Event Time: 3pm-12am / Event Location: Alpine Resort - On Mountain!

Oktoberfest at Fernie Alpine Resort

Oompah, oompah, oom-pa-pa-pa!

Enjoy craft beers, delicious food, great entertainment and crazy contests with Bavarian flair and a lot of fun.

All details to be announced, last year’s event included:

  • Plaza fun for everyone
  • Family-Friendly Beverage Gardens with DJ
  • DJ Goffles
  • Exclusive Fernie Alpine Resort Oktoberfest Beer Mug
  • Craft beers
  • BBQ serving up Octoberfest favourites – 3 different kinds of bratwurst and yummy pretzels!
  • Rootbeer for the kids
  • Kids activity station
  • Awesome contents: Best Oktoberfest Outfit, Steinholding, Yodelling &  Bratwurst Eating
  • German Buffet Dinner with live Oktoberfest Oompa Band
  • After Party in the Griz Bar

Mark your calendars and see you there – Prost!


3rd Annual Fernie & Elk Valley Pride Festival

Event Time: No time set / Event Location: In Town

3rd Annual Fernie & Elk Valley Pride Festival

6 days of fun, friendship, and unity in Fernie to celebrate Pride, mountain style!

Come join us as we celebrate Pride, Diversity, and Inclusion in the beautiful mountain town of Fernie, BC. This event is hosted by the Fernie Pride Society

2019 schedule to include:

  • City of Fernie Rainbow Flag Raising and Reception
  • The Royal Treatment Drag Show featuring visiting Drag Royalty
  • LGBTQ Author Nancy Jo Cullen
  • Pride Central – daylong activities including biking, hiking, yoga & crafts
  • Drag Queen Story Time
  • Drag Queen Bingo
  • Teens Cooking with Queens
  • Body Painting Competition at the Royal
  • Big Gay Brunch
  • Fairy Creek Hike
  • The Royal Late night Glitter Party

The Schedule of Events is subject to change, check official website for the most up-to-date information.

Weekend Festival Packages (accommodation and tickets) available online September 2019.

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October 8, 2019 thru October 13, 2019


Fernie Half Marathon, 3-person relay & 10km Run

Event Time: 8.00am - 1.00pm / Event Location: In Town

Fernie Half Marathon, 3-person relay & 10km Run

The Fernie Half Marathon, 3-Runner Relay & 10K Run has become a classic in Southeastern BC.

The all-trail course that winds along the Elk River and follows a community trail system is both challenging and beautiful. With seamless organisation, professional chip timing and easy registration the Fernie Half Marathon is a great choice to end your running season.

Route Maps and Race Info


21 km of trails along the Elk River, across the foot of Mount Fernie, along wooded areas in Coal Creek and through Fernie’s beautiful James White Park.

2019 Race Fees until June 3rd:

  • Solo Half Marathon Runner: $60
  • 3 Person Relay Team:  $125.
  • Solo 10K Runner:  $50.


The Park Place Lodge is proud to be an official sponsor and preferred lodging facility of the 2018 Fernie Half Marathon. Special rates for event participants start from $114/night.

Proceeds from this run support local children’s programming in the community including Friends of the Fernie Heritage Library.



Fernie Mountain Market at Montane

Event Time: 11.00am - 2.00pm / Event Location: In Town

Fernie Mountain Market at Montane

Special Mountain Market event at Montane for Thanksgiving.

Come discover local growers with their just picked fruit, veggies, locally-raised meat, herbs, and flowers; while bakers offer their tasty croissants and freshly baked bread. Discover local artisans showcasing their latest creations. All vendors sell products they make, bake or grow!


Regularly every Sunday from 10am – 2pm at Rotary Park July 7th – September 1, 2019. A large playpark at the venue will keep kids entertained for hours while you enjoy the market.

Additional special events:

  • June 23rd at Fernie Alpine Resort
  • July 1st for Canada Day Festival at Fernie Aquatic Centre
  • September 8th at Fernie Alpine Resort
  • September 22nd at the Fernie Chautauqua & Fall Fair, City Hall
  • October 6th at Montane in Fernie

Ironman Open at Fernie Golf Club

Event Time: 12.00pm / Event Location: In Town

Ironman Open at Fernie Golf Club

The first closing event of the 2019 Fernie golfing calendar. Public and visitors are always welcome!

Register by October 4th. Call 250-423-7773.

Sunday October 7th: Ironman Open Tournament

Shot gun start at 12:30pm

FORMAT: 2 person teams, scramble to the green, alternate putts

Men play from blue, ladies play from white/red mix

Pin placements will be challenging but not impossible!

Max of double allotted score per hole (as per HDCP) to keep pace.

All members & non-members welcome. Meal not included, all entries go towards prize pot.



Prizes!!  Register by October 4th

Monday October 8th: Thanksgiving Turkey Tombstone Event

12:00 Noon tee times

A fun day of golf followed by turkey dinner – with all the fixings!

FORMAT: Your game ends when you reach 70 strokes plus your handicap

Example: A 20 Handicap golfer will get 90 strokes

The individual who makes it the farthest is the winner

All members & non-members welcome. Enter Individually, or in Teams of 2 or 4!



To register or for more details, contact the pro-shop – use the ‘contact’ form on this page or call 250-423-7773


Fall Craft Fair at Fernie Community Centre

Event Time: 10.00am-3.00pm / Event Location: In Town

The Fernie Craft Fairs are a cornucopia of fine produce and specialty items.

Discover little wooden doors to hide in the garden, freshly baked pies, hand-stamped copper jewellery, crochet toques and much, much, more!

Buy local and support artisan producers. A perfect opportunity to get a kick-start on your Christmas presents.

Other Fall/Winter Craft Fairs:

Twilight Craft Fair – November 22, 5 – 9pm

Holiday Craft Fair – November 23, 10am – 3pm

Stocking Stuffers Craft Fair – December 21, 10am – 3pm


Opera Screening at the Arts Station – Maria Stuarda by Donizetti

Event Time: No time set / Event Location: In Town - Arts Station

Celebrating Opera with the Fernie Friends of Opera.

All screenings are on the first Friday of the month at the Arts Station. Note: Start times may vary for longer screenings.

Admission by donation.

2019 Fall Season:

September 6: Rigoletto by Verdi

October 4: Maria Stuarda by Donizetti

November 1: der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss

December 6: Enchanted Island; a pastiche, but various composers


High Roller Mountain Bike Poker Ride

Event Time: 8.00am / Event Location: In Town

Take part in Fernie Mountain Biking Club’s End of Season Poker Ride open to everyone!

Challenge yourself for the High Roller for a full day of riding or the Low Roller for a more relaxed pace and route. Rain or shine, come ride some of the best trails in the area.

Track the poker cards and win awesome prizes. This is a great social riding event everyone looks forward to.

Registration Details TBC. Visit FMBC website.

  • The route takes in dozens of trails covering several of Fernie’s favourite mountain bike areas on both sides of the valley.
  • Day starts at 8am at (501 1st Avenue, Fernie) ending with dinner and drinks at the end of the day.
  • Cost is TBC (includes a fun day of riding sweet Fernie single track, Highroller swag, after party dinner, one free FBC beer)
  • You must be a Fernie Mountain Bike Club to participate for insurance purposes (anyone can join, including non-residents, membership is only $25 and goes to help maintain the trails!).

4th Annual GillBilly Fest 2019

Event Time: No time set / Event Location: In Town

4th Annual GillBilly Fest 2019

A celebration of Fly Fishing & Old-time Music hosted by the Fernie Old Type Music Society – Yeehawreckon!

Grab your pardner and come on down for a hoe-fest of fine quality. The festival features outdoor and indoor morning and late-night jamming, concerts, workshops, fishing, food and friends… all set in the beauty of the Canadian Rockies.


2019 Headline Performance by Del Barber featuring music from his new album Easy Keeper, to be released on September 6th, 2019.

Del Barber is a singer-songwriter from Manitoba, whose winsome balladry and wry wit harken back to country-folk traditions that remind the listener of the late greats of songwriting history. Del is no stranger to finding inspiration in the cultural backdrop of Canada. On the JUNO Award-nominated Prairieography, Barber documented stories of prairie life, highlighting the unique relationship between struggle, hard work and love.

More details to be announced soon!

Past Festivals have included Clayton & Joelle, Nomad Jones, Pharis & Jason Romero, John Lowell, Jim & Lynda McLennan, Chris Coole, The Lonesome Ace String Band, Paul Silveria and more!


Follow Old Type Music Society on FACEBOOK or Old Type Music Society website for updates.



September 27, 2019 thru September 29, 2018


Gallery Opening at The Arts Station – Beth Gallup & Roni Jergunsen

Event Time: 7.00pm / Event Location: In Town

Show continues until October 29th.

Beth Gallup and Roni Jurgensen have worked together to create an exhibition that highlights both of their talents.

Beth takes the lead on burgers and baking, two creative subjects she often returns to in her studio – and the kitchen. There are even some recipes woven into some of the paintings.

Roni often focuses on birds in her work. Although in Fernie, she is best known for her moose, the featured artwork for the 2017 Wapiti Music Festival. An established painter with a track record of solo and group exhibitions, including the See, Hidden Garden, and Leighton Galleries, Roni has recently been exploring twig sculptures and carving.

The inspiration for the exhibition is play. Playing with food, playing with ideas, playing with what can take flight.


2019 Fall Gallery Shows:

August 29th – September 24th: Peggy Black – Abstracts & Other Thoughts

September 26th – October 29th: Beth Gallup & Roni Jergunsen – Birds, Burgers & Baking

October 31st – November 26th: Jennifer Van Popta – But, Do You See In Colour?

November 28th – December 24th: Mini Art Show