Cowboy Festival

16th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium

October 25 – 28, 2018
The largest Western themed event in the South! Thousands annually attend to experience the West through events such as gunfight re-enactments, Native American dancing, art-related events with Featured Artists Scott Christensen and Quang Ho, concert by Featured Entertainer Riders In The Sky, children’s activities, Cowboy Church, and so much more!

Thursday, October 25

Passport to the West (For School Groups and Home School Students)
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
An educational outdoor program on American Indian culture (Eastern Woodlands and Plains tribes) designed especially for school groups (Grades 2-12)! Demonstrations of pottery making and/or chair caning, spinning, chuck wagon cooking, American Indian flute construction and music, life at a trading post, and life in a gold mining camp will fascinate students as they speak with demonstrators on their educational journey to the West! Presented jointly with the Bartow History Museum. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED DUE TO THIS POPULAR EVENT. Admission is $5 for students; $5 plus tax for parents and chaperones; classroom teachers are free; includes Museum admission. Call 770-387-3849 to schedule your school group.

Exhibition Opening and Featured Artist Evening Lecture
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Be among the first to view East / West Visions: Scott Christensen & Quang Ho. As Featured Artists, Christensen and Ho will conduct a gallery walk at 5:00 pm in the Temporary Exhibition Gallery. Refreshments will be served in the Eaton Sculpture Atrium beginning at 6:00 pm. At 7:00 pm in Bergman Theatre, learn how Christensen and Ho have become two of the country’s top landscape painters.

Annual Circle Dinner with Featured Artists
October 25, 8:15 pm – Booth Ballroom
Booth Museum Circle Level Member’s along with Featured Artists Scott Christensen and Quang Ho will enjoy a celebratory dinner. For information on how to become a Circle Level Member, contact Membership Manager Karen Mahoney at 770-387-8613.

Friday, October 26

Passport to the West (For School Groups and Home School Students)
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
An educational outdoor program on American Indian culture (Eastern Woodlands and Plains tribes) designed especially for school groups (Grades 2-12)! Demonstrations of pottery making and/or chair caning, spinning, chuck wagon cooking, American Indian flute construction and music, life at a trading post, and life in a gold mining camp will fascinate students as they speak with demonstrators on their educational journey to the West! Presented jointly with the Bartow History Museum. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED DUE TO THIS POPULAR EVENT. Admission is $5 for students; $5 plus tax for parents and chaperones; classroom teachers are free; includes Museum admission. Call 770-387-3849 to schedule your school group.

Western Art History Symposium
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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.

Saturday, October 27

Southeastern Cowboy Festival
10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Museum Festival Grounds
Enjoy two stages of entertainment! Re-enactments of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Western music, Native American dancing, living history encampments, and more! Shop for Western art, jewelry, clothing, food, and pottery! Cowpoke Corner includes free children’s art projects, hay bale calf roping, Western Bouncy House, Little Red Barn Petting Zoo and Chalk Art Demonstrations!

Cowboy Festival Concert with Featured Entertainers Riders In The Sky
7:00 pm – The Grand Theatre
For more than forty years Riders In The Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing the genre. And while remaining true to the integrity of Western music, they have themselves become modern-day icons by branding the genre with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit, and all along encouraging buckaroos and buckarettes to live life “The Cowboy Way!” Tickets are $30 plus tax and fees for Booth Museum Members and $40 plus tax and fees for the general public. Tickets can purchased online at www.thegrandtheatre.org/box-office. Seating at the Grand Theatre is limited. Ticket sales are non-refundable. Presented by South 93.5.

Sunday, October 28

Southeastern Cowboy Festival
11:00 am – 5:00 pm – Museum Festival Grounds
The final day of the Festival & Symposium will begin with Cowboy Church at 11:00 am, a non-denominational service featuring cowboy prayers and Western spiritual music, and then continue with another full day of entertainment, children’s activities and shopping in the Western marketplace from noon to 5:00 pm on the Festival Grounds.

Museum 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

Thank You To Our Cowboy Festival Sponsors

Corporate Partners

Booth Western Art Museum
501 Museum Drive
PO Box 3070
Cartersville, Georgia 30120

770-387-1300