16th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Gathering
March 21-23, 2019
Explore the West Without Leaving the South! This three-day celebration of the West provides guests with 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, cowboy music and poetry, the Southeastern Chuck Wagon Invitational, Cowboy Church, and much more!
Thursday, March 21
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 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.
Saturday, March 23
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: Concert with Featured Entertainer Kristyn Harris
Kristyn Harris, a Texas-bred musical powerhouse, is the 2016 & 2017 Western Music Association Entertainer of the Year, and the youngest person to have received this honor. Her powerful voice brought her all the way onto the 2018 season of ABC’s American Idol, where she sang and yodeled for the judges. This voice is complimented on stage by her swing guitar playing, songwriting, and energetic stage presence. Now 23, Kristyn tours across the U.S. and internationally. When she’s not playing music, her passions find her trick riding, training horses and working cattle, which inspire some of the music she writes. She is also influenced by classic western swing and B-western music, and styles from other songwriters. Kristyn brings joy and passion to her music. She is the 2017 Ameripolitan Music Awards Western Swing Female Artist of the Year and named the WMA Female Performer of the Year in 2014 & 2015.
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