9th Annual Barkerville Cowboy & Drover Jubilee 

Saturday, September 7th – Sunday, September 8th 2019

Celebrating BC’s rich cowboy heritage with three musical venues, poetry, dancing, cowboy church, and more. 

New in 2019: the historic Nam Sing Cattle Drive re-creation.

Activities

Belt Buckle Raffle

An annual fundraiser for the festival! This custom silver buckle includes a gold nugget inlay. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20 and can be purchased at: the Visitors’ Reception Centre, Eldorado Gold Panning, Barnard’s Express, Mason & Daly General Merchants and the House Hotel. The draw is at 12 PM on Sunday, September 8th.

Kick-off Social

Join us on Friday from 7:00 pm to late at the House Hotel Saloon for an informal gathering of good cheer, and friends new and old.

Cowboy Poetry

Join Gordie West and Jocelyn Winterburn as they share their observations of life, love, and the land in poetic verse Saturday at 11:00 am in St. Savoiur’s Church.

All-artist showcase

Not to be missed! The festival’s musical performers gather together at the Theatre Royal on Saturday at 5:30 pm to share the stage and play together. Admission by donation.

Cowboy Dance

Get ‘yer best boots out on the dance floor for an evening of two steppin’, swing dancing, and boot stompin’ to country tunes in the Pavilion from 8:00 pm to late.

Cowboy Church

There’s something deeply soothing about seeking morning salvation after a night of cowboy revelry. Join us Sunday at 11:00 am in St. Saviour’s Church.

Nam Sing Cattle Drive 

An historic recreating one of Chinese pioneer Nam Sing’s deliveries of produce and other goods to Barkerville in 1869 to commemorate the rebuilding of Theatre Royal and the rest of the town following the disastrous fire of the previous year. The group will arrive on Barkerville’s main street at 12:00 pm Sunday.

Performers

Ed Wahl

Ed Wahl has been playing the guitar and singing most of his life, growing up in a very musical family in Prince Rupert, BC. Ed loves to sing and has a very vibrant voice and stage presence. In his spare time, he makes a living building and repairing commercial fishing boats. Performing Saturday at 12:30 pm in the House Hotel.

Tom Cole

Tom Cole is a larger than life tall drink of water (6’6) that can quench your thirst for country music. His rich baritone voice was made to sing cowboy songs. His approach to the music makes the listener believe every word he sings. Performing Saturday at 1:00 pm in the Methodist Church

Gordie West

Gordie has a vocal range that showcases the ballads of Marty Robins, the yodel styling of Wilf Carter, the crooning of Roy Orbison, the ballads of the man in black and the hip-swaying, melodic tones of Elvis Presley. Performing Saturday at 2:00 pm in the Methodist Church.

Bernadette Ducharme

A guitar-playing, singer/song writer who loves a great audience! First-place winner of the Northern Star singing competition in Barkerville in 2014! Her latest co-creations have been with cowboy poets, Bruce Rolph, Mag Mawhinney, Frank Gleeson and Mike Puhallo. Performing Saturday at 2:30 pm in the House Hotel.

Also Featuring

Jocelyn Winterburn

Rob Whieldon

Mike Holte

Larry Krause

Note: events and times are subject to change.

Call 1-888-994-3332 ext. 29 or email barkerville@barkerville.ca for additional information.