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 plus 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.

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 plus tax for adults; classroom teachers are free; includes Museum admission. Call 770-387-3849 to schedule your school group.

9:00 am – 4:00 pm: Featured Artist Painting WorkshopThe Resource Center
This event provides a rare opportunity to learn from Merrill Mahaffey, one of the leading Western landscape artists, through his high standards of craftsmanship, exploration, and invention. The workshop is open for beginners to the advanced. Registration is $150 for Booth Museum Members and $185 for not-yet-members. Register by calling 770-387-3849 or by clicking here.

10:00 am – 4:00 pm: Western Art History SymposiumBergman Theatre
A series of four lecture/panel-style presentations lasting roughly 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.

Saturday, October 22

9:00 am – 6:30 pm: Museum open.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm: Southeastern Cowboy FestivalMuseum Festival Grounds
Enjoy three 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, yard art, a 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. 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: William Harjo – Native American Flute
11:00 am: Natalie Goodwin – Folk & Family
Noon: Banjolicious – Pickin’ Bluegrass/Folk/Country
1:00 pm: Back in the Saddle – All-star Western Band
2:00 pm: Phil Helton – Western Singer/Songwriter
3:00 pm: Back in the Saddle – All-star Western Band
4:00 pm: William Harjo – Native American Flute

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

Cowpoke Corner Children’s Stage
10:00 am: Jessica’s Wild West Magic Show
10:30 am: Mary Musgrove and James Oglethorpe Skit
11:00 am: Refuge Puppet Show
11:45 am: Jessica’s Wild West Magic Show
12:15 pm: Mary Musgrove and James Oglethorpe Skit
12:45 pm: Refuge Puppet Show
1:30 pm:
3:45 pm: Jessica’s Wild West Magic Show

7:00 pm: Cowboy Festival Concert with Featured Entertainer Marty HaggardGrand Theatre
With one of the most famous father’s in music, Marty Haggard shares the behind-the-scenes life of what it was like growing up with his world-famous dad, Merle Haggard. Only a handful of musicians have had an impact on the music industry as Merle, having influenced everything from bluegrass to rock ‘n roll prior to his passing in April 2016. With an intimate acoustic duo set, Marty’s remarkable similarity to his father’s voice will entertain audiences in a concert covering the lengthy career of The Hag. His love for his Dad and his music inspired him to begin a project which he titled A Tribute To Merle Haggard, “My Dad”. With two tribute CD’s under his belt (and another one in the works), Marty delivers the songs and stories about his legendary father’s music – as only a member of the family could! Tickets are $25 plus tax for Booth Museum Members and are available for pre-purchase August 1-31. Tickets are $30 plus tax for not-yet-members and will be available for purchase beginning September 1. To purchase tickets call 770-387-1300 or visit the Museum. Presented by South 93.5.

Sunday, October 23

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 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, yard art, a Western Town Bouncy House, and the Little Red Barn Petting Zoo featuring chickens, sheep, goats, ponies, cows, pigs, rabbits, and more! Sweet Pea the Clown will thrill youngsters with GIANT bubbles from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm and, 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. And, don’t forget to stroll through the festival grounds and interact with Western entertainers and characters!

Entertainment Schedule:

Music Stage (Food Court)
Noon: Montie Elsworthy – Hank Williams songs/smooth ballads
12:30 pm: Old Mill Road Band – Innovate Bluegrass
1:30 pm: Open Mic – Cowboy Music and Poetry
2:30 pm: Phil Helton – Western Singer/Songwriter
3:00 pm: Old Mill Road Band – Innovate Bluegrass
4:00 pm: William Harjo – Native American Flute

Wild West Stage (Festival Grounds)
11:00 am: Cowboy Church with Pastor Jason Lyle
Noon: Re-enactment: Gunfight at O.K. Corral
12:30 pm: Traditional Native American Dancing
1:30 pm: Quick Draw Skit with Jim Dunham
2:00 pm: Trick and Fancy Roping with Bruce Brannen
2:30 pm: The Reel West with Jim Dunham
3:00 pm: Re-enactment: Gunfight at O.K. Corral
3:30 pm: The Art of the Bullwhip with Potshot Parker
4:00 pm: Traditional Native American Dancing

 


ADMISSION

Adults – $10 plus tax
Seniors (65 and over) – $8 plus tax
Students – $7 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.


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