From the gathering:
The first Winnsboro Cowboy Poetry Gathering took place in October, 2019. Winnsboro, one of the smallest Cultural Arts Districts recognized by the state of Texas, is located about 100 miles east of Dallas in the rolling hills of East Texas. For over 60 years now, Winnsboro has been home to the Autumn Trails Festival which takes place each year in October. Its beautiful fall foliage makes it a weekend destination for tourists from all over the state to attend a variety of events, including trail rides, parades, rodeos, classic car shows, music and more. In 2019, the Winnsboro Cowboy Poetry Gathering joined the list of October events in Winnsboro. This inaugural gathering included a first class roster of cowboy poets and musicians.
Michael Martin Murphey will be here for two concerts the day before the poetry/music sessions and we’re also going to present RJ Vandygriffs “The Cowboy Ain’t Dead Yet” show.