Thursday, October 26

9:00 am – 8:00 pm: Museum open

9:00 am – 1:00 pm: Passport to the West – School Program
Exclusively for students, this school program is designed to educate children with riveting performances of “From East to West” by Native Americans Laura Alcorn and Little Big Mountain. View full encampments of Southern Plains and Eastern Woodland Indians and learn the differences between tribes. Discover what Native American life was like from both the male and female perspective. A new component to Passport to the West connects the Georgia and California Gold Rush. Demonstrations of pottery making and/or chair caning, chuck wagon cooking, American Indian flute music and construction, and life at a trading post will fascinate students as they speak with demonstrators on their educational journey to the West! Passport to the West is presented jointly with the Bartow History Museum. Program is appropriate for grades 2-12. Admission is $5 for students, $3 plus tax for adults, and free for classroom teachers, and includes Museum admission. Educators interested in bringing their students to Passport to the West should call 770-387-3849 to schedule their group.  The Passport to the West program is also available for scheduling on Friday, October 27 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. *Please note, Passport to the West is not open to the public.

Passport to the West Student Field Trip Guide


 

4:30 pm: Gallery Walk and Exhibition Opening – Temporary Exhibition Gallery
Booth Museum Members and guests are invited to attend the exhibition opening and be among the first to view The West Observed: The Art of Howard Post. Post is a third-generation Arizonan, who utilizes traditional Western themes in his paintings based on his upbringing in ranching and the rodeo. He concentrates on images of cowboys, corrals, horses, livestock, and wide pastures using his own signature impressionistic style and array of colors. For more than three decades, Post has left an unforgettable mark on the art of the American West. His work has been compared to Regionalist painter Grant Wood, Western artist Maynard Dixon, Modern artist Wayne Thiebaud, and others. But his distinctive imagery stands apart. Post utilizes his own color schemes and recognizes shapes and patterns in nature as well as human-made structures. The exhibition will include approximately 40 paintings and sculptures of assorted sizes from Post’s personal collection, the Tucson Museum of Art’s permanent collection, and private loans.

5:30 pm: Meet the Artist Reception – Atrium
The official exhibition opening reception for The West Observed: The Art of Howard Post will be held in the Atrium. Meet Featured Artist Howard Post and enjoy refreshments from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

7:00 pm: Featured Artist Evening Lecture with Howard Post  Bergman Theatre
After working as a commercial artist for a period, Post decided in 1980 to paint the lifestyle he knew best, the West. Booth Museum Members and guests are invited to hear Post discuss his career as an artist.

8:15 pm: 2017 Donor and Circle Level Member Recognition Dinner – Booth Ballroom
Donors to the Museum and Circle Level Members will enjoy a catered meal by Grand Oaks with Featured Artist Howard Post. For information on how to become a Donor or Circle Level Member, contact Development Director Diane Homesley at 770-387-1538.


Friday, October 27

9:00 am – 5:00 pm: Museum open.

9:00 am – 1:00 pm: Passport to the West – School Program

Passport to the West Student Field Trip Guide

10:00 am – 4:00 pm: Western Art History SymposiumBergman Theatre
A series of four lecture-style presentations lasting 45 minutes with time for questions and answers at the end and a break for lunch. The Western Art History Symposium is included with general admission to the Museum.

10:30 am: Christine Brindza, Glasser Curator of Art of the American West, Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block
11:30 am: W. Richard West Jr., President and CEO, Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles
12:30 pm: Lunch Break
2:00 pm: Tim Newton, Chairman of the Board, The Salmagundi Art Club of New York
3:00 pm: Tylee Abbott, Associate Vice President, Specialist, Christie’s Auction House, New York


Saturday, October 28

9:00 am – 6:30 pm: Museum open

10:00 am – 12:30 pm: Painting Demonstration and Conversation with Artist Howard Post – Bergman Theatre
In third grade Howard Post decided to become an artist. When he was told he couldn’t make a living as an artist he became an illustrator. That career exposed him to many different approaches and subjects and taught him discipline. “You can’t sit around waiting for inspiration,” he says. Today, this native Arizonan is considered a master impressionist who shows the contemporary West in a modern fashion. This event will be moderated by Booth Executive Director Seth Hopkins. Registration is $30 for Booth Museum Members and $40 for not-yet-members. Presented by the Booth Art Academy. Click here for more information.

10:00 am – 1:00 pm: High School Art Club Chalk Art Competition – Museum Festival Grounds
Eight high school art clubs (Adairsville, Cartersville, Harrison, Kennesaw Mountain, North Cobb, Paulding County, Walton, and Woodland) will compete to create the best sidewalk interpretation of Western art and culture. Presented by signature sponsor Blick Art Supplies.

10:00 am – 6:30 pm: Southeastern Cowboy FestivalMuseum Festival Grounds
Enjoy two stages of continuous entertainment including Western music, re-enactments of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, demonstrations of traditional Native American dancing, living history encampments of pioneer skills from bygone days, a Western marketplace, and fun and free children’s activities such as art projects, hay bale calf roping, chalk art, Western Town Bouncy House, M&R Trackless Train rides, and the Little Red Barn Petting Zoo featuring chickens, sheep, goats, ponies, cows, pigs, rabbits, and more! Marketplace vendors will be selling Western art and collectibles, jewelry and clothing, food, pottery, and much more! And, don’t forget to stroll through the festival grounds and interact with Western entertainers and characters!

Entertainment Schedule:

Music Stage (Food Court)
10:00 am: Western Singer/Songwriter Phil Helton
11:00 am: Family & Folk Song with Natalie Goodwin
Noon: Western Swing Band Billy Puckett + Friends
1:00 pm: Pickin’ bluegrass/folk/country with Banjolicious
2:00 pm: Western Swing Band Billy Puckett + Friends
3:00 pm: Pickin’ bluegrass/folk/country with Banjolicious
4:00 pm: Traditional Western Songs with Peach Picker Catherine Thompson

Wild West Stage (Festival Grounds)
10:00 am: The Cowboy Creed with Hopalong Cassidy and Jim Dunham
10:30 am: East Meets West: Native American Life and Culture by Go Native Now!
11:30 am: Re-enactment – The Gunfight at O.K. Corral by Shadows of the Past
Noon: Trick & Fancy Roping with Cowboy Bruce Brannen
12:30 pm: Traditional Native American Dancing by Go Native Now!
1:30 pm: Re-enactment – The Gunfight at O.K. Corral by Shadows of the Past
2:00 pm: The Art of the Bullwhip with Cowboy Potshot Parker
2:30 pm: The Cowboy Creed with Hopalong Cassidy and Jim Dunham
3:00 pm: Trick & Fancy Roping with Cowboy Bruce Brannen
3:30 pm: Re-enactment – The Gunfight at O.K. Corral by Shadows of the Past
4:00 pm: Traditional Native American Dancing by Go Native Now!

7:00 pm: Cowboy Festival Concert with Featured Entertainer Sons of the Pioneers – Grand Theatre
For more than 75 years, the Sons of the Pioneers have performed the music of the American West – the landscape, people, and culture. Signature songs such as Tumbling Tumbleweed, Cool Water and Ghost Riders in the Sky, have become forever entwined into the very fabric of the West. Their songs are unabashed love songs to the West, one of the things that makes them different. Tickets are $25 (plus tax) for Booth Museum Members and $30 (plus tax) for the general public. Ticket sales are non-refundable. The Featured Entertainer Concert is presented by South 93.5.

Sons of the Pioneers Tickets:

Booth Museum Members – call 770-387-1300

General Public – click here


Sunday, October 29

11:00 am – 5:00 pm: Museum open

11:00 am: Cowboy Church – Museum Festival Grounds
Led by Pastor Jason Lyle of The Open Range Church, Cowboy Church is a non-denominational service featuring cowboy prayers and Western spiritual music.

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Southeastern Cowboy Festival – Museum Festival Grounds
Enjoy two stages of continuous entertainment including Western music, re-enactments of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, demonstrations of traditional Native American dancing, living history encampments of pioneer skills from bygone days, a Western marketplace, and fun and free children’s activities such as art projects, hay bale calf roping, chalk art, Western Town Bouncy House, M&R Trackless Train rides, and the Little Red Barn Petting Zoo featuring chickens, sheep, goats, ponies, cows, pigs, rabbits, and more! Marketplace vendors will be selling Western art and collectibles, jewelry and clothing, food, pottery, and much more! And, don’t forget to stroll through the festival grounds and interact with Western entertainers and characters!

Entertainment Schedule:

Music Stage (Food Court)
Noon: Innovative Bluegrass Band the Old Mill Road Band
1:00 pm: Cowboy Music & Poetry with Jim Dorsett and Tom Kerlin
2:00 pm: Innovative Bluegrass Band the Old Mill Road Band
3:00 pm: Western Singer/Songwriter Phil Helton
4:00 pm: Cowboy Music & Poetry with Jim Dorsett and Tom Kerlin

Wild West Stage (Festival Grounds)
11:00 am: Cowboy Church with Pastor Jason Lyle
Noon: Re-enactment – The Gunfight at O.K. Corral by Shadows of the Past
12:30 pm: Traditional Native American Dancing by Go Native Now!
1:30 pm: The Cowboy Creed with Hopalong Cassidy and Jim Dunham
2:00 pm: Trick & Fancy Roping with Cowboy Bruce Brannen
2:30 pm: Western Themed Entertainment with Jim Dunham
3:00 pm: Re-enactment – The Gunfight at O.K. Corral by Shadows of the Past
3:30 pm: Traditional Native American Dancing by Go Native Now!
4:30 pm: Western Themed Entertainment with Jim Dunham

Cowpoke Corner (Children’s Area)
2:00 pm: Giant bubbles with Sweet Pea the Clown and Markey



ADMISSION

Adults – $12 plus tax
Seniors (65 and over) – $10 plus tax
Students – $9 plus 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.


VENDOR APPLICATION

*Only a few vendor spots remain on the Festival Grounds; accepting applications for Western themed hand-crafted items. Food court vendor opportunities are filled.

DEMONSTRATOR APPLICATION


Thank You to our 2017 Sponsors!

GOLD

*Presenting Sponsor of Featured Entertainer Concert

SILVER

*Signature Sponsor of Chalk Art Competition

JIM & DORY DORSETT

BRONZE

MEDIA PARTNER