Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering
and Western Music Rendezvous

Thursday, August 8 - Sunday, August 11, 2024


Awards & National Recognition

2011 & 2017 – Featured in Patricia Schultz’ travel guide, “1,000  Places to See in the US and Canada Before You Die.”    New York Times bestseller book.

2012 – Received Historic Preservation Award of Excellence from Lewistown Historic Society.

2013 – Nominated as Tourism Event of the Year at the Governor’s Conference on Montana Tourism.

2014 – United Airlines features  MT Cowboy Poetry in  January flight magazine,  ‘Hemisphere,’ as a world-wide bucket list item in “24 Strangest Things  to Do”. 

2015 – Legacy Inductee into Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame for District #6…  OVER THE TOP HONOR!!!!

2018 – Recipient of Book  Award from Montana Humanities for encouragement of the written word in poetry and  song lyrics to honor heritage of the  American Cowboy  of the  Upper Rocky Mountain West. 

2019 – Featured as one of the best summer festivals in ’Mosaic Magazine’ a lifestyle publication produced by Morgan Stanley for their clients.