Booth Museum hosts Southeastern Cowboy Gathering

Photo Courtesy Booth Western Museum
Gathering named a top 20 event in Southeast

The Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville is hosting the 15th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Gathering from March 8-10. The event, a Southeast Tourism Society top 20 event in the Southeast for March 2018, is a three-day celebration of the West which includes an art exhibit, concert, children’s activities, entertainment, cowboy music and poetry, the Southeastern Chuck Wagon Invitational, Cowboy Church, and much more.

Saturday morning, the big day for families, kicks off with the Southeastern Chuck Wagon Invitational from 8:00 a.m.–noon on the museum’s festival grounds. The largest chuck wagon gathering east of the Mississippi River features teams of cooks preparing lunch as they would have on the cattle drives of the 1800s. The teams are encouraged to interact with attendees and educate the public on the importance of the chuck wagon. The dinner, served at noon, will include beef, potatoes, beans, biscuit or cornbread, and fruit cobbler. Visit boothmuseum.org or call 770-387-1300 to purchase meal tickets in advance for $17.50 plus.

On Saturday from 9 a.m.–6:30 p.m., the art on the museum walls will come to life with characters from artwork in the Booth Collection available for interaction, questions, and photographs. Art activities for the children will include learning how to set up a simple still life and apply light and shadow to a drawing while younger kids will enjoy tracing their shadows and coloring them to create a cooperative large scale piece of art. Other activities include cowboy church, cowboy poetry, and Western music.

The Cowboy Concert with Dave Stanley on Saturday evening starts at 7 p.m. in the Grand Theatre. True West Magazine named him Best Living Western Solo Musician. Stanley has been called the “the Charlie Russell of Western Music” and his Vaquero Song named one of the greatest Western songs of all time. He has been voted Entertainer of the Year and Male Performer of the Year seven times and Songwriter of the Year five times by the Western Music Association and received the Will Rogers award from the Academy of Western Artists. Booth Museum member non-refundable tickets are $25 plus tax and fees and non-member tickets are $30 plus tax and fees. To purchase tickets call 770-387-1300, visit the Museum, or go online to the Grand Theatre Box Office.

Booth Western Art Museum located in Cartersville, GA is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. The 120,000 square foot building which opened in August 2003 is the second largest art museum in Georgia and houses the largest permanent art exhibition space for Western American art in the country. Permanent Galleries include: American West Gallery, Cowboy Gallery, Faces of the West, Heading West, The Modern West, Sagebrush Ranch, James and Carolyn Millar Presidential Gallery, War is Hell, and a two-story Sculpture Court. For directions, things to do, and places to stay: https://boothmuseum.org/visit/#directions.

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