A non-profit outfit dedicated to preserving & promoting Cowboy & Western Ways & Life through Events, Activities, History, Worship, Poetry & Music!

21st Annual
Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering
July 14, 15 and 16, 2023

Encampment, WY

Friday, July 14, 2023*

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Open Mike Cowboy Poetry / Music

Free to All - Dress warm, bring your camp & folding chairs

9 PM

Campfire Jam Session

Featuring all entertainers.

Free to All - Dress warm, bring your camp & folding chairs.

We encourage our audience to participate - share a song, recite a poem or story and bring your musical instruments to play along.

Saturday, July 15, 2023*

9 AM - Noon

Stacked Dutch Oven Demonstration by Jack Schmidt

Jack SchmidtJack will be reciting poetry about his recipes as the audience tries to guess what he will be making. Then, audience members will be able to have a hands-on experience in helping Jack get ingredients ready to cook. At the end, you will be able to sample all of the recipes! Hints and tips will be given to care for Dutch Ovens.

10 AM

Songwriter Workshop

Near the stage in the middle of the park - bring camp / folding chairs.

Featuring performer Doug Figgs.

Join this Award-winning Singer / Songwriter as he gives advice of how to create your own song.

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM


Sponsored by Encampment / Riverside Lions Club. Fee charged with proceeds going to community projects.


Western Entertainment Roundup

FREE: Be our guest for an afternoon of top notch entertainment - Bring your camp / folding chairs.

Featuring Doug Figgs, Manystrings, Terry Nash, Jamie Nield, Caitlynn Taussig, Washtub Jerry, Kaden Miner, Jo Lynne Kirkwood, Kristyn Harris, and Andy Nelson.

7 PM

All Star Cowboy Poetry and Music Show

Featuring Kristyn Harris, Andy Nelson and Kaden Miner.

Selection of raffle winner of R.G. Finney print.

This is a ticketed event. Tickets are $20 per person (kids 12 and under get in free).

Advance Ticket Sales: Checks can be sent to Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering, PO Box 306, Encampment, WY 82325. Tickets will be held at Will Call. Deadline for sending checks is June 30, 2023.

Sunday, July 16, 2023*

8 AM - 10 PM

Cowboy Ranch Breakfast

Biscuits & Sausage Gravy, scrambled eggs, coffee and orange juice cooked and served by Cowboy Gathering Crew for only $15 / plate.

10 AM

Cowboy Church

Led by Ken & Becky Kreusel, and the Berger Family (Kyle, Stacy, Bayla, Bryndal, Bexton, Braycen and Bastian).

Bring your camp / folding chairs.

For Additional Information, $20 All Star Cowboy Poetry and Music Show Tickets, Print Raffle Tickets, or Memberships

call (307) 327-5465 or write Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering Outfit, PO Box 306, Encampment, WY 82325

* Events and times subject to change.

The Cowboy Gathering Committee will make every effort to provide everyone access to our activities and entertainment. The majority of performances are outdoors at Grandview Park on the grass, with the concert being held in the Encampment School gymnasium on Saturday. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out via our email at encampmentcowboygathering@gmail.com or call 307-327-5173. You may also write to us at P.O. Box 306, Encampment, WY 82325.

"Restless Prize"

Commemorative Printis the title of this year's painting by world renowned western & wildlife artist

R.G. Finney

You could win this Framed Giolee print donated by R.G. & Lynn Finney

Raffle tickets are 2/$5 or 10/$20.

All proceeds go to continue Cowboy Gathering!

To purchase a raffle ticket, print, complete the raffle ticket form, and mail to Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering, Box 306, Encampment, WY 82325.

Additional Information

Your Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering Outfit committee members are continuing their efforts to preserve and promote Cowboy & Western Ways & Life through events, activities, history, worship, poetry and music. They thank you for your support throughout the years.

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