Western Events Calendar: April

From our Ultimate Western Events Calendar, here are the cowboy events to attend in April!
Baxter Black will be performing at the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival.


Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo

Oklahoma City

405-232-7787, www.rncfr.com

The top two contestants in the standings in each of the PRCA’s (and WPRA’s) 12 circuits go head to head over three days of competition.

Don’t miss: The awards presentation after the final round, where the winners receive a Ram Truck vehicle voucher.

April 6

Scottsdale Art Auction

Scottsdale, Ariz.

480-945-0225, www.scottsdaleartauction.com

The Southwest’s biggest art auction features art from the masters of the West. Last year saw a record-breaking $16.4 million dollars in sales.


Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show

Tulsa, Okla.


The world’s largest collection of antique, collector, and modern firearms, knives, and accessories.Don’t miss: This show’s 4,100 tables of rare and unique firearms.


Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival

Santa Clarita, Calif.

661-250-3735, www.cowboyfestival.org

The event takes place at the Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio, where over 750 “B” Westerns were filmed. Don’t miss: Cowboy Couture (7p.m. April 18), showcasing Western designer fashions, vintage cowboy apparel, and celebrity models.


Western Heritage Awards

Oklahoma City

405-478-2250, www.nationalcowboymuseum.org

A black-tie presentation of Wrangler Awards for the year’s best Western movies, television, literature, and music. Don’t miss: Paintings by Remington and Russell at The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.