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Mark your calendar now for the Barn Dance/Picnic with the Tim Sullivan Band!

Sunday June 4th, 2017

5pm to 8pm

at River Bend Ranch.  4 miles north of Durango at 27846 Hwy. 550 




Dance to the Tim Sullivan Band from 5  to 8pm.  

Pack a picnic and bring the family!  Or food will be available for purchase from Lone Spur Cafe.  

Tickets are only $15 and Children 12 and under are Free.  Purchase at the door.


Special Guest will be Cowboy Poet Lindy Simmons reciting some of her humorous poetry.  

A large Silent Auction will also be available with many valuable and interesting items to bid on.

There will be some seating available, however you are welcome to bring a blanket and chairs for sitting under

the old willow trees around a five acre pond with spectacular views of the Animas Valley.

BYOB. Please leave your pets at home

Call Pam Jacobs at 512-517-5619 for more information or to reserve tickets in advance.

A fundraiser for the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering.




New at the Gathering for 2017! 

Come to the Cowboy Chuckwagon Breakfast, Saturday morning October 7th from 7am to 11am.  

A real chuckwagon will be set up at the corner of 5th St. and Main Ave. in downtown Durango.  Right across from the Train Depot.


Breakfast will be served from 7am to 11am.  Scrambled eggs, sausage gravy and biscuits with plenty of cowboy coffee!

Entertainment by cowboy performer Otto Rosfeld on his washboard! 

Tickets are only $10 to benefit the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering.  

Come early to eat and stay to watch the Cowboy Parade at 10am!!


Tickets are only $10 for age 6 and up. Buy your tickets online on our website,  or buy them when you get there! 

Stay and Watch the Cowboy Parade on Main Ave. at 10am!



   2016 print5.jpgThe BARN DANCE last year was a hit!  Mark your calendar for Sunday, June 4th, 2017!  

It's a boot scootin' time at the Barn Dance with the Tim Sullivan Band!

Sunday June 4th,2017  5 - 8pm

It's only $15 and kids under 12 are FREE

 It's at the Riverbend Ranch   (a.k.a. Sleeping Beauty Ranch, Red Mountain Ranch and for you old timers it was "the Old Fort" on Hwy. 550 in the Animas Valley.)

Address: 27846 Hwy. 550 north of Durango.

Bring the family, bring a dance partner, bring a picnic or purchase food from the Lone Spur Cafe.  Stagecoach rides and catch and release Fishing will be offered. Fishing poles provided.   Seating inside is limited so bring chairs and/or blanket if you would  like to sit under the old willow trees by the beautiful 5 acre lake.

Sorry NO credit cards and NO pets. 

Just come to DANCE and have fun!! 

This is fundraiser for Youth Programs of the Dgo. Cowboy Poetry Gathering and for the Cowboy Parade on October 7th(which is always FREE to enter!!) .  

Cowboy's gift of Spring

After a long cold winter, spring brings new calves, new hope, more work, and new plans.  
The Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering is gearing up with lots of new events too!  
Here's what's coming up, and be sure to visit our Facebook page and be our "friend" to stay updated!  



2017 DCPG at the Four States Ag Expo
Vendors and visitors pack the Four States Ag Expo.
 The Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering will be in Booth #20 in the Main Pavilion.

The Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering will once again have a featured booth at the Four States Ag Expo to be held at the Cortez, Colorado Fairgrounds on March 17 through 19th.  This annual event draws large crowds from both rural and city dwellers to see what's new in the agricultural industry.  The Cowboy Poetry Gathering booth is always a popular for local poets, musicians and ranch folks to stop by and visit.  If you plan on attending, we'll be in Booth #33 in Main Pavilion with posters, books and lots
of free stuff to give away!

For more information and a schedule of events go to

Four Corners BackCountry Horsemen's Tack Sale 2017

Spring means time to clean the tack room! The Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering will have booth at the big Tack Sale hosted by the Four Corners BackCountry Horsemen.  This consignment sale brings in gear and horsemen from all over the Four Corners area.  It will be Saturday, April 1st from 9am to 3pm in the Exhibit Hall at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.  Visit for complete details, then stop by our booth and say hello!

New 2017 events added to the Schedule for Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering!

Besides the amazing line up of performers we have for our Evening shows and Theme Sessions, don't miss these new events!

NEW!  Western Variety Show with a Twist!  "Saga of the Dead Man's Hand".  Thursday October 5th, 6pm at the Durango Arts Center 802 E. 2nd Ave in downtown Durango.  Featuring the Daytime Theme Session Performers in a hilarious show about a poker game with a "dead man's hand".   Tickets $20 at the door or online.

NEW!  the Cowboy Comedy Revue will be Saturday October 7th at 10:30am in the Henry Strater Theater!  Tickets are $10 first come first served!  Open Seating.  Humor from the ranch side of life!

NEW!  A documentary film "Everything in the Song is True" will be screened Saturday October 7th at 2:40 pm in the Henry Strater Theater.  This film features four colorful characters of the West and how they live.  Screening will be followed by Question and Answer with Gary McMahan and Yvonne Hollenbeck, two stars of the film and performers at this year's Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
We will have a big Chuckwagon Breakfast early Saturday morning before the Parade Starts

Artist, Andrew Peter's poster for this year, "Ten Below Zero" will be featured in a Poster Poetry Session from 4:40pm to 5:30pm on Saturday October 7th at Toh Atin Gallery 145 W. 9th ST.  

The Cowboy Parade, sponsored by Boot Barn, will feature a full line-up of horses and wagons and will honor local ranchers.

And lots of new performers be in the FREE Saturday Theme Sessions at various locations in downtown Durango.

For complete information on these events and more, visit the SCHEDULE page on this website.

DCPG Funds DHS FFA Chapter and 4-H Horse Council for 2017

At the March 2nd meeting for the Board of Directors of the Cowboy Poetry Gathering, they were given presentations by both the local FFA Chapter and 4-H Horse Council.  The young people came prepared with request letters and made a formal presentation.   They all did an excellent job with their public speaking and requests for funding.  

The Board will be granting $1500 to the 40 member DHS FFA Chapter to use for their trip to the State Convention, their Blue and Gold Awards and their Supervised Agricultural Experience programs.

The Cowboy Poetry Gathering funds the FFA Blue and
Gold Awards given at the County Fair each year.

Tyllor Ledford President of  the La Plata County 4-H Horse Council told the DCPG Board that their annual Horse Camp has become so popular that it is now limited to 40 riders for the three day camp.  As well as having adults teach horsemanship skills, the older, more experienced 4-H members help the younger ones with the challenges of saddling a horse and basic horse care.  The Board of Directors voted again to fund $400 towards the Horse Camp for scholarships and basic expenses, as well as providing a buckle for the end of the year to reward the Cowboy or Cowgirl of the Year.

Be sure to stop by and visit the 4-H Horse Camp this year on May 5 through 7th at the La Plata County Fairgrounds

Emma Van Dyke on her horse "Tink" at last year's horse camp.  The DCPG Board believes that working with horses improves confidence and leadership abilities in kids.