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!

Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering Schedule

TENTATIVE POET/PICKER SCHEDULE
Please Note: This is subject to change and will not be updated during the gathering.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

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. full bar.  Buffet at 6:30, followed by 1-½ hour cowboy poetry and western music show. 

The evening will honor Miss Ruth’s Cookie Jar recipients, 
Our “Canadian Friends” and the late TOM WILSON.

Seating is limited so don’t tarry...get your tickets early.  
Tickets $20, available by calling 406-538-4575


Friday, August 17, 2018

Gathering Registration Desk & Cowboy Gift/Poetry/Music Store
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fergus High School Lobby
Please check in upon arrival and WELCOME!
Ticket WILL CALLS found here.

Artist/Vendor 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 6:00 pm
Fergus High School

Cowboy Poetry & Western Music Sessions
9:00 to 10:30 am
Fergus High School
Performances will be held in each of the four listening venues.
Several cowboy poets & musicians are featured in each session.
Daily schedules are posted next to each venue.
Schedules are also available at the registration desk.

Cowboy Poetry & Western Music Sessions
10:50 am to 12:20 pm
Performances will be held in each of the four listening venues.
Several cowboy poets & musicians are featured in each session.
Daily schedules are posted next to each venue.
Schedules are also available at the registration desk.

Western Art & Gear Vendor Show
Open & FREE to the Public
12:00 noon to 6:00 pm
Just off the Main Lobby in the gym mezzanine. 
Visit “The Back 40" FREE music stage off the Main Lobby in the gym mezzanine.

Cowboy Poetry & Western Music Sessions
1:30 to 3:00 pm
Performances will be held in each of the four listening venues.
Several cowboy poets & musicians are featured in each session.
Daily schedules are posted next to each venue.
Schedules are also available at the registration desk.

Cowboy Poetry & Western Music Sessions
3:20 pm to 4:50 pm
Performances will be held in each of the four listening venues.
Several cowboy poets & musicians are featured in each session.
Daily schedules are posted next to each venue.
Schedules are also available at the registration desk.

Departure of Charlie Russell Chew Choo Dinner Train, 866-912-3980
3:30 pm Boarding, 4:30 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 18, 2018

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.

Food and beverage vendors set-up (inside and outside)
8:30 am to 6:00 pm
Fergus High School

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!

Cowboy Poetry & Western Music Sessions
9:00 to 10:30 am
Performances will be held in each of the four listening venues.
Several cowboy poets & musicians are featured in each session.
Daily schedules are posted next to each venue.
Schedules are also available at the registration desk.

Jerry Hanley, “Ghost Towns & Gold Mines”
in The Judith and Moccasin Mountains
9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Fergus Center Performing Arts Theater
AV presentation – pin pass event

 

Cowboy Poetry & Western Music Sessions
10:50 am to 12:20 pm
Performances will be held in each of the four listening venues.
Several cowboy poets & musicians are featured in each session.
Daily schedules are posted next to each venue.
Schedules are also available at the registration desk.

Cowboy Poetry & Western Music Sessions
1:30 to 3:00 pm
Performances will be held in each of the four listening venues.
Several cowboy poets & musicians are featured in each session.
Daily schedules are posted next to each venue.
Schedules are also available at the registration desk.

Judith Mountain Players Reader’s Theater (TBA)
1:30 to 3:00
Fergus Center for the Performing Arts Theater

Cowboy Poetry & Western Music Sessions
3:20 pm to 4:50 pm
Performances will be held in each of the four listening venues.
Several cowboy poets & musicians are featured in each session.
Daily schedules are posted next to each venue.
Schedules are also available at the registration desk.

 Gift/Book/Music store pick-ups and reconciliations at Fergus High School

6:00 pm
SATURDAY GRAND STAGE SHOW 
Starring Suzy Bogguss
Opening Act, 'Our Canadian Friends'
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
Lewistown Art Center in Lewistown
or by calling 406-538-4575
Tickets on sale now!
ALL TICKET SALES FINAL

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Cowboy Poetry Church at
Celebration Community Fellowship Church
10:00 am
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. 
Also, overnight accommodations SELL OUT in advance, so please make your reservations as soon as your plans are confirmed.