33rd Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Western Music Rendezvous

Thursday, August 16th - Sunday, August 19th, 2018

Day Headquarters at Fergus High School, 1001 Casino Creek Road, Lewistown
Directions:  South on 1st Avenue to Brassey, then right to High School

2nd Oldest Gathering in the Country
2015 Inductee to the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame!

The 32nd Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering has selected an original bronze, “Evening in the Bunkhouse,” by Steven E. Lillegard, award-winning bronze artist from Stanford, MT as it’s official 2017 logo. The beautiful dye cut collectible pin of “Evening in the Bunkhouse” sports an impression of Lillegard’s memorable work of art: a cowboy, strumming guitar with his faithful dog at his feet.

Wearers of the pin-pass will enjoy admission to over 50 hours of cowboy poetry and western music on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 18 and 19 at the Day Headquarters, Fergus High School. The pin also provides admission to the Jam ‘n Dance, Friday night at Pine Lodge (Elks Golf Club) and Cowboy Church Sunday morning at Celebration Community Fellowship Church.

A Rhyme Runs Through It
30th Anniversary Anthology
 shipping included

A Rhyme Runs Through ItAugust 2015 marked the 30th anniversary of Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Western Music Rendezvous!  This landmark event was commemorated by publishing a 30th anniversary volume of original cowboy poetry selections and original song lyrics written by Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering performers, past, present and deceased.

“A Rhyme Runs Through It,” the commemorative publication, produced by the Montana Cowboy Poetry board, is now available online.  The book includes original cowboy poetry and song lyrics of over 80 performers who have participated in MT Cowboy Poetry over the last 30 years.  Over 300 pages in length, with forward by Baxter Black, this book is a must-have for all Cowboy Poet enthusiast. The cost of the book is $23.00, shipping included, and is available using the order button on the right.

For questions and more information, contact Karen Kuhlmann, 406-538-4575 or kbkuhlmann@midrivers.com.


Teacher’s can earn up to 6 continuing education credits!

TEACHERS: Rhonda Young, the Fergus County Superintendent of Schools has authorized up to 6 hours of continuing education credit for attending MT Cowboy Poetry, August 16-19, 2018.

Up to 6 hours can be earned by attending the day-sessions. Have one of the poets or pickers in each day session sign your schedule to verify your attendance. A 3-day pin pass for $10 is required to attend the day sessions. Pins are available at the gathering’s Registration Desk at Fergus H.S..

Two hours of credit can be earned by attending the Sat. night Grand Stage Show, August 18th starring SUZY BOGGUSS at the Fergus Center for the Performing Arts. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Show begins at 7:00. For the night show, save your ticket stub to verify your attendance. Tickets are $20 at Don’s Store in Lewistown or at the gathering’s Registration Desk....while they last!