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Welcome to the Alberta Cowboy Poetry Association official Web Site!

Would you like to support, and be a part of the preservation of the history and heritage of the west?

Would you like to hear about, or revisit western heritage roots through Cowboy poetry, music and story telling?

Are you a Cowboy poet, a singer, musician or western history storyteller in the good old western style?

The Alberta Cowboy Poetry Association is the place for you!

Attend any of our Gatherings and hone your skills at ‘Open Mic’.

Apply to perform at Trail’s End 2018.

If you have your own original Cowboy poetry, western music, stories or tales of the history, tradition, and culture of the west gleaned from authentic sources you are invited to Apply for membership in the Alberta Cowboy Poetry Association.

Fans are also encouraged to join  the ACPA as we support western entertainers and live music and poetry events.

The Alberta Cowboy Poetry Association  (ACPA) was established in 1987 to promote and preserve our rich western heritage through cowboy poetry, western music, and story telling.

Our members have entertained at cowboy gatherings, municipal events, western heritage days, stampedes, rodeos, private functions, and many other events. They’ve performed all over the western provinces, in eastern Canada, and several States.

Many have received accolades from Cowboy Poetry and Western Music industry leaders. If you’re looking for authentic cowboy entertainment for your event, go to our Entertainers Page .

Photo Courtesy ACPA Member, Linda Nadon

Interested in becoming a member of the Alberta Cowboy Poetry Association? Membership information and guidelines can be found here.

Read the latest news from the Alberta Cowboy Poetry Association official newsletter, the Barbwire Dispatch.

Your feedback is welcome.