Cache Valley Cowboy Rendezvous, a reunion of cowboy poets, western music and artisans

It’s a gathering of cowboy poets, musicians and artisans and the fifth annual Cache Valley Cowboy Rendezvous opens Friday, February 27 at Mountain Crest High School in Hyrum.

Founder and director Dale Major, a resident of Avon, says the purpose of the popular event is to promote the rich culture of western and agricultural heritage through music, poetry, art, dance and an educational outreach program.

Major says the event begins Friday at 5 p.m. and everyone is invited to attend.

“We’ll have three stages going at once,” Major explains. “We’ll have 30-40 vendors there with some really nice stuff. We have a concert that night.

“Then Saturday from 10 o’clock until 7 we’ll have three stages again with continuous cowboy poetry and music. It all kind of ends with a dance that night. One of the signature items of that dance will be a contest, a dance contest at approximately 8:15 p.m.”

He says the concluding event is a cowboy church at the American West Heritage Center Sunday at 9 a.m. Among the highlights of the rendezvous are a chuckwagon dinner Friday at 6 p.m. followed by a Bar D Wranglers Concert.

Mary Kaye will appear in concert Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and she will be joined by some young musicians from Canyon Elementary School. For more information about the event, visit <a href=”http://cachevalleycowboyrendezvous.com/” target=”_blank”>cachevalleycowboyrendezvous.com</a>.

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