Annual Kamloops Cowboy Festival starts today

21st Annual Kamloops Cowboy Festival gets underway today and runs all weekend in Kamloops

The 2017 Kamloops Cowboy Festival poster.

The 2017 Kamloops Cowboy Festival poster.

The 21st Annual Kamloops Cowboy Festival gets underway today and runs all weekend in Kamloops.  This is the largest Cowboy Festival in Canada, and one of the largest in North America. It is a celebration of western heritage in Kamloops and showcases the best in cowboy poetry and western music, as well as cowboy artists and artisans.

The event runs March 16th – 19th, 2017.  Entertainment begins with jam sessions and a kick-off party Thursday night and goes almost non-stop all weekend. There are three stages offering Cowboy Poetry and Western Music each day from noon until evening.

On Friday and Saturday nights, guests have a choice between main stage concerts or dinner theatre shows at Kamloops Convention Centre. Cowboy Church, at the Calvary Church, on Sunday morning is always very popular, followed by another day of great entertainment.

The WesternArt and Gear Show runs all weekend long, displaying a wide range of artwork and custom-made cowboy equipment. A series of seminars and workshops are also offered over the weekend.

This is a fantastic opportunity to experience real talent and a great activity for the whole family, couples, and kids.

Pack your blue jeans, hats and boots. Head on down, see friendly smiles and have a toe-tapping, hand-clapping good time!

Tickets at the door for most events or to pre-book call 1-888-763-2221.

Packages available through the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Confernece Centre 1-800-665-6674.

For more information on the BC Cowboy Heritage Society or about the festival, please visit the BC Cowboy Heritage Society website:  www. bcchs.com

 

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