The bulls will be back in town Dec. 31

New Year’s Eve Bullarama in Barriere - tickets are on sale now

The 2nd Annual New Year’s Eve Bullarama and Dance will be held at the North Thompson Agriplex in Barriere as a fundraiser for the Farm Kids Scholarship Fund.

“It’s a great venue with exciting entertainment. What’s better than watching live bull riding followed by an old time country dance for New Year’s?” said Steven Puhallo, president and founder of the Farm Kids Fund, “This is a great annual event with people from Chilliwack to Prince George coming to ‘buck in’ the New Year.”

The New Year’s Eve Bullarama features bucking bulls from local stock contractor S&E Bucking Bulls, and S&E stock boss Ed Lebourdais says he is proud of the calibre of bucking bulls that will be matched against some of western North America’s best bull riders, “We’ve got bulls that will buck all night and the cowboys better be ready to ride some lightning!”

The event is professionally sanctioned by Bullriders Canada.

“Being professionally sanctioned allows us to attract a high calibre of bull rider. We have some of the best bull riders in North America coming.” said Lebourdais.

Highlights from last year’s News Year’s Eve Bullarama can be seen by going to:

Doors open at: 6 p.m., Bullarama starts at 7 p.m., dance from 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.  Beer Garden and food vendors on site.

Bullarama and Dance (19+): $50 • Bullarama only: $30 • Kids 12 and under free.  Roundtrip Shuttle Kamloops-Barriere and Bullarama and Dance ticket (19+): $80 (Departs North Hills Mall in Kamloops at 5 p.m. for Barriere, Departs Barriere at 1 a.m., for return to North Hills Mall. Does pick-ups and drop-offs as required in Rayleigh, Vinsulla and McLure.

Tickets are now on sale at the Horse Barn in Kamloops,  at the North Thompson Star/Journal in Barriere and online at

The Farm Kids Scholarship Fund is a non-profit organization that helps deserving rural youth further their education. Fund monies will be awarded to graduating grade 12 students in rural communities to help them further their education whether it’s trades, college, or university.