Community members are set to gather at the Montane barn on Saturday (Oct. 8) for the return of ‘Thanksgiving at the Barn’.
It will be the 3rd thanksgiving event hosted at the Montane barn following a two-year pandemic hiatus, according to event organizer Wendy Howse.
Sponsored mainly by Montane, Parastone and The Fernie Taphouse (all under the Parastone umbrella), Howse said the vision is to have an event in the fall to enjoy the bounty of hard work and to have an event in the spring to celebrate new beginnings.
She said they invite the public to enter the barn, to have a look inside and get their photos taken, and hope to make it a fall tradition.
“It’s a real wholesome event,” she said.
“It’s meant to be free entry, come down, have a visit with your neighbours, walk around the nice trails in Montane, and come together with your community.”
The event will run from 12 to 3 p.m., and will feature live music, roast pork on bun and drinks, family photos, horse rides (for a $5 donation), chicken poop bingo, s’mores and hot chocolate ($1), a raffle, a chance to meet the mini horses and goats, and more.
Local vendors and organizations will be present, and cash donations will be accepted at most booths.
“Any money that is raised is going towards the animals at the barn or local groups are fundraising for themselves,” Howse said.
She said they are expecting good weather and hundreds of people to attend, and she encourages people to ride their bikes or walk down.
“I’m just looking forward to seeing everybody out meeting their neighbours.”