NATIONAL COWBOY POETRY GATHERING WEEK
National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Week takes place annually in Elko, NV in January.
Generations of ranch families experience the enjoyment of hearing a well-told story with a new twist or two, a poem passed down, or cutting a rug to live western music.
During National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Week, those who have a rhyme, tune, story, or skill to share, join thousands to experience the art that lives on in the American West.
HOW TO OBSERVE #CowboyPoetryGathering
Enjoy the poetry of a cowboy or western art form. Use #CowboyPoetryGathering to share on social media. Find out more about the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering by visiting www.nationalcowboypoetrygathering.org.
The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Week began in 1985 as the Cowboy Poetry Gathering. In 2000, Senator Richard Bryan sponsored Resolution 326 which was introduced to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. The committee passed a simple resolution designating the Cowboy Poetry Gathering as “National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Week” recognizing the inaugural event that occurred in Reno, Nevada in 1985. The Senate recognized Elko, Nevada as the original home of the Cowboy Poetry Gathering, the contributions of the gathering, and the history and traditions of the art form.