Western Events for April 2018 Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West this April.

Western Events April 2018 Rendezvous Days
Rendezvous Days.

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

Adventure

1836 Chuckwagon Race

Neches, TX, April 13-22: Watch wagon races, plus enjoy trail rides, Dutch Oven cooking classes, cowboy poetry and cowboy mounted shooting.

903-721-9111 • 1836ChuckwagonRace.com

Western Events April 2018 Cowgirl Up Exhibit
Cowgirl Up! Exhibit.

Art Shows

The Art of Joe Beeler: A Western Original

Scottsdale, AZ, April 1-30: A chronicler of the American West, Beeler’s art is celebrated with an exhibit featuring more than 80 of his works.

480-686-9539 • ScottsdaleMuseumWest.org

Cowgirl Up! Exhibit

Wickenburg, AZ, April 1-30: Opening gala at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum kicks off the invitational exhibit of Western art by women.

928-684-2272 WesternMuseum.org

Trappings of Texas

Alpine, TX, April 12-14: The nation’s second-oldest trappings show offers cowboy gear and traditional Western art at the Museum of the Big Bend.

432-837-8143 • MuseumoftheBigBend.com

The Big One Art & Craft Fair Minot Spring Show

Minot, ND, April 13-14: Soak up some history in this 1886 rail town as you browse the locally made arts, crafts and baked goods.

701-837-6059 • TheBigOne.biz

California Images & History

San Dimas, CA, April 27-29: Paintings and sculptures by Western artists celebrate the state of California and its rich cowboy heritage.

909-599-5374 • SanDimasArts.org

 Western Events April 2018 Scottsdale Art Auction
Scottsdale Art Auction.

Auction

Premiere Firearms Auction

Rock Island, IL & Online, April 13-15: Highly collectible firearms are up for bid, including an original cased Colt Civilian Walker Revolver.

309-797-1500 • RockIslandAuction.com

Scottsdale Art Auction

Scottsdale, AZ & Online, April 7: Bid on Western and wildlife art, with an emphasis on Old West artists including the Charles Russel painting pictured above.

480-945-0225 ScottsdaleArtAuction.com

Frontier Fare

Pioneer Village Dutch Oven Cook-off

Gonzales, TX, April 27: Cook-off keeps you fed as you enjoy gunfight re-enactments, saloon girls, frontier camps and tours of the 1800s village.

830-672-2157 • ThePioneerVillage.com

Gun Show

Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show

Tulsa, OK, April 7-8: Gun Gurus, Jim Supica and Philip Schreier will make an appearance at this 11 acre gun show with more than 4,200 exhibitors.

918-492-0401 • TulsaArmsShow.com

Heritage Festivals

Chisholm Trail and the Cowtown That Raised a President

Abilene, KS, April 1-30: This special exhibit showcases artifacts, photos and stories about the cowtown where Dwight D. Eisenhower grew up.

785-263-6700 • Eisenhower.archives.gov

Rose Tree Parade & Festival

Tombstone, AZ, April 6-8: The blooming of the “World’s Largest Rose Tree,” planted in 1885, is celebrated with a parade and folklorico dances.

520-457-3326 • TombstoneChamber.com

Western Events April 2018 Pow Wow
Gathering of Nations Pow Wow.

Gathering of Nations Pow Wow 

Albuquerque, NM, April 26-28: North America’s biggest Powwow showcases the Miss Indian World Pageant, along with dance and drum competitions.

505-836-2810 • GatheringOfNations.com

Southwest Farm & Home Expo

Elk City, OK, April 7-8: Novice and professional alike can shop and learn about products and services for farm, home, lawn, garden and ranch.

580-225-0207 • VisitElkCity.com

Chisholm Trail Heritage Festival, Cattle Drive, and Wagon Train

Bowie, TX, April 13-15: Watch the Marlow Gunfighters Show, horse & wagon races, a stick horse rodeo for the kids and a cowboy ball.

940-872-1173 • BowieTxChamber.org

Fiesta San Antonio

San Antonio, TX, April 19-29: Old San Antonio and Old Mexico celebrations include fandangos, art shows and a pilgrimage to the Alamo mission.

877-273-4378 • Fiesta-SA.org

Rendezvous Days

Eureka, MT, April 27-29: This Mountain Man tribute offers blackpowder shoots along with street bed races, a quilt show and flea market.

406-297-4636 • EurekaMontana.org

Earth Day Festival

Los Alamos, NM, April 21: Fun for all ages this event features entertainment, food, activities, informational booths, and more.

505-662-0460 • PEECNature.org

Garden & Landscape Educational Expo & Farmer’s market

Gillette, WY, April 21: Learn the ins and outs of growing your own garden or creating a beautiful landscape and shop the local farmer’s market.

307-682-7281 • TravelWyoming.com

Party for the Planet

Sioux Falls, SD, April 21: This event taps into your enthusiasm for the planet with fun and educational activities about conservation and wildlife.

605-367-7003 • GreatZoo.org

Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival

Santa Clarita, CA, April 22-25: Experience the best in Western entertainment, apparel, gear, food, and history with over 35 different events.

661-286-4021 • CowboyFestival.org

Arizona History Convention

Tempe, AZ, April 26-28: True West’s Executive Editor Bob Boze Bell and other historians give presentations about Arizona’s cowboy history.

520-628-5774 • ArizonaHistory.org

Arbor Day Celebration

Nebraska City, NE, April 27–29: The home of the first Arbor day, in 1872, celebrates with free trees, a chili cook-off and a parade.

800-514-9113 • NebraskaCity.com

Keeping Warm in South Dakota XI

Brookings, SD, April 28-29: Quilters gather for fabric and design competitions, raffles, luncheon and a special presentation from Gudrun Erla.

605-690-3246 • BrookingsQuiltGuild.com

Music & Poetry

LLano Fiddle Fest

Llano, TX, April 6-8: Texas musicians of the past are celebrated with a competition featuring some of the best fiddlers from Texas and beyond.

325-247-5354 • LlanoFiddleFest.com

Durango Bluegrass Meltdown

Durango, CO, April 20-22: See Bluegrass jam sessions and bands Balsam Range, Special Consensus and more play in Durango venues.

970-335-9771 • DurangoMeltdown.com

Re-enactment

Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters

Bandera, TX, April 7, 14, 21, 28: Experience the excitement of the Wild West with the award-winning Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters.

830-796-3045 • BanderaCowboyCapital.com

RODEO & HORSE

Oklahoma Quarter Horse Spring Show

Oklahoma City, OK, April 4-8: Oklahoma and the surrounding region’s finest Quarter Horses compete for ribbons and prizes in wide array of classes.

405-440-0694 • OKQHA.org

PBR Unleash the Beast

Sioux Falls, SD, April 6-8: Watch the showdown between the toughest cowboys & rankest bucking bulls along with a star-studded musical lineup.

800-732-1727 • DennySanfordPremierCenter.com

High Desert Horse Expo

Redmond, OR, April 20-22: Nearly 150 equine related vendors, clinics, demonstrations, consignment tack sale, and more.

971-224-5879 • HighDesertHorseExpo.com

West Fest & Ranch Rodeo

Willcox, AZ, April 27-28: This cowboy gathering pays tribute with ranching competitions, wagon judging, fire stories, and a Chuckwagon cook-off.

800-200-2272 • CattleCapitol.com

What do you think?

Rhiannon Deremo

Online Content Editor at True West Magazine.