Annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium



We are so excited to announce that we will have a redesigned Festival & Symposium this year!

Thursday, October 21 – Booth Member Exhibit Opening

Friday, October 22 – Symposium

Saturday, October 23, One Day Festival

Thursday, October 21, 2021 – Member Exhibition Opening, Gallery Walk, Reception & Lecture
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ember only event (FREE), CLICK HERE to become a Booth member

5:30 or 6:15 pm – Member Gallery Walk through Mammals in Glacier: Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey & Waterfalls in Yellowstone: M.C. Poulsen

5:30 pm – Member Reception in Eaton Atrium

7:00 pm – Panel Discussion in Bergman Theatre with M.C. Poulsen and Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey

Friday, October 22, 2021,Bergman Theatre
Included with price of admission for not-yet members, Booth members are FREE

  • 10:30 am – Symposium Session One –Director of the Hockaday Museum Alyssa Cordova 
  • 11:30 am – Symposium Session Two – Forever Glacier with Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey
  • 2:00 pm – Symposium SessionThree – Artists Created Yellowstone with Karen McWhorter
  • 3:00 pm – Symposium Session Four – Undiscovered Waterfalls of Yellowstone with M.C. Poulsen

Saturday, October 23, 2021 – Cowboy Festival



9:30 am – 5:00 pm Museum Open
9:30 am – Fancy Rope Demonstration, Bruce & Vernelle Brannen
10:00 am – Marshall Mitchell
10:45 am –  Native American Dancers
11:30 am – Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Reenactment
12:00 pm – Native American Culture
12:30 pm – Marshall Mitchell
1:15 pm – Native American Dancers
2:00 pm – Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
2:30 pm – Native American Culture
3:00 pm – Marshall Mitchell
3:45 pm – Trick & Fancy Roping Demo, Bruce & Vernelle Brannen

Children Art Activities
Western Bounce House
Georgia Reptile Society—Reptile Petting Zoo
Pettit Preserve—Animal & Native American Art and Artifacts
Medicine Show—Doc Johnson
Walk Around Bullwhip Demonstration—Potshot Parker
Western Selfie Station

11:00 am–2:00 pm Bubbles Over Georgia—Bubble Making Station & Bubble Show

TICKETED SEPARATELY 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Make your own Waffle Cone S’mores!  What’s better than s’mores on an autumn afternoon? Waffle Cone S’mores of course!

*Please note that activities with high touch participation may be modified to ensure the safety of guests and staff


We know everyone missed having our Chuck Wagons during our March Gathering, so we are excited to announce that we will have a Taste of the West, a sample of Chuck Wagon food available for purchase on Saturday, October 23.   Our current list of Wagons include – Etowah Cattle Company, Forest Manna and Rocking TP. 

Menu includes:

  • Biscuits/cornbread/yeast roles 
  • Beans
  • Meat (pot roast, beef tips, beef stew)
  • Potatoes
  • Cobbler
Join us Saturday, October 23, 6:30 – 9:30 pm on the South Lawn for our first event in our new series: “What’s Brewin’ at the Booth?”
Enjoy quality beer, live music, barbeque and a little learning. The master brew crew from Drowned Valley Brewing Company will explain the different kind of beer and how they are made and experience the perfect pairing Drowned Valley Brews with Korean barbecue. Only 80 will be sold for this exclusive event! Tickets are $35.00 per person.
Ticket Includes:
– A Brew Master presentation and suggestions on pairing their beer with barbeque
– A flight of 4 – 5 oz samples of beer or seltzer from Drowned Valley
– 3 oz sample size servings of Korean barbecue and brisket from Heirloom Market BBQ, plus samples of kimchi and regular slaw, bread and a cookie
– Live concert by Whiskey County

Museum Admission:

Adults – $13.00
Seniors (65 and over) – $11.00
Students – $10.00 (with ID)
Children 12 & Under – FREE
Booth Museum Members – FREE
Active Military with I.D. – FREE
1/2 price admission for active duty dependents with ID

Thank You To Our Cowboy Festival & “What’s Brewin’ at the Booth?” Sponsors

Janet Martin

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