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Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering October 5 - 8, 2017
A three day event where cowboy poets, storytellers, musicians and artists perform in various venues in downtown Durango.

Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering October 5 - 8, 2017

Phone: 970.749.2995

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Begins Thursday October 5th, 2017 at 5pm and ends Sunday October 8th, 2017 at 10am.  Events at various times and locations. Please see website for full Schedule

The Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering, taking place October 5th - 8th, 2017, is a non-profit organization working to preserve and perpetuate the traditions of working ranch people in the American West since 1989.

Headquarters for the Cowboy Poetry Gathering is in the Strater Hotel from October 5th - 8th, 2017.  Many free performances of cowboy poetry and music are held in various locations in downtown Durango.  Weekend events also include the Cowboy Poet Train on the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Cowboy Poet Trailride at Rapp Corral, Western Variety Show at the Durango Arts Center and receptions at many local galleries.  The highlight of the weekend is on Saturday, October 7th, with a Cowboy Chuckwagon Breakfast at 7am followed by the "motorless" Cowboy Parade at 10am on Main Avenue. FREE sessions of cowboy poetry and music follow at the Strater Hotel from 10:30am to 4:20pm.  Don't miss this family friendly event!
 

Ticket prices for shows of cowboy poetry and music range from $10 to $40 depending on the show.  Many daytime performances are free.  Please visit our website for complete ticket information.
 

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P.O. Box 2571

Durango CO 81302

Phone: 970.749.2995

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Cowboy Theater - “Saga of the Dead Man’s Hand” - A Western Variety Show with a Twist 2017

Cowboy Theater - “Saga of the Dead Man’s Hand” - A Western Variety Show with a Twist 2017

October 5, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Durango Arts Center - 802 E. Second Ave
Western Variety Show with a Twist. Part of the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering
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Premier Performance - “Laughing Stock” Cowboy Humor

Premier Performance - “Laughing Stock” Cowboy Humor

October 5, 2017 from 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Henry Strater Theater in the Strater Hotel 699 Main Ave.
Two shows at 6pm and 8pm of cowboy humor, stories and music.
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Cowboy Poetry Train

Cowboy Poetry Train

October 6, 2017 from 10:00am to 3:30pm
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
The Cowboy Poetry Train features performers on every coach and a BBQ lunch at Cascade.
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Maura Allen at Sorrel Sky Gallery during Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Maura Allen at Sorrel Sky Gallery during Cowboy Poetry Gathering

October 6, 2017 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Sorrel Sky Gallery, 828 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301
Western Paintings of Maura Allen at Sorrel Sky Gallery during Cowboy Poetry Gathering
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Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering Evening Shows 2017

Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering Evening Shows 2017

October 6, 2017 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Strater Hotel - 699 Main Ave - Durango
Evening performances of Cowboy Poetry and Music - Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering 2017
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Cowboy Chuckwagon Breakfast 2017

Cowboy Chuckwagon Breakfast 2017

October 7, 2017 from 7:00am to 11:00am
Corner of 5th St. and Main Ave - right across from the Train Depot
Cowboy Chuckwagon Breakfast - Saturday October 7th - 7am - 11am
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Cowboy Parade sponsored by Boot Barn

Cowboy Parade sponsored by Boot Barn

October 7, 2017 from 10:00am to 10:45am
Downtown Durango
Cowboy Parade sponsored by Boot Barn. Part of the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
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Cowboy Comedy Revue - Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Cowboy Comedy Revue - Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering

October 7, 2017 from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Henry Strater Theater in the Strater Hotel - 699 Main Ave.
Cowboy Comedy Revue - part of the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering
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Daytime Sessions of Cowboy Poetry and Music

Daytime Sessions of Cowboy Poetry and Music

October 7, 2017 from 10:30am to 4:30pm
Downtown Durango
FREE Daytime Sessions of Cowboy Poetry and Music. Part of the 2017 Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering
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“Everything in the Song is True” Documentary Film about cowboy life

“Everything in the Song is True” Documentary Film about cowboy life

October 7, 2017 from 2:40pm to 4:00pm
Henry Strater Theatre
"Everything in the Song is True" Documentary Film about cowboy life. Part of the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
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Poster Session - Toh Atin Gallery - part of the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Poster Session - Toh Atin Gallery - part of the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering

October 7, 2017 from 4:40pm to 5:30pm
Toh Atin Gallery - 145 W. 9th Street
Poster Session - Toh Atin Gallery - part of Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering
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A Cowboy and HIs Creator - part of the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

A Cowboy and HIs Creator - part of the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

October 8, 2017 from 8:30am to 10:00am
Henry Strater Theater (inside the Strater Hotel); 699 Main Ave.
A Cowboy and HIs Creator - part of the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
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