We Listened To Our Guests!! Reduced To Just
Get Up, Get Your Coffee And Get Ready To Do It All Again!!
Continuous entertainment begins again featuring Poets and Musicians! There's still plenty more tall tales being told just down the hill in The Horseshoe Pavillion, so head on down, check out the COUNTRY MERCANTILE TABLE and purchase some of the performers' merchandise, browse through the EXHIBITOR BOOTHS for
some unique Western Style Arts, Crafts, Clothing. (Artisans & Others Interested In Renting A Booth... GO HERE)
Today in the Rodeo Arena we feature the Ranch Horse Competition. Watch talented working horses being put through their paces. Do they really need those riders?
COME AND GET IT!! If you're not still stuffed from yesterday, make sure you have your ticket for another chow-down at our world famous Alberta Beef BBQ Supper...
and you may want to partake of a beverage... or two!! Maybe you'll meet some new folks at your table tonight that you can pardner up with for the rest of the evening's entertainment. Sit a spell, socialize, don't forget to properly digest your food 'cause you still have to make it up that darn hill one more time for...
Fun and frivolity at The Community Hall! It's our Saturday Feature Presentation folks, so loosen those belts and be ready for a few good ol' belly laughs again.
Once the anthems have been performed it's once again time for our very own "Barkin' Bob Westrop" to keep your butts in your seats in between our Saturday evening Feature Performers. Don't Be Forgettin'... A Ticket IS Required!!
For those who don't know it , Saturday Night Is Auction Night here at The Gathering.
You'll get a chance to bid on our popular Custom-Made, One-Of-A-Kind Belt Buckle.
Once again this year there'll be a pair of beautiful Custom-Made Earrings for the ladies too!
...and a Full-Colour, Limited Edition Gathering Poster autographed by the performers.
Click On Each Item To Enlarge
Make sure you're in attendance at the community hall on Saturday evening to get in on the auction action!!
Auctions are conducted by "Barkin' Bob Westrop"
Time for our Cowboy Cabaret! The stars will be shining as we'll be getting a whole mess of the performers together for a special
"Saturday Evening Cowboy Cabaret" that old and young are sure to enjoy. There'll be BOTH kinds of music... Country AND Western!!
Music, Poetry, Western Shopping Emporium (Artisans)
Country Mercantile (Performer CDs, Books etc) down in the Horseshoe Pavilion
This Is When We Kick Off The Weekend
Open sessions down in The Horseshoe Pavillion followed by plenty of pickin', grinnin' & singin' round the campfire to cap off the night.
Hitch up with old friends and socialize awhile.
Attend our Grand Ole Gathering
No Wake Up Call Required. We Don't Start Too Early.
Continuous entertainment featuring Poets and Musicians begins:
They'll be telling tall tales down at The Horseshoe Pavillion, where you can also buy plenty of performer merchandise to take home with you from the
COUNTRY MERCANTILE TABLE. Compact Discs, Books and plenty more!
It's here that you will also find our WESTERN SHOPPING EMPORIUM purchase performer merchandise, & browse through the EXHIBITOR BOOTHS for some unique Western-Style Arts, Crafts, Clothing & more. (Artisans & Others Interested In Renting A Booth... GO HERE)
The Rodeo Arena will have lots of demonstrations by working cowboys and their horses, performing tasks that they have to do every day on the ranch.
CHOW TIME!! Make sure to have your ticket for our Alberta Beef BBQ Supper!! Sit a spell, take time to enjoy & digest your food and get to know your table neighbours...
Once the anthems have been performed, your favourite emcee Bob Westrop will keep you amused with his own "short tall stories" in between our Feature Performers.
A Ticket IS Required!!
You'll need your dancin' shoes on so you can finish off the evening swingin' your favourite dance pardner 'round the floor to the old-time music of:
Available From The Pincher Creek Chamber Of Commerce: (403) 627-5199
(Visa, MasterCard and Cheque accepted)
Buckle, Earring, Poster & Brochure Design & Artwork by Janet & Michael Barkwith.
26th Annual Gathering of Cowboy Poetry - June 13 - 16 2013
It all happens at The Horseshoe Pavilion & The Pincher Creek Community Hall
Enjoy great western heritage and tradition - Reminisce for three days packed with poetry, songs, stories and tall tales of cowboy life past and present.
Come and meet the poets, musicians and artisans at the Horseshoe Pavilion. Sit a spell in the grandstand while the experts train a green horse and entertain you, or catch a ride on the horse-drawn wagons for a tour around the grounds.
The aroma of Alberta beef, the "best in the west" will fill the air on Friday and Saturday at the BBQ.
Click here for detailed schedule
Friday Night Dance Info Coming Soon!
The Pincher Creek
Celebrating Music & Poetry in the Cowboy Tradition Since 1988
Pincher Creek. Alberta. Canada
Contact The Gathering Committee For Any Other Ticket Queries Or For Information Not Listed Elsewhere
OUR FULL COLOUR LIMITED EDITION 2013 GATHERING POSTER WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT THE PAVILION AND IN THE COMMUNITY HALL
If We Didn't Tire You Out Yet... It's Early, But Pancakes Are On!
Well, if the good folks from the M.D. and Town Of Pincher Creek can get up on a Sunday morning to cook you a FREE breakfast, then we reckon the least you can do is to
"Rise, Shine, Shake Off The Cobwebs" and wolf some down! Don't worry, the coffee is brewing too as well juice for the young tykes.
Cowboy Church! A church for all denominations. Even if you're not a regular churchgoer of any kind you're guaranteed to enjoy yourself here. Everyone welcome!
This is also your last chance to try & strike a deal from the vendors in The Horseshoe Pavillion as some of them will be starting to pack up their wares.
Register early for our Family Fun Rodeo Event beginning in the Rodeo Arena. This event will include the ever-popular "Hide Race", so hang on tight kids!
Remember to get in on all of the Father's Day fun and games. Just don't forget to practice Safe Rodeo!
Well, I'm outta here for this year! Ya'll come back now Y'hear?!
PLEASE NOTE!! - These schedules are subject to change without notice.
DON'T FORGET TO PICK UP OUR FULL COLOUR LIMITED EDITION 2013 GATHERING POSTER BEFORE YOU GO. IT'S AVAILABLE AT THE PAVILION
The 2013 Earrings that will be up for auction are Sterling Silver with the "Gathering" logo in jewellers' bronze, embellished with real turquoise. Bid high!
Our prized 2013 Belt Buckle will hit the auction block on Saturday evening, June 15th. Another beautiful design, highlighting the "Gathering" logo as well as our town's famous pinchers!
Come & join us down in beautiful Southern Alberta for a
"COWBOY HERITAGE WEEKEND".
Chock full of Cowboy Poetry & Music, Western Events, Ranching Demonstrations
Old-Time Dancing & More!
Attend Cowboy Church
Buy exclusive Arts & Crafts from talented Artisans in the Western Shopping Emporium
Head On Down For The Weekend & Enjoy A Large Helping Of Great Western Hospitality!
PLEASE NOTE!! - These schedules are subject to change without notice - CLICK TO ENLARGE