The Brauns and Bertsolaria at the
34th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Western Folklife Center Happenings

VISIT THE WIEGAND GALLERY's NEW EXHIBITS

Gathering Tickets on
sale September 5

Photo by Jessica Brandi Lifland.

Photo by Jessica Brandi Lifland.

34th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering tickets are now on sale to Western Folklife Center members, with a discounted price for the 3-day deluxe pass (only $60 until October 5, $80 after that date) and, as always, the free members' show. Become a member! Public sales begin October 5. Join us for the Gathering, January 29-February 3, 2018.

Western Mercantile Seeking Vendors

The Western Folklife Center is now accepting vendor applications for the 2018 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Western Mercantile. Read more and apply.

Abacus, 2005 by Dennis Parks and John Fahnestock

Abacus, 2005 by Dennis Parks and John Fahnestock

Now exhibiting: “Land, Language and Clay,” works by Tuscarora artists Dennis and Ben Parks; “Way Out West: Images of the American Ranch,” photographs from the Farm Security Administration, 1936-1943; our continuing “From the Western Folklife Center Collection,” handcrafted work of master artisans throughout the West as represented in our permanent collection of contemporary gear; and more, at 510 Railroad Street, Elko.

Featured Video

Tickets will soon be on sale for the 34th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering (January 29-February 3, 2018): visit www.nationalcowboypoetrygathering.org for info. Michael Martin Murphey will be joining us in Elko - don't miss his "Come-A Tai Yai Yippee On The Old Chisholm Trail" show, guaranteed to be a far-our musical journey down the trail on Saturday, February 3rd at 11:00am!

Featured Audio

We feature a special poem by Montana rancher Wally McRae from a 2008 Ranch Rhymes podcast episode - its a new take on his friendship with fellow Montana poet, Paul Zarzyski. If you enjoy this, be sure to buy tickets to their "Gathering Friends" show at the 34th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Friday, February 2, 2018.  Read more about the show.

Click here to buy tickets to the 34th Gathering starting September 5th.

Click here to buy tickets to the 34th Gathering starting September 5th.

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