The Fernie Chautauqua & Fall Fair is a four-day cultural  festival featuring insightful and engaging celebrations of community and place. The event is a revitalized and invigorated version of the traditional Dominion Chautauqua of the early 20th century, set against the spectacular B.C. Rocky Mountains. Whether it’s your first time visiting Fernie or a homecoming with family and friends, special room rates here at Park Place Lodge, the festival exclusive partner hotel, will help make the Chautauqua & Fall Fair weekend a real treat.

As an official Hotel Sponsor for this event, we are pleased to extend preferred room rates for festival attendees:

*Preferred Room Rates for Fernie Chautauqua and Fall Fair visitors:

Note – We provide a $20 per night discount for each additional night after the first night

Book Online using the following promotional group code: CQA19

You can also book by calling toll-free 1-888-381-7275 and indicate your are visiting for the Fernie Chautauqua and Fall Fair.

* Rates valid September 19-22, 2018. Subject to availability. Taxes Extra.

Additional Fernie Chautauqua festival information:

Enjoy live music throughout the weekend, with Buskers performing on Fernie’s main street Friday to Sunday, at the Chautauqua Main Stage on Saturday, at the Fall Fair on Sunday, and at special events throughout the weekend. Families will find plenty to be entertained by in the Chautauqua Tent with special shows featuring Dr Van Hooligan, Kellie Haines and Mandy Morris throughout the day on Saturday, plus crafts, facepainting, balloon animal and roving performers. Celebrate arts and heritage with a series of engaging events at Saturday’s Culture on the Lawn. Peek inside the lives and work of artists, artisans and heritage organizations. Immerse yourself in traditional art and crafts on the Chautauqua grounds with ‘painting en plein air’ demonstrations and art installations, or join members of the Ktunaxa for insights and stories on Indigenous life and learn about the region’s history at guest Museum booths. Visit selected Doors Open locations to explore buildings not usually open to the public, discover more about heritage restoration efforts underway in Fernie today and learn about fascinating local histories on Heritage Walking Tours and on the Heritage Home Tour. Sunday’s Fall Fair is a gathering of traditional home & farm lifestyle arts featuring agricultural, craft and kitchen expertise mixed with traditional fairground fun. See artisans in action, take in the zucchini races or an apple cider demo and discover local farmstead practices.

The full list of events and activities can be found here:

In addition, there are several special ticketed events. Purchase yours today online through the Festival website, through Facebook or through Eventbrite. You can also purchase tickets for all events in person at the Fernie Museum.

Eventbrite Ticket links:


The festival is also a wonderful opportunity to showcase our Striving For Sustainability menus in both our  Bistro Restaurant and the Pub Bar & Grill which we feel compliments the “Farm to Fork” culture Chautauqua is promoting. In addition to making the majority of our menu items in house, we proudly feature regionally sourced produce from Red Hat Co-Operative Farms in Southern Alberta, high quality beef from Alberta ranchers, and Ocean Wise seafood products.

We hope you join us for this wonderful event!


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