGenoa.com
Pendleton Cattle Barons Weekend
Pendleton, OR, May 8-9: Honors the region’s cattlemen and ranchers with bronc riding, a cowboy collectibles auction and more.
541-377-6834 • CattleBarons.net
Frontier Forts Days
Fort Worth, TX, May 8-9: Experience life at a frontier fort through infantry, artillery and cavalry demonstrations, and military parades.
817-625-9715 • FortWorthStockyards.org
Fort KearnEy Outdoor Expo
Kearney, NE, May 9: Showcases Nebraska’s vast outdoor activities, such as shooting, archery and fishing, through demonstrations and contests.
888-444-1867 • VisitKearney.org
Elks Helldorado Days
Las Vegas, NV, May 14-17: Held since 1934, this festival celebrates Old West history with a pro rodeo, parade and Western art show and auction.
702-870-1221 • ElksHelldorado.com
Temecula Western Days
Temecula, CA, May 16-17: Enjoy live Western music, plus performances from the Temecula Gunfighters and other Old West re-enactors
951-694-6480 • TemeculaEvents.org
Bandera, TX, May 23-24: More than 75 vendors celebrate Western history and cowboy heritage with a parade and an arts and crafts show.
800-364-3833 • BanderaCowboyCapital.com
Wyatt Earp Days
Tombstone, AZ, May 23-25: Gunfights and hangings re-enacted in the streets of Tombstone, plus a Wyatt Earp look-a-like contest.
520-457-3511 • TombstoneChamber.com
California Trail Days
Elko, NV, May 30-31: Discover how settlers lived and survived on the California Trail in the 1850s through historical displays and presentations sharing their journey.
775-738-1849 • CaliforniaTrailCenter.org
John Wayne Birthplace Museum Grand Opening
Winterset, IA, May 22-25: Celebrate the birthday of the Hollywood legend at the grand opening of the new John Wayne Birthplace Museum.
877-462-1044 • JohnWayneBirthplace.Museum
Ramona Bluegrass & Old West Fest
Ramona, CA, May 2-3: Bluegrass performances from across the country, plus a historical re-enactment encampment with Old West music.
760-789-6173 • RamonaBluegrassFest.com
Kerrville Folk Festival
Kerrville, TX, Opens May 21: Singers and songwriters perform at one of the largest folk music festivals in North America.
830-257-3600 • Kerrville-Music.com
Silver City Blues and Bikes Festival
Silver City, NM, May 22-24: Features performances by some of the best Blues musicians in New Mexico, such as Tommy Castro, plus a motorcycle show.
575-538-2505 • SilverCityTourism.org
Blue Bell & Bluegrass Festival
Llano, TX, May 22-25: Bluegrass musicians from the central Texas area perform, plus free Blue Bell ice cream and a car show.
325-247-5354 • LlanoChamber.org
Durango Blues Train
Durango, CO, May 29-30: Ride the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s train to take in breathtaking sights of Colorado’s San Juan National Forest while listening to performances by some of the state’s best Blues musicians.
970-728-8037 • DurangoBluesTrain.com
Chisholm Trail Stampede PRCA Rodeo
Duncan, OK, May 1-2: PRCA rodeo includes competitions in bull riding, team roping, bareback riding and steer wrestling.
580-656-6936 • OnTheChisholmTrail.com
Western Heritage Classic
Abilene, TX, May 7-10: This working ranch rodeo also offers cowboy music and poetry, a fiddler’s contest, a parade and a trade show.
325-677-4376 • WesternHeritageClassic.com
Bandera Pro Rodeo
Bandera, TX, May 22-24: This rodeo features PRCA-sanctioned bareback riding, steer wrestling, calf roping and bull riding.
830-522-0054 • BanderaProRodeo.org
Colorado Gun Collectors Association Gun show
Denver, CO, May 16-17: The show offers more than 1,000 tables of antique and modern collectible firearms and cowboy artifacts.
720-482-0167 • CGCA.com