Summiteers: Come Early for the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Coming to the Best Horse Practices Summit?

Come a few days early to check out the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

This year’s focus is “Laughing Stock” and, as words suggest, is all about humor. Check it out here.

The Durango Cowboy Gathering Parade, one of the largest motorless parades in the country and the largest in Colorado, will take place on Saturday, October 7th at 10:00 a.m.

We heard from Parade Coordinator, Pam Jacobs. She writes:

The fun-filled morning starts with a hardy chuckwagon breakfast at 5th and Main which benefits the Gathering and its youth programs. Local music groups perform up and down Main Street beginning at 9:30. The parade kicks off with an old fashioned gunfight in front of the historic Strater Hotel.

This parade does its best to celebrate the lifestyles of rural people and to focus on various organizations in the community, giving anyone who is interested a chance to get their “cowboy on” by participating in the event. Wagons, carriages, horses, mules, miniature donkeys, llamas, dogs, buckaroos on stick horses, fashionable ladies and gentlemen dressed in period costume, and even a genuine performing Texas longhorn are all part of what has become a popular Durango tradition for the past 29 years.

We hope to see you there!

Interested in riding in the parade? Contact Angela.fountain at or at 970 382 6465 

For more information, contact Pam Jacobs, Parade Coordinator at collegeplanningservices at or call (512) 517-5619.

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