December 2, 2017

For over a dozen years, cowboys, cowgirls and their fans have been gathering in Monterey, the place where the Old West began, for the country's greatest "ode-down": the Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival.

The festival provides guests with the finest in cowboy arts all at the Golden State Theatre on December 2, 2017. You'll hear everything from musical performances to storytelling and live poetry and a chance to pick up plenty of cowboy art and gear just in time for Christmas!

For a complete schedule visit the Cowboy Poetry's official website.

Monterey County Cowboy Culture

Cowboy culture in Monterey County is a year-round sport! While Carmel may be known for its shopping and fine dining, it's also home to the historic Mission Ranch; this former working farm still has plenty of Western flavor, but is loaded with creature comforts.

The most authentic cowboy experience can be found in Parkfield, where visitors can actually join in on an authentic cattle drive and learn every skill a cowboy needs. The Parkfield Inn, located at the V6 Ranch, will give you a comfortable place to rest your head if you find yourself plumb tuckered out after a day on the range!

Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival Hotels

Several hotels of Monterey and Seaside are all within a short walk or drive of the Monterey County Fair & Event Center. Various campgrounds and campsites are also available within a short distance to the venue.

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