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Cartersville – Booth Museum 7th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival


7th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium – October 22-25,2009


The Booth Museum, Cartersville

The Booth Museum, Cartersville


Let the your inner Cowboy out at the 7th nnual Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium at the Booth Museum in Cartersville from Oct 22-25. This large scale cowboy weekend is just one of the many ways in which the Booth Museum continues to fulfill its mission by bringing fun, educational events to its visitors. Through the weekend’s activities, the Museum hopes to help its visitors gain a better understanding and appreciation for the artwork featured in the Museum as well America’s rich Western heritageeekend’s activities, the Museum hopes to help its visitors gain a better understanding and appreciation for the artwork featured in the Museum as well America’s rich Western heritage.

Admission                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Adults – $10
Seniors (65 and over) – $8
Students – $7
Booth Museum Members – FREE
Children 12 & Under – $3
Active Military with I.D. – FREE
Concerts, Artists Workshops, and School Programs are additional fee. Please see event schedule for more information.


Printable Schedule
Map of Festival Grounds

Thursday, October 22, 2009

9:00 am – 1:00 pm: School Program – Passport to the West
Bring your students to the Booth Museum for an unforgettable Western experience.  History comes alive for students with demonstrations of wood burning, pottery making, blacksmithing, chair caning, spinning, beading, chuck wagon cooking, lye soap making, and life at a trading post. Living history performers, Jim Sawgrass, and Little Big Mountain will present programs on Native American culture for students.  This program is appropriate for grades 3 – 12. Admission is $5 for students; teachers and chaperones are free. Call 770-387-3849 to schedule your school group.

5:00 – 7:00 pm: Doc Stovall and the Tumbleweed Cowboy Band will perform in the Museum Atrium. 

5:00 – 7:00 pm: Meet featured artist Buck McCain
Painter and sculptor Buck McCain grew up as a fifth generation cattle rancher in Southern California. His first formal art class cam when he entered junior college. According to his mother, “He had an immediate love affair with the smell of paint and the feel of clay in his hands. Though he was enrolled in a pre-med program, he spent all his free time exploring possibilities in the art studio.” Following college, McCain supplemented his meager income by selling his paintings. In 1974, he won the Franklin Mint Gold Medal Award for painting. By 1976, he ventured into sculpting and then into monumental sculpture in the mid-1980s.

McCain currently resides in Santa Fe where he continues to paint and sculpt in a large custom built studio on his property. His work can be found in museums and corporations across the country including The Franklin Mint, K-Mart Corporation, Tucson Museum of Art, Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, and the Booth Western Art Museum. He has been featured in Sunset Magazine, Architectural Digest, Southwest Art, International Fine Art Collector, Western Horseman, and The Equine Image.

7:00 pm: Featured Artist Presentation: Buck McCain will present a lecture on his artistic style and career highlights in the Booth Theatre. McCain will be available to sign copies of the official Festival & Symposium poster in the Museum Store following the lecture.

Friday, October 23, 2009

9:00 am – 4:00 pm: Artist’s Workshop with Buck McCain, Featured Artist for the Festival and Symposium. Cost is $125 for members and $150 for non-members; limited class size; call 770-387-3849 for reservations.
Click here for more information.

10:30 am – 4:00 pm:  Art History Lectures in the Booth Theatre  
Scholars from around the country will present their research on a variety of Western art topics. All presentations are held in the Booth Theatre, lasting approximately 90 minutes, with time for questions during each session.  This event is free for members and included in regular admission for not-yet-members.

10:30 am – Finding the West in American Art:
Western Art in Major Regional Art Museums

Dr. Graham C. Boettcher, William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art,
Birmingham Museum of Art
Jerry N. Smith, Curator of American Art and Western American Art, Phoenix Art Museum
As curators of American Art at encyclopedic regional art museums, Smith and Boettcher will discuss the Western art holdings of their respective institutions and how these works are incorporated into their permanent collection galleries. 

Noon – Lunch Break (Museum Café open)

1:00 pm – Innovative Installations:  New Permanent Collection Galleries
in Western Art Museums

Mindy Besaw, John S. Bugas Curator of the Whitney Gallery of Western Art,
Buffalo Bill Historical Center
Anne Morand, Chief Curator, C.M. Russell Museum
The Russell Museum and the Whitney Gallery have both transformed their permanent collection galleries over the past two years.  Besaw and Morand will discuss their unique approaches to presenting Western art and the public’s response to their efforts.

2:45 pm – Artful Objects:  Native American Culture as art

Dr. Steven Grafe, Curator of Art, Maryhill Museum of Art
Dr. Grafe will describe the wide range of approaches American museums have taken when exhibiting Native American objects.  He will also provide insight on the Booth Museum’s new Native American exhibition for which he served as a consultant.

7:00 pm: Western Concert in the Booth Ballroom featuring Sisters of the Silver Sage.  
Tickets for the concert are $15 for non Museum members, $12 for Booth Museum members, and $10 for students. A CD signing will follow the performance. 

Saturday, October 24, 2009

9:00 am – 5:00 pm: Cowboy Festival, Children’s Activities and Western Marketplace on the grounds of the Museum
Sample the wares of vendors ranging from Western art to collectibles. Enjoy entertainment throughout the day on two stages, including Western music, fast draw competitions, three performances of the Re-enactment of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and demonstrations of traditional Native American dances by the Big Mountain Family. Plus, living history encampments with demonstrations of pioneer skills from bygone days.
The Kids Corner of the Festival and Symposium will feature a variety of free activities for children. They can create a slinky snake or a hand print horse, paint the “yard art” ponies, do some calf roping and have their face painted. There will also be pony rides available for a small charge.  


Festival Stage


Wild West Stage

10:00 am Medicine Show 10:00 am Sisters of the Silver Sage
10:30 am   10:30 am Fancy Roping Demonstration
11:00 am Poets and Singers Showcase 11:00 am Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
11:30 am   11:30 am Fast Draw Exhibition
Noon Sisters of the Silver Sage Noon Native American Dancing
12:30 pm Open Mike 12:30 pm  
1:00 pm   1:00 pm Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
1:30 pm   1:30 pm Fast Draw Exhibition
2:00 pm Medicine Show 2:00 pm Native American Dancing
2:30 pm Sisters of the Silver Sage 2:30 pm  
3:00 pm Poets and Singers Showcase 3:00 pm Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
3:30 pm   3:30 pm Fancy Roping Demonstration
4:00 pm Medicine Show 4:00 pm Native American Dancing
4:30 pm   4:30 pm  

2:00 pm: Western Variety Show in the Booth Ballroom featuring entertainment by Jim Dunham and Doc Stovall & the Tumbleweed Cowboy Band. Enjoy a special show of cowboy music, poetry, humor, gun tricks and more. Tickets are $10 for non museum members, $5 for members, and $5 for students.

7:00 pm: Concert in the Grand Theatre featuring Baxter Black.
Tickets for the concert are $25 for non Museum members and, $20 for Booth Museum members. A CD signing will follow the performance. 

Sunday, October 25, 2009

11:00 am: Cowboy Church
A non-denominational service featuring cowboy prayers and Western spiritual music.

Noon to 5:00 pm: Cowboy Festival, Children’s Activities, and Western Marketplace on the grounds of the Museum. 


Festival Stage


Wild West Stage

11:00 am   11:00 am Cowboy Church
11:30 am   11:30 am  
Noon Medicine Show Noon Music
12:30 pm Poets and Singers Showcase 12:30 pm Fancy Roping Demonstration
1:00 pm   1:00 pm Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
1:30 pm Sisters of the Silver Sage 1:30 pm Native American Dancing
2:00 pm Open Mike 2:00 pm  
2:30 pm   2:30 pm Fast Draw Exhibition
3:00 pm   3:00 pm Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
3:30 pm Medicine Show 3:30 pm Native American Dancing
4:00 pm Music 4:00 pm  
4:30 pm   4:30 pm  

CONCERTS (back to top)

Western Concert Featuring Sisters of the Silver Sage
Friday, Oct. 23, 7:00 pm in the Booth Ballroom

Master of Ceremonies: Jim Dunham, The Fastest Gun in the East and the Booth Museum’s Director of Special Projects.

Sisters of the Silver Sage combines the talents real life sisters Donna, Rhonda and Janet. Comprised of three of the six daughters of Grand Ole Opry musician legend Smokey White, Sisters of the Silver Sage began singing professionally in 1998. Prior to 1998, the sisters sang only at their family gatherings. In 2004, the Sisters of the Silver Sage were named the Western Group of the Year by The Academy of Western Artists. That same year, the sisters made their first appearance at the Southeastern Cowboy Festival and Symposium. Hailing from Maryville, Tennessee, Sisters of Silvers Sage sings both traditional songs of the Sons of the Pioneers and original material. Sisters of the Silver Sage

Friday Night Concert Tickets

Booth Museum Members $12
Students $10
Not-Yet-Members $15

Family Western Concert Featuring Jim Dunham, Doc Stovall, and Friends

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2:00 pm in the Booth Ballroom

Enjoy a Western variety show with cowboy music, poetry, humor, gun tricks and more.

Saturday Matinee Concert Tickets

Booth Museum Members $5
Students $5
Not-Yet-Members $10

Western Concert Featuring Baxter Black
Saturday, Oct. 24, 7:00 pm in the Grand Theatre

Master of Ceremonies: Doc Stovall, Georgia’s Official Cowboy Balladeer and the Booth Museum’s Poet Laureate.

A CD signing will follow each show in the Encore Room adjacent to the Theatre.

World famous cowboy poet Baxter Black is known for work that focuses on the day-to-day ups and downs of everyday people who live with livestock and work the land. Formerly a large animal vet, Black entered into the world of cowboy poetry when he thought he was a songwriter. Now, more than 20 years later, Black has published over a dozen books of fiction, poetry, and commentary. He is a regular commentator on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, hosts a weekly syndicated radio program, and writes a syndicated weekly newspaper column. Baxter Black

Saturday Night Concert Tickets

Booth Museum Members $20
Students $20
Not-Yet-Members $25

VENDORS (back to top)

Food Vendor Application

Vendor Rules and Regulations

Western Marketplace Vendor Application

2009 Vendor List

Western Cowboy Marketplace

Vintage clothing, saddles, leather carving, leather belts, old time photos,
metal-works, western furniture, etc.

Cheyenne Sweatman – Fireside Trail Camp
This camp is representative of a “trail camp” that was used during the annual round up.  Set up by the ranch house cook as a semi-permanent camp, the “trail hands” would return at the end of a long hard day for a good cup of coffee, some “grub” and a bedroll to grab some “shut-eye”.
Cheyenne Sweatman trail camp

Cactus Rose Saloon – Proprietors Tom Roper & Johnny Watts
The first documented “saloon” established in 1822, was Brown’s Hole near the WY, CO, and UT border.  Used not only for liquid refreshment and good card game, saloons were used as bathhouses and barbershops; post offices and drug stores; cigar stores and even courthouses, making this the center of social activity in a newly formed western town.

(Cowboy goods, leather and beadwork.  Cowboy line Camp & Period Cooking Demonstrations in Period Dress.)

Val Wunder
Beading demonstrations 

Leatherwork Alan & Donna Soellner – Chisholm’s Trail (www.chisholmtrailleather.com)
Handmade holsters, belts, hatbands, knives & sheaths, authentic buckles, small jewlry items

Ron Bellamy – Buffalo Western Wear (www.buffaloswildwest.com)
Cowboy clothing, hats, boots, etc.

Tina Evans  – Penelope’s Ranch
Handspun yarns, hand woven scarves & shawls, felt clothing

Marlene and Brian Martin – Leather and Lace
Wallets, purses, possible bags, red powder bags, bracelets, magic billfolds, key chains, hair barrettes

Marlene and Brian Martin – Potash Potions & Notions
Soap, lotions, shaving creams

Larry Springfield – Hitching Post Saddle Shop
Saddles, tack, hats, chaps

Jeff Shubert – Moonsinger Designs (www.moonsingerdesigns.com), Big Turtle Powder Horns (www.bigturtlepowderhorns.com)

Ross Bridges – Kimacy Frame Shop
Western crafts, amps, mirrors, Horseshoe hangers, prints, barn wood frames, 

Jeff Hedge – Laying J Leather (www.layingjleather.com)
Custom leather goods

L. G. McDonald
Wood crafted furniture, etc.

Karla Van Horne – Purdy Gear (www.purdygear.com)
Custom leather goods, gun leather, chaps, etc.

Richard Weeks
Blacksmith demonstrations

Marvin Garner 
Chair caning demonstrations

Brenda Palmer – Gunpowder Creek Trading Post

Butch Walker – Country Peddler

Triple SSS – Charles D. Reid & Cathy Rabun

Native American Indian Village

Native American items such as, jewelry, blankets, beading, baskets, bow and arrows, etc.


Sue Two Feathers Emerson
Feathers, jewelry, leather bags, knife sheaths, etc.

Sandra Cherokee and Malcolm Hill 4-Direction Traders
Unusual handmade shawls, jewelry with healing stones & accessories, hand carved staffs, children safe tomahawks, bows & arrows and accessories

Richard and Grayce Wolcott  – Silver Lace
Silver Jewelry w/ Real Stones, Award winning Designs

Ray Ziebell  – Creations by RAZ (www.creationsbyraz.com)
Jewelry, knives, bows and arrows, fans

East Meets the West Indian Encampment Jim Sawgrass and Little Big Mountain

Ron Colombe

Art Under the Oaks

Paintings, sculpture, painted gourds, carvings, etc.  Many artists will be demonstrating and showing how their masterpieces are created.

Anita Herbert – Uncommon Crafts by Anita
Tatted items, gourds, pine needle items, Swedish weaving, knitted & crochet items. Will demonstrate tatting, pine needle weaving, and French chair caning.

Bill Posey Bill’s Bee Farm
Honey and honey products

Sam & Shirley Harper
Gourd – painted and wood burned, misc. wood-painted cross stitched ornaments and bookmarks

Bob Glover – Artist (www.bobglover.com)
Original two-dimensional art (oil, watercolor paintings and drawings, Western movie scenes and landscapes, may also have a few old movie posters to sell
bob glover art

Cyndy Dorer – Dorer and Associates
All handcrafted Jewelry

Dave Bacon Accents by Dave 

Sharon Camp
Pottery demonstrations

Sherry Mitcham – Artist (www.sherryamitcham.com)

Boyd Greene – Artist (www.boydgreenewildlifeart.com)
Original oil paintings on canvas and wood panels, pencil & ink renderings, and prints

payne pottery Ronnie and Brhonda Payne – Pottery (www.paynepottery.com)
Handmade stoneware and handmade jewelry

Sylvia Porter – Kimberly’s Heavenly Gifts
Jewelry, purses, gift jars, angels

Triny Cline Byrd Mountain Pottery (www.byrdmtnpottery.com)
Functional stoneware pottery, wheel thrown and slab work – pitchers, bowls, dinnerware, etc. Suitable for daily use/unusual pattern suggests a landscape 

Don Wesley-Brown Photography
Photographs, artwork, poetry

Ann Gray – Ann’s Country Arts

Food Vendors

Frances and Joe Flaherty – Papa Joe’s

Ricky and Dawn Bryant – Hill-Billy Cafe

Johnny Mitchell – Johnny Mitchell’s Smokehouse (www.johnnymitchellssmokehouse.com)

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