32nd Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Western Music Rendezvous

Thursday, August 17 - Sunday, August 20, 2017

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!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Gathering Registration Desk & Cowboy Gift/Poetry/Music Store
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Fergus High School Lobby
Please check in upon arrival and WELCOME!

Welcome Chuck Wagon Supper & Talent Showcase
Jack’s Hanger, Airport Road (South on Main St. to Airport Road at the top of the hill, turn left to Jack’s Hanger....balloons will mark the trail) 
No-host social, 6:00 p.m. for beer and wine.  Buffet at 6:30, followed by 1-½ hour cowboy poetry and western music show. 

Seating is limited so don’t tarry...get your tickets early.  
The evening will honor Miss Ruth’s Cookie Jar recipients. Tickets $20, available by calling 406-538-4575

Official American Flag Retirement Ceremony, outside Jack's Hangar
10:00 pm
Lewistown Scout Troup 360 invites everyone to attend this moving and patriotic experience

 

Friday, August 18, 2017

Gathering Registration Desk & Cowboy Gift/Poetry/Music Store
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fergus High School Lobby
Please check in upon arrival and WELCOME!
Ticket WILL CALLS found here.

Artist/Vendors set-up Western Art & Vendor Show
8:00 am to 12:00 noon
Fergus High School
Please check in at Registration Desk

Food and beverage vendors set-up (inside and outside)
9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Fergus High School

Complimentary Refreshment Break at the Artist/Vendor Show
10:00 am

Cowboy Poetry & Western Music Sessions
9:00 to 10:30 am
Fergus High School
Performers, in each of the four listening venues will be posted.
Several cowboy poets & musicians featured in each hourly session

Cowboy Poetry & Western Music Sessions
10:50 am to 12:20 pm
Fergus High School, performers in each of the four listening venues will be posted.
Several cowboy poets & musicians featured in each hourly session, schedule will be posted

Western Art & Gear Vendor Show, Open & FREE to the Public
12:00 noon to 6:00 pm
Fergus High School, off the Main Lobby (gym mezzanine). 
Visit “The Back 40" FREE music stage off the Main Lobby (gym mezzanine).

Cowboy Poetry & Western Music Sessions
1:30 to 3:00 pm
Fergus High School performers, in each of the four listening venues will be posted.
Several cowboy poets & musicians featured in each hourly session

Cowboy Poetry & Western Music Sessions
3:20 pm to 4:50 pm
Fergus High School, performers, in each of the four listening venues will be posted.
Several cowboy poets & musicians featured in each hourly session

Departure of Charlie Russell Chew Choo Dinner Train, 866-912-3980
4:00 pm Boarding, 5:00 pm Departure
Visit MontanaDinnerTrain.com or call 406-535-5436 for information and tickets,
Voted ‘most unique fine dining experience in the country’ by The Food Channel, 2015!

Jam ‘n Dance
6:30 pm
Pine Meadows Clubhouse
Food and drink available from 5:30 on.
$5.00 cover or FREE ADMISSION with pin-pass
View of the Judith Mountains and outdoor seating available, weather permitting
Everyone welcome,...come and strut your stuff!


Saturday, August 19, 2017

Gathering Registration Desk & Cowboy Gift/Book/Music Store
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fergus High School Lobby
Please check in upon arrival and WELCOME!
Ticket WILL CALLS found here.

Western Art & Gear Vendor Show, Open & FREE to the Public
9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Fergus High School – Visit “The Back 40 FREE music area in the midst of the Western Art & Vendor Show
Everything western and plenty of it!
Some Artists and Vendors are staying open until 7:00 pm

Cowboy Poetry & Western Music Sessions
9:00 to 10:30 am
Fergus High School, performers, in each of the four listening venues will be posted.
Several cowboy poets & musicians featured in each hourly session

Cowboy Poetry & Western Music Sessions
10:50 am to 12:20 pm
Fergus High School, performers, in each of the four listening venues will be posted.
Several cowboy poets & musicians featured in each hourly session

Cowboy Poetry & Western Music Sessions
1:30 to 3:00 pm
Fergus High School, performers, in each of the four listening venues will be posted.
Several cowboy poets & musicians featured in each hourly session

Cowboy Poetry & Western Music Sessions
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Fergus High School, performers, in each of the four listening venues will be posted.
Several cowboy poets & musicians featured in each hourly session

Gift/Book/Music store pick-ups and reconciliations at Fergus High School
6:00 pm

SATURDAY GRAND STAGE SHOW
Starring songster Dave Stamey, with special guest, songbird Mary Kaye

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.  Show starts at 7:00 p.m.
Fergus Center for the Performing Arts, 1001 Casino Drive, Lewistown
General Admission Tickets - click here for tickets
Reserved and VIP Tickets available at Don's Store in Lewistown
or by calling 406-538-4575
Tickets go ON-SALE, Nov. 25, 2016
ALL TICKET SALES FINAL

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Breakfast, Montana Style at these fine eateries!  

Doc’s OK Korral, 535-6700  

Pourman’s Café, 535-4277, open at 7:00 am

The Yogo Inn/Stetsons, 535-8721, open at 6:00 am

Cowboy Poetry Church at Celebration Community Fellowship Church
10:00 a.m
361 W Frontage Road, at the top of the hill across from Snowy Mountain Motors
Pastor Curt Langendorff
Welcome everyone to Cowboy Church!

Note:  Many events at MT Cowboy Poetry SELL OUT IN ADVANCE....SO PLEASE GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY.   Tickets go ON-SALE, Nov. 25, 2016.
Also, overnight accommodations also SELL OUT in advance, so please make your reservations as soon as your plans are confirmed.