1st & Dunsmuir Ave
Free to attend
Entry Fees for some competitions
The celebration kicks off Friday September 30:
Start with a heritage walking tour of the Village leaving the Museum at 4:30. This 75 minute tour features stories, rumours and reflections from Cumberland’s amazing history. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register today, this tour is by donation.
Then grab a tasty dinner in the Village and head over to the Fall Fair Follies at Cumberland Masonic Hall.
The Follies is an old fashioned variety show featuring local musicians, dancers, actors and other silly sorts in a Muppet-Show-like mash of songs, skits and giggles! Doors open at 7pm and the Follies starts at 7:30.
Saturday October 1: the action takes place on the grounds of the Cumberland Museum, the Cultural Centre, and the corner of 1st and Dunsmuir from 10 am till 4 pm
An old fashioned apple press (bring your apples!), heritage games, a Museum open house, a tasty canteen, the Cumberland Pie of the Year Contest, kids hands on art projects, harvest vendors, artist demos, dance performances, workshops and live music!
The day kicks off with an official First Nations welcome and performers throughout the day- Schedule coming soon!
Visual artists also play a big role in this celebration of local talent and community spirit.
Want to get in on the Cumberland Pie of the Year Contest action?
Dust off your aprons and start baking! The now-legendary Pie of the Year Contest is a fundraiser for the Cumberland Forest and all the entry information is available at www.cumberlandforest.com or on facebook at Cumberland Pie of the Year Contest. This is a not-to-be-missed event! People’s Choice Voting runs from 12-3, celebrity judging and community tasting starts at 4. The whole things ends with a live auction spectacle with all proceeds to save the forest.
The Foggy Mountain Fall Fair and Local Colours ArtsFest is a collaboration of the Comox Valley Community Arts Council, Cumberland Museum and the Cumberland Community Forest Society. Each brings a special character to this fun filled community event. To find out more about schedules and programming check outwww.comoxvalleyarts.com. This event is supported in part by the Department of Canadian Heritage and the BC Arts Council.
Heritage Theatre from Kymme Patrick and TheatreWorks: “Coal Town Remembered”
7pm @ The Masonic Hall
AT THE BEGINNING of the 20th Century Cumberland was attracting miners from around the world. Families struggled to provide the basic needs for their children. The children had to do their share to support the family, enduring hardships yet still finding joy in simple pleasures. The community was full of characters, and each character had a story to tell.
We are so pleased to bring this locally written play to the Foggy Mountain audience to offer a rich, engaging Cumberland story brought to life.