Ultimate Western Events Calendar: April

From our Ultimate Western Events Calendar, here are the cowboy events to attend in April!
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From our Ultimate Western Events Calendar, here are the cowboy events to attend in April!
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4–6

RAM NATIONAL CIRCUIT FINALS RODEO

Oklahoma City, Okla.

405-232-7787, www.rncfr.com

Each of the 12 PRCA circuits sends two competitors from each event to participate at the RNCFR—one of the centerpieces of the ProRodeo season—for the chance to win cash, a national championship, and a RAM truck vehicle voucher.

5

SCOTTSDALE ART AUCTION

Scottsdale, Ariz.

480-945-0225, www.scottsdaleartauction.com

The Southwest’s biggest art auction features work from the masters of the West. Last year, the top lot was a Frederic Remington oil painting that sold for $1,035,000.

5–6

WANENMACHER’S TULSA ARMS SHOW

Tulsa, Okla.

918-492-0401, www.tulsaarmsshow.com

There are no cheap flea-market knick-knacks here! At Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show, it’s purely guns, knives, ammo, and military artifacts. This is the place to come to find antique Western firearms.

11–12

WESTERN HERITAGE AWARDS

Oklahoma City, Okla.

405-478-2250, www.nationalcowboymuseum.org

At this black-tie affair, the prestigious Wrangler award is presented to the works in literature, music, film, and television that best reflect the stories of the American West. Also honored at the event are inductees into the prestigious Hall of Great Westerners and the Hall of Great Western Performers.

24–27

SANTA CLARITA COWBOY FESTIVAL

Santa Clarita, Calif.

661-250-3735, www.cowboyfestival.org

Hosted at the famed Melody Ranch—where over 750 Westerns were filmed—this cowboy poetry festival has the perfect Old West setting for its multi-day lineup of music, food, entertainment, and activities for Western fans of all ages. Be sure to try the peach cobbler at the chuckwagon—it’s a favorite!

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April 30–May 4

SOMBRERO HORSE DRIVE

Craig, Colo.

970-586-4577, www.sombrero.com

Help drive one of the largest horse herds in the state through 60 miles of stunning Colorado country. There’s no nose-to-tail dude riding here—this is the real deal! Riders tough enough to ride gate to gate are rewarded with a trophy buckle and memories to last a lifetime.

“Hundreds of horses? Chuckwagon camping? Cowboys at work? Count me in!” —Bob