Bragg Creek Heritage Festival: September 24th and 25th 2016
Set your sights on a Bragg Creek from the past.
When you visit Bragg Creek today, with the beautiful scenery and the occasional mule deer crossing your path, it’s not hard to imagine what it was like for early settlers in the late 19th century.
On September 24th and 25th, the Bragg Creek Heritage Festival is back and even better than last year! Come watch as the community transforms with the sights and sounds that made the area come alive in the late eighteen hundreds. Take in old fashioned sheep shearing, an old time movie show and antique displays by the Bragg Creek Historical Society. Listen and learn with cowboy poetry, watch blacksmiths at work and enjoy a daily guided historical tour of the hamlet. There will be plenty of family friendly activities including a donkey petting zoo, face painting and a country market, plus much more. The highlight of the festival comes on Saturday night with an intimate performance by the six-piece swing band, Moments Notice, in the beautiful log Snowbirds Chalet.
“The Heritage Festival has a strong focus on free family activities. With the hard economic times facing Albertans, our goal is to provide an enjoyable, free family day in the beautiful hamlet of Bragg Creek” says event organizer Lee Onslow, “this is a fun weekend festival to look back and remember where we came from, the people, the places and the way of life that shaped Bragg Creek.”
Bragg Creek has strong roots, first settled in 1885 by brothers Albert Warren and John Thomas Bragg from Collingwood, Nova Scotia. The settlers who called the area home began trading with the Stoney people from the Nakoda First Nation. Beaded clothing and furs were exchanged at the Trading Post. Damaged and since rebuilt after the June 2013 flood, the Bragg Creek Trading Post on White Avenue stands in the site of the original trading post. Join our community and take a trip back to 1885.
Date: Saturday, September 24th and Sunday September 25th, 2016 from 12 – 4pm
Wine and cheese and swing band Moments Notice, Saturday September 24th at the Snowbirds Chalet, doors open at 7pm
Place: all around Bragg Creek
Sponsored by The Bragg Creek & Area Chamber of Commerce