Go here to pay entry fees for the 2025 contest.

If you have specific inquiries, please feel free to reach out directly to the museum at 775-389-1713 for precise details.

In addition to the gear parameters for the 2025 contest, the auction for the event will be hosted by Western Trading Post again. The Cowboy Arts & Gear Museum is grateful for the generosity of Western Trading Post in allowing the museum to connect with a broader audience. The mission is to promote gear making, honor makers, and preserve this timeless trade.

In 2020, the CAGM initially hosted the auction on its website. However, due to overwhelming interest and the limitations of their small platform, a change became necessary. To address this, the Western Trading Post, as an auction platform, now facilitates the auction. Like all online auctions, there is an additional expense, and a marginal buyer’s premium has been added to cover hosting costs. The goal is to enhance the auction experience, streamlining the process for both makers and buyers.

If you have any questions or need further details, feel free to reach out by contacting the museum directly. 775-389-1713