Chautauqua

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: 
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Fernie entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of national pride. Five years later, it emerged having experienced staggering losses and multiple controversies that threatened to tear the community apart. Fernie was profoundly affected by conflicting impulses of labour, loyalty, and ethnicity.

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: 
12:00pm - 4:00pm

Join Peter and the Wolves, Jon Wort Hannam, and Heather Blush and the Uppercuts for an afternoon of some of rippin' rock, soul and sass. Sponsored by Teck. With MC Erin Teeple. The Chautauqua Grill and a variety of food trucks will be available throughout the day.

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: 
11:00am - 4:00pm

Join the artists at these locations:

BRIAN POLLOCK PHOTOGRAPHY · 532 2ND AVE
Landscape Photography studio and gallery.

STEPHANIE’S GLASS & ART STUDIO · 532 2ND AVE
Decorative and practical stained and etched glass artwork and homewares by Stephanie Rogers. Local paintings for sale. 

STUDIO 562 · 562 2ND AVE
Large scale portrait paintings of people and animals by Leanne Stothert. 

FERNIE ARTS CO-OP · 572 2ND AVE
Artwork from over 40 local artists including paintings, jewellery, photography, leatherwork, sculpture and much more. 

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: 
9:00am - 11:00am

Get ready for a full day of activities at Chautauqua with a hearty pancake breakfast hosted by the Elk Valley Dolphins Swim Club. $5 includes pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice. Gluten free option available.

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Event Date: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: 
11:00am - 4:00pm

What The Junk Vintage Market brings vintage and antique sellers from across the Kootenay region to Fernie for our first ever Vintage Market. Located at Fernie City Hall as part of the 2018 Chautauqua and Fall Fair Heritage on the Lawn event!

Event Date: 
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Time: 
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Join the Heart's Content Ensemble string quartet at the Chautauqua Afternoon Tea. For over a century, Fernie has had a significant British community, and formal afternoon tea was a tradition among those who immigrated to Fernie from England, Scotland and Wales.

The menu includes our own Fernie Blend tea by Murchies Tea of Victoria; scones with jam, marmalade and Devonshire cream; Coronation chicken, smoked salmon with cream cheese, and cucumber with cress finger sandwiches; and dainties.

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: 
11:00am - 4:00pm

It’s not only adults who get to have fun at the Chautauqua and Fall Fair Festival. This year’s Children's Tent is better than ever! And activities are FREE! The Kid’s Area is within sight of the Main Stage, so you’ll never have to miss an act.

Activities will be scheduled from 11:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday September 15 for kids of all ages to enjoy, including organized games and an assortment of arts and crafts projects.

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sun Sep 16 2018.
Friday, September 14, 2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Fernie Chautauqua and Fall Fair is an annual fall festival celebrating local art, music, heritage, and cuisine.

This cultural extravaganza is hosted by the Fernie Museum, The Fernie Arts Station, Fernie Chamber of Commerce, Fernie Heritage Library and Wildsight.

Check out all of the events happening all weekend long!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Event Date: 
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Time: 
1:00pm - 2:00pm

In the spirit of the Chautauquas that travelled throughout western Canada, an inter-denominational community church service will bring together the faith community of Fernie to celebrate the local harvest and bonds of community.

Event Date: 
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Time: 
5:30pm - 8:00pm

In celebration of the harvest, the organizing committee for the Chautauqua and Fall Fair invites you to an authentic Ukrainian dinner with all the trimmings to celebrate the bonds of community and to celebrate the contributions of the Ukrainian, Slavic and Polish communities to Fernie. Proceeds from the supper will benefit the Syrian Refugee Committee, continuing Fernie's long tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world.