Thirty-two years ago, Red Steagall and a group of friends gathered in the conference room upstairs in the Cowtown Coliseum. They all felt that Fort Worth was the perfect location for a cowboy poetry gathering. The group put together a program that celebrates the men and women who make their living horseback working cattle.
In 30+ years, the Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering has continued to grow and serve as a platform to present competitions for its scholarship program awarded to young people which, as of today, exceeds $1,000,000. From October 27-29, the excitement of the ranch rodeo, the entertainment value of the cowboy music and poetry presentations, the sights, sounds, and smells of the chuckwagon camp, and the time spent dancing to Western swing music make for a fun-filled family Western weekend in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards.