Something to Celebrate

There’s always something to celebrate in the Lower North Thompson Valley. There are fun events planned for every season. In the spring you can celebrate Tod Mountain Days and in the summer bring the whole family to Barriere’s Music in the Park. In the cooler months put on your boots and head over to the Fall Fair and Rodeo, and in the winter, head up to the Sun Peaks Winter Wine Festival.

Music festival at Sun Peaks ResortBarriere Fall Fair and Rodeo

The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo in Barriere features fun events such as bull riding and steer wrestling. It’s the only BC fall fair that still features the classic pony chariot and chuck wagon races. Take colours, sights and smells of the locals’ handicrafts as you walk down the rows of goodies at the fall fair. There are several events at the Agriplex throughout the year. Check the events calendar for ones happening during your visit!

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Barriere Bandshell Fridays

Come dance or just tap your feet every Friday in July and August at the Barriere Bandshell ‘Music in the Park’ event. The music starts at 6 p.m. in Fadear Park – located in downtown Barriere. Come alone or with a group, bring a lawn chair or a blanket and start your Friday off right, doing what Barriere locals love to do!

Yearly Events at a Glance


  • North Thompson Agriplex – BC Team Cattle Penning Competitions (Barriere)


  • True Grit Big Four Rodeo and Dance (Barriere)
  • BC Team CAttle Penning Double Header (Barriere)
  • Honouring Young Women PowWow (Chu Chua)


  • Investors Group Walk for Alzheimers, Barriere Seniors Hall


  • Backcountry Horseman Annual Rendezvous at the North Thomspon Fall Fairgrounds (Barriere)
  • North Thompson Fish & Game Father’s Day Fishing Derby (Barriere)
  • Third Annual Big Barriere Block Party (Barriere)
  • Friday Night Bandshell Music in the Park (Barriere)


  • Canada Day Celebrations throughout the Lower North Thompson
  • Canadian Blue Moon Elvis Festival (Barriere)
  • Friday night Bandshell Music in the Park (Barriere)


  • Annual North Thompson Fall Fair & the BCRA Rodeo Finals (Barriere)
  • Kamloopa PowWow (Lower North Thompson)
  • First Fish Ceremony (Simpcw First Nation)
  • Friday night Bandshell Music in the Park (Barriere)


  • Annual North Thompson Fall Fair & the BCRA Rodeo Finals
  • 4-H BC Agricultural Expo and Sale, North Thompson Fall Fairgrounds (Barrriere)
  • Chu Chua Men’s Softball Tournament (Barriere)
  • Little Britches Rodeo (Barriere)


  • Coho Day at Dunn Creek Hatchery (north of Barriere)


  • Remembrance Day (North Thompson Valley)

  • New Year’s Eve Professional Bull Riding and Dance, North Thompson Fall Fairgrounds (Barrriere)