Rural Expo coming to Barriere

April 27 and 28 will bring a celebration of rural living to Barriere

North Thompson Star/Journal

Get ready to take a walk on the rural side the last weekend in April this coming year.

That’s when the first annual Celebration of Rural Living Expo and Trade Show will be hosted at the North Thompson Agriplex, and Fall Fair Facility in Barriere.

The weekend of April 27 and 28 will offer two full days of everything that relates to the lifestyle we all enjoy here in the North Thompson Valley.  From  9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, visitors will be able to walk through a myriad of commercial booths and displays on everything related to rural living.

Organizers say the event will offer all of the following to those attendees in an energetic and fun environment;

• Home Building and Alternative Energies

• The Nuts and Bolts of Agriculture, 4H, and Livestock Raising

• Sport and Recreation

• Healthy Living

• Transportation

• Gardening and Landscaping

• Artists and Artisans, including the Annual Barriere Celebration of Art Festival

• Food Action

• Youth and the Young at Heart

• Pet Products and Dog Agility

• Story Telling For All Ages

• Feature Speakers

• Workshops & Demonstrations

• Fun For Kids

• Door Prizes, Contests,  Giveaways

• Concessions

• Musical Entertainment

One of the feature guest speakers will be Dr. Art Hister.   Dr. Art Hister is a well known authority on health and wellness, and is also Global TV’s Morning News Health Expert.

Attendees will be able to hear what Dr. Art has to say about keeping your family healthy and well, on Saturday, April 27.

Organizers say there are plans in the works to have speakers on sports medicine and fitness, recreation, crafts and fiber arts, agriculture, and more.

Join us as we present a showcase on everything related to rural living!

Admission per day for the entire event will be just $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for seniors and students, with 12 years and under free.  Organizers say they want to make the event affordable for everyone;  so that folks can enjoy all that it has to offer, while at the same time encouraging a large number of attendees to give commercial vendors, and non-profit organizations a grand opportunity to show what they are all about.

Commercial booth space sells for $300, and non-profit space starts at $50.   There are also other packets available for larger areas, or space outside for items such as vehicles and agricultural equipment.

For more information or to reserve your trade show booth space contact:  Jill Hayward at 250-319-8023, or email: or go to: