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Event Map

Show locations - venues are generally a little more than a mile apart.
Most events take place at the Western Folklife Center (501 Railroad Street), the Elko Convention Center (700 Moren Way) and Elko Conference Center (724 Moren Way, behind the Convention Center), and Great Basin College Theater (1500 College Parkway). Most cooking workshops take place at the First Presbyterian Church (1559 Sewell Drive) and dance workshops take place at the Elko High School Old Gym (987 College Avenue, corner of College Avenue and 9th Streets). Special Basque cooking workshops will take place at the Elko Basque Club (1601 Flagview Drive, off Golf Course Drive).


The following information is from our 33rd National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, held January 30-February 4, 2017. New information will be posted closer to our 34th Gathering.

Featuring Ticket Desk, Membership Desk, Guest Services Desk, Gift Shop, Silent Auction, Whoa Back Saloon and food vendors

Monday - Wednesday 9am-5pm (Closes 8pm on Wednesday)
Thursday-Saturday 8am-11pm (Closes 9pm on Thursday)

Special notes:
Membership & Silent Auction desks open 9am-9pm
     except Saturday - closes at 5:30pm
Gift Shop open Tuesday-Saturday 9am to bulding close.
Guest Services open Wednesday-Saturday 8am-9pm
Food vendors start serving early in the morning:
     see Page 11, written schedule for full information.

Featuring the G Three Bar Theater, Wiegand Gallery, Pioneer Saloon, Gift Shop and Guest Services Desk

Gift Shop open at 9am every day, closing hours change:
     Monday-Wednesday, close at 9pm
     Thursday-Saturday, close at 11pm
Pioneer Saloon opens at 10am every day, closing hours are:
     Monday-Wednesday, close at 10pm
     Thursday-Friday, close at 1am
     Saturday night/Sunday morning, close at 2am
          following Midnight Dance.


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Featuring Western Mercantile, Guest Services Desk and food vendors

Wednesday 3pm-7pm
Thursday-Saturday 9am-6pm

Special Notes: Music Open Mic sign ups will open
     at 8:30am, enter through doors between
     Convention Center and Conference Center.
Food vendors open when building is open: see
     Page 11, written schedule for information.


DINING at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Food is available at the Elko Convention Center and the Elko Conference Center from 8am to 6pm, depending on vendor location. Information available in the printed schedule.

Elko abounds with a variety of dining options, from Basque to Mexican, Asian to American standard fare. Many are within walking distance of the Western Folklife Center in downtown Elko.