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

20th Annual
Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering
July 15, 16 and 17, 2022

Encampment, WY

Friday, July 15, 2022*

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. Coffee and hot chocolate will be served.

Saturday, July 16, 2022*

9 AM - Noon

Stacked Dutch Oven Demonstration by Jack Schmidt

Recipes will include a beef entrée, bread and dessert. All-natural beef locally sourced from Munroe X7 Ranch, Encampment, WY.

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.

Retiring to the mountains after a lifetime buying and selling cattle in Kansas City, Jack Schmidt made his home in Fremont County, Wyoming, in 2005. He was an outfitter cook in both the Bridger Teton and Shoshone National Forests as well as teamster for wagon trains on Togwotee Pass. He started Rocky Mountain Dutch Oven Cooking and has taught Dutch oven cooking in Wyoming, Montana, and Utah. He is most proud of cooking an entire beef in a giant Dutch oven for a friend's anniversary party. He is a founding member of Fremont Local Foods and regularly speaks about recapturing revenue through increasing infrastructure for local meat production.

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 Valerie Beard, Micki Fuhrman, Doug Figgs, Jim Jones, Many Strings, Terry Nash, Jamie Nield, Caitlynn Taussig and Washtub Jerry.


Cake served to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering

7 PM

All Star Cowboy Poetry and Music Show

Featuring music and poetry.

Presentation of Pioneer Award

Selection of Raffle Winner of R.G. Finney Print

Featuring Annie and Amy, Award winning Singers/Songwriters; Al "Doc" Mehl, Award winning Cowboy Musician/Poet; and Floyd Beard, Award winning Cowboy Poet

Note location is Grandview Park (NOT Encampment K-12 School).

Bring camp / folding chairs and dress warm.

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 at Grandview Park. Deadline for sending checks is June 30, 2022.

Sunday, July 17, 2022*

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 $10 / plate.

10 AM

Cowboy Church

Led by Ken and Becky Kreusel

Bring your camp / folding chairs.

For Additional Information, $20 All Star Cowboy Poetry and Music Show Tickets, Print Raffle 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. Click here for PDF of events.

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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