The 8th annual Columbia River Cowboy Gathering and Music Festival kicks off today at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Kennewick, WA (1500 S. Oak St.).   Friday starts at noon, Saturday starts at 9:00 am, and Sunday Cowboy Church starts at 9:00 am with breakfast starting at 7:00 am.

Mission: To preserve the western way of life by providing a festival honoring the cowboy way of life and heritage through music, poetry, western arts and goods, keeping the festival wholesome, family oriented and at an affordable price.   Find out more from the Columbia River Cowboy Gathering & Music Festival site.