Barkerville’s annual Cowboy and Drover Jubilee kicks off a weekend of cattle drive-themed music and poetry events on Sept. 11-13.
Registration for the Fifth Annual Northern Star Amateur Singing Competition will be available until noon on Saturday, Sept. 12.
The returning lineup includes Budd Webb, Ed Wahl, the Gordie West Band, the Hanson Family, Joey Only, and 2011 Northern Star winner Terry Wozney.
New this year is the 2015 Kamloops Cowboy Festival Rising Star winners Mack Station, singer-songwriter Leslie Ross, and Quesnel-based Cowboy Poet Bill Atkinson.
An informal welcome party will take place on Friday, Sept. 11, from 7 to 11 p.m., at the House Hotel in Barkerville.
A Saturday night dance at the House Hotel and a licensed open-mic stage at the Kelly Saloon will round out a day of music and poetry presentations on Sept. 12.
Barkerville historian Richard Wright will also deliver a “boot hill” tour of the Barkerville Cemetery at 9 p.m. on Sept. 12.
Sunday, Sept. 13 at 11 a.m. will see St. Saviour’s Anglican Church host a traditional Cowboy Church.
Open-mic music will cap off the weekend at the House Hotel from noon to 3 p.m.