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Pendleton Cattle Barons Weekend Pendleton, OR, May 1-2: The weekend honors the region’s cattlemen and ranchers with bronc riding, a cowboy collectibles auction and barbecue. 541-377-6834 •
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Ute Mountain Mesa Verde Birding Festival

Cortez, CO, May 13-17: Observe the local bird population with regional wildlife specialists volunteering as tour guides and guest lecturers.

970-565-1151 •


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 •

General Sam Houston Folk Festival

Huntsville, TX, May 15: The Sam Houston Memorial Museum’s grounds are transformed into a bustling frontier settlement.

936-294-1832 •

Friends of Happy Trails Banquet

Victorville, CA, May 16: Make plans now to attend with your entire family this annual banquet dinner celebrating Roy Rogers and Dale Evans’ Happy Trails Foundation and the work they do to help children. Live entertainment and lots of fun, food, games, raffles, auctions, door prizes and collectibles are included.

760-240-3330 •

Kerrville Folk Festival

Kerrville, TX, May 21-June 7: Singers and songwriters perform at one of the largest folk music festivals in North America.

830-257-3600 •

John Wayne Birthday Celebration

Winterset, IA, May 22-23: Come celebrate the life of John Wayne, with a special screening of Duke classic Big Jake and special guest Christopher Mitchum. Musical headliner is Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives.

877-462-1044 •

Wyatt Earp Days

Tombstone, AZ, May 23-24: In honor of famed Tombstone lawman Wyatt Earp, activities include gunfights, a chili cook-off and an 1880s fashion show.

520-457-3511 •


Narrow Gauge Day

Durango, CO, May 1: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad celebrates continuous operation between Durango and Silverton since 1882.

888-872-4607 •

Wild West Days at the Loop

Georgetown, CO, May 30-31: The Park County Regulators will be joining Railroad Days at the Loop. There will be engines on display at the Silver Plume train yard, a Steam Engine Bounce House in the car museum, old West BBQ at the Devil’s Gate Depot and summer desserts like cotton candy and ice cream at the
Silver Plume Depot.

888-456-6777 •


Las Vegas Days Rodeo

Las Vegas, NV, May 6-9: The PRCA rodeo, formerly known as Helldorado Days Rodeo will be held at the Plaza Hotel and hosted by Bar T Rodeo.

702-870-1221 •

Bandera Pro Rodeo

Bandera, TX, May 23-25: This rodeo features PRCA-sanctioned bareback riding, steer wrestling, calf roping and bull riding.

830-522-0054 •


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 •


Colorado Gun Collectors Association Gun Show

Denver, CO, May 16-17: The show offers more than 1,500 tables of antique and modern firearms and cowboy artifacts.

720-482-0167 •

Fort Kearny Outdoor Expo

Kearney, NE, May 9: The expo showcases Nebraska’s vast outdoor activities, such as shooting, archery and fishing through demonstrations and contests.

888-444-1867 •

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