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10 Reasons to Check out the Pemberton Barn Dance

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The Pemberton Barn Dance is back after a three year hiatus, with a new location and 2 massive bands!

Fans of the famous event, which began all the way back in 1995, will be pleased to know that the dance is returning in style and will be held in the new outdoor community barn.

Taking place on Saturday 26th September, here are 10 reasons why you should go to this year’s dance:

It’s been a while

It’s been three years since the last Pemberton Barn Dance which makes this year’s event something special. After such a break you can expect tons of people and an incredible atmosphere.

Chris Buck Band

Named the Country Club Act of the Year by the BC Country Music Association in 2014, the Chris Buck Band is an incredible live act not to be missed. Coming off the back of over 150 live shows in the past year, you can be sure to expect lots of energy and crowd involvement.


Dakota Pearl

Dakota Pearl are a local’s favourite and the first ever local band selected to play the Pemberton Music Festival. This band will really get the crowd going with their authentic home-grown style of music.

Dakota Pearl

A good cause

Since its inception in 1995 the Barn Dance has become an annual fundraiser for good causes, raising $40,000.

This year proceeds from the event will be going to the Pemberton Lion’s Club and the International Rotary.

New location

This year’s Barn Dance will be held in the new Pemberton Community Barn located on Frontier Street.

The venue already means a lot to the local community and is the current location of lots of events such as the weekly farmer’s market.

pemberton barn dance

Pemberton community

There is nothing like the coming together of the Pemberton community. This is the perfect place to meet everyone and have a great night. Past events have seen attendances of 1200 people!

It’s so much fun

The dance really is an incredibly fun night for everyone involved. Whether you’re young or old you can enjoy the music, dancing and wonderful atmosphere.


It is a real Pemberton tradition, starting in 1995 and has solidified its place in the hearts of the community. If you want a real feel for Pemberton then you should definitely check it out.

Awesome food

There will be a BBQ on site serving mouth watering food for all in attendance, along with a wide range of cold beverages to wash it all down.

A night to remember

The event is a night to remember with music, dancing and fun, and all for a good cause. Dance the night away with the local community and enjoy some spectacular performances, all under the impressive backdrop that is Pemberton.