14th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium

October 20 – 23, 2016

Little & Laura  East Meets West  Jim Dunham

Thursday, October 20

9:00 am – 8:00 pm: Museum open.

9:00 am – 1:00 pm: Passport to the West – School Program
Enjoy riveting performances of “From East to West” by Native Americans, Laura Alcorn and Little Big Mountain. View full encampments of Southern Plains Comanche and Eastern Woodland Indians and learn the differences between tribes. Discover what Native American life was like from both the male and female perspective. Additional demonstrations of pottery making, blacksmithing, spinning, chuck wagon cooking, flint knapping, bee keeping, and life at a trading post will fascinate students as they take this educational journey to the West. This program is appropriate for grades 2 – 12. Admission is $5 for students; $3 + tax for adults; classroom teachers are free; includes Museum admission. Call 770-387-3849 to schedule your school group. The Passport to the West program is available for scheduling on Friday, October 21 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. To view the Passport to the West Student Field Trip Guide, click here.

4:30 pm: Gallery Walk and Exhibition Opening – Temporary Exhibition Gallery
Booth Museum Members and guests are invited to be among the first to view 65 Years of Chasing Sunlight: The Art of Merrill Mahaffey, featuring 30 paintings highlighting the best of his work over the last 20 years. Known for his highly detailed paintings of rock formations, canyon walls and mines, Mahaffey says he is on a quest, “chasing the sunlight across the land trying to capture the exact luminosity that makes ordinary places magical.”

5:30 pm: 65 Years of Chasing Sunlight: The Art of Merrill Mahaffey Reception – Atrium
An exhibition opening reception will be held in the Museum’s Atrium. Meet Featured Artist Merrill Mahaffey. Refreshments will be served from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

7:00 pm: Featured Artist Evening Lecture with Merrill Mahaffey – Bergman Theatre
As an avid outdoorsman, Mahaffey has redefined the great western landscape with his brush. Booth Museum Members and guests are invited to hear Mahaffey discuss his career as an artist.

Friday, October 21

9:00 am – 5:00 pm: Museum open.

9:00 am – 1:00 pm: Passport to the West – School Program
Enjoy riveting performances of “From East to West” by Native Americans, Laura Alcorn and Little Big Mountain. View full encampments of Southern Plains Comanche and Eastern Woodland Indians and learn the differences between tribes. Discover what Native American life was like from both the male and female perspective. Additional demonstrations of pottery making, blacksmithing, spinning, chuck wagon cooking, flint knapping, bee keeping, and life at a trading post will fascinate students as they take this educational journey to the West. This program is appropriate for grades 2 – 12. Admission is $5 for students; $3 for adults; classroom teachers are free; includes Museum admission. Call 770-387-3849 to schedule your school group. To view the Passport to the West Student Field Trip Guide, click here.

Western Art History Symposium – Bergman Theatre 
All presentations will last approximately 45 minutes, with time for questions following each session.

Saturday, October 22

9:00 am – 6:30 pm: Museum open.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm: Cowboy Festival, Children’s Activities and Western Marketplace on the grounds of the Museum
Enjoy entertainment throughout the day on two stages including Western music, re-enactments of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, demonstrations of traditional Native American dancing plus, living history encampments of pioneer skills from bygone days. The Kids Corner will include fun and free activities such as art projects, hay bale calf roping, yard art, Western Town Bouncy House, and the Little Red Barn Petting Zoo featuring chickens, sheep, goats, ponies, cows, pigs, rabbits, and more! For a small charge, children of all ages (2 – 92) can take a spin on Uncle Buck’s Mechanical Bull. Marketplace vendors will be selling Western art and collectibles, jewelry and clothing, food, pottery, and much more. Don’t forget to stroll through the festival grounds and interact with Western entertainers and characters!

7:00 pm: Featured Entertainer Concert at the Grand Theatre
Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2016 Featured Entertainer!
Tickets are $25 + tax for Booth Museum Members and are available for pre-purchase August 1-31. Tickets are $30 + tax for not-yet-members and will be available for purchase beginning September 1. To purchase tickets call 770-387-1300.
Presented by South 93.5.

Sunday, October 23

11:00 am – 5:00 pm: Museum open.

11:00 am: Cowboy Church
A non-denominational service featuring cowboy prayers and Western spiritual music.

Noon to 5:00 pm: Cowboy Festival, Children’s Activities, and Western Marketplace on the grounds of the Museum.

 


ADMISSION

Adults – $10 + tax
Seniors (65 and over) – $8 + tax
Students – $7 + tax
Children 12 & Under – FREE
Booth Museum Members – FREE
Active Military with I.D. – FREE
Concert and School Programs require an additional fee. Please call 770-387-1300 for more information.


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