Entertainment for the 2019 BCNE! Click one to jump to that section of the page.
Main-stage Performers and Roaming Acts (Click Me for Schedule)
Comedy Magic Show: With signature illusions like the Magic Telephone Hotline, the Cowboy Card Trick, and Regurgitated Balloon Poodle, it’s no wonder people say Clinton’s show is unlike any they’ve ever seen. With his charismatic and fun personality, he doesn’t merely fool audiences – he entertains them.
Matt Henry “Trained Human”: Matt Henry, the “master of the unnecessary,” has some serious skills–he won a world juggling championship–but it’s his combination of one-of-a-kind stunts, humor, and audience participation that keep him in demand around the world. Laugh-a-minute is too slow a pace at this show, don’t miss it!
Stages: He performs classic rock and classic country, such as Elvis and Johnny Cash.
Bra-Lorne: This is your classic rock bands, but sure to listen for their originals as well.
Coldwater Creek: They provide a wide variety of country and modern rock!
Good Question: This group plays a little bit of everything including rock, country, blues, originals.
Northern Twisters Square Dance Club: Around the time when square dancing was becoming popular in Northern B.C. and any outlying areas of the province, a group of 45 people calling themselves The Happy Gang started to meet regularly in the Civic Center in Prince George. The year was 1957 and why did they meet? Why, to square dance of course! Square dancing met the requirements of many young couples as a form of recreation. It was cheap, and more importantly, IT WAS FUN!
Ryan Cook – Chainsaw Carver
I take carving seriously. I eat, sleep and breathe it.
As a professional chainsaw carver, I turn my clients’ visions into work of art. I’ve worked with clients from all over Canada including The Brick, Ducks Unlimited, Pioneer Log Homes and Shaw Media. I’m also a notable television personality having starred as a Pro Carver on HGTV’s “Carver Kings”.
I’ve always enjoyed being creative. Before discovering my talent for carving, I worked as an actor and entertainment promotor in LA (you may have seen me on “The Hills”). So when I was cast as the Apprentice for OLN’s Saw Dogs, I didn’t realize that the passion for chainsaw carving was truly in my blood. In the short time I’ve been carving, I’ve been honored with invitations to compete alongside the world’s greatest chainsaw carvers, and recently won first place and people’s choice awards at the Gold River Wood to Wonderful West Coast Carving.
Ryan Cook will be carving at the BCNE all four days!! Check the upcoming here schedule for more details.
You can also follow Ryan Cook on facebook at www.facebook.com/SawValley
Stetson Stomp – Featuring Appaloosa
Where: Kin 3 Building on Exhibition Park Grounds
When: Saturday, August 17th; Doors Open 8:00pm, Show Starts 9:00pm
Prices: $25 if purchased in advance (includes gate admission on Saturday) and $15 if purchased at the door.
19+ – Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door – Cash bar
Limelight Quest Competition
Once again the BCNE will host the Limelight Quest Competition which is a competition for solo singers. Established in 2011 (then Prince George Idol), Limelight Quest Competition offers budding singers the opportunity for stage experience and professional development, as well as the opportunity to win great prizes packed with tools to help them along their quest for the limelight!
Midway – WCA (Click Me for Schedule)
The BCNE’s fair rides are provided by West Coast Amusements, Canada’s largest and most respected traveling carnival operator. Creating smiles and memories since 1962. WCA supplies amusement equipment, midway rides, games and concessions to provide safe, clean family fun to fairs, exhibitions, rodeos, special events and promotional events across North America.
West Coast Amusements has a ride for everyone. Priding themselves on building an inventory of the latest, greatest and safest equipment. Our state-of-the-art rides are constantly maintained and always clean and freshly painted. We can provide large attractions with bright, colourful lighting that will build excitement and draw people to your event.
All-Day Wristbands (valid only on day of purchase): $40.00
Single Gold Coupon: $1.25
Red Book (20): $25.00
Blue Book (40): $45.00
*All rides are between 3-7 coupons. Please note that children under 2 years of age or under 36 inches and pregnant persons are not permitted to ride any ride.
***Weather permitting*** Wristbands will be valid from open to close. Wristband sales will start at noon and will be cut off at 8:30 PM daily. Last day of the event, wristband sales will be cut off at 4 PM.
Kids Zone – New to 2019
This is an area where you can let your little ones run around in a safe and entertaining area, while you have a rest. There will be games and toys for their entertainment.
Heritage Lane – Live Demonstrations (Click Me for Schedule)
Step into history and explore Old Town Fort George and its wonderful residents! In recognition of the spirit of the pioneer men and women, who helped carve a city from the wilderness, and sow the seeds for settlement…
More information about demonstrations and individuals attending coming soon!