36th Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering
and Western Music Rendezvous

Thursday, August 12 - Sunday, August 15, 2021

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2021 Gathering Schedule

Day Headquarters at Fergus High School, 1001 Casino Creek Road, Lewistown
Directions: South on 1st Avenue to Brassey, then right to High School
(This is easy...Lewistown only has 4 stoplights! We’ll have some markers!)

Thursday, August 12 Schedule

Gathering Registration Desk & Cowboy Gift/Poetry/Music Store
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Fergus High School Lobby
Please check in upon arrival and WELCOME!
Ticket WILL-CALLS can be picked up here. 
They will be moved to the Welcome Chuckwagon at 5:30pm.

Welcome Chuckwagon Supper & Talent Showcase
Elks Lodge at Pine Meadows Country Club, Country Club Rd 
(south on 1st Avenue So. to Country Club Road…turn left and go up the hill!)

No-host social, 5:30 pm. Supper served to guests at 6:30, followed by 1 ½
hour cowboy poetry and western music show.

The evening will honor Miss Ruth’s Cookie Jar recipients.

Tickets $25 online, at The Lewistown Art Center,
323 W. Main St., 406-538-8278, or by calling 406-538-4575.


Friday, August 13 
Schedule

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 available
(inside and outside)
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Fergus High School

Awesome “western things” raffle in lobby
REAL TREASURES!
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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.
Must have pin pass to enter.

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.
Must have pin pass to enter.

Western Art & Gear Vendor Show
Open & FREE to the Public
12:00 noon to 5:30 pm
Just off the Main Lobby on the gym mezzanine.

"The Back 40"
Visit “The Back 40" FREE music stage 
off the Main Lobby on 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.
Must have pin pass to enter.

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.
Must have pin pass to enter.

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
5:30 pm
Pine Meadows Country Club, Country Club Rd 
(south on 1st Avenue So. to Country Club Road…turn left and go up the hill!)
$10 burger bar and full menu available……no cover.
Music at 6:30 by gathering musicians.
Hosted by Brad and Bonnie Jo Exton, The Ramblin’ Rangers from South Dakota.
Fantastic view of The scenic Judith Mtns!

Saturday, August 14 Schedule

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 available
(inside and outside)
Food available all day
Fergus High School

Western Art & Gear Vendor Show
Open & FREE to the Public
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Just off the Main Lobby on the gym mezzanine.

DRAWING for Western Raffle items, winners will be posted!
Good luck!
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

"The Back 40"
Visit “The Back 40" FREE music stage 
off the Main Lobby on the gym mezzanine.

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.
Must have pin pass to enter.

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.
Must have pin pass to enter.

Judith Mountain Players Live Theater
11:00 am
“Sweet and Twenty” by Floyd Dell, 1921. 
The play is a love story set on a farm next to an apple orchard!
FREE for your entertainment.
Fergus Center for the Performing Arts Theater

“One More River to Cross” – The Story of the Cattle Drives North!
12:30 pm
FREE for your entertainment
12:30 a.m. Sat. in the Band Room at Fergus HS…..bring your lunch if you wish!
Several years ago, Brad and Bonnie Exton, The Ramblin’ Wranglers
from Hot Springs, SD, teamed up with Rick Kaan, a friend of theirs to
create a 45-minute, multi-media show called, “One More River to Cross.”
This special presentation is the story of post-Civil War America and
the great cattle drives north from Texas to Montana.

Brad and Bonnie Exton have been attending MT Cowboy Poetry for
many years. Rick Kaan is a member of the South Dakota Humanities and
a gifted history buff.

Dramatic narration, power-point visuals and musical punctuation
comprise this beautifully crafted presentation. 

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.
Must have pin pass to enter.

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.
Must have pin pass to enter.

6:00 pm
SATURDAY GRAND STAGE SHOW 
Starring Red Steagall
with poetress, Sareena Murnane of Choteau,
& The Carr Family Cowboy Band from Whitman, NE
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 ($25) - click here for tickets

Reserved ($40) and VIP ($60) Tickets available at
Lewistown Art Center in Lewistown
or by calling 406-538-4575
Tickets on sale now!
ALL TICKET SALES FINAL!

Sunday, August 15 Schedule

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

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.