Events Calendar

Family Fun Day


Sun Aug 20, 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 August 20th, we are excited to have Kiki the Cowgirl perform a Sing-Along Dance Party for the littles and later show us how to walk on stilts! Shine your boots and join in two-step lessons for kids and adults with Lorna Robb from Cheek to Cheek Dance Studio. Kids will be captivated through unique storytelling of “Stone Soup” by Beverley Peacock. Sherriff Wally, a miniature horse, will be on-site security and he loves to take selfies.  Learn to make butter the old fashioned way and try your hand at the learning the Morse code. Members of the BC Carriage Driving Society are hosting a practice derby in the Greenhow arena; come watch horses and ponies perform with speed and precision. Kids can create pastel landscapes inspired by the exhibition Leading Ladies, in the O’Keefe Kids Korner. Vernon and Armstrong cultural groups will be onsite, each with an activity to explore. 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 Carla-Jean Stokes. 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. Special thanks to Community Foundation of the North Okanagan for their support.

Schedule of events:

Old Fashioned Games

10am -4pm

Making Butter

11am – 1pm

Learn the Morse Code

11am – 3pm

Sing-A-Long Dance Party with Kiki the Cowgirl

11am – 12pm

Sherriff Wally mini horse


Carriage Driving in the Greenhow Arena


Pony Rides ($2.50)

11am – 3pm

Stage performance by Kiki


Two Step Lessons


Stage performance by Kiki


Stagecoach Rides

($5/adults, $2.50/kids)

12:00 – 3pm

Curator Tours by Horse Drawn  Wagon

12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30 

Pastels Art Activity

1:00 – 3:00pm

“Stone Soup” Story Telling

1:00 pm (20 mins)

“Stone Soup” Story Telling

3:00 pm (20 mins)

Valley First kids activities; face painting, bubbles, jenga

11am – 3pm

Cultural Groups activities

11am – 3pm