Billy Button Winners  2017

$1,000.00 Gold Nugget – # 2202    Ted Martindale

$500.00 Gold Nugget – #  1214        Aleta Peever

$300.00 Gold Nugget –  #  318          Doug Schweyer

Program Draw Winners  2017

Big Canyon Rafting Trip – Fritz Wyssen

Quesnel & Dist Rec Centre Pass – John Sheppe

Barkerville 2 Day Family Pass – Jessica Sheppe

Barkerville 2 Day Family Pass – Marcy McKay

Barkerville 2 Day Family Pass – Brian Jarvis


Due to extreme fire conditions, the 2017 Festival has been cancelled.

Billy Buttons – $5.00

Have you got yours?  Support the Festival by purchasing a Billy Button.  Prizes are three gold nuggets.
First Prize – $1000.00 Gold Nugget
2nd Prize – $500.00 Gold Nugget
3rd Prize – $300,00 Gold Nugget


Billy Barker Days Costume Shop

340 Front Street

Browse through the selection of period costumes,  dress the family or your staff for the Festival.
Call the Billy Barker Days Office 992-1234 for hours.


Shaw Interview about the Festival – click to view.

Office Hours

The Billy Barker Days Office is now open for the season.

Office Hours:    Monday – Friday     8:30 – 5:30

Contact us at 250 992-1234                                                                                           email                                                                               facebook



 Did you know….

… although the City of Quesnel supports the Festival by providing the park space and other services during the Festival, they do not actually organize or put on the Festival?

… in a typical year, the Society spends over $10,000 on the fireworks display? It will be bigger in 2016 and 2017 as we will apply the 2015 budget to those years since fireworks had to be cancelled due to fire restrictions.

… that some events during the Festival are put on by other organizations? eg. The Rodeo by the Quesnel Rodeo Club, Gold Dust Mall by the Quesnel Downtown Association and the Crash to Pass by the Quesnel Auto Racing Assoc.

… virtually all of the stage entertainment is paid. The Headliners do NOT come and play for free – you just get to watch for free.

… the tents owned by the Society are not only used during the Festival but are rented out to raise funds for the events. The members volunteer to put up, take down and clean the tents throughout the summer to make this fundraiser a success.