May 2015 Events

Durnago-Blues-TrainWestern 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 •


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 •

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.



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 •


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 •

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 •

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 •

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 •

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 •

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 •

Funtier Days

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 •

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 •

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.



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 •

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 •

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.


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  •

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.



Chisholm Trail Stampede PRCA Rodeo

Duncan, OK, May 1-2: PRCA rodeo includes competitions in bull riding, team roping, bareback riding and steer wrestling.


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 •

Bandera Pro Rodeo

Bandera, TX, May 22-24: This rodeo features PRCA-sanctioned bareback riding, steer wrestling, calf roping and bull riding.



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 •

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