The painting depicts a group of cowboys twirling their lassos in an attempt to capture a bear. Two or more cowboys have already lassoed the bear that is in the center of the horizontally oriented picture. The two cowboys in the foreground are depicted in regular tones while the cowboys in the background are pale in comparison.
The painting depicts an outdoor carnival or festival with booths, sun shielded with awnings, selling items while in the background a tent is visible. Children play and men and women walk around the fair grounds. Large trees complete the background.