34th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Celebrates Basque and Buckaroo Culture

Event Features Basque Artists from the
Western U.S. and Basque Country

2 Cowboy poetry guys. Elko NevadaThe 34th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, January 29-February 3, 2018 in Elko, will honor the contemporary culture and heritage of Basques and buckaroos in the Great Basin. Many Basques came to the American West to work on sheep and cattle ranches as herders and buckaroos. Today, many Basque families successfully own and operate their own ranches and carry rich stories of immigration and adaptation. Among Basque communities overseas and in the American West, traditions of music, improvised poetry, literature, dance, and foodways are flourishing. Tickets may be purchased online here. Continue reading

Holiday Open House at Dangberg Historic Park

Merry Christmas from Dangberg Ranch, Minden Nevada

An old-fashioned “Holiday Open House” returns to Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park Saturday, December 9 and 16 from 10 am to 2 pm both days.

The exhibit includes toys from the 1870s through the 1890s that were played with by Fred Dangberg, Jr., and his siblings, as well as numerous toys enjoyed by Fred’s five children and one grandson from the 1900s through the 1940s. Continue reading

V & T Candy Cane Express Train November 24, 25, 26 and December 2, 3 and 9

“Oh what fun, it is to ride . . . “

Candy Cane Express, V&T Railroad, Virginia City Nevada

The Virginia & Truckee Railroad will host three weeks of enchanted Christmas trains aboard heated, 100 year old, magical railroad coaches, on November 24th to 26th and December 2nd, 3rd and 9th, 10th, at 12 noon and 2 pm each day departing from the original 1870 depot, Virginia City, Nevada. Continue reading

Tickets Going Fast for the Polar Express Train Ride

Seventh consecutive sold out season expected

Polar Express, Carson City NevadaLess than a month from opening night, The Polar Express™ Train Ride is on its way to another sold out season. Even with additional dates this year, tickets to the popular holiday train are more than 70 percent purchased. Families are encouraged to purchase tickets now for a magical trip on The Polar Express™ November 18 through December 30. Continue reading

Drum, Dine and Donate in Pahrump this November

Pahrump Social PowwowCome to Pahrump this November to make some cultural and classical memories. Join in on some tribal dance fun with the Pahrump Social Powwow, head to Mountain Falls Golf Course to light up your night with classical jazz music, and support a good cause with Downtown Michael Brown’s play for a cause. Stay up to date with everything happening in Pahrump by visiting, www.visitpahrump.com. Continue reading

Tickets to the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering on Sale to the General Public October 5

34th Event Features “Basques & Buckaroos:
Herding Cultures of Basin, Range and Beyond”

The 34th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is January 29-February 3, 2018, in Elko. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Thursday, October 5 and can be purchased at nationalcowboypoetrygathering.org or by calling 888-880-5885. Produced by the Western Folklife Center, the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is the nation’s original cowboy poetry and music festival. The 2018 Gathering will honor contemporary culture and heritage of Basques and buckaroos in the Great Basin.

Many Basques came to the American West to work on sheep and cattle ranches as herders and buckaroos. Continue reading