Basques and Buckaroos...and Sheep???...
at the 34th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Western Folklife Center Happenings

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Gathering Tickets on
sale September 5

Photo by Jessica Brandi Lifland.

Photo by Jessica Brandi Lifland.

34th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering tickets go on sale to Western Folklife Center members on September 5, 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

With the recent report of crickets' arrival in southern Idaho, we reprise this 2003 Ranch Communications video filmed by northeastern Nevada ranchers Shammy McLain and Sharon Rhoades to shed light on the challenge to gardens, yards, public and private lands throughout the West.

Featured Audio

With the hot summer sun comes a different type of traveler down the West's roadways: the bicycle tourer. We share some cowboy poetry on the subject in this Ranch Rhymes (Live from Elko) podcast episode that aired in March 2003. Enjoy! More.

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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