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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, City of Fernie, Fernie Heritage Library, Fernie Senior's Centre and Wildsight.

2018 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (subject to change):

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THURSDAY 13TH

  • 5:30 - 8 PM at Fernie Family Centre: Chinese Cultural Dinner
    • Chinese drumming on arrival and live performance by members of the Calgary Chinese Music Development Association
    • Catered by Arrowana Restaurant
    • Advance tickets, $25

FRIDAY 14TH 

  • 12 PM at Fernie Heritage Library: Lunch n' Literature
    • Featuring acclaimed BC Author: Wayne Norton and his book: Fernie at War
    • Catered by the Fernie Seniors Centre
    • Tickets, $15
  • 6 - 10 PM at the Main Stage on 5th St: Friday Fuze BC Showcase
    • Featuring Ndidi Onokwulu, Red Eyed Soul & Flatback
    • Food trucks & cash bar on-site

SATURDAY 15TH:

  • 9 - 11 AM at Fernie Museum: Pancake Breakfast
    • Hosted by Knights of Columbus

  • 11 AM - 4 PM: Historic Downtown Fernie Chautauqua
    • Historical Walking Tours from the Fernie Museum, including:
      • 1:30 PM - BC Mills Catalogue House Tour with John Aitken 
      • 3 PM - Fernie at War - Enemy Aliens Internment Tour 
    • Live entertainment on the Chautauqua Stage from John Wort Hannam, Peter and the Wolves and Heather Blush and the Uppercuts
    • Children's Tent hosted by Grow Children's Boutique in the Library Garden
    • Antique Car Show on 5th Street
    • Heritage & Art on the Lawn - Ktunaxa Cultural Demonstrations, Regional Museum stations and Live Painting by local artists at City Hall
    • Doors Open at Fernie Historical Locations - Volunteers will be on-site to explain the heritage preservation ongoing at each location
    • Art Walk - A self-guided tour of local galleries and studios. Meet the artists and see fascinating demonstrations throughout the day
    • Architectural Salvage Market at the Arts Station

  • 7:30 PM Prohibition Bar Tour and Speakeasy
    • Visit 3 secret location with an interpretive guide for illicit cocktails
    • Discover the final location Speakeasy with live entertainment from Heavy Petal Burlesque and Johnny Summers Jazz Quintet
    • Advance tickets only

SUNDAY 17TH:

  • 10AM-2PM at City Hall: 4th Annual Fall Fair
    • Clydesdale-drawn wagon rides
    • Classic Carnival Games & Races
    • Blue Ribbon Contests
    • Zucchini Races
    • Mountain Market
    • Chili Cook-off & Cake Walk
    • Agricultural Displays & Demos
    • Apple Pressing Workshops
    • Blacksmithing
    • Cotton Candy
    • and more...

  • 10 AM at Park Place Lodge: Jazz Brunch
    • With Johnny Summers Jazz Quintet
    • Advance tickets only
  • 1 PM - 2 PM on the Chautauqua Main Stage: Chautauqua Interfaith Community Service
    • All welcome

  • 2-4PM at Fernie Senior's Centre: Chautauqua
    • With Heart's Content String Quartet
    • Menu includes Fernie Blend tea by Murchie's Tea of Victoria; scones with jam, marmalade, and Devonshire cream, Finger sandwiches and Dainties. 
    • Period dress encouraged!
    • Advance tickets $15

  • 5-8PM on 2nd Avenue: Block Party Pig Roast
    • Pig Roast Dinner at the Nevados Cantina
    • Live Street Music
    • Coffee and Dessert at Valley Social

For more details on the 2018 Fernie Chautauqua & Fall Fair, bookmark the festival website and Facebook page

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