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National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Silent Auction

Patty Fox watercolor glicee, Herding SheepA great part of the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is wandering through the display cases at the silent auction and finding wonderful items that you want to take home with you. Each day as you return to the lobby of the Elko Convention Center, you can check on the status of your bid and keep the competition going.

Consider contributing an item or experience to the silent auction. Donations and questions should be directed to Dayleen Eiselein at 775-735-7508, (toll free: 888-880-5885) extension 222, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Volunteer for the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Volunteers at the Gathering, photo by Jessica Brandi LiflandThe National Cowboy Poetry Gathering would not take place every year without the dedication of more than 400 volunteers. We literally could not get everything done without this passionate community of supporters. We hope you will join the team!

During the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, volunteers help visitors, take tickets, tend bar, drive shuttles, work in the gift shop, and much more. As thanks, each volunteer receives a Deluxe Pass pin allowing free entry to all non-ticketed daytime sessions and the program book.


Watch our broadcasted shows on YouTube


See photos from prior Gatherings in our Photo Gallery.

Watch Gathering Moments on Film, short and casual "guerrilla" videos from prior Gatherings.

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