Events: April

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

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

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

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

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

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

• April 17-18, 2020
Western Heritage Awards at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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

• April 24-26, 2020
Stagecoach Indio, California


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

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Cowboy Poetry Week events TBA


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•   Dates not yet received for 2020
A Night with the Cowboys Brownsville, Oregon

•   Dates not yet received for 2020
Trail’s End Spring Show  Calgary, Alberta

•   Dates not yet received for 2020
33rd Annual St. Anthony Cowboy Poetry Gathering St. Anthony, Idaho

•   Dates not yet received for 2020
Ranch Day at the National Ranching Heritage Center Lubbock, Texas

•   Dates not yet received for 2020
26th Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival Santa Clarita, California

•   Dates not yet received for 2020
Folkfest New Braunfels, Texas

•   Dates not yet received for 2020
Kansas Cowboy Poetry Contest Regional Qualifying Contest #1  Ellsworth, Kansas

•   Dates not yet received for 2020
Genoa Western Heritage Days Genoa, Nevada

• April 27, 2019
48th Annual Bob Wills Day Festival Turkey, Texas


15th Annual Columbia River Cowboy Gathering and Western Music Festival, April 13 -15, 2018, Kennewick, Washington

From Smoke Wade:

The 15th Annual Columbia River Cowboy Gathering and Western Music Festival will take place April 13 -15, 2018 at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Kennewick, WA. The event is organized by Judy Massengale along with the Columbia River Cowboy Gathering and Western Music Festival Board of Directors.

News on featured performers, open mic sign up and special events are forthcoming. Visit

Scheduled daytime performances will be presented on Friday and Saturday, April 13– 14, 2018, along with open mic sessions. Headliner shows will take place at 6:00 p.m. each evening. A cowboy church will be held on Sunday morning following the gathering.

One of the highlights of the weekend will be the 10th Annual Cowboy Idol competition for both poets and musicians hosted by Smoke Wade. There will be trophies along with $500.00 for first place and $200.00 for second place in both the poet and musician competition. In addition, all open mic performers will be judged throughout the weekend for the People’s Choice Award with prize money and a trophy to the winner. Cowboy Idol contest applicants may contact Smoke Wade: email (435) 215-9675.

For information regarding advance ticket sales, RV parking, special Motel rates, or vendor & performer applications,  visit or contact Judy Massengale: email (509) 851-4287.