Round up the children and mosey on down to the 16th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Gathering, an event designed to celebrate our rich Western heritage and provide an unique opportunity to explore the West without leaving the South! This three-day celebration of the West includes a gallery walk, exhibition opening reception, and lecture with a Featured Artist, a Featured Entertainer Concert with Kristyn Harris at The Grand Theatre, children’s activities, entertainment, cowboy music and poetry, the Southeastern Chuck Wagon Invitational, Cowboy Church, and much more! See below for a full schedule of events!


10:00 am – 8:00 pm: Museum open

5:00 pm: Gallery Walk and Exhibition Opening
Be among the first to view a new exhibition in the Temporary Exhibition Gallery.

6:00 pm: Meet the Artist Reception
Enjoy light refreshments and drinks while mingling with guests in the Eaton Sculpture Atrium.

7:00 pm: Featured Artist Evening Lecture
In Bergman Theatre.

8:15 pm: Circle Member Dinner
Booth Museum Circle Members will dine and be honored for their support of the Booth. For information on how to become a Circle Member, contact Membership Manager Karen Mahoney at 770-387-8613.


8:00 am – Noon: Southeastern Chuck Wagon Invitational
Referred to as “the original food truck” by Georgia Eats, the Southeastern Chuck Wagon Invitational is one of the largest chuck wagon gathering east of the Mississippi River. Teams of cooks will be provided the same basic ingredients and are instructed to prepare their own versions of beef, potatoes, beans, cobbler, and their choice of biscuit or cornbread. The teams are encouraged to interact with attendees and educate the public on the importance of the chuck wagon during the cattle drives of the 1800s. Lunch from the chuck wagons will be served at High Noon.

Lunch meal tickets for the Southeastern Chuck Wagon Invitational are $17.50 plus tax and will go on sale at a later date.

9:00 am – 6:30 pm: Museum open

10:00 am: Cowboy Church – a non-denominational service featuring cowboy culture

10:00 am – 4:00 pm: Free Children’s Art Activities


11:00 am – 3:00 pm: The Art Comes to Life throughout the Museum as characters from the Booth Museum Permanent Collection comes to life! We encourage interaction, questions, and photographs!

Noon: Chuck Wagon Lunch, considered one of Georgia’s tastiest food festivals, Chuck Wagon Meal Ticket holders will be served lunch straight off the wagon, just as the cattle drives of the 1800s.

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Live entertainment

7:00 pm: Featured Entertainer Cowboy Concert
Honoring the great Western singers and songwriters, this performance brings the sounds of the West to the South. Stay tuned as a Featured Entertainer is announced soon!


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


Chuck Wagon Meal Ticket – $17.50 plus tax