Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering

The Gathering is an exciting, fun-filled event with evening performances and Saturday daytime sessions. Poets and musicians from throughout the country grace our intimate stage at The Strater Theater, performing classic and contemporary poems and songs that will bring tears to your eyes and keep you in stitches.

~ A celebration of the rich culture and heritage of the American cowboy ~
Come join us in celebrating our 32nd Anniversary, October 1st - 4th, 2020



The Durango Cowboy Gathering, Inc. is a non-profit organization working to preserve and perpetuate the traditions of working ranch people in the American West. We celebrate the lifeways of rural people by creating the "campfire" around which anyone with an interest can come to share in the appreciation of the culture and traditions unique to the West. Monies received support our annual Gathering and youth programs.


Sam Noble - President
Bill Lambert - Vice President
Barbara Richter - Treasurer
Sherry Colquitt - Summer Secretary
Carol Bruno - Winter Secretary  
Rebecca Balboni and Susan Livenick - Parade Chairmans
Barry Longwell
Lindy Simmons
Linda O’dell
Scott Perez
Mike Clark - Emeritus
Jeff Mannix - Emeritus
Pam Jacobs - Emeritus
Glen and Sharon Camarca - 1989 Founders

Besides running the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering, the Board of Directors pitched in to help with spring branding.