California Festivals


Cowboy Poetry Festival, Loomis, CA

November 10-12, 2022

Blue Goose Event Center
3550 Taylor Road
Loomis, CA 95650
$45-55 approx.

Thursday Night Preview Dinner $75


Line up: Andy Hedges, Juni Fisher, Mike Beck


Thursday Kick off Gala…This evening is always a very special event with an intimate gala reception. Mingle with friends and meet the performers while enjoying a sumptuous meal catered. A great silent auction and a sneak peek at this year's poets and singers rounds out the evening. Blue Goose Event Center $


7 p.m. Cowboy music, stories and verse at Blue Goose Event Center. $


7 p.m. at Blue Goose Event Center. 


 Cowboy music, stories and verse  at Blue Goose Event Center. $


Cowboy Church with spiritual poetry and music. Blue Goose Event Center. Refreshments will be served. Donations accepted.

Country / Cowboy Festivals

Annual Cowpoke Fall Gathering features an all-star line up of musical acts, authors, poets and performers. This popular event celebrating the art of the spoken word features cowboy poets who sing, yodel and recite in an old-fashioned celebration.

The poets are professional performers with stories and songs about a favorite dog, horse or even a wife. The unique cowboy poetry festival for cowpokes is held at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed, an historic building once serving as a packing shed for the fruit industry. Fruit packing labels frame the walls of the large facility with corrugated steel exterior walls.

Special events are hosted throughout the year, with the Cowboy Poetry Festival being one of the biggest, attracting folks from around the West. All proceeds are used on the Blue Goose Fruit Shed renovation.

Cowboy Poetry first came to Loomis in 1995 and was such a success, the event grew into a bigger venue. The location and organization that operates it create an entertaining festival with intimate seating and opportunities to meet the artists, purchase their products and make new friends.

Past performers have included:

Sourdough Slim, one of the often appearing hits at the festival, is also known as Rick Crowder. He combines cowboy singing and yodeling, accompaniment on the accordion, guitar, ukulele and harmonica and a seasoned gift for connecting with audiences. He was honored by the Academy of Western Artists, Will Rogers award for "yodeler of the year." Slim's success as an entertainer has brought national recognition with multiple invitations to perform at the most prestigious venues in North America, including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, JHF Center and the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. He has six CD's and tours the country performing at fairs, festivals and cowboy events.

Pat Richardson turned a lifetime of ranching and rodeo competition into award wining "cowboy poetry, true stories and outright lies" that entertain audiences internationally.

For other events, see Loomis Eggplant Festival and Auburn Mandarin Festival.

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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