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Cowboy True
Wichita Falls, Texas

March 31, 2023
April 1, 2023

Cowboy Art & Cultural Fair

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Juab Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering
Nephi, Utah

March 31, 2023
April 1, 2023

Performers will include Andy Hedges, Trinity Seely, Joel Nelson, Andy Nelson, Dakota Holdaway, Kaden Miner, and Hannah Caudill. The 2022 event also included a Friday night dance, v...

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Young County Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Graham, Texas

April 1, 2023

Elko, Nevada is recognized by the U.S. Senate as the home of the original Cowboy Poetry Gathering which started in 1985. Today there are hundreds of gatherings and Graham, Texas, i...

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Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival
Santa Clarita, California

April 22, 2023
April 23, 2023

The Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival is Los Angeles County’s premier western music festival. Surrounded by historic charm in the heart of Santa Clarita’s Arts and Entertai...

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Genoa Western Heritage Days
Genoa, Nevada

April 28, 2023
April 30, 2023

A Western American Art Show - Western Vendors & Makers - Chilren's Activities - Living History with Chautauqua Perormers - Live Music - Ag in the Classroom - Horse Parade -...

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Salado Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Salado, Texas

May 5, 2023
May 6, 2023

Held in a quaint little village about 50 miles north of Austin the Salado's Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering offers the opportunity to experience poets and musicians who are...

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Western Heritage Classic
Abilene, Texas

May 11, 2023
May 14, 2023

In 1985, a few local cowboys formed teams to compete in authentic ranch activities that involved a scoring system used to determine who was the best working ranch. It was an e...

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Cowboy Swing!
Cleburne, Texas

June 17, 2023

A fun evening of award winning Western Music & Poetry. Ticket price includes entrance to the Chisholm Trail Museum.

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IWMA Colorado Chapter Talent Roundup
Florissant, CO

June 24, 2023

For information, contact Susie Knight 303-495-4869.

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Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering
Encampment, Wyoming

July 14, 2023
July 16, 2023

The Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering includes open mic music and poetry; a campfire jam session; a free Western entertainment roundup on Saturday afternoon; an all-star poetry and...

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Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Western Music
Lewistown, Montana

August 10, 2023
August 13, 2023

Hope your 2023 summer plans include attending the 38th MT Cowboy Poetry Gathering.  Located in the middle of Montana, Lewistown is everything Western....  surrounded...

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Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering
Prescott, Arizona

August 10, 2023
August 13, 2023

Thirty two years of celebrating the cowboy-way at this year’s Colorado Cowboy Gathering! This year's event features a show stopping line-up of headlining performers.

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Play Music on the Porch Day

August 26, 2023

Musicians from around the world will come together on August 26, 2023 to celebrate the 10th annual “Play Music on the Porch Day”. The event, which started as a simple i...

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San Angelo Cowboy Gathering
San Angelo, Texas

September 8, 2023
September 9, 2023

A Gathering to celebrate the cowboy way of life and western swing music, all to benefit a local nonprofit in San Angelo, Texas each year!

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Walnut Valley Festival
Winfield, KS

September 13, 2023
September 17, 2023

The Walnut Valley Association was formed in 1972, with its sole purpose to produce the Walnut Valley National Guitar Flat-Picking Championships Festival, also known as the Flat-Pic...

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Lost N Lava Cowboy Gathering
Shoshone, Idaho

September 15, 2023
September 16, 2023

The Lost N Lava Cowboy Gathering is an annual celebration of the ranching and rural West. Through poetry, music and stories, ranch people express the beauty and challenge...

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Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Durango, Colorado

September 28, 2023
October 1, 2023

The Gathering is an exciting, fun-filled event with evening performances and Saturday daytime sessions. Poets and musicians from throughout the country grace our intimate stage at ...

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Winnsboro Cowboy Music & Poetry Gathering
Winnsboro, Texas

September 30, 2023

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Waxahachie Chautauqua Cowboy Poet Gathering
Waxahachie, Texas

September 30, 2023

Fun for the Whole Family! Longhorn Stampede around Ellis County Courthouse Cowboy Poets Western Music Open Mic Chuckwagon Meals Frontier Women's Wardrobe Presentation Bi...

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Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering
Fort Worth Stockyards, Texas

October 27, 2023
October 29, 2023

The Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering offers activities that will keep you busy all weekend long. Don't miss all the excitement. The Cowboy Trapping & Trade Show and Chuck Wago...

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Western Slope Cowboy Gathering
Grand Junction, Colorado

November 3, 2023
November 4, 2023

The Western Slope Cowboy Gathering was initiated by Terry Nash, Peggy Malone, Nona Kelley Carver and the Museums of Western Colorado in 2016, for the celebration and sharing of mod...

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2023 IWMA Convention
Albuquerque, New Mexico

November 8, 2023
November 12, 2023

IWMA 2023 DRAFT Convention Schedule November 8-12  -  Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town Make Hotel Reservations Today! WEDNESDAY, November 8 10:00 am–8:00 pm&nb...

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Cowpoke Fall Gathering
Loomis, California

November 9, 2023
November 11, 2023

The mission of the Cowpoke Foundation is to preserve and promote the American cowboy heritage. Our premier event is the Cowpoke Fall Gathering where cowboy poetry, music and storyt...

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Colorado Cowboy Gathering
Golden, Colorado

January 11, 2024
January 14, 2024

Thirty one years of celebrating the cowboy-way at this year’s Colorado Cowboy Gathering! This year's event features a show stopping line-up of headlining performers.

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National Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Elko, Nevada

January 29, 2024
February 3, 2024

It all began as a time and place where western ranchers and cowboys could gather to share poems about their lives working cattle. Three decades later, the Gathering encompasses wes...

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