33rd Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Western Music Rendezvous

Thursday, August 16th - Sunday, August 19th, 2018

Day Headquarters at Fergus High School, 1001 Casino Creek Road, Lewistown
Directions:  South on 1st Avenue to Brassey, then right to High School

2nd Oldest Gathering in the Country
2015 Inductee to the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame!

Montana Cowboy Poetry Western Art & Gear Show


2017 Art and Gear Show Vendors

Steven Lillegard, Stanford, MT
National award-winning bronze sculptor and artist.
“Evening in the Bunkhouse” the official logo of the 32nd MT Cowboy Poetry Gathering
and image on the 2017 pin is one of Lillegard’s sculptures. A collection of Lillegard’s
coveted work will be displayed and for sale at the MT Cowboy Poetry consignment
book/music shoppe in the Main Lobby at Fergus High School next to
the Gathering Registration Desk. slstudio@ttc-cmc.net 

Montana Wild Rags
Tracy Traynor, Winnett, MT
Authentic western neck scarves, “tough enough to withstand
a hard day’s work on the ranch, but beautiful enough to wear to town!”
Gotta see this breath-taking selection...priced for everyone to enjoy!

Canyon Creek Traders
Monica Drew, Billings
Western, South-Western, one-of-kind jewelry.
Always something new and beautiful.....

Treasure Boxes/Chests
Larry Boyd, Lewistown
Handy wooden boxes in a variety of styles,
embellished with western and nature themes.
Perfect for kids, tweens and teens..and YOU!

Crimson & Clover Creations
Ragan Donsbach, Roy
Luxurious bath salts, body scrubs, bath bombs,
shower steamers, and candles to delight the senses! Heavenly!

Kokomo Joe’s Trading Post
Corinne Skarderud, Chester
Charming Americana accent pieces for your home,
front porch, bunk house, cabin, yard and garden.
Something old becomes something new.... often potted and blooming to boot!
Unique and memorable re-purposing of delightful antiques and collectibles.
Kokomo Joe’s Trading Post is out in front of Fergus High School!

Weaverbird Studio
Bev Polk, Handweaver, Wilsall
Handwoven items for the home: towels, table runners, placemats,
“Popover” tunics and “Color-up” scrunch scarves.
Vibrant heirlooms that are beautiful, vibrant and useful.
“I live, love, and WEAVE at the edge of a town that time forgot
in a converted horse barn that I call Weaverbird Studio.”

Wild Rags by Lois
Geyser, MT
100% silk hand bound scarves for cowboys and cowgirls,
wool/canvas ranch wear for the whole family, jewelry and more.

Lila Rose Hair Jewelry
Cara Schwab, Laurel
Beautiful, durable hair accessories for “mi’ lady’s locks”
www.lillarose.biz/cschwab - LOVE YOUR HAIR!

Temari Japanese Handballs
Sharon Farrar, Lewistown
Something different and refreshing.....messy bun hats!

Montana Frontier Dusters
Pam Schultze, Missoula
Fabulous Montana made dusters and accessories.
Classic western outerwear for everyone.

Feathers & Cranks
Nona Schaff, Colstrip
Highly collectible, antique hand-crank and Singer featherweight sewing
machines. An awesome collection of vintage pieces. Oil paintings, too.

Montana Threads
Marge Bendickson, Lewistown,
Convertible backpack purses, romantic lace scarves,
essential oil blends, western skirts and more.

Wildcat Engraving/Gold & Silversmiths
Kendall Smith, Reed Point
Simply the finest in gold and silver buckles, money clips and jewelry....
custom orders beautifully fulfilled. Wildcat is always “a favorite” at MT Cowboy Poetry!

Rare Western Books

Jim Dullenty, Lewistown
Jim is a life-long collector and curator of fine western books,
including first editions and rare books. He brings
his awesome collection to share every year!

X bar 4 Studio Jewelry
Cathy Hansen, St. Regis
Bold, western jewelry designs, inspired by western
and traditional Native American jewelry.
Cathy’s hand-crafted designs are interpreted in a rustic style....
so wearable and memorable!

Polymer Clay Art
Rae Westvere, Stanford,
Every piece one-of-a-kind, and hand made.....
lots of FUN, whimsical clay plant pokes, Christmas ornaments, licensed
Bobcat and Grizz jewelry and a new “kid’s corner” where kids can shop!

Art for God’s Sake
Richard Colberg, Lavina,
From the potter, cowboy cookie jars, giant coffee mugs, ceramics adorned
with horses, elk, bison, deer and cowboys! Rustic, unique and charming
(and that’s Richard, too!).

Vintage painted whiskey jugs
collected by the late Gordon Eastman, Lewistown,
displayed at the performer’s CD and book store in the Main Lobby.
Thanks, Kirk Eastman for sharing!

Jim House, Eau Claire, WI,
Affordable high quality book printing for self-publishers....
consulting and production! Jim printing MT Cowboy Poetry’s
30th Anniversary book, “A Rhyme Runs Through It”...
Thanks, Jim! Visit him IN THE BOOK STORE

Walking J Rustic Furniture
Penny Uecker, Lewistown
Every headboard, bench, side table one-of-a-kind and a work of art.
Great stains and adorned with western trims.
Custom orders taken.....great accent pieces.

Keystone Books & Gifts
Donna & Duane Ferdinand, Lewistown
Fun collection of “everything Western”
plus exquisite canvas prints and inspirational items.

Food Vendors to warm your tummy!

St. Leo’s Youth & Knights of Columbus – Serving all day Friday and Saturday from the Snack Bar in the Main Lobby at Fergus High School.

Silver Spurs 4-H – Maple Logs & Coffee (Fri. a.m. only) in the main lobby.

Rita Hofer – Hoot Dogs and Fry Bread, outside

Smokey Bros. – BBQ Ribs and More, outside

Kettle Corn – Said to be the best! Outside