Chuck Wagon Gathering

16th Annual Southeastern Chuck Wagon Gathering
March 23, 2019

Explore the West Without Leaving the South! This one-day celebration of the West provides guests with children’s activities, Chuck Wagon Invitational, cowboy poetry and music and a Featured Entertainer Concert with Kristyn Harris at The Grand Theatre, and much more!

Chuck Wagon Lunch

Featured Entertainer Concert Kristyn Harris

Singer/Songwriter Workshop


9:00 am – 6:30 pm

9:00 am – Noon:                                               

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

10:00 am – 4:00 pm:

10:00 am – 11: 00 am:

10:30 am – 11:00 am:

10:30 am – 1:30 pm:

11:00 am – 12:00 pm:

11:00 am – 3:00 pm:


1:00 pm – 2:00 pm:

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm:

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm:

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm:

7:00 pm:

Museum Open

Southeastern Chuck Wagon Invitational – Museum Grounds          Chuck Wagon crews prepare lunch consisting of country fried steak, potatoes, beans, bread, and cobbler. Meal tickets are $17.50 plus tax; Lunch served at High Noon.    

Singer/Songwriter Workshop Part I – Borderlands Meeting Room
Renowned Singer/Songer Writer Tony Arata – writer of The Dance for Garth Brooks. Ticket event – BWG $25, members $35, and not yet members $45 plus tax.

FREE Children’s Art Activities – Throughout the museum.

Cowboy Cooking: Then and Now – Bergman Theatre
 Legendary chuck wagon cook and steakhouse owner Tom Perini shares his stories of cooking for Presidents and celebrities.

Author Jim Rhoden reading from his children’s book – McNair Store
Jim Rhoden will be reading Adventures of Cowboy Little and Cowboy Small: The Mystery of the Lost Map.

Pictures with *Woody and Jessie from Toy Story – Booth Ballroom
Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Western Music with Catherine Thompson – Great Hall
Catherine was WMA 2017 2018 Female Yodeler of the Year!

Meet historic figures as Art Comes to Life – Art Galleries
Interact and photo opporuntites with historic figures. Selfies encouraged!

Chuck Wagon Lunch – Museum Festival Grounds
Meal tickets are $17.50 plus tax; attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance!

Cowboy Poetry CD release of Contemplating Life by Tom Kerlin, with music by Jim Dorsett– Bergman Theatre

Author Jim Roden reading from his children’s book – McNair Store
Jim Roden will be reading Adventures of Cowboy Little and Cowboy Small: The Mystery of the Lost Map.

Singer/Songwriter Worksop Part II: Bergman Theatre                Tony Arata facititates open microphone session. 

Western Music with Catherine Thompson – Great Hall 
WMA 2017 and 2018 Youth Female Yodeler of the Year

Entertainer Concert: Kristyn Harris – Grand Theatre
Kristyn Harris, a Texas-bred musical powerhouse, was the 2016, 2017, and 2018 Western Music Association Entertainer of the Year, and the youngest person to have received this honor. Her powerful voice also brought her to the 2018 season of ABC’s American Idol, where she sang and yodeled for the judges.

Opening for Kristyn is Singer/Songwriter Tony Arata. Tony has writen songs for Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and and many others.  One of his most popular songs is The Dance for Garth Brooks.

*Actors portraying Woody and Jessie from Toy Story.


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

Entertainer Concert: Kristyn Harris – $20.00 for Booth Members, $30.00 for not yet members.

Singer/Songwriter Workshop: Tony Arata – $25 – BWG, $35 – members, and $45 – not yet members.


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