Annual Kamloops Cowboy Festival in March has a full lineup of events

annual Cowboy Heritage Society’s Kamloops Cowboy Festival will take place on Mar. 13 to 16

This year, the annual Cowboy Heritage Society’s Kamloops Cowboy Festival will take place on Mar. 13 to 16.

There will be shuttle buses running between all three venues for the event; the Horse Barn, the Calvary Church, and the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre.

If you like cowboy heritage, music and poetry the Festival should definatily be on your “must attend” list this year.

The fun will kick off on Wednesday and Thursday mornings, with entertainment at the Horse Barn from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m.  Then the official kick-off party will start at the Conference Centre at 7 p.m. on the Thursday.  The grand opening ceremonies will take place on Friday, at noon at the Conference Centre, and at 1 p.m. at the Calvary Church.

The program throughout the weekend will include a trade show, and art show, and lots of great workshops on a variety of topics, including: Dave Perrin (book readings), Cowboy’s Choice (hat history and custom hat building), Saddles (fit and function), with a number of other workshops offered as well.

Festival entertainers will include around 30 different performers, including: Butch Falk, Dick Warwick, the Gordie West Band, Jess Lee, Marshall Veal, Ol’ Ugly, and Terri Mason.

There will be a dinner dance at the Ramada on Thursday (6 p.m.); dinner and entertainment on Friday at the Conference Centre (6:30 p.m.); dinner and entertainment on Saturday at the Conference Centre (6:30 p.m.); and a dinner theatre on Sunday at the Conference Centre (5:30 p.m.).

To purchase tickets, drop by the Horse Barn or the Ramada in Kamloops, or call 1-888-763-2221.