Southeastern Chuck Wagon Gathering
Cowboy cuisine comes to Cartersville, Georgia, with the return of the Southeastern Chuck Wagon Gathering.
The 16th annual Southeastern Chuck Wagon Gathering returns, celebrating all things cowboy at Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia. The chuck wagon-filled event promises a taste of the Wild West—literally. Recognized as one of the best annual food festivals in Georgia, the event features a cowboy cook-off you have to taste to believe, with Southeastern staples like beef, potatoes, beans, cobbler, biscuits and cornbread.
Although food is the focal point of the event, the fun doesn’t stop there. Visitors can chow down on cowboy cuisine while enjoying an entertainment lineup that includes live Western music performed by Catherine Thompson, a Cowboy Poetry CD release of Contemplating Life by Tom Kerlin with music by Jim Dorsett, and a singer/songwriter workshop (ticketed separately) with Tony Arata, who wrote Garth Brooks’ The Dance. Legendary chuck wagon cook and steakhouse owner Tom Perini will also share his stories of cooking for presidents and celebrities
in Cowboy Cooking: Then and Now.
Inside the museum, actors portraying Toy Story’s Woody and Jessie will provide plenty of photo ops for the whole family, while author Jim Rhoden reads his children’s book Adventure of Cowboy Little and Cowboy Small: The Mystery of the Lost Map.
In addition, visitors will have the opportunity to meet historical figures from the artwork in the Booth Collection in the museum’s Art Comes to Life.
While in the museum, visitors are encouraged to view Mood and Tone: The Art of T. Allen Lawson, Bob Kolbrener: 50 Years in the West, Treasures from the Vault—15 years of Collecting at Booth Museum and Middle & High Schools Art Exhibition.
To end the evening on a high note, visitors are welcome to mosey on over to the Grand Theatre for Cowboy Concert with Texas-bred powerhouse Kristyn Harris.
Festivities for the Southeastern Chuck Wagon Gathering will take place both indoors and outdoors at the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia.
The Booth Western Art Museum will host the 16th annual Southeastern Chuck Wagon Gathering.
A chuck wagon from a prior year’s Southeastern Chuck Wagon Gathering—aka “the original food truck.”
T. Allen Lawson, Winter Blueberries, oil on linen mounted on board, 20 x 48”. © T. Allen Lawson.
T. Allen Lawson, Bernadette, oil on linen mounted on board, 30 x 21”. © T. Allen Lawson.