Events: April


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NOTE: Due to COVID-19, events are subject to cancellation. We attempt to update our calendar, but check with a venue for the latest information.


• through May 10, 2020
15th Annual Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West Wickenburg, Arizona

• April 1-5, 2020  CANCELLED/POSTPONED
Shooting the West Winnemucca, Nevada

• April 4, 2020  CANCELLED
Cowboys and Cobbler Throwdown at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center   Duncan, Oklahoma

• April 4, 2020  CANCELLED
10th Annual Poetry & BBQ  Vero Beach, Florida

•   April 4-5, 2020  POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER 17-18, 2020
Folkfest New Braunfels, Texas

• April 9, 2020 CANCELLED
104th Annual Meeting, Texas Folklore Society  San Antonio, Texas

• April 9,  2020  POSTPONED UNTIL AUGUST 13, 2020
24th Annual Academy of Western Artists Will Rogers Cowboy Awards Ft. Worth, Texas

• April 9-13, 2020  CANCELLED
53rd National Folk Festival  Canberra, Australia

•   April 16-May 17, 2020  CANCELLED
34th Annual Trappings of Texas Custom Cowboy Gear and Western Art Exhibit Alpine, Texas

• April 17-18, 2020  POSTPONED TO October 2-3, 2020
Western Heritage Awards at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

• April 17-19, 2020  POSTPONED, DATE TBA
99th Annual Red Bluff Roundup Red Bluff, California

•   April 17-19, 2020   POSTPONED TO JUNE 26-27, 2020 
33rd Annual St. Anthony Cowboy Poetry Gathering St. Anthony, Idaho

•   April 18-19, 2020  CANCELLED
27th Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival Santa Clarita, California



• April 19-25, 2020:  19th annual Cowboy Poetry Week

poster image: “Ranch Water,” © 2019, Teal Blake


• April 18, 2020 – Saturday,  1:00 pm to 2:00 pm CANCELLED
Cowboy Poetry at the Wilsonville Public Library, Wilsonville, Oregon
with Tom Swearingen

• April 20, 2020, Monday 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm  CANCELLED
Cowboy Poetry and Music and the Holladay Library, Holladay, Utah
with Stampede!, Dan Korth, and others TBA

• April 20, 2020, Monday 6:30 pm CANCELLED
Cowboy Poetry and Music at the Main Library Ogden, Utah
with Robin Arnold and Thatch Elmer

• April 21, 2020, Tuesday 6:30 pm CANCELLED
Cowboy Poetry and Music at the Pleasant Valley Branch Library  Ogden, Utah
with Saddle Strings and Gordon Champneys

• April 22, 2020, Wednesday, 6:30 pm CANCELLED
Cowboy Poetry and Music at the North Branch Library Ogden, Utah
with the Sawtooth Mountain Boys and Sam DeLeeuw

• April 23, 2020 – Thursday,  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm  CANCELLED
Cowboy Poetry at the Dayton Memorial Library  Dayton, Washington
with Joe Sartin, Lynn Kopelke, Marty Hall, Kraig Horlacher, Kavin Kuykendall, Jimmye Turner Heather Stearns, Tanya Patton, and Howard Beuhler

• April 23, 2020, Thursday 6:30 pm CANCELLED
Cowboy Poetry and Music at the Southwest Branch Library  Ogden, Utah
with David Anderson and Bob Urry

• April 24-25, 2020 – Friday and Saturday  CANCELLED
Crossroads Cowboy Poetry Gatherin’, with Cowboy Trade Days and Ranch Rodeo  near Yale, Oklahoma

• April 25, 2020, Satuday 6:30 pm CANCELLED
Cowboy Poetry and Music at the Ogden Valley Branch Library,  Huntsville, Utah
special YOUTH SESSION with Thatch Elmer as Emcee and featuring Tib and Rainey Champneys, Venessa Carpenter, Colt Blankman, and the Anderson Family

Other Cowboy Poetry Week events have been scheduled and cancelled. Please check with any venue before going to an event. 


•   April 23-25, 2020  POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 8-10, 2020
49th Annual Bob Wills Day Festival Turkey, Texas

•   April 24-25, 2020  CANCELLED
Genoa Western Heritage Days Genoa, Nevada

• April 24-26, 2020 POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 23-25, 2020
Stagecoach Indio, California

•   April 25, 2020  CANCELLED
50th annual Ranch Day at the National Ranching Heritage Center Lubbock, Texas