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AYGWe list all the upcoming events at no charge. Please check with gathering or show for exact times and dates.  We accept no responsibility for incorrect dates, websites, emails, or other irregularities. Please send your events to working_cowboy@hotmail.com

 

…….MARCH

MAR 16 FORT WORTH, TX-The 21st Annual Will Rogers Awards, TCU Ballroom, for more information AWAAwards.org, Music, Gear, Awards,

MAR 8-11 WILLIAMSBURG, VA-21st And Final Williamsburg Film Festival, Colonial Plaza Hotel, www.williamsburgfilmfestival.org 

LA GRANGE, TX-7th Annual Best Little Cowboy Gathering In Texas, country music, western swing, bbq cookoff, lots of events, dances, etc., 979.702.0086 or email bobbyg4419@yahoo.com or 979.249.3033, bestlittlecowboygathering@hotmail.com, www.bestlittlecowboygathering.org

 CARTERSVILLE, GA-12th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Gathering,  Booth Western Art Museum for more information visit http://boothmuseum.org/cowboyfestival/.

 KAMLOOPS, BC19th Annual Kamloops Cowboy Festival, BC Cowboy Heritage Society, Box 137, Kamloops, BC, V2C 5K3.  1-888-763-2221 or Email: cowboys@bcchs.com

WICHITA FALLS, TX-Western Swing Music Society of the Southwest Showcase, Wichita Falls Elks Club  langewel@aol.com

MAR 12 FORT WORTH, TEXASThe 20th Annual Will Rogers Western Awards presented by the Academy of Western Artists.  .  For more information working_cowboy@Hotmail.com, Sheraton Hotel

MAR TOMBSTONE, AZTombstone Western Music Festival 520-457-2295

MAR  CARTERSVILLE GABooth Western Art Museum’s 11th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Gathering Chuck Wagon cooking contest to be held at the Museum in Cartersville, Georgia,  770-607-6373

……..APRIL

APR WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS-Cowboy True, western art and gear show at Impact Center,  940-766-3347 www.theforumwf.org

 APR  KENNEWICK, WA 14th Annual Columbia River Cowboy Gathering and Western Music Festival,  Contact:  Budd Massengale: budd@horsesrun.net  (509) 851-4288 or Judy Massengale (509) 851-4287. www.columbiarivercowboygathering.com. Benton County Fairgrounds in Kennewick, WA. The event is organized by Budd & Judy Massengale along with the Columbia River Cowboy Gathering and Western Music Festival Board of Directors.News on featured performers, open mic sign up and special events will be forthcoming. Visit the website – www.columbiarivercowboygathering.com

One of the highlights of the weekend will be the 7th Annual Cowboy Idol competition for both poets and musicians hosted by Smoke Wade. There will be trophies along with $500.00 for first place and $200.00 for second place in both the poet and musician competition. In addition, all open mic performers will be judged throughout the weekend for the People’s Choice Award with prize money and a trophy to the winner. Cowboy Idol contest applicants may contact Smoke Wade smokewade@clarkston.com (435) 215-9675

For information regarding advance ticket sales, RV parking, special Motel rates, or vendor & performer applications,  visit the Website: www.columbiarivercowboygathering.com

Or contact: Budd Massengale : budd@horsesrun.net  (509) 851-4288 or Judy Massengale (509) 851-4287

NORTH PLATTE, NE-2015 North Platte Country Bluegrass Festival, Lincoln County Fairgrounds (308) 340-4552, 530-0452 www.northplattebluegrassfestival.weeby.com.

CLAREMORE, OK-11th Annual Green Classic Ranch Rodeo, trade show, junior ranch rodeo, 405-834-6565  Courtneygagan1@hotmail.com

SANTA CLARITA, CA-Santa Clarita Annual Cowboy Festival, Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio cowboy@santa-clarita.com 661-250-3735

APR 25-26 CLAREMORE, OK-10th Annual Green Classic Ranch Rodeo, trade show, junior ranch rodeo, 405-834-6565  Courtneygagan1@hotmail.com

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK-Wrangler Awards at the National Cowboy Museum, www.nationalcowboymuseum.org

…….MAY

May 5-6 Seguin, TX-  SOUTH TEXAS COWBOY GATHERING & Western Music Festival The annual SOUTH TEXAS COWBOY GATHERING & WESTERN MUSIC FESTIVAL brings people together from areas of Texas and beyond to celebrate our Western heritage.  Through a great mix of music and storytelling, visitors step back in time to learn about the “cowboy way of life”.    An outstanding line-up of multi-award winning performers will be featured including R. W. Hampton, Hot Club of Cowtown, Mike Blakely, Jill Jones, Pipp Gillette, Jim Jones, Calvin Hampton, Tin Roof, Rocky King Band, along with other great performers.   Our program kicks off Friday evening with a Campfire Happy Hour and Chuckwagon Hors d’oeuvres, an All Star Jam Session, followed by Open Pickin’ & Grinnin’.  On Saturday, your day will be filled with the finest music and storytelling you will find anywhere plus there will be fun children’s activities.  Top off your day at our Cowboy Steak Dinner & Concert featuring R. W. Hampton.  Following the concert, you can tap your toes or two-step with your partner at our Saturday Night Dance featuring Hot Club of Cowtown and the Rocky King Band.  Our host hotel will be the historic downtown Park Plaza Hotel (830-584-4400).  Reserve early and mention the South Texas Cowboy Gathering to receive the special room rate of $79 + tax (king, single queen or 2 double beds).   Reservations can be made for on-site RV camping by calling (830) 660-3083.   This is a rain or shine event. Website: http://www.southtexascowboygathering.com  Email: southtexasgathering@gmail.com Phone: (830) 491-8888 or (830) 379-7652

MAY  ABILENE, TX-Western Heritage Classic, chuckwagon cookoff, trade show, ranch rodeo, dance, many events (325) 677-4376 jbryant@taylorcountyexpocenter.com, 208-816-8681 anytime, if you want to get into the show, you can e-mail us at coyote@northwestmules.com.

MAY  AIRDRIE, ALBERTA11th Annual Yodelfest 2015-15 @ 1:30 PM.  A  tribute to RCMP officers who have lost their lives while on active duty, the 10th anniversary when 4 were murdered in northern Alberta.  Representing them will be a retired Staff Sgt of the RCMP who has done history on the force from its beginning, marched west to Fort Walsh, then Fort MacLeod.  The US government asked them to come to Fort Benton, Montana to clean up the whisky traders who came on the river boat—then brought whisky to Fort Whoop Up near Lethbridge..  He is well known as the Mountie Poet. Place of event,  the Town & Country Centre, 275 Jensen Dr.  Airdrie AB. Tickets are:  Presold $33.00, door $35.00 children under 10 no charge.  Group tickets for 12 or more $30.00 and must be paid for one week prior to event.   Available from Miriam’s Music (403) 948-1961 or yodelgirl@telus.net

MAY  OKLAHOMA CITY, OK-The 26th Annual Chuck Wagon Gathering & Children’s Cowboy Festival is right around the corner! Among all the exciting activities, world-class entertainment and delicious food, the National Cowboy Museum is excited to announce new event pricing! Presented by the Dogwood Foundation, the two-day event is scheduled for May 24 and 25, 2014 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily. Children can join in on numerous outdoor activities including pony rides, bandana decorating, temporary tattooing and much more. Additionally, stagecoach and covered wagon rides around the festival grounds are a family favorite. Special on Saturday, guests will be entertained by Tim Tingle, an award-winning author and storyteller. Click here for more event information. www.nationalcowboymuseum.org

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MOWestern Swing Music Society of the Southwest Showcase, Wichita Falls Elks Club  langewel@aol.com

BENNETT, CO-Second Annual Chuckwagon Rendezvous, Lizzie Creek Farm, 45355 East 112th St., 303-644-3081 email: lostcreek@esrta.com

 BRANSON, MO-Branson tour leaving from Brady, TX to include many shows in Branson, MO www.heartoftexascountry

CALAVERAS, CA-Frogtown Rounding Up Cowboy Poets;  Cowboy poets will compete for braggin’ rights and a $200 cash prize in the First Ever Ranch House Cowboy Poetry Competition on May 16 at Frogtown. The event is an added attraction at the 2014 Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee,

Submissions  Email to laurie@frogtown@gmail.com; mail to the Fairgrounds, PO Box 489, Angels Camp, CA, 95222; or hand deliver to the Administration Building at Frogtown.

For more information call the Fairgrounds at 736-2561.

……..JUNE

JUNE CHUGWATER, WY-30th annual Chugwater Chili Cook off Will be held June 20th in Chugwater Wyoming. For more information go  www.Chichester.com

SNYDER, TEXAS-West Texas Swing Festival, email: info@snyderchamber.org

CARTERSVILLE, GACowboy Artists of America 50th Anniversary Reunion, Booth Western Art Museum for more information visit http://boothmuseum.org/cowboyfestival/.

FORT SISSETON, SD-Date: June 7th, 2014, 5th Annual Ft. Sisseton Festival Chuckwagon Cookoff, Fort Sisseton Historic State Park, Northeast SD, The 38th Annual Historical Festival June 6,7,8 will celebrate the Fort’s history:   You will hear the cannon fire and see black powder shooting, witness a flag raising ceremony, cavalry and infantry drills, a grand march and countless other period demonstrations.  Visit the many Military Encampments, Mountain Man and Cowboy Camps scattered throughout the Fort Grounds.

Wagons will cook up a complete five course meal vying  for $3,000 in cash and prizes.    If you would like more information, contact The Fort Sisseton Park Manager, Katie Ceroll at  605-448-5474 or email:  Katherine.Ceroll@state.sd.us.  check out the schedule of events and information at: http://gfp.sd.gov/state-parks/directory/fort-sisseton/festival-events/historical-festival.aspx

CLOVIS, NMDuke of the Dutch Oven (575) 309-8617 chris@joesbootshop.com

STEVENSVILLE, MT-Western Heritage Days (406) 360-0837 teri2ya@earthlink.net

FORT SCOTT , KS-19th Annual Echoes of the Trail Cowboy Gathering (620) 223-0736

……..JULY

 WOODWARD, OK15th Annual Woodward Elks Rodeo State Championship Chuckwagon Cook-off (580)256-2060, ralph73801@yahoo.com

 CRAWFORD, NE-Cowgirl Swank Classic 2nd Annual Women’s Ranch Rodeo, www.cowgirlswankclassic.com (605) 891-1827

 PRYOR, OKAmerican Cowboy Trade Days & Celebration of the National Day of the Cowboy, Whitaker Park (918) 825-0157

 TREMONTON, UT-7th Annual National Stagecoach and Freightwagon Conference, seminars, speakers, etc., ahganyoung@gmail.com www.stagecoachfreightwagon.org

HICO, TX-National Day of the Cowboy Celebration and Cowboy Poetry & Music , Billy the Kid Museum (254) 796-2523

 ABILENE, KS-Old Abilene Town National Day of the Cowboy (785) 263-2681

 BANDERA, TX-Frontier Times Museum, National Day of the Cowboy (830) 796-3864

CHEYENNE, WY-Cheyenne Frontier Days & Chuckwagon Cookoff

DURANGO, CO-La Plata-Archuleta Cattlemen’s chuckwagon Cookoff (970) 247-2816 ned_barb@frontier.net

JULY 30-31 CHRISTOVAL, TEXAS-The Running of the BULL was held in Eldorado for several years but outgrew Eldorado and the organizers took a respite for a few years.  In 2013 the San Antonio Express News named it as one of ten things out of staters should do when they came to Texas.  It has been decided to revive ROTB in Christoval in July of 2016.  It is always held shortly after the running of the bulls in  Spain.   But at our event entrants get on stage and “run their mouth with a bunch of bull.”  It is very laid back and unrehearsed with everything from cowboy poets, cloggers dressed as heifer, singers, musicians, etc.  Basically anything goes.  We have had everything from national champion cowboy poets to people who were so bad they were hilarious.  We had over 5000 attendees at the last one and with the closer proximty to San Angelo which, of course has more citizens and more hotels, we expect more as the event regrows.  There is no fee and vendors always do well.  Tentative dates are July 30-31, 2016 dependent on several factors. EMAIL: eoboc@hotmail.com

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO-Ride for the Brand Chuckwagon Cookoff (785) 332-8218, mike@nobull.net

BUFFALO, WY-The Big Horn Mountain Festival, bluegrass, folks, Americana, Old-Timey and Traditional Acoustic Music, Johnson County Fairgrounds, www.bighornmountainfestival.com (307) 684-7592 Email: sh84yo@collinscom.net

LAWTON, OK-Western Swing Music Society of the Southwest Showcase, Wichita Falls Elks Club  langewel@aol.com

PRESCOTT, AZ-18th Annual Indian Art Market, Sharlot Hall Museum, 415 W. Gurley St. For information call Sandy Lynch, 928-445-3122, visit the Museum Web site at www.sharlot.org, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PIAM.4U

DAYTON, WA-Mule Mania Days & Chuckwagon Cookoff (208) 816-9682 coyote@northwestmules.com www.mulemaniadayton.com

NASHVILLE, TN-Heart of Texas Nashville Tour, see all Nashville attractions, surprises and more 325-597-1895 www.heartoftexascountry

…….AUGUST

 

AUG 25-27 CIMARRON, NMCimarron Cowboy Music and Poetry Gathering, August 25-27, Cimarron, New Mexico

AUG PRESCOTT,AZ-28th Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering, www.azcowboypoets.org and “like” the Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering on Facebook.

AUG  WESTCLIFFE, CO-5th Annual Sangre de Cristow Chuckwagon Cookoff, Painted View Ranch, 3115 CR 160, Westcliffe, CO 81252: For more information McKenzie (719) 783-9100 email: McKenzie@apaintedview.com

AUG  LEWISTOWN, MT-30th Annual Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Western Music Rendezvous,   Cowboy poets and western musicians interested in performing at the 30th Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Western Music Rendezvous, contact:  Charlotte Carroll, charlihawk@gmail.com, 406-538-3058.  Registration forms are online at MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering.com.

Artist/vendors wanting to participate in the Western Art & Gear Vendor Show (FREE to the public), produced in conjunction with The Gathering, are encouraged to contact Karen Kuhlmann, kbkuhlmann@midrivers.com, 406-538-4575 or go online for information and registration forms at MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering.com.

Day Headquarters this August will be at The Yogo Inn and Conference Center, 211 E. Main Street in Lewistown.  Artist/vendors will be set up indoors or outdoors at The Yogo Inn.

AUG  CARTERSVILLE, GA-Booth Museum’s 12th Birthday Party & Member Appreciation Day,, Booth Western Art Museum for more information visit http://boothmuseum.org/cowboyfestival/.

DODGE CITY, KS-2nd Annual Dodge City Western Days Show, rodeo, bit and spur show, etc., (208) 816-8681

 PINEDALE, AZ-Chuckwagon Cookoff, (928) 205-5327, (928) 242-5094

WICHITA FALLS, TX (third weekend) –Texas Ranch Roundup, Ranch Rodeo, Trade Show, chuckwagon cooking, etc.

 WESTCLIFFE, CO-A Painted View Chuckwagon Cookoff (719) 783-9100 ann@paintedview.com

SANTA FE, NMSanta Fe Objects of Art, Antique Indian American Art Show, jmorris@cybermesa.comwalt@waltborton.com

FLORISSANT, CO-WMA-Colorado Showcase/Jam-FlorissantFlorissant Grange, 2009 CR 31 lassothecowgirl@yahoo.com

 GUNNISON, CO-Cowboy Poery and Music Festival, Sanpete County Fair, Gunnison HS Auditorium, 435-851-0852 wwwSanp Showcase/Jam-Fruita, will be held  from 1:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M. at The End Zone, 152 S. Mesa St., lassothecowgirl@yahoo.cometeCountyFair.com

 BIG HORN, WY-Big Horn Heritage Days, chuckwagon cookoff (307) 655-5622, doug@bighornsmokehouse.com

 ESTES PARK, CO-Rocky Mountain Chuckwagon Cookoff, (210) 857-8541, (970) 577-3902 liz5151@q.com or ljacobson@estes.org

 FRUITA, CO-WMA-Colorado

DEADWOOD, SD-Deadwood Stagecoach Days, chuckwagon cookoff, (605) 578-1657, karins@deadwoodhistory.com www.deadwoodhistory.com

CASPER, WY-the WY Chapter of the Western Music Association will host a Cowboy Music and Poetry Gathering at the Casper Petroleum Club (1301 Wilkins Circle, Casper) The show will begin at 7:00 and will go til 9:00 PM.   Tickets will be sold in advance only (not at the door) and are available at Lou Taubert Ranch Outfitter, 125 E. 2nd St. in Downtown Casper; at Cadillac Cowgirl, 4280 S. Poplar St. in Sunrise Shopping Center, Casper; or call Karen at 979 255-8222. karen.killion@gmail.com

RICHMOND, TX-George Ranch Chuckwagon Cookoff (208) 312-7025 omaralvarez.id@gmail.com

MOUNTAIN VIEW, AR-Stone County Chuckwagon Cookoff (888) 679-2859 mvchanber@mvtel.nete www.YourPlaceintheMountains.com

CRIPPLE CREEK, CO-WMA-Colorado Showcase/Jam-Cripple Creek
from 7:00 p.m. — 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 28. 2014 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Location: Gold Bar Room Theater (Lower level of the Imperial Hotel), 123 N. 3rd. St. ,lassothecowgirl@yahoo.com

WINFIELD, KS-44nd Walnut Valley Festival and National Flat Picking Championships,  620-221-3250, wvfest.com

BRANSON,MO-“Salute to the Great American Cowboy”, Silver Dollar City,  Info/Tickets 800-475-9370, or www.bransonsilverdollarcity.com/festivals

HOT SPRINGS, SD-Badger Clark Cowboy Music Poetry Gathering 605-745-4140

……..SEPTEMBER

SEPT 2-20  FLAGSTAFF, AZFine and functional art of the American cowboy featured at the  26th Annual Trappings of the American West Exhibition & Sale Sept. 2-30, 2017  – Celebrate the time-honored tradition of Western craftsmanship at the 26th Annual Trappings of the American West Exhibition & Sale, Saturday, September 2 through Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA), 3101 N. Fort Valley Road in Flagstaff. This event is presented in partnership with Dry Creek Arts Fellowship (DCAF).
 both days will start at Noon next year. Applications for the 2017 Event Recipient is ready to go. Deadline is October 31, 2016. San Angelo Cowboy Gathering, western swing, western music, a Gathering to promote Cowboy & Western Swing music, poetry, and the cowboy way of life,held each year to benefit another local non profit.   We change the beneficiary each year, Wells Fargo Pavilion, PH 325.763-9923  terri@sanangelocowboygathering.com
SEPT 17 SEGUIN, TX“A celebration of the American Cowboy and the western way of life through music, stories and poetry.”  Featuring R. W. Hampton, Mike Blakely, Mikki Daniel, Allan Chapman & Rodeo Kate, Jill Jones & Three Hands High, Billy Mata & The Texas Tradition plus other great performers.  Proceeds benefit The Irma Lewis Seguin Outdoor Learning Center.  Visit website http://www.seguincowboygathering.com  For questions contact seguingathering@gmail.com or call (830) 491-8888 or (830) 379-7652. 1865 Highway 90 East.

DEADWOOD, SD-Deadwood Stagecoach Days, chuckwagon cookoff, (605) 578-1657, karins@deadwoodhistory.com www.deadwoodhistory.com

CASPER, WY-the WY Chapter of the Western Music Association will host a Cowboy Music and Poetry Gathering at the Casper Petroleum Club (1301 Wilkins Circle, Casper) The show will begin at 7:00 and will go til 9:00 PM.   Tickets will be sold in advance only (not at the door) and are available at Lou Taubert Ranch Outfitter, 125 E. 2nd St. in Downtown Casper; at Cadillac Cowgirl, 4280 S. Poplar St. in Sunrise Shopping Center, Casper; or call Karen at 979 255-8222. karen.killion@gmail.com

RICHMOND, TX-George Ranch Chuckwagon Cookoff (208) 312-7025 omaralvarez.id@gmail.com

MOUNTAIN VIEW, AR-Stone County Chuckwagon Cookoff (888) 679-2859 mvchanber@mvtel.nete www.YourPlaceintheMountains.com

CRIPPLE CREEK, CO-WMA-Colorado Showcase/Jam-Cripple Creek
from 7:00 p.m. — 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 28. 2014 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Location: Gold Bar Room Theater (Lower level of the Imperial Hotel), 123 N. 3rd. St. ,lassothecowgirl@yahoo.com

WINFIELD, KS45nd Walnut Valley Festival and National Flat Picking Championships,  620-221-3250, wvfest.com

BRANSON,MO-“Salute to the Great American Cowboy”, Silver Dollar City,  Info/Tickets 800-475-9370, or www.bransonsilverdollarcity.com/festivals

HOT SPRINGS, SD-Badger Clark Cowboy Music Poetry Gathering 605-745-4140

September Ladonia, TX-, 8pm-10pm FREE Boyd Music Festival – Ladonia, Texas. Come see what small town life is all about. hhttp://www.BoydMusicFestival.com

SEPT 20 GOLDEN,CO- Buffalo Bill Fall Roundup, Sept. 20, noon to 4 pm, Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave.  Demonstrations of Old West life and culture, including shooting by Annie Oakley.  Free admission to the event and the museum on that day. PH: 303-526-0744   Steve.Friesen@denvergov.org

SEPT 26 CLARENDON, TX-21ST Annual Charles Goodnight Chuckwagon Cookoff, to benefit Saints Roost Museum.  (806) 874-3581 bobbiethornberry@gmail.com

SEPT -DEC FLAGSTAFF,AZ-23rd Annual Trappings of the American West, award wining exhibition of contemporary paintings, photography, sculpture and crafted gear of the working cowboy, Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Ft. Valley Road, www.musnaz.org or membership@mna.mus.az.us

LAWTON, OK-Western Swing Music Society of the Southwest Showcase, Wichita Falls Elks Club  langewel@aol.com

LUBBOCK, TX-National Cowboy Symposium and Celebration, Chuckwagon Cookoff, seminars, trade show, many events, Lubbock Civic Auditorium, (806) 578-1657, cowboysymposium@suddenlink.nete www.cowboysymposium.com

……….OCTOBER

OCT 7-10 RUIDOSO, NM (Second Weekend)-25th Annual Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium, World’s Richest Chuckwagon Cookoff, Western Swing Dance, cowboy entertainers, western trade show, 3 solid days of entertainment; LCCS Event Coordinator                 P.O. Box 449                 Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346                                 (575)378-4431

OCT  LONE PINE, CAThe 27th Annual Lone Pine Film Festival, Lone Pine, California www.lonepinefilmfestival.org“Back to the Silents” with an amazing tribute to the one and only TOM MIX who made several trips into the famous Alabama Hills in his movie career. ,Bob Sigman 760-876-9909 wrangler@lonepinefilmhistorymusuem.org

OCT  FLAGSTAFF, AZ-25th Annual Trappings of the American West is an award-winning contemporary sales exhibition that honors the artistic heritage of the American Cowboy. From the exclusive opening night Member Preview & Artist Reception, to a series of unique public programs; if you love the West – this is your show! Working with 70 juried artists from 14 Western states and Hawaii, Trappings will showcase the mastered talent of painters, sculptors, and photographers, with traditional craftsmen who make saddles, boots, hats, knives, engraved bits & spurs, braided rawhide, hitched horsehair, and musical instruments. This innovative combination of contemporary fine & functional art has real purpose and true value.

OCT  FLAGSTAFF, AZ- Flagstaff Ridin’ the Rim Cowboy Poetry will be Saturday, October 10, 2015, at the Museum of Northern Arizona.  Poets and musicians will be Bill Burke, Janet Moore, Daisy Dillard, Tony Norris, Tom Weathers, and Doug Tolleson. The program will go from 11:00 am to 12”30 pm. It will be followed by a talk at 1:00 pm by  H, Alan Day who wrote The Horse Lover.

OCT 7-9 GREENVILLE, TX- FREE Bob Wills Fiddle Festival and Contest – Outdoor Stage This is an all weekend event, with Asleep at the Wheel, The Hot Club of Cowtown, The Carolyn Martin Swing Band, Ginny Mac, and Shoot Low Sheriff! Downtown Greenville, Texas
http://www.greenvillechamber.com/visit-greenville/bob_wills_fiddle_festival_and_contest.aspx

DURANGO, COThe 27th Annual Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering will take place  in the Historic Strater Hotel, it will feature a wide array of events which take place in various locations of downtown Durango, Colorado.

The Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering is the highlight of the fall season in Durango. For complete details of the schedule visitwww.durangocowboypoetrygathering.org. email: lindamannix@durango.net
cell: 970-749
 CARTERSVILLE, GA12th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium, Booth Western Art Museum for more information visit http://boothmuseum.org/cowboyfestival/.

 BRYAN, TX-Boonville Days Chuckwagon Cookoff, Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History, 3232 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, TX 77802, attn: Chuck Wagon Cook-Off. The event is limited to 12 wagons. Deadline for entries is September 1, 2014.979-776-2195 or dcowman@brazosvalleymuseum.org. You may also contact Maria Sifuentes at 979-255-3176 or mmsif13@gmail.com.

BRANSON, MO-31st Annual Branson Terry Music Awards, Tickets: 417-334-4528; or, 800-998-8908.For Additional iformation, please contact: Chisai Childs, 417-331-2447, ChisaiChilds@Yahoo.com

 LLANO, TEXAS10th Annual Llano Chuckwagon Cookoff, www.llanochuckwagoncookoff,  Llano Visitor Center & Chamber of Commerce, 100 Train Station Drive, Phone 325-247-5354, Fax 325-248-6917, www.llanochamber.org

 ALBANY,TX-Friends of Ft. Griffin Chuckwagon Cookoff (325) 762-2699 susanftgriffin@aol.com www.friendsoffortgriffin.com

  GEORGETOWN, CA-Cowboy Gathering, www.artonthedivide.com.

CARTERSVILLE, GA-12th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium! Four-day celebration of the West! Enjoy four art exhibitions including Western American Art South of the Sweet Tea Live IV and the opening of Prevailing Winds: American Women Artists; experience the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral through re-enactments; witness traditional Native American encampments and dancing; ; see Featured Entertainer Suzy Bogguss live in concert; take part in cowboy church; enjoy two stages of live entertainment; let the kids participate in children’s art activities, a petting zoo and pony rides; and so much more!  Booth Western Art Museum for more information visit http://boothmuseum.org/cowboyfestival/.

 OCT 25-27 HEBER CITY, UT- Heber Valley Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering in Heber City, Ut. It’s one of the finest events of it’s kind www.hebervalleycowboypoetry.com 

 OKLAHOMA CITY, OKCowboy Crossings, Cowboy Artists of America and Traditional Cowboy Artists auction and show of top art and western gear, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, www.nationalcowboymuseum.org

OCT  FORT WORTH, TX (fourth weekend)-Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering, Western Swing dance, western performers, chuckwagon cookoff, ranch rodeo, etc. www.redsteagallcowboygathering.com

…..NOVEMBER

NOV GRAND JUNCTION, CO- The newly formed Western Slope Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering will be held at the Museum of the West in Grand Junction CO. 970) 242-0971 www.visitgrandjunction.com/grand-junction-cowboy-poetry-gathering

NOV  GEORGE WEST, TX-The annual George West Storyteller Gathering, first weekend of each year. 361-449-2481; info@georgeweststoryfest.org

NOV  CHANDLER,AZ–7th Annual Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-off,  Friday, November 11, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, November 12, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Where: Tumbleweed Ranch at southeast corner of Tumbleweed Park, 2250 S. McQueen, Chandler AZ 85286
Cost: Free admission, $15 meal ticket
Description:
Experience a rare, up-close look at Western history during this FREE, family-friendly culinary event.  On Friday, youth compete in the Jr. Cook-off while entertainers, vendors, and small plates are available throughout the day.  The evening concludes with a family campfire.  On Saturday, authentic 1880s chuck wagon teams from around the West use historic cooking methods to create the best meals fit for the trail. Wagon teams win prizes in various food categories and the public can purchase these unique chuck wagon meals.  Saturday lunch meal tickets are $15 and go on sale at 10 am, November 12.  Meal tickets sell out quickly! Enjoy live music, Western history, cooking demonstrations, unique vendors, and more!
Hosted by the Chandler Museum and Pardners of Tumbleweed Ranch, a 501c3 entity.  Funds raised help develop educational outreach opportunities at Tumbleweed Ranch.
Contact: Jean Reynolds, 480.782.2751, jean.reynolds@chandleraz.gov
Website:  www.chandleraz.gov/chuckwagon

WICHITA FALLS, TX-Western Swing Music Society of the Southwest Showcase, Wichita Falls Elks Club  langewel@aol.com

CLAREMORE, OKChuckwagon Cookoff 75th Anniversary of Will Rogers Days, Chuckwagon Cookoff, parade, entertainment, car show, 918-341-8688, 8777-341-8688 www.visitclaremore.org

 MONTEREY, CAMonterey Cowboy Gathering

HONDO, TEXAS-Cowboy Country Roundup Chuckwagon Cookoff

BLANCO,TX-Blanco Western Showcase and Annual Knife and Tomahawk Throwing Championships www.blancowesternshowcse.com

THE DALLES, OR The Columbia Gorge Cowboy Gathering  www.thedallescivic.org  or email shortcutpoetry@hotmail.com.com/

NOV ALBUQUERQUE, NM-26th Annual Western Music Association Convention and annual Showcase & Awards www.westernmusic.org

……..DECEMBER

DEC SEDONA,AZ-“Holiday Central Sedona,” as it is called, is the annual series of more than 40 events throughout Sedona,  the annual light display, and Christmas in the Park, a festive Sedona Heritage Museum event, To fully capture the joy of winter in Sedona, there are several events around town that are not to be missed, including Festival of Lights, Sedona Restaurant Week, Be the Peace New Year’s Retreat and more. Festival of Lights: The Lighting of 6,000 Luminarias. Sedona Restaurant Week is a semi-annual event where guests and residents can experience a three-course pre-fixe style menu with dishes from some of the most renowned spots in the city. These options and more offer foodies a chance to sample the varied mouthwatering cuisine of Sedona, without breaking the bank. From December 4-13, chefs across the city may cater their menu to the festive spirit, or incorporate holiday merriment into each individualized experience. Hay House author and meditation teacher Sarah McLean and mystical musician Ani Williams will bring in the New Year with deep meditations and moments of mystical music beginning at 7 p.m. on December 31. Sedona is the perfect locale to take advantage of the holidays and explore winter festivities. For more information on what to find, view our Press Kit or visit www.visitsedona.com/calendar-of-events/annual-events/.

DEC WICKENBURG, AZ-27th Annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering, 

Information: The Chamber at (928) 684-0977 Tickets Available: www.wickenburgchamber.com, 

Wickenburg Community Center, 160 N. Frontier Street, Information: The Chamber at (928) 684-0977

Tickets Available: www.wickenburgchamber.com

DEC  NAVASOTA, TXThe River Road Boys’ 8th Annual Christmas Ball. Navasota VFW Hall in Navasota, Texas.  Once again, this promises to be a great evening of dancing and western swing music. Tickets are $20.00 per person.  Cell: 281-989-0341 Home: 281-290-7255; 22011 Rosewood Trail Tomball, Texas 77377-3505; website www.RiverRoadBoys.com email: riverroadboys@sbcglobal.net

 DEC MONTEREY,CA16th Annual Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival and Cowboy Art & Western Marketplace www.montereycowboy.org).

ALTUS, OKCowboy Christmas Ball, Quartz Mountain Lodge, email: jwsollis@yahoo.com;  940-839-7870

  PHOENIX,AZ-The Arizona National Livestock Show will hold the 16th annual Chuck Wagon Cook off on Sunday, and the 3rd annual Dutch Oven Cook Off on Saturday,  at the Arizona State Fairgrounds. 1826 W. McDowell Road. Phoenix, AZ 85007, (602) 258-8568

 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK-Kickoff to the Twelve Days of Cowboy Christmas, Holiday programming at the National Cowboy Museum. Free evening to activities that launch the festivities with holiday lighting and more. www.nationalcowboymuseum.org

 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK-A full schedule of holiday programming with the Dec. 19 Cowboy Christmas Ball with Michael Martin Murphey www.nationalcowboymuseum.org

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK-Cowboy Christmas Ball with Michael Martin Murphey at the National Cowboy Museum www.nationalcowboymuseum.org

                  2018

…………JANUARY

JAN GOLDEN, CO-COLORADO COWBOY GATHERING,  For schedule and more info

  JAN  RED BLUFF, CARED BLUFF BULL & GELDING SALE, 5th Annual Western Art Show & Sale, SUBMIT ENTRIES for approval by email to molly@redbluffbullsale.com. For additional information call Jane at 530/521-6649, or email jane@redbluffbullsale.com or Molly at 530/527-2045. Mailed entry forms may be sent to: Red Bluff Bull Sale Art Show – 670 Antelope Blvd., Suite 3, Red Bluff, CA. 96080. Deadline for juror Nov. 3, 2014 6 PM.

 JAN ELKO, NV31th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering , Western Folklife Center, www.westernfolklife.org.

 MESA, AZ-High Noon Western Collectible Auction  Telephone: (310) 202-9010         Fax: (310) 202-9011         Email: info@highnoon.com 

………..FEBRUARY

FEB  MESQUITE, NV- The 10th Annual Mesquite Western Roundup featuring cowboy poetry and western music has been scheduled for February 19 at 7 pm and February 20, 2016 at 1 pm at the Mesquite Community Theater, 150 N. Yucca St., in Mesquite, Nevada. For more information go to www.mesquitewesternpoetry.com.

FEB  PIGEON FORGE, TN-Cowboy and Western entertainers, chuckwagon food, dinner shows, etc. www.MyPigeonForge.com/Saddleup

CARTERSVILLE, GA-6th Annual For the Love of Art Gala Weekend,  Booth Western Art Museum for more information visit http://boothmuseum.org/cowboyfestival/.

FEB TBA ALPINE, TXTexas Cowboy Poetry GatheringE-mail committee@texascowboypoetry.com or call (432) 837-2326 / 1-800-561-3712