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Summer Fun in BC’s Cariboo District- Billy Barker Days

July 1, 2015

billy barker daysAre you heading to BC’s Cariboo District this July for some summer fun? You should. Because it’s time for Billy Barker Days in Quesnel!

Billy Barker Days is a family-friendly festival celebrating Quesnel’s gold rush heritage. Come down for four days of entertainment, action, fun, excitement, and even relaxation. This is when the community comes together and parties. Don’t miss it!

The Billy Barker Days festival runs from Thursday July 16th to Sunday July 19th, 2015. This year marks its 42nd year!

And, of course…

…Shooting Star Amusements Will Be There!

Summer fun in BC isn’t complete without a fabulous midway. What we love most is the miles and miles of smiles as people ride and play. Bring the kids and enjoy the Gone Fishing game, the Prize Factory, and Balloon Pop, to name a few. Whether you like games of chance or games of skill, there’s something for you there.

Then get on the rides. Shooting Star offers something for everyone, from the  Sizzler to the Berry-Go-Round, from the Tilt-A-Whirl to the classic Ferris Wheel.

Midway Location and Wrist Bands

Head to 701 Carson Avenue at LeBourdais Park in Quesnel. Tickets go on sale before the midway opens. But save yourself a ton of time, hassle and money by getting wristbands that enable you to ride all day! Thrifty Thursday gets you a discount, too!

Community Pride and Parade

Quesnel shines for Billy Barker Days. The city gets dolled up, businesses get decorated, people dress in 1890s costumes, and there’s a ton of free entertainment.

Be sure to attend the annual parade at 10am on Saturday July 18th. Set up your comfy camping chair to cheer on the marching bands, floats, community groups, happy kids, vintage cars and trucks, you name it.

A Staggering Array of Activities and Events

It’s almost impossible to summarize everything that’s happening at Billy Barker Days 2015!

  • Free Family Fun Day is on Sunday July 19th at LeBourdais Park from noon to 3pm. There will be a huge range of activities, all free.
  • Motocross racers from all over BC will compete for the Championship cup! Saturday is practice day and then they race for real on Sunday! Come and see who will be crowned champion and who will be left in the dust.
  • Dance the night away on Saturday at the Billy Barker Day’s Dance, from 9pm right up to 2am! Tickets available in advance and Safe Rides home will be provided.
  • All you cowboys come on down for the annual Quesnel Rodeo. It starts on Friday July 17th and goes until Sunday. Admission is only 12 for adults, 10 for youth and seniors, unless you get a discount by purchasing in advance ($ 10 for adults and $8 for youth and seniors).
  • Roller Derby! Catch all the hard hitting action as the Gold Pain City Derby Girls take on the Energetic City Killbillies. Family friendly and only $5 admission.
  • Pie Eating Contest. Noon on Saturday July 18th at the LeBourdais Park stage.
  • Colouring Contest and Teddy Bear Clinic for the kids.
  • Treasure Hunt for the youngsters.
  • Stock Car Racing at the Speedway.
  • And much, much more.

Billy Barker Days 2015 is shaping up to be the best ever in its 42 years. See you there and bring your smiles!

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