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National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo
22nd Annual Event
August 2-3, 2019 (parade is August 1)
Shockey & Landes Building, Abilene, Kansas
Free to Watch
8:30 am until
done on August
Cowboy and Cowgirl Poets will “ride” against each other on-stage performing their best cowboy poetry which will be judged by a panel of
five (5) judges, throwing out the high and low scores for a total score in each category. There will be two go-rounds with an average as in
rodeo and their average scores will determine the Champions.
The Cowboy Poetry Rodeo is an event, fashioned after a stock rodeo, designed to pit the skills of one cowboy poet against the others, all
having paid an entry fee to compete for prize money, trophy buckles and awards, with an ultimate goal to help further develop the talents
for both stage presence and writing styles, all at the same time to provide an entertainment value to the audience.
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Chisholm Trail Western
“Around the Campfire”
August 3, 2019
Great Plains Theatre
215 N. Campbell St., Abilene, Kansas
THEN HEAD TO THE WILD BILL HICKOK
RODEO WHICH BEGINS AT 7:30 P.M.
Featuring Geff Dawson & Dawn, Gary S. Pratt and
Del Shields along with the
2019 National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo Champions