Events Calendar

Family Fun Day


Sun Jul 23, 2017 @ 10:00am – 6:00pm


O'Keefe Ranch
Box 955, 9380 Hwy 97N
Vernon, BC V1T 6M8


O'Keefe Ranch
Phone: (250) 542-7868
Email: [email protected]

The Historic O’Keefe Ranch continues to celebrate our 150th Anniversary all season long with free admission for kids at our Family Fun Days! On July 23, come and watch professional rider Lee Poncelet give a Working Cow and Cutting Horse demonstration in the Greenhow Arena, try your hand at gold panning with the Vernon Placer Miner Club, enjoy a performance by the members of the North Okanagan Pipes and Drums Club with highland dancers, listen to the upbeat tunes by musical trio Chipkojones, and watch a four horse draft horse hitch demonstration of Clydesdales. Kids can create a Western Watercolour inspired by our exhibitions, in the O’Keefe Kids Korner. As always, our special events also offer guests stagecoach rides, pony rides, tractor rides, and old fashioned games. New this summer, we are providing a curator’s tour of the Ranch by horse drawn wagon with Ken Mather. And of course, the family friendly Summertime Corn Maze is open, it’s simply a-maze-ing. The O’Keefe Ranch is open daily with extended summer hours from 10am- 6pm. For a  more information contact [email protected] | 250-542-7868 | Located at 9380  Hwy 97N  Vernon BC

Schedule of events:

Lee Poncelet Cutting Horse Demo11:30 am and 1:00 pmGreenhow Arena
4 Horse Clydesdale Demo 12:15 pm and 1:45 pmGreenhow Arena
Chipkojones live musicstarting at 11:00 am near the Pavilion
North Okanagan Pipes and Drums 2:00 pm - 2:30 pmnear the Pavilion
Curator Tours by Horse Drawn Wagon12:00 - 2:00 (every 1/2 hr)start near the General Store
Art Project - Western Watercolours12:00 pm - 3:00 pmO'Keefe Kids Korner
Stagecoach rides ($5.00/adults, $2.50 /children)12:00 pm - 3:00 pmstart near General Store
Pony Rides for Children ($2.50)11:00 am - 3:00 pmnear General Store
Gold Panningstarting at 11:00 am near Gazebo