Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Pincher Creek Pro Rodeo 2013

Come out to the Pincher Creek Rodeo Grounds August 15-18 to experience Pincher Creek's Pro Rodeo.

- Team Roping Jackpot- 5pm
- Beer Gardens- open at 5pm

Tough Enough to Wear Pink Day
- Gymkhana- 10am
Registration at 9am
- Gates open at 6pm
- Beer Gardens- open at 6pm
- Clown CrAsh Cooper
-Street Dance- 6 to 9pm at Central School Field (All Ages)

Cabaret at Horseshoe Pavillion
Doors Open at 8:30pm Friday and Saturday 
$12 cover charge- no minors

- Rotary Club Toonie Breakfast
 8 to 10am at Provincial Building
- Parade 11am - Beach Party Theme
- Gates & concessions open at High Noon
- Beer Gardens- open at 1pm
- Children's Mini Carnival- 1 to 5pm
- Clown CrAsh Cooper
-Calf Scramble
- Pig Roast- 6pm in the beer gardens
- Slack- 5:30

Sunday- Family Day
- Gates open at 11am
- Entertainment at High Noon
- Beer Gardens open at 1pm
- Pincher Creek Extreme Cowboy Trail Club Demo
- Mutton Bustin'
- Trick Riders- 1:30pm
- Children's Mini Carnival
- Clown CrAsh Cooper
-Calf Scramble
- Ag Society Volunteer of the Year and special award presentation

Admission Prices
Adults- $15
6-14 years- $5
5 & under- free

14 & under free on Sunday with an adult

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Wild Night At the Waldorf

1920's Prohibition Gala

Come on out to Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village September 29th for our Prohibition Gala: Wild Night at the Waldorf! This event is set in the 1920's prohibition era here in Pincher Creek. Come dressed up in your best 1920's costume and see what is going on that night. Tickets can be purchased at the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village. All tickets get you a dinner, select members of Windy Hollow Players, live music by Jaquie Therriault and Kevin Fitzpatrick, and other little goodies that will help you get through the evening.

Tickets are $50 per couple. Cocktails are at 5:30, dinner at 6:00. Call 403-627-3684 for tickets or more information. This event is in support of the new Co-op Display at the museum.
Prizes for the best period costume! 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Huckleberry Festival this weekend

On Saturday August 25, the lifts will be taking people up the mountain at Castle Mountain Ski Resort.  This time instead of shredding powder people with be picking berries, snapping stunning pictures and listening to music.  Check out their itinerary.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Rodeo Weekend

Welcome to Rodeo Weekend!  Once again the hooves are flying, and people are putting their finishing touches on everything parade related.

To help you keep track of all the things to see and do in the area, click here.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Fibre Arts Week!

Calling all local quilters, knitters, rughookers, crocheters, lace-makers and other textile creators to come and see the talent and textile pieces in our community during Fibre Arts Week in Pincher Creek July 16th through 22nd!   Displays will be shown at the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village in Pincher Creek.

People from all over are invited to attend to see our local works. Regular admission to the village applies. For more information phone 403-627-3684 or  
There are also classes available for the Fibre Arts Week held out at the Bloomin' Inn 7 minutes outside of Pincher Creek.   ( ) If you have any questions about classes please log onto:  Check out the quilt challenge as well.
Please come!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Come on out to Farmers' Market!

Lieve and her baked goods, delicious!
Farmers' Market has started and many vendors have come! In need of baked goods, clothing, veggies, flowers or something locally made? Come on by Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village and take a look at what these vendors have to offer you. This Friday, from 11 am till 2 pm, there will also be a hot lunch provided during the market. Come support the community and see what the Farmers' Market has for you!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Farmers' Market at Kootenai Brown

Heather Dodd from Room to Grow
The first Farmer's Market for Kootenai Brown kicked off today at 11 am. Fourteen different vendors came from different parts of Alberta to participate in this event. Everything from baked goods and bison meat to scarfs and hand made items were for sale. Big thanks to all the vendors who came and displayed their wares.The Farmer's Market will be continuing every Friday from 11- 2 pm till October 19th. Please come! In case you are looking for something to do tomorrow check out our calendar. We have the 4-H Horse Club Achievment Day happening tomorrow. The Oldman Rose Society is having a Garage sale as well. Also happening is the Children's Arts Festival in Fort Macleod. If you are looking for entertainment pop on over to Waterton and hear Chris Davis Live! For more details on these events please refer to the calendar on the side.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spring updates

With spring comes a lot of planning for vacations, day trips, and travel.  We do our best to inform tourists and the community of the many wonderful and valuable events that happen in and around Pincher Creek.  If you would like us to help get the word out on your event we will do our best to help you.

If you would like to submit an event for our calendar contact us at: 
phone 403-627-3684.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

CP's Holiday Train is coming

Canadian music icons Valdy and Tracey Brown will be the featured performers for the western Canada leg of the Holiday Train trek. For more on this go to

Monday, November 7, 2011

Moonlight Madness events

Moonlight Madness revelers gathered at Cenotaph Park (2010)
C. Davis photo

Pincher Creek's annual Moonlight Madness will occur on Friday, November 18 with some events happening on Saturday, November 19.  People  will be parading, caroling, shopping, grasping at feathers, and trying to find the best deals in town. Pincher Creek and District Chamber of Commerce Administrator Lieve Parisis is organizing this event, which acts as the lead in for the Christmas sales season.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Alberta Arts Days Pincher Creek

Alberta Arts Days are just a few days away, running from September 30 to October 2 throughout the province.  Various organizations in Pincher Creek will be joining in.

There is a myriad of  facets to the word "art".  Pincher Creek has many talented people engaging in different forms of art. Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village (KBPV), The Pincher Creek Municipal Library,  Metis Association Local 1880, Ranchland Mall and The Oldman River Rose Society are all doing their part to celebrate our artists.

Most of the programming is meant for all-ages, and much of it is free to the public.  Arts represented include horticulture, visual, music, crafts, language, history,and literary.

Metis Local 1880 are excited to have Garry Hackler giving art lessons. Hackler is a local artist, teacher, naturalist and archaeologist. He will be bringing live animal mounts for study. The Medicine Wheel is an important part of Metis culture, and you will be able to make one of your own while learning more about the fascinating history and use of this sacred object.  On Friday this programming will be offered at the Provincial Building at the Metis Local 1880 offices. The same programming will be offered at KBPV on the Saturday, October 1, 10 am to 2 pm.

The Pincher Creek Municipal Library will have displays and will be celebrating the works of local and Alberta authors during their regular hours:  Friday, 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday, 10 am to 4:30 pm.

Ranchland Mall and Pincher Creek Co-op will feature Betty Heppner and other local artisans showing off their crafting abilities on Saturday, October 1 from  10 am to 4 pm.

Lebel Mansion hosts Festival of Roses...Art in Bloom.  Taking place on Friday and Saturday, this festival celebrates all things related to roses.

Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village will be holding most of their programming for this event at Pioneer place, the front administration building (which is undergoing extensive exterior maintenance). Most of the KBPV events will be free to attend.
  • Authors
Free programming includes five local authors on Friday, September 30 from 11 am to 2 pm on Friday. Each author will have their own table to allow them to converse with interested readers.

Authors include:

Eryka Bruder, the 11 year-old author of "Lillian's Worn Out Brown Boots"
Francis Riviere, author of "Washing at the Creek", an acclaimed book based on growing up in the Twin Butte area.
Christopher Hoare , author of the Iskander high-fantasy series, including his latest book, "Rast", a novel available in both soft cover and e-book form.
Curator Farley Wuth, author of "The History That Almost Wasn't: Chronicles of Pincher Creek's Ill-Fated Railway History" who is currently busy updating "From Prairie Grass to Mountain Pass", the definitive history of the Pincher Creek area and its people.
Murray Pura has written five non-fiction and three fiction novels as well as many short stories. He will have most of his works on hand, including his latest, "The White Birds of Morning". Two new Pura books are coming out in 2012, "The Wings of Morning" and "Virginia City." 

A special session of the Pincher Creek Pioneer Market will be taking place at the same time as the authors. Visit for more information.
  • Tour the grounds
KBPV offers 2-for-1 pricing to view the grounds and exhibits on Friday and Saturday.

  • Live Music

Claude Choeworld famous maestro, conductor, musician, and song-writer will be featured in a special evening event at KBPV on Friday, September 30, playing classical romantic guitar. Doors open at 7 pm and the concert starts at 7:30. His newest CD will be available for purchase and there will be an autographing session afterward. This is a licensed event. Advance tickets available, $10 each. Contact KBPV at 403-627-3684 to order your tickets.  To read more about Claude Choe click here.

Allen and Alexander
Saturday, October 1, 2pm

free admission
click here for more information

Chris Davis
Saturday, October 1, periodically throughout the day

DJ Frankenstein
Saturday, October 1, 8 pm
$5.00 admission
Click here for more information

  • Metis Local 1880

On Saturday, October 1, KBPV will host Metis Local 1880 and their program of arts and culture from 10 am to 2 pm. 

Friday, August 26, 2011

Pioneer Market

Every Friday 11 a..m. - 2 p.m. June 10  to October 7
A favourite of both locals and tourists, the Farmers Market is held in Pioneer Place, the front administration building of Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village.  From fresh fruit and vegetables, baking, handicrafts, jewellery, honey, plants and more, you will find something new, unique and worth the trip. Visit for more information.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Fire bans issued for southwest Alberta

Government of Alberta press release
Update, September 1: Please note that due to recent precipitation and upcoming weather forecasts, the  Waterton Lakes National Park fire ban is not longer in effect.

The fire hazard in southwest Alberta has reached extreme levels, and with forecasts for hot, dry conditions for at least another week, the province has issued fire bans for both a portion of the region’s forest and in many nearby provincial parks and recreation areas.
(click read more for a list of affected areas)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Waterton fire ban in effect

Information bulletin

Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, August 24, 2011 – Parks Canada is issuing a park-wide ban on all fires in Waterton Lakes National Park due to extreme fire hazard. The ban begins at 12:01 p.m. on Thursday, August 25. Although banning campfires may be inconvenient, the safety of people in the park and protection of facilities takes precedence. The fire ban will remain in effect until further notice.

Castle Mountain Huckleberry Festival

The annual Huckleberry Festival will be held at Castle Mountain this weekend..
On Friday, August 26 the T-Bar pub will be open from 4 pm to 1 am, and there will be a campfire jam hosted by Tany Lipscomb from 8:30 pm to 11 pm.  Musicians are invited to bring their own instruments and join in.
On Saturday, August 27 there will be a pancake breakfast, a Berry Bouncy Kids Zone, huckleberry picking, a craft sale, a silent auction, a bake sale, fun in the T-Bar pub, live music, BBQ, a pig roast, and a free concert by Texas Flood.
Visit for more information.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

SASCI to host volunteer program development workshop in September.

The Southwest Alberta Sustainable Communities Initiative (SASCI) will be hosting a workshop aimed at helping community service organizations to design and deliver a compelling volunteer program.  The workshop features special guests who specialize in training and hands-on involvement in the design and implementation of outstanding and sustainable volunteer programs in both the private and public sectors.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of our not-for-profit organizations, which are so vital to the vibrancy and growth of our communities.  Recruitment and retention of volunteers is an ongoing challenge.
To learn more about this workshop, visit

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Pincher Creek Parade Today

Parade Day is today, Saturday August 20th. Main Street will be blocked for part of the morning. Many businesses will be closed from 11am till after the parade, approximately one hour. Some will be closed all morning.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Pincher Creek Pro Rodeo

Pauline Breeze photo
August 19 - 21, 2011
Visit for more information.

Fun-filled weekend in store for Pincher Creek

Chris Davis, Pincher Creek Voice
Glenwood Days
The Village of Glenwood, south and east of Pincher Creek,  will be celebrating Glenwood Days on Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20.
On Friday night there will be a Gymkhana, including delicious chili burgers at the Riding Arena.
A pancake breakfast courtesy of the Glenwood Village Council on Saturday morning will be followed by a street sale, which starts at 10 am. There will be races, a pinata for the kids, a Carnival Games water slide and dunk tank. Other activities throughout the day include a "2 litres in two minutes" powdered milk drinking contest, an ice cream eating contest, a Dessert Competition & Auction for the Fire Department, a Rip-Stick Obstacle Course, and a chili/corn on the cob/watermelon dinner. Saturday evening will feature bed races and live entertainment by Charlie Ewing, with music and dancing out in the street.

Napi toonie Pancake Breakfast
The Napi Friendship Association will be hosting a toonie pancake breakfast on Friday, August 19 from 8 am to 11 am at the Napi Friendship Centre, 622 Charlotte Street.

Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village (KBPV) hosts the weekly Pioneer Country Market on Friday, August 19, 11 am to 2 pm. Visit for more details. To celebrate the Rodeo KBPV will have "Fair Deal."  Pay for one admission , get the second of an equal or lesser value for free on Friday, Saturday after the parade, and on Sunday.

Pincher Creek Pro Rodeo 2011
The Pincher Creek 2011 Pro Rodeo kicks off Thursday, August 18 at 5 pm with team roping and beer gardens.  This four day event is jam-packed with excitement.  Visit for the full schedule of events.

Chris Davis photo
Saturday, August 20, 11 am
The 2011 Pincher Creek Fair and Rodeo Parade will proceed eastward down Main Street, starting at 11 am.  The theme this year is "Celebrating Water".

Lunch after the parade
After the parade there will be Beef on a Bun at the Ranchland Mall and hamburgers on the barbeque in the parking lot behind the Legion.

Street Dance
Saturday, August 20, 7 pm to 9 pm
The Pincher Creek Recreation Office will be hosting a Street Dance on Police Avenue between the 7-11 and the Provincial Building. This free all-ages event will feature a DJ, a concession stand, carnival games, face painting, balloon animals, and a cotton candy machine.

Fox Theatre Show Times August 19 - 25
Cowboys & Aliens - Plays nightly at 6:50, 9:10 weekends @ 3:00
Spy Kids - Plays nightly at 7:00, 9:00 Weekends @ 3:00