The Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering is held on the campus of Sul Ross State University. The daytime sessions are free (with the exception of the Cowboy Celtic and Cowboy Humor sessions which are $10 each.) Most daytime sessions are held in classrooms. Three to four performers share these 50 minute sessions, with nine to ten sessions running concurrently.

At 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday, two hour performances are held in Marshall Auditorium, showcasing featured performers. There is a $15.00 charge for these events. Attendees may also support the gathering by becoming a sponsor or co-sponsor of a performer, or simply by purchasing an event pin for $10.

The Gathering kicks off each morning at 7:30am, with a Chuckwagon Breakfast ($5) held at Poet’s Grove in the Kokernot Park. More specific information on when and where performers will appear each day can be found in the Official Program, available in several locations for $1.00 each. Beginning Thursday at noon, night show tickets and programs may be purchased at the University Center on the Sul Ross campus, the official headquarters and information center during the gathering.