Walk on the rural side at Barriere Expo

Rural Living Expo and Trade Show coming to Barriere Apr. 26 and 27

Jill Hayward

The second annual Rural Living Expo and Trade Show in Barriere is lifting off for 2014. Approximately 100 exhibit booths will fill the Trade Show hall and the new North Thompson Agriplex at the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo facility on April 26 and 27. The event has something for everyone – a full weekend of entertainment and great things to see and do – including the annual Barriere Celebration of Art.

For those of us who are blessed with living in rural British Columbia, or “the country” as some may say, life is truly sweet. We grow our own food, share what we have with those who have less, look out for each other, and our children are more in touch with the natural world. Rural residents are resilient, innovative and show lower stress levels.

However, living the rural lifestyle does not mean we lack in amenities or services; you’ll see this for yourself at the Rural Living Expo and Trade Show as you peruse the smorgasbord of service organizations, clubs, merchants, artists and artisans, real estate and home improvement, resources, agriculture, agritourism, health and wellness,

Mark your calendars to join us on Apr. 26 and 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission to the whole event is just $5 for adults, and $3 for seniors and students, 12 and under are free. There is plenty of parking on site for even the biggest rigs, and concessions are available on site.


For information or vendor packets go to: www.ruralexpobarriere.com, email: ruralexpobarriere@gmail.com, or call event manager Jill Hayward at 250-319-8023.