Relive the sights and sounds of the old west at The Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering. Cowboys stroll the streets of downtown Ellensburg mingling with the locals and city folk a like. Singers and poets are heard at free downtown venues main stage concerts and at open mic sessions.This festival offers a wide range of events that reflect a bygone era-Chuck Wagon Cook Off Western Gear and Art Show Dances Concerts Dutch Oven Cooking Fiddle Contest Cowboy Church and Reunion Workshops & Demonstrations and Free Kids Activities Free performances at downtown venuesAll fused into one great family friendly community event. There is something for everyone at Spirit of the West! Poets Musicians and Cowboys turn Ellensburg into a living postcard.