Fernie Chautauqua and Fall Fair

Event Date: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Time: 
10:00am - 3:00pm

Meet the SheJumps team, learn about our programs and get STOKED to connect with the Fernie community. Come say HI, rain or shine!

Meet the SheJumps team, learn about our programs and get STOKED to connect with the Fernie community. Come say HI, rain or shine!We welcome all women and girls (transgender and cisgender) as well as non-binary people who identify with the women’s community. FREE!

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 
8:00pm - 11:00pm

Explore Fernie's vibrant visual and performance art scene through the lens of one of Fernie's most unique historical events - the arrival of the Texas Bill and his three ring circus in 1911. This spectacle-for-the-senses cultural experience features special performances by the Circus Insommiacs and magician Dr. Van Hooligan, cocktail mastery by the Fernie Distillery, culinary artistry by Fernie's celebrity chef, Barrie Elliott, and live music at each of the evening's five venues.

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 
11:30am - 12:30pm

Join Wildsight Elk Valley for the 1st Annual #ferneifallfair Tricycle Races!

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 
1:30pm - 2:30pm

One of the unique aspects of old buildings is their ability to adapt to new uses, contract and expand and evolve without losing their character. Follow heritage consultant Elana Zysblat, and planner Patrick Sorfleet on a tour analyzing two completed heritage projects - the conversions of Fernie High School and Fernie Masonic Hall to condo complexes, one underway project - the rehabilitation of the Leroux Mansion, and one future project - the conversion of Fernie Lutheran Church into a residence. Meet designers and owners at each site to get additional insider’s perspective.

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Join Lindsay Vallance for an whirlwind tour of one of Fernie’s most fascinating historical stories. Discover the story of the three larger-than-life king-pin Rum Runners – Emilio Picariello, Jack Wilson and Mark Rogers – who ruled the illicit liquor trade from Lethbridge to Fernie down as far as Spokane, Washington.

Event Date: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Time: 
10:00am - 2:30pm

Back for its second year is the #ferniefallfair Great Zucchini Race! This is a fun all-ages event that encourages you to play with your food!

The 2019 Schedule is:
10am-12:30pm / Zucchini Race Registration
10am-12:30pm / Creation Station to build a racer to enter
1pm-2:30pm / Great Zucchini Race Heats and Awards

Event Date: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Time: 
5:00pm - 8:30pm

As the finale of Fernie's four-day cultural festival, the Chautauqua Cultural Dinner this year celebrates the contributions of Fernie's early Sikh community to the cultural fabric of Fernie with special speaker Dr. Michael Hawley and live entertainment.

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Join the cocktail masters from Fernie Distillers for tours of their production space and sample from their cocktail tasting board ($5) as part of our showcase of local food and beverage producers.

Like what you’ve tasted? Enjoy one of the specially crafted Chautauqua cocktails. Pop-up art show by Laura Nelson, Michael Hepher & Mel MacVoy, with artists in attendance.

Event Date: 
Friday, September 20, 2019
Time: 
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Craig Moritz, the Kootenay's own music star, kicks off the Fernie Chautauqua and Fall Fair weekend. Get your ticket now!

Mortiz takes the Chautauqua Tent stage beginning at 7:00 pm following the Chautauqua Community Picnic. Beer garden with Fernie Brewery beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages will be open from 5:00 - 9:30 pm.

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 
11:00am - 4:00pm

Join the Fernie Fire Fighters and local safety and service providers to learn how to keep your family safe when you recreate, work and relax in our beautiful region. Info booths and demos from: BCWildsafe, Bylaw Services, BCAS, Avalanche Canada, Search and Rescue, BC Hydro, Stars, ESS, Fire Department and more! Plus free bouncy castle and BBQ!