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.


Kick-off Social

Friday 7:00 pm – late at the House Hotel Saloon (#39)

Join us for an informal gathering of good cheer, and friends new and old.

Cowboy Poetry

Saturday 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at St. Saviour’s Church (#12)

Join Gordie West and Jocelyn Winterburn as they share their observations of life, love, and the land in poetic verse.

All-artist showcase

Saturday 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm at the Theatre Royal (#50)

Not to be missed! The festival’s musical performers gather together at the Theatre Royal to share the stage and play together. Also featuring the winner of the Northern Star Singing Competition. Admission by donation.

Cowboy dance

Saturday 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm at the Pavilion (#4c)

Get ‘yer best boots out on the dance floor for an evening of two steppin’, swing dancing, and boot stompin’ to country tunes.

Cowboy Church

Sunday 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at St. Saviour’s Church (#12)

There’s something deeply soothing about seeking morning salvation after a night of cowboy revelry.

Belt Buckle Raffle

Draw on Sunday 12:00 pm at St. Saviour’s Church (#12)

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.

Nam Sing Cattle Drive historical re-enactment

Arrival on 12:30 pm in front of the Government Assay Office (#41)

This heritage experience honours the contribution of Nam Sing, who came to B.C. from China in 1858 ran a pack train between Quesnel and Barkerville. A wagon train accompanied by outriders will arrive at Barkerville Historic Town & Park after the noon hours and parade down the Main Street.


Ed Wahl

Saturday 12:30 pm at the House Hotel Saloon (#39)

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.

Tom Cole

Saturday 1:00 pm at the Methodist Church (#7)

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.

Gordie West

Saturday 2:00 pm at the Methodist Church (#7)

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.

Bernadette Ducharme

Saturday 2:30 pm at the House Hotel Saloon (#39)

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.

Larry Krause

Saturday 3:00 pm at the Methodist Church (#7)

Larry’s songwriting and performance style feature songs and stories of the people, places and times, long past and recent, that laid the foundation for the West that we know today. He was honored by being the first recipient of the Saskatchewan Country Music Association’s “Roots Artist of the Year” Award. 

Cowboy Bob & plop-along Cassidy

Saturday 3:30 pm at the House Hotel Saloon (#39)

Local talent Bob Campbell and Dave Brown. They would like to make it quite clear that Dave is Cowboy Bob and Bob is Plop-Along Cassidy.

Also Featuring

Jocelyn Winterburn

Saturday 11:00 am at St. Saviour’s Church (#12)

Mike Holte

Saturday 1:30 pm at the House Hotel Saloon (#39)

Mike Dygert

Note: events and times are subject to change.

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