Film festivals, nostalgia conventions, events.
|Event Info, Contacts, Websites||2017 Dates|
ROY ROGERS HAPPY TRAILS CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION
Apple Valley, California
Proceeds support the Happy Trails Foundation
|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
|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.
|March 8-11, 2017|
HIGH CHAPARRAL REUNION
From their website - appears that no further reunions/events are planned.
SANTA CLARITA (California) COWBOY FESTIVAL
Santa Clarita, California
|April 19-23, 2017|
AUDIE MURPHY DAYS
Fletcher Warren Civic Center and Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum, Greenville, Texas
|May 13, 2017|
GENE AUTRY, OKLAHOMA MUSEUM
47 Prairie Street, Gene Autry, Oklahoma
|May 5-7, 2017|
JOHN WAYNE ANNUAL BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Winterset, Iowa, the birthplace of John Wayne
|May 26-27, 2017|
MEMPHIS FILM FESTIVAL
Sam's Town Resort, Tunica, Mississippi (30 miles south of Memphis, TN)
|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: email@example.com
|July 12-15, 2017|
ANNUAL ROY ROGERS FESTIVAL
The old RR Festival at Portsmouth, Ohio website doesn't appear to be working. The Facebook page below is for the RR Museum in Beaver, Ohio which is about 35 miles from Portsmouth.
|Unsure of the RR Festival status for 2017.|
WESTERN LEGENDS CELEBRATION
Kanab, Utah (Utah's Little Hollywood)
|August 24-26, 2017|
M7 CON AND OLD WEST FILM FESTIVAL
Old Sacramento, California
|September 1-3, 2017|
MID-ATLANTIC NOSTALGIA CONVENTION
Hunt Valley, Maryland (near Baltimore)
|September 14-17, 2017|
ANNUAL SILVER SPUR AWARDS
Sportsmen's Lodge, Studio City, California
|September 15, 2017|
THE HIGH CHAPARRAL 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Marriott Burbank, Burbank, California
|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 February 11, 2017.|
ANNUAL REX ALLEN DAYS CELEBRATION
in conjunction with the Annual Western Music, Cowboy poetry and Old West Film Festival
Chamber of Commerce special events:
|October 5-8, 2017|
LONE PINE FILM FESTIVAL
Lone Pine, California
Lone Pine Film Festival website:
|No 2017 Festival info has been posted on the website when I checked on February 11, 2017.|
Film fests and events that are no longer active.
SPIRIT OF THE COWBOY|
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
Event held in 2015.
WILD WESTERN FESTIVAL
According to their website, 2015 was the last Wild Western Festival.
HOPALONG CASSIDY FESTIVAL
Contact: Laura Bates (740) 826-4850
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
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.
ANNUAL GENE AUTRY DAYS
Hardin County, Ohio Chamber of Commerce announced that the 2013 Gene Autry Days was the last.
JOHNNY MACK BROWN WESTERN FESTIVAL
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
Website (no longer working as of 2005): http://www.redriverwesternfestival.com
TOMBSTONE WESTERN FILM FESTIVAL
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
TOM MIX FESTIVAL
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/