Other Activities Around Town

Following is information about other fun and interesting activities that occurred around Elko during the 30th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, January 26, 2014 through February 1, 2014. Please check back as this list will be updated in early January, 2015, for our next Gathering.

Activities (see directly below)   Gear Shows/Shopping   

Entertainment   Open Mic/Jam Sessions


Temple Grandin: The Movie
Great Basin College Theater
January 24 starting at 7:00 pm. Free to the public. The Emmy® award-winning movie on the life of scientist, university professor, world-renowned author and autism advocate Dr. Temple Grandin: starring actors Claire Danes, Catherine O'Hara, Julia Ormond and David Strathairn.View the college map for directions.

Cowboy Ranch Competition at the Spring Creek Horse Palace
Located at 670 Bronco Drive in Spring Creek (off Lamoille Highway) at 1:00pm on Sunday, January 26. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children. For more information call Jerry Jones at 775-738-8240.

Great Basin College Art Gallery
Two exhibits will be showing during the 30th Gathering: Of Time & Place: Lara Alberti and Geographical Divides. The Gallery is located in the Leonard Center for Student Life on the Great Basin College campus, 1500 College Parkway, Chilton Circle. For campus directions and more information contact 775-738-8493.

IFA Country Stores Cowboy Breakfast
Enjoy a Free Cowboy Breakfast at IFA on Friday, January 31 beginning at 8:00am. IFA is located past Albertson's off Idaho Street (be in the right turn lane as you pass Wilson-Bates, formerly Good Morning Furniture) at 390 30th Street.

National California Trail Interpretive Center:
Visit the California Trail Interpretive Center eight miles west of Elko on Interstate 80, exit 292 (Hunter). Experience life-size dioramas, original murals and exhibits on the pioneers and native peoples. Walk through a wagon encampment and see a Shoshone village. During the week of the Gathering, there will be readings of pioneer poetry and historical journals. Open every Wednesday through Sunday, 9:00am - 5:00pm. Free Admission. For more details call 775-738-1849.

Northeastern Nevada Museum
Location: 1515 Idaho Street. Current exhibitions: Art of the West - Carmelo Ortiz de Elgea: Basque Painter in Nevada, with a VIP reception on Friday, January 31 from 4:00pm-5:00pm. Other artists exhibiting will be Patty Fox, David Kaiser and the newly-acquired Edward Borein Collection.   Museum hours are every Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm, and Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm. Admission: adults $5; seniors $3, discounts for children and military and museum members are free. For more information call 775-738-3418 or visit www.museumelko.org.

Visit an Elko County Gold Mine
Nevada's one of the leading gold producers in the world, and northeastern Nevada is where it is happening. Newmont Mining Corporation will provide a free tour to one of their open pit gold mining operations on Wednesday, January 29, from 12:30pm - 4:00pm. Pre-registration is requested; to sign up for the tour please call Lisa Becker, Newmont External Relations, at 775-778-4068.

Wild Women Artists: Go Pink!
Exhibits and Art Show at Duncan Little Creek Gallery, 518 Commercial Street. Reception on Friday, January 31 from 5:00-8:00pm. Underwood Story Hour with Kathleen Durham, Saturday, February 1 at 11:00am. For more information, visit www.wildwomenartists.com or www.dlcgallery.com. Also check out the collection of Wild Women items in the Silent Auction at the Elko Convention Center.


Great Basin Cowboy Trappings Gear Show
At the Northeastern Nevada Museum. Open Tuesday, January 28 - Sunday, February 2, 9:00am- 5:00pm. A reception and sale will be held Friday, January 31, from 6:00-8:00pm. For more information call John Wright, 775-738-5816.

Great Basin Native Market
Girl Scout House, 561 14th Street (just North of Sherman Station/Elko Chamber of Commerce). Thursday, January 30 - Saturday, February 1, 10:00am - 6:00 pm. For more information, call 775-340-9897.

The High Desert Western Art and Gear Show and Sale
High Desert Inn
Open Thursday, January 30 - Saturday, February 1, from 9:00am - 6:00pm. Call the High Desert Inn at 775-738-8425 for more information.

Kenny Walton's Cowboy Art and Gear Sale
Upstairs banquet room at Stockmen's Hotel and Casino, Thursday, January 30 beginning at 12:00pm; Friday, January 31 - Saturday, February 1, doors will open at 9:00am; closing time is 8:00pm all days. Friday and Saturday nights will feature a wet bar and open jam session from 5:00pm - 8:00pm.

8th Annual Silver State Trade Show
Elko County Fairgrounds, 13th and Cedar Streets. Home of the exclusive rawhide exhibit, used saddle corral, bunkhouse cowboy artesian circle, Amanda's Saloon, and the New West Theater. Opening Wednesday, January 29 - Thursday, January 30 at 9:00am - 6:00pm; Friday and Saturday (January 31-February 2), 8:00am - 6:00 pm. For more information, contact Dawn Leyva at 775-777-7260.

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Duncan LittleCreek Gallery & The Gallery Bar
516 Commercial Street
Live Music on Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1.

Gold Country Inn & Casino
2050 Idaho Street
Ernie Sites will play nightly in JR's Lounge. Free Admission. For more information call the Gold Country Inn & Casino at 775-738-8421.

Red Lion Hotel & Casino
2065 Idaho Street
Live entertainment. Call 775-738-2111 for more information.

Stockmen’s Hotel and Casino
340 Commercial Street
Sam Platts and the Kootenai Three will play Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1 in the Stockmen's Showroom. For more information, call 775-738-5141.

Gold Dust West
1660 Mountain City Highway
Call the Gold Dust West at 775.777.7500 for more information.

Open Mic and Jam Sessions in the Community

Stockmen's Casino Music Open Jam Sessions
Friday and Saturday nights from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, in the upstairs banquet room.

Western Folklife Center Music Jam Sessions
While you're enjoying the many fun evening spots in Elko, don't forget the musical Jam Sessions occurring nightly at the Pioneer Saloon. All jam sessions start following the scheduled National Cowboy Poetry Gathering events ~ bring your instrument and join in!

Wingers Roadhouse Cowboy Poetry Open Mic Nights
Wednesday, January 29 - Saturday, February 1, beginning at 9:00pm. Location: 1165 East Jennings Way. Call 775-753-7750 for more information.

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