The Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival's Board of Directors is comprised of a group of dedicated volunteers who love cowboy music, cowboy movies and western art and gear. A non-profit corporation 501(c)(3) was formed in 1998 to help bring many of the top western entertainment and Western artisans to Monterey, the former historic home of the Californios and Vaqueros. The Festival's charitable partner is the Salvation Army which has been living the cowboy way for some time.
The Festival features both established and new and upcoming cowboy musicians and poets. The Western Art and Gear Marketplace features some of the finest Western crafts from artisans, collectors and craftsman from around the country. Don't miss this year's outstanding line-up at the Festival's new beautiful home of the Monterey County Fair & Event Center. See you soon!