Western Events Calendar: May

From our Ultimate Western Events Calendar, here are the cowboy events to attend in May!
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From our Ultimate Western Events Calendar, here are the cowboy events to attend in May!
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9–11

Western Heritage Classic

Abilene, Texas

325-677-4376, www.westernheritageclassic.com

Three days of traditional ranch rodeo action.

Don’t miss: The RHAA Working Ranch Horse Competition, where ranchers and their partners show off their skills.

16–19

Miles City Bucking Horse Sale

Miles City, Mont.

406-234-2890, www.buckinghorsesale.com

The nation’s best roughstock goes through Miles City.

Don’t miss: The Mother’s Day horse races at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds.

21–26

Bishop Mule Days

Bishop, Calif.

760-872-4263, www.muledays.org

This famous annual festival is dedicated to most things mule. More than 700 mules compete in 181 events.

Don’t miss: The annual Mule Days golf tournament at the Bishop Country Club.

22–27

Better Horses Networking Celebration and Al Dunning Experience

Cleveland, Mo.

660-441-1697, www.betterhorsesnetwork.com

This series of two-day clinics with multiple AQHA World Champion Al Dunning will take your horsemanship to the next level.

Don’t miss: The Sunday night performance by R.W. Hampton.

24–25

John Wayne Birthday Celebration

Winterset, Iowa

515-462-1044, www.johnwaynebirthplace.org

Celebrate the Duke’s birthday at the home where he was born in 1907.

Don’t miss: Film screenings of Wayne’s classics.

25–26

Chuckwagon Gathering & Children’s Cowboy Festival

Oklahoma City

405-478-2250, www.nationalcowboymuseum.org

Families enjoy traditional chuckwagon food while being entertained by Red Steagall and Don Edwards.

Don’t miss: The rope-making and weaving demonstrations.