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Yeehaw! The Pemby barn dance returns

Cowboys and gals are invited to wrestle up cowboy boots and hats for the annual Pemberton Barn Dance



What: Pemberton Barn Dance

When: Saturday, July 28

Where: Root House on Pemberton Meadows Road

Tickets: $35

Mosy on down to the 12 th annual Pemberton Barn Dance with not one, but three live music acts to kick your cowboy boots up at on Saturday, July 28 at 8 p.m. at the Root House on Pemberton Meadows Road.

“The barn dance is a fantastic down to earth musical experience,” said Paul Selina, president of the Pemberton Chamber of Commerce, one of four organizations hosting the dance. “You can dance inside on the root house floor or kick your heels up in the grass outside. I think what makes it so great is there is such a positive atmosphere because of all the work that the volunteers put in.”

The Pemberton Barn Dance is one of spud valley’s biggest events of the year with farmers, ranchers and partygoers pulling out all the cowboy stops, from Wranglers to Stetsons. Country music fans gather in an old root house, which is still utilized today to store spuds, lending a distinctly Pemberton farmland flare to the community celebration.

This year’s lineup includes Squamish’s Brent Lee Band as well as Pemberton’s own Hay Fever and solo entertainer Pierre.

In addition to live music, the barn dance hosts a mechanical bull for the first time, as well as a beer garden and Lions Club barbecue.

Buses will run from Whistler to Pemberton leaving the Telus Conference Centre in Whistler at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Buses will return leaving Pemberton at 11:30 p.m. as well as 12:30 and 1:30 a.m. The two-way bus tickets are $10. Buses from the Pemberton Legion will leave throughout the night starting at 8 p.m. Bus tickets are $5 return.

Barn Dance tickets are $35 each.

All proceeds will benefit the Pemberton Chamber of Commerce, Pemberton Lions, Pemberton Legion and Pemberton Rotary.

Advance tickets are available at Pemberton Valley Supermarket, Pemberton Legion, Pemberton Esso gas station and the Whistler Question.


New Pemberton Farmer’s Market growing

Volunteer Kim Davitsky welcomes the Pemberton community to get growing and join the newly opened Pemberton Farmer’s Market, up for picking every Thursday between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. outside of Solstice Organic and Natural Foods.

“We just wanted to create a place where people come and hangout and see what is in our community,” she said.

She hopes more people will get involved. Right now the market includes a modest showing of roughly a dozen vendors showcasing locally grown and made produce, baked goods, clothing and crafts.