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Updated: January 26, 2023

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


Event Info, contacts, websites, Facebook 2023 Dates
ROY ROGERS HAPPY TRAILS CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION
Apple Valley, California
Proceeds support the Happy Trails Foundation
Website: https://www.happytrails.org
various events and fund-raisers.
 TV WESTFEST
Tucson, Arizona
Website: https://www.tvwestfest.com/
March 16-19, 2023
SANTA CLARITA (California) COWBOY FESTIVAL
William S. Hart Park in Old Town Newhall, California
Website: http://www.cowboyfestival.org
April 22-23, 2023
AUDIE MURPHY DAY
Fletcher Warren Civic Center and Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum, Greenville, Texas
Website: https://cottonmuseum.com/events/audie-murphy-day-3/
 
 COLUMBUS MOVING PICTURE SHOW
Columbus, Ohio
Website: https://www.columbusmovingpictureshow.com/
May 25-28, 2023
JOHN WAYNE ANNUAL BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Winterset, Iowa, the birthplace of John Wayne
Website: https://www.johnwaynebirthplace.museum/2023-birthday-celebration/
May 26-27, 2023
MEMPHIS FILM FESTIVAL
re-named to MIDSOUTH NOSTAGLIA FESTIVAL

Olive Branch, Mississippi
Website: https://midsouthnostalgiafestival.com
June 8-10, 2023
ANNUAL ROY ROGERS FESTIVAL
Portsmouth, Ohio
Website: https://royrogersfestival.com/
Museum was re-locating, and no festival was held in 2022.
 
WESTERN LEGENDS CELEBRATION
Kanab, Utah (Utah's Little Hollywood)
Website: https://westernlegendsroundup.com/about/
August 24-26, 2023
CINECON CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL
Hollywood, California
Website: https://cinecon.org/
Labor Day weekend, 2023
MID-ATLANTIC NOSTALGIA CONVENTION
Hunt Valley, Maryland (near Baltimore)
Website: https://www.midatlanticnostalgiaconvention.com
September 7-9, 2023
ANNUAL SILVER SPUR AWARDS
Van Nuys, California
Website: https://reelcowboys.org
 
ANNUAL REX ALLEN DAYS
Willcox, Arizona
Websites:
https://www.rexallendays.org
http://www.rexallenmuseum.org
 
HIGH CHAPARRAL ROUNDUP
Tucson, Arizona
Website: http://chaparralroundup.com/
When I checked in July, 2022, there was a message that the website had expired and the domain name was for sale.
 
COWBOY WAY FEST/JUBILEE
Fort Concho, a National Historic Landmark, San Angelo, Texas
Website: https://www.cowboywayjubilee.com/cwjubilee/
When I checked in July, 2022, their website was still out-of-date with 2021 event cancellation news.
 
LONE PINE FILM FESTIVAL
Lone Pine, California
Websites:
https://www.lonepinefilmfest.com/
https://museumofwesternfilmhistory.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lonepinefilmfestival/
 
 WILD BUNCH FILM FESTIVAL
Tucson, Arizona
Website: https://www.thewildbunchfilmfestival.com/
October 26-29, 2023
M7 CON AND OLD WEST FILM FESTIVAL
was in Old Sacramento, California; 2023 event location is Fort Worth, Texas
2018 event was cancelled; no event in 2019, 2020, 2021 or 2022
Website: https://www.m7con.org/
May 26-28, 2023



Film fests and events that are no longer active.
WILLIAMSBURG NOSTALGIA FEST
Williamsburg, Virginia
Website: https://www.williamsburgnostalgiafest.com/
January 25, 2023 announcement on their website that 2022 was the 26th and last Williamsburg Nostalgia Fest.

TOM MIX FESTIVAL/WESTERN HERITAGE WEEKEND
Dewey, Oklahoma (Home of the Tom Mix Museum)
Website (no longer working): https://www.westernheritageweekend.org
City of Dewey, OK website: http://www.cityofdewey.com/Residents/Community_Calendar.aspx
Tom Mix Museum website: http://www.tommixmuseum.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TomMixMuseum74029/

THE HIGH CHAPARRAL 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Marriott Burbank, Burbank, California
Event was held in 2017.
Website (no longer working): http://www.50thanniversarythehighchaparral.com

WESTERN FILM FAIR AND NOSTALGIA CONVENTION
Hawthorne Inn, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
2017 event was the 40th and last Western Film Fair.
Website (no longer working): http://www.westernfilmfair.com

WILLIAMSBURG (Virginia) FILM FESTIVAL
Colonial Plaza Williamsburg (Formerly Holiday Inn - Patriot), Williamsburg, Virginia
2017 event was the 21st and last Williamsburg Film Festival.
Website (no longer working): http://www.williamsburgfilmfestival.org

HIGH CHAPARRAL REUNION
Tucson, Arizona
From their website - no further reunions/events are planned.
Website: http://thehighchaparralreunion.com

SPIRIT OF THE COWBOY
Hico, Texas
Event held in 2015.
Website (no longer working): 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 (no longer working): http://idahowesternheritagefestival.com/

WILD WESTERN FESTIVAL
Glendale, Arizona
2015 was the last Wild Western Festival.
Website (no longer working): http://www.wildwesternfestival.com

HOPALONG CASSIDY FESTIVAL
Cambridge, Ohio
2015 was the 25th Hoppy Festival ... and the last.
Website (no longer working): http://hopalongcassidyfestival.com

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA FILM FESTIVAL
Asheville, North Carolina
Last festival was held in 2012.
Website (no longer working): http://www.cometwesterns.com/filmfest.htm

GOLDEN BOOT AWARDS
Motion Picture & Television Fund Foundation, Woodland Hills, California
The last Golden Boot Awards program occurred in 2007 and was the 25th anniversary of the awards program.

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 festival coordinator Dom Marafioti.
Website (no longer working as of January, 2006): http://www.buckjones.org

KNOXVILLE FILM FESTIVAL
Website (no longer working): http://www.cometwesterns.com/knoxvle.htm

TOM MIX FESTIVAL
DuBois, Pennsylvania
Last TM Festival 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


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