The grandfather of all cowboy gathering events will be held at Elko, Nevada from January 30 to February 4.

For the last 27 years cowboys, ranchers, rural and urban people have traveled to this small high desert community.

This year’s event will focus on the southwestern United States.  To get more information visit www.westernfolklife.org.

Incidentally, one may ask why would they have this event during January in Nevada.  This is because when they started the event this was the only time of the year when the weather was so bad that the cowboys could get time off to attend the event.