Come join us for our the 6th annual Barn Dance!! 

This event features music by the Tim Sullivan Band for your listening and dancing entertainment as well as  music at intermission by local youth groups.  Lone Spur Cafe will be offering delicious sandwiches, sides, tea or lemonade for $10.  Ice cream from Cream Bean Berry will be the perfect way to top off your picnic dinner. 

Tables and chairs available inside and out, but consider bringing lawn chairs/blanket if you would like to sit under the old willows by the beautiful 5 acre lake.

All proceeds benefit our youth programs, including the FFA and 4-H.

 

Buy your ticket today!


Tickets $15
Free Admission for Children under 12

 

Hold on pardners, the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering is temporarily suspending ticket sales. This is only while we work out some details as problems created by the coronavirus have affected our format.

The Gathering will still be held on October 1st - 4th, 2020 but some things will change. We appreciate all the wonderful support you've given us over the years. Check back soon for more information and thank you for your understanding

 

 

POETS IN THE COMMUNITY
Special performances in schools and other venues.
Contact Bill Lambert at 919-397-9161.


THE HIGH COUNTRY COWBOYS
Reminiscence the good old days of Western music and the silver screen cowboys. The High Country Cowboys will present their traditional sound and three-part Western harmony that has been compared to the Sons of the Pioneers and Marty Robbins.
Henry Strater Theatre. Shows at 6 and 8pm ~
$45 RESERVED seating

6:00 pm
PREMIER PERFORMANCE

8:00 pm
PREMIER PERFORMANCE

POETS IN THE COMMUNITY
Special performances in schools and other venues.
Contact Bill Lambert at 919-397-9161.



COWBOY POET TRAIN
Departs 10 AM, Returns 3:30 PM
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad ~ 479 Main Avenue
Features performers on every coach and BBQ lunch at Cascade Canyon.  Special fares for children and premium coaches. 
Contact the D&SNG Train for rates and information:
970-247-2733 or 1-888-872-4607 or durangotrain.com
(Advanced Reservations Encouraged)

 

COWBOY POET TRAILRIDE
10:00 am
Rapp Corral ~ 51 Haviland Lake Road
Mountain ride and lunch with our performers. Rent a horse or bring your own. Space is limited so make reservations early!
Make reservations early, call Anne Rapp at 970-247-8454 or visit rappcorral.com
(Advanced Reservations Encouraged)
 

WESTERN ART GALLERY EXHIBITS AND FREE RECEPTIONS

Sorrel Sky Gallery
5:00 to 7:00 pm ~ 828 Main Avenue
“Timeless West,” featuring the paintings of Jim Rey and sculpture of Star Liana York. The work of each captures their lifelong love of the Southwest, its history, its people, its wildlife.
sorrelsky.com

Toh-atin Gallery
5:00 to 7:00 pm ~ 145 W.9th Street
Featuring a new collection of historic photos by Fred Clark, exquisite saddles by world renowned saddle makers Lisa and Loren Skyhorse and a unique selection of fine art prints by Tim Cox.
toh-atin.com

6:00 pm
Cowboy Humor EVENING PERFORMANCE
Henry Strater Theatre ~ 699 Main Avenue
Reserved seating: Tickets $35 premier seating, $25 regular
Thatch Elmer
George Russell
Bonnie Krogman


8:00 pm
Classic Cowboy EVENING PERFORMANCE

Henry Strater Theatre ~ 699 Main Avenue
Reserved seating: Tickets $35 premier seating, $25 regular
Jeff Gore
Tom Swearingen
Jan Schiferl

 

COWBOY CHUCK WAGON BREAKFAST
7:30 to 10:30 am
Corner of 5th St. and Main Ave. in downtown Durango (across from the Train Depot)
Biscuits, gravy, scrambled eggs and lots of black coffee.  
$10 for adults, kids 5 and under free.

Come early for breakfast and watch the Cowboy Parade!
For more information, contact 970-749-2995

COWBOY PARADE
Sponsored by LONE SPUR CAFE

10:00 am
Colorado’s largest motorless parade with Grand Marshal Anne Rapp begins at the train depot on Main Avenue.
To enter the parade or volunteer contact Pam Jacobs at 512-517-5619 or email

Visit the Parade page for more information

 

DAYTIME SESSIONS OF COWBOY POETRY, MUSIC, STORYTELLING AND FOLKLORE ~
10:30 to 4:20 pm
Various downtown locations listed below.
Free admission
The ❤ of the Gathering, featuring invited performers in concurrent theme sessions every hour.
Visit our Performer Page for a complete listing.

Diamond Belle Saloon ~ 699 Main Avenue

Francisco’s Restaurante ~ 639 Main Avenue

Henry Strater Theater and Strater Pullman Room ~ 699 Main Avenue

Wild Horse Saloon ~ 601 E. 2nd Avenue

For a map of locations click here

For more information, call Lindy Simmons at 970-946-2460

  Daytime session schedule
 

 

COWBOY COMEDY REVUE
10:45 to 12:20 pm
Henry Strater Theatre ~ 699 Main Avenue
Enjoy music and poetry from the funny side of ranch life!
Tickets $10 in advance or at the door, open seating.


WESTERN HERITAGE TRIBUTE
11:00 am
Strater Hotel’s Diamond Belle Saloon ~ 699 Main Avenue
Join us as we pay tribute to Anne Rapp for her contributions to the Western way of life in Durango and the San Juan Mountains.
Lunch menu and cash bar; free entertainment.
diamondbelle.com

COWBOY FAMILY VARIETY SHOW ~ The Ghost in Sheep Camp
2:00 to 3:20pm
Henry Strater Theatre ~ 699 Main Avenue
$15 OPEN seating. Tickets available on our website or at the door. It’s a play! It’s a variety show! Hosted by Lindy Simmons and featuring our daytime performers.

 

TOH-ATIN GALLERY
TohAtin Gallery ~ 145 W. 9th Street
4:40 to 5:30 pm; Poster session. Invited performers and musicians will perform their interpretation of this year’s limited-edition print.
5:30 to 6:30 pm ; FREE reception.Autographed prints of “Full of Grit and Determination” by artist Tyler Crow will be available for $30.
toh-atin.com



6:00 pm
Classic Cowboy EVENING PERFORMANCE
Henry Strater Theatre ~ 699 Main Avenue
Reserved seating: Tickets $35 premier seating, $25 regular
Jeff Gore
Tom Swearingen
Jan Schiferl


8:00 pm
Cowboy Humor EVENING PERFORMANCE

Henry Strater Theatre ~ 699 Main Avenue
Reserved seating: Tickets $35 premier seating, $25 regular
Thatch Elmer
George Russell
Bonnie Krogman

A COWBOY AND HIS CREATOR
8:30 am
Henry Strater Theatre ~ 699 Main Avenue
Inspirational poetry and music featuring many of our invited performers. Hosted by Sam Noble.
FREE Admission, open seating.

 

SUNDAY BRUNCH
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Diamond Belle at the Strater Hotel ~ 699 Main Avenue
Special brunch menu.
For information, call 970-247-4431
diamondbelle.com

This event is supported in part, by fund from the Colorado Tourism Office, a State Agency.