Back to prior page




Last updated: April 19, 2017

Festival coordinators/organizers - please send events and updates to Chuck Anderson at:


Event Info, Contacts, Websites 2017 Dates
ROY ROGERS HAPPY TRAILS CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION
Apple Valley, California
Proceeds support the Happy Trails Foundation
Website: http://www.happytrails.org/calendar.html
Various events throughout the year including a Roy and Dale Film Festival fund raiser. Check their website.
BONANZA FRIENDSHIP REUNION
At Lorne Greene's former home, the Ponderosa II, in Mesa, Arizona
Website: http://ponderosa2.com/
February 24-26, 2017
WILLIAMSBURG (Virginia) FILM FESTIVAL
Colonial Plaza Williamsburg (Formerly Holiday Inn - Patriot), Williamsburg, Virginia
2017 event will be the 21st and last Williamsburg Film Festival.
Website: http://www.williamsburgfilmfestival.org
March 8-11, 2017
HIGH CHAPARRAL REUNION
Tucson, Arizona
From their website - appears that no further reunions/events are planned.
Website: http://thehighchaparralreunion.com
 
SANTA CLARITA (California) COWBOY FESTIVAL
Santa Clarita, California
Website: http://www.cowboyfestival.org/
April 19-23, 2017
GENE AUTRY, OKLAHOMA MUSEUM
47 Prairie Street, Gene Autry, Oklahoma
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gene-Autry-Oklahoma-Museum/159237214106784?sk=timeline&ref=page_internal
Website: https://geneautryokmuseum.org/
May 5-7, 2017
AUDIE MURPHY DAYS
Fletcher Warren Civic Center and Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum, Greenville, Texas
Websites:
http://cottonmuseum.com/calendar.html
http://www.amacmuseum.com/
May 13, 2017
JOHN WAYNE ANNUAL BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Winterset, Iowa, the birthplace of John Wayne
Website: http://johnwaynebirthplace.museum/
May 26-27, 2017
MEMPHIS FILM FESTIVAL
Sam's Town Resort, Tunica, Mississippi (30 miles south of Memphis, TN)
Website: http://www.thememphisfilmfestival.com
June 8-10, 2017
WESTERN FILM FAIR AND NOSTALGIA CONVENTION
Hawthorne Inn, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Contact: Tommy Hildreth (828) 524-5251, or e-mail to: cowboys@cometwesterns.com
Website: http://www.westernfilmfair.com
July 12-15, 2017
ANNUAL ROY ROGERS FESTIVAL
Portsmouth, Ohio
The Facebook page below is for the RR Museum in Beaver, Ohio which is about 35 miles from Portsmouth. When I checked their Facebook page on March 24, 2017, there was info that the RR Festival is August 2-5, 2017 at the Holiday Inn, Portsmouth, Ohio.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RoyRogersMemorysMuseum
August 2-5, 2017
WESTERN LEGENDS CELEBRATION
Kanab, Utah (Utah's Little Hollywood)
Website: http://www.westernlegendsroundup.com/
August 24-26, 2017
M7 CON AND OLD WEST FILM FESTIVAL
Old Sacramento, California
Website: http://www.m7con.org/
September 1-3, 2017
MID-ATLANTIC NOSTALGIA CONVENTION
Hunt Valley, Maryland (near Baltimore)
Website: http://www.midatlanticnostalgiaconvention.com
September 14-17, 2017
ANNUAL SILVER SPUR AWARDS
Sportsmen's Lodge, Studio City, California
Website: http://www.reelcowboys.org/
September 15, 2017
THE HIGH CHAPARRAL 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Marriott Burbank, Burbank, California
Website: http://www.50thanniversarythehighchaparral.com/
September 15-16, 2017
TOM MIX FESTIVAL/WESTERN HERITAGE WEEKEND
Dewey, Oklahoma (Home of the Tom Mix Museum)
City of Dewey, OK website: http://www.cityofdewey.com/Residents/Community_Calendar.aspx
Tom Mix Museum website: http://www.tommixmuseum.com/
No 2017 event posted on the websites when I checked on April 19, 2017.
ANNUAL REX ALLEN DAYS CELEBRATION
in conjunction with the Annual Western Music, Cowboy poetry and Old West Film Festival
Willcox, Arizona
Websites:
http://www.rexallenmuseum.org/
http://www.rexallendays.org/
Chamber of Commerce special events:
http://www.willcoxchamber.com/event_special.shtml
October 5-8, 2017
LONE PINE FILM FESTIVAL
Lone Pine, California
Lone Pine Film Festival website:
http://www.lonepinefilmfestival.org/
October 6-8, 2017



Film fests and events that are no longer active.
SPIRIT OF THE COWBOY
Hico, Texas
Event held in 2015. Website: http://www.spiritofthecowboy.net/

FESTIVAL OF THE WEST
WestWorld in Scottsdale, Arizona
Last event was held in 2013. Website: http://www.festivalofthewest.com/

FIRST ANNUAL WESTERN HERITAGE FESTIVAL
Boise, Idaho
Event held in 2015.
Website: http://idahowesternheritagefestival.com/

WILD WESTERN FESTIVAL
Glendale, Arizona
Website: http://www.wildwesternfestival.com/
According to their website, 2015 was the last Wild Western Festival.

HOPALONG CASSIDY FESTIVAL
Cambridge, Ohio
2015 was the 25th Hoppy Festival ... and the last: http://www.daily-jeff.com/local%20news/2015/05/01/hopalong-cassidy-festival-riding-off-into-the-sunset

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA FILM FESTIVAL
Asheville, North Carolina
Website: http://www.cometwesterns.com/filmfest.htm
Last festival was held in 2012.

GOLDEN BOOT AWARDS
The last Golden Boot Awards program occurred in 2007 and was the 25th anniversary of the awards program.
Website: http://www.mptf.com/goldenbootawards

ANNUAL GENE AUTRY DAYS
Kenton, Ohio
Hardin County, Ohio Chamber of Commerce announced that the 2013 Gene Autry Days was the last.

JOHNNY MACK BROWN WESTERN FESTIVAL
Dothan, Alabama
Last held in 2011.
Website (no longer working): http://www.johnnymackbrownfestival.com

WILD WEST COWBOY ROUND-UP
Annual Cowboy Round-up, Downtown Garland, Texas
Website (no longer working as of October 1, 2011): http://www.garlandcowboyroundup.com

DEAN SMITH CELEBRITY RODEO
Expo Center of Taylor County, Abilene, Texas
Benefits the John Wayne Cancer Institute
Website (no longer working as of January, 2008): http://www.celebrityrodeo.org

RED RIVER WESTERN FESTIVAL
Shreveport, Louisiana
Website (no longer working as of 2005): http://www.redriverwesternfestival.com

TOMBSTONE WESTERN FILM FESTIVAL
Tombstone, Arizona
Website (no longer working as of January, 2006): http://tombstonewesternfilm.com/

BUCK JONES FESTIVAL
2004 Buck Jones Festival was cancelled due to illness and passing of Dom Marafioti.
Website (no longer working as of January, 2006): http://www.buckjones.org/

KNOXVILLE FILM FESTIVAL
Nothing scheduled.
Website: http://www.cometwesterns.com/knoxvle.htm

TOM MIX FESTIVAL
DuBois, Pennsylvania
March 8, 2006 update from Tom Mix expert Bud Norris: the final TM Festival event was held in 2004.
Tom Mix Festival Website (no longer working as of September, 2005): http://www.tommixfestival.com
DuBois Area Historical Society website: http://www.duboishistoricalsociety.com/


Back to prior page