Join the Fernie Nordic Society for Fernie's 3rd Great Pumpkin Hunt! Children 9 years and under (you don't need to be a Fernie Nordic Member, but having it already will let you bypass the waiver line!!) are invited to scour the forests surrounding the Warming Hut at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre (see map) for their own pumpkin. When the search is finished, kids can enjoy hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows by the bonfires. It promises to be a great morning of autumn fun!
A minimum donation of $5 per pumpkin hunter is requested and includes hot chocolate and marshmallows.
This is an outdoor event, so please dress your children appropriately and bring camping chairs or blankets if desired. We're tough Fernie folks so a little rain (or snow!) won't deter us - but if the weather turns really gnarly, we may postpone it - check our Facebook page the day of for an update.
In the past many families chose to bring wienies to roast on the bonfires and enjoyed a walk on the trails around the Warming Hut after the Hunt. Please plan to do this again!
The Fernie Nordic Society thanks Grow Children's Boutique, Save-On-Foods, Starbucks, Giv'er Shirts, Teck and Allan Phillips for supporting this great annual event!
Our 3rd Annual Great Pumpkin Hunt is planned for Saturday October 21, 2017 at 11:30 am at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre near the Mt. Fernie Provincial Park. Please arrive earlier to register each pumpkin hunter in time.
Read the short report about last year's event in The Free Press here.