May 2015 Events

Durnago-Blues-TrainWestern roundup of events where you can experience the Old West!

ANIMAL ADOPTIONS

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

FUNDRAISER

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

HERITAGE FESTIVALS

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

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 • 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

MOVIE TRIBUTE

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

MUSIC FESTIVALS

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

RODEO

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

TRADE SHOW

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


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