Barn Dance and Picnic Fundraiser
Sunday, June 11 at 5:00pm

One of Durango's most anticipated events, the 9th Annual Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering Barn Dance, Picnic, and Silent Auction will take place on June 11 from 5-8 pm.  This fun filled event will be held at River Bend Ranch in the beautiful Animas Valley.  Once again, the remarkable Tim Sullivan Band will provide boot scootin' music that will keep everyone on the dance floor until closing time.  Bring your own picnic or Lone Spur Cafe will be offering delicious BBQ, wraps, and sides for purchase. If you prefer Mexican fare, Cuevas Tacos will be offering a variety of their tasty street tacos. Scrumptious Cream Bean Berry Ice Cream will also be available for purchase for those who have room for dessert. A Silent Auction featuring great artwork and items from local business will highlight the evening with all proceeds going to the Gathering and its youth programs. Tables and chairs will be located inside and out, but you might want to consider bringing your own lawn chairs/blanket if you would like to sit under the old willows by the beautiful 5-acre lake.  Invite your friends and come join us fo a fun-filled evening, western-style!  So sorry, but no pets allowed.  Tickets are $20 online and at the door. Children under 12 admitted free.

Cowboy Gathering Trail Ride and Lunch at Bears Ranch

More information on making reservations will be available soon!

Offered by Bears Ranch (Hwy 550N), this beautiful 2 hour horseback ride will take you on a series of interconnected trails through Chris Park and the lovely Haviland Lake areas of the San Juan National Forest.  Meander through colorful aspen groves and ponderosa pines as you enjoy breathtaking views of the San Juan Mountains and Hermosa Cliffs.  No better way to experience the beauty of Colorado than on the back of a horse.  Return to the stables for a delicious catered lunch while enjoying some genuine cowboy entertainment.