The schedule for the 2020 festival is under construction.
Friday August 7th
Saturday August 9th
Morning Jam in the beverage garden
( Free for all pass holders )
*bands and times subject to change
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Some come just for the food trucks! Ain’t no festival unless the Vendor Village is 100% on point!
We hand pick through hundreds of applicants for only the best. Aside from our killer sound systems, our food and beverage game will blow your mind.
Wapiti Vendor Village has a variety of global fare that is Instagram ready! Pair it all with a local craft beer or BC VQA wine. Hot damn!!
Weekend Passes for Wapiti are $89, we always sell out so now it the time! Kids are free and seniors are $5. (Kids still need a pass, so grab that at checkout too.)
See you this August in Fernie BC
No news to anyone out there on planet earth, that our planet is not doing so great. Does that mean we cant have any more fun. Heck no!
Planning a big environmentally intelligent event takes some teamwork. Casey Brennan, a board member on our non-profit society, is solely dedicated to just that!
I caught up with Casey for a coffee…
Chan: What green initiatives does Wapiti take?
Casey: Ok there are quite a few, lets go over them all…
· Wapiti has reusable steel beer and wine cups. The beer cups are made from recycled steel. They are produced in England- the birthplace of steel. The are the same cups at the Glastonbury Festival.
· Composting, using a 3 receptacle waste system, Wapiti composts as much organic material as possible,
· We Recycle – Wapiti is expanding to 4 steams to further reduce waste
· Bike Valet – We encourage riding bikes to Wapiti. We offer a FREE secure bike valet
· Vendor education. We educate vendors on how to reduce and compost.
· Wapiti commissions art made of recycled goods. Recycling can be beautiful.
· Clean drinking water is provided on site, goers can bring their own bottles.
· We have limited passes for a small intimate and well managed event.
Chan: What does Wapiti do really well?
Casey: Wapiti takes the initiatives to do better, to be leaders. By keeping it intimate. Also the music is fresh and well curated!
Chan: What can festival goers to do make festivals more green?
Casey: They could bike or walk, bring own bottles and food containers. Vendors will serve food in them. They can support in the waster reducing efforts.
Chan: The planet is hurting, what can we do at Wapiti to help?
Casey: There are so many events all the time, people tend to turn off , they don’t want to the necessary steps. I think just keep the planet in mind, its doesn’t take that much more time. Just buy supporting arts and music, as it’s low carbon enjoyment.
Wapiti is a great green choice. Our passes are limited and we are already on Tier 3, Adult weekend is $89.
Cheers to the planet!
Artistic Director, Wapiti Music Festival
Brina Schenk was born in Ontario where she grew up surrounded by music and makers but her love of visual arts didn’t surface until she was in college. Finishing up her graphic design course in Victoria, Brina had endless exposure to the many uses of digital arts, for both print and online, at a prestigious ad agency. Not long after moving to Vancouver, Brina co-owned a little stationery business for couples getting married around the world where she continued to grow as an illustrator. She also dabbled in book design and illustrating for periodicals. During this time, it was suggested to Brina to buy some paints and that’s when her love of painting began.
In 2008, Brina moved to Fernie and has grown as a painter, illustrator, pixel manipulator and mobile creator. Now a wife and a mom of 2, she continues to be inspired by the world around her, the people she meets and all the big and little moments of each day.