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

2020 Cancellation

We regret to inform you that the Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering Committee made a very heartbreaking decision to cancel the 2020 Cowboy Gathering Music and Poetry Event. This determination was not something we took lightly, weighing both the pros and cons during this difficult time we are all facing.

This outcome was based on the concerns for the safety and well-being of our community, our performers and all of our spectators.

We are deeply sorry to have to inform all of you of our ruling, but hope you will understand. We give a sincere apology to the businesses of our community and how this will impact them.

Mark your calendars for 2021, July 16, 17 and 18. We will be back, better and stronger than ever. Happy trails to all of you, we will meet again! In the meantime, take care.

God bless the world and God bless the USA!

2020 Cancellation Notice

18th Annual
Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering
July 16, 17 and 18, 2021

Encampment, WY

Friday, July 16, 2021*

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Open Mike Cowboy Poetry / Music

Free to the public - Bring your camp / folding chairs

9 PM

Campfire Jam Session

Featuring all entertainers.

Free to the public - 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. Coffee and hot chocolate will be served.

Saturday, July 17, 2021*

10 AM

Self Defense Seminar

Presented by performer Jim Wilson, former Peace Officer and Sheriff (Texas). He will cover the following: gun safety, awareness, the fact that guns are only one part of personal defense, making the home a hard target, making yourself a hard target, the need to understand personal defense law.

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM


Sponsored by Encampment / Riverside Lions Club. Fee 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.

7 PM

All Star Cowboy Poetry and Music Show

Featuring Jeff Gore - Cowboy Singer, Many Strings - Cowboy Singing Duet, and Deanna Dickinson McCall - Cowboy Poet. Presentation of Pioneer Award

Selection of Raffle Winner of R.G. Finney Print

$20 admission fee - Kids 12 & under free

No Alcoholic Beverages on the school premises.

9 PM - Midnight

Country Swing Dance

Performed by Josh and the Long Haul.

No alcoholic beverages on premises. Water and lemonade provided.

$5 entry fee

Sunday, July 18, 2021*

8 AM - 10 PM

Continental Breakfast

Connie Wolfard's homemade cinnamon rolls, juice and coffee will be served.

10 AM

Cowboy Church

Led by Ken and Becky Kreusel

Bring your camp / folding chairs.

For Additional Information, Print Raffle Tickets, Show Tickets, Memberships or Spurs

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

* Events and times subject to change.

Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering Outfit

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.

Commemorative Spurs

Commemorative Spurs

Stainless Steel Spurs with Brush Medium & Brass Inlay. Numbered Limited Edition. Hand crafted by Pat Lynch of Western Heritage Company. $75 (+ $10 shipping). Print Order Form.

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