May 2011 Events

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


3...Crazy Horse, SD, Korczak Day: Big blast on Crazy Horse Memorial mountain carving heralds the anniversary of the sculptor’s 1947 arrival.
605-673-4681 •

4-8...Boulder, CO, Great American Horse Drive: Drive a large horse herd across 62 miles of open Colorado range, starting at Sombrero Ranch.
303-442-0258 •

5-8...Genoa, NV, Genoa Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival: Plus cowboy dinners, town hall dances, workshops and trail ride in the Pinenut Mountains.
775-782-8696 •

6-7...Vernon, TX, Great Western Trail Celebration: Horseback rides and tours of the 1874-86 Great Western Trail hosted by Red River Valley Museum.
940-553-1848 •

12-15...Las Vegas, NV, Las Vegas Helldorado Days: Pro rodeo, gold treasure hunt, whiskerino contest, poker tournament and art auction.
702-870-1221 •

13-14...Fort Worth, TX, Texas Frontier Forts Days: Learn about the forts along the Texas Forts Trail and enjoy military parades and artillery demo.
817-625-9715 •

13-14...Llano, TX, Tex Americana Fandango: Mike Blakely emcees this Western performers concert on the banks of the Llano River.
866-539-5535 •

13-15...Bandera, TX, Bandera Chuckwagon Races: Horse drawn wagons compete in national finals qualifier event at 2E Twin Elm Ranch.
800-364-3833 •

14...Prescott, AZ, An Evening at Sharlot’s Place: Sharlot Hall Museum fundraiser hosted by Arizona’s Official State Historian Marshall Trimble.
928-445-3122 •

14...Payson, AZ, Zane Grey’s Code of the West Tour: Tour Western author’s locales at Little Green Valley, Horton Creek Trail and Kohl’s Ranch.
928-474-3483 •

14-15...Jean, NV, Grand National Competition of the Old West: Gunfight skits contest, fast draw competitions and period encampments.
800-634-1359 •

14-15...Centennial, CO, Colorado Gun Collectors Assn. Annual Gun Show: Showcases collectible firearms, cowboy artifacts and Western artworks.
760-872-4263 •

19-21...Sheridan, WY, Rocky Mountain Leather Trade Show: Trade show features leathercraft vendors, workshops and speakers.
888-289-6409 •

19-21...Franklin, TN, Franklin Rodeo: Roundup party, rodeo parade and afternoon barbecue kicks off PRCA rodeo and Miss Rodeo Tennessee pageant.
615-394-9292 •

19-21...Pendleton, OR, Cattle Baron’s Weekend: Team branding and saddle bronc championships, plus art, cowboy gear and Western music.
8911 •

19-22...Miles City, MT, Miles City Bucking Horse Sale: Held since 1950, this bucking horse sale also features bull and bronc riding, and street dances.
890 •

20-21...Riverton, WY, Wild Horse and Burro Adoptions: Wild horses and burros offered for adoption to folks providing long-term care.
866-468-7826 •

20-22...Somerset, NJ, Steampunk World’s Fair: The Weird West comes to life with high noon duel, poker parlor, formal ball and live music.
978-842-1899 •

21...Lawton, OK, Armed Forces Day Celebration: Billed as the largest Armed Forces Day parade in the nation, with more than 100 entries.
580-355-3541 •

21-22...Elko, NV, California Trail Days: This 1850s trail encampment offers Shoshone crafts, gold rush music, live oxen and the Chautauqua.
800-248-3556 •

24-29...Bishop, CA, Mule Days Celebration: More than 700 mules compete in 181 events during a Wild West heritage celebration.
760-872-4263 •

27-28...Winterset, IA, John Wayne Birthday Celebration: Salutes John Ford’s Cavalry trilogy, with Rio Grande actor Claude Jarman Jr. attending.
877-462-1044 •

27-29...Bandera, TX, Bandera PRCA Rodeo: Bull riding, barrel racing and bareback riding hosted by Cowboy Capital Rodeo Association.
800-364-3833 •

28-29...Flagstaff, AZ, Zuni Festival of Arts and Culture: Zuni Olla maidens dance with pots on heads, pueblo music and traditional arts.
928-774-5213 •

28-30...Tombstone, AZ, Wyatt Earp Days: Lions Club fundraiser honors the frontier lawman with a chili cook-off and gunfight re-enactments.
888-457-3929 •

28-30...Oklahoma City, OK, Chuckwagon Gathering & Children’s Cowboy Festival: Chuckwagon fare and educational activities for the kids at Nat’l Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
405-478-2250 •

28-June 5...Edgewood, NM, Billy the Kid’s Last Ride: Trail ride on the route Billy the Kid rode when he escaped from Lincoln County Jail.
505-550-9508 •

28-Sept. 24... Pilesgrove, NJ, Cowtown Rodeo: Since 1929, this PRCA rodeo is the nation’s oldest weekly rodeo, held at Cowtown Rodeo Arena.
856-769-3200 •

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