# 61 – 5 Spectacular  Fall Transitions in Nelson Kootenay Lake

# 61 – 5 Spectacular Fall Transitions in Nelson Kootenay Lake

Rainbow over Kootenay Lake in the fall. Photo by Maria Schuh.

Rainbow over Kootenay Lake in the fall. Photo by Maria Schuh.

Fall Transitions: Days are a Bit Shorter, Nights a Little Chillier

I don’t know if you have noticed, but fall is in the air these last few days. To honour fall transitions, we’ve got 5 very different upcoming events to suit lots of different needs. Fall is a time of introspection, slowing down, evaluation and calm. It’s a time, in the Nelson area, of spectacular colours as the leaves change from the green of summer to reds, yellows and vibrant oranges. To celebrate this time, take a gander at this list of 5 upcoming events:

Hills Garlic Festival:

Listed as one of the world’s 10 Best Garlic Festivals (WOW!) The Hills Garlic Festival is attended by over 6,000 people annually, and is a highlight of this fall transition season in our area. Located in the Nakusp/New Denver/Silverton area, the Hills Garlic Festival lies just beyond Kaslo in a little corner of the world you really ought to visit at least once in your life, if only to remind yourself that communities such as these are still possible in our fast-paced modern world.

Over 160 vendors will be on hand to sell their wares, but that’s not all! Garlic-themed contests abound, so if you love garlic, count the ways, and enter the Garlic-Themed Poetry Contest. Or the Prettiest Garlic Braid Contest. Or, perhaps, you’ve got a penchant for large garlic? Heavy garlic? Hills has got those covered, too.

Visit their website for dates & details on this year’s event.

Nelson at sunset in the fall.

Nelson at sunset in the fall.

Nelson Road Kings Queen City Cruise

For one weekend each September, cars arrive and decorate the streets of Nelson – from classic cars to creative engineering and even a full evening of dining and dancing. Come see it all! For details on the event visit their site.

Classic British Car Show – Kaslo

The Brits are invading Kaslo, BC! Come to Kaslo for the weekend and enjoy the glorious setting on Kootenay Lake and the many historic landmarks, shops and restaurants. This year’s event takes place on Sunday, September 13th.

Kootenay Spirit Festival

Homegrown, organic pure music, yoga, meditation and dance. Let your spirit rise up, let your heart open and your body move to a variety of styles of yoga, dance and music. The Kootenay Spirit Festival is for people who are adept at yoga and mediation, as well as for those who want to give it a go for the first time.

For festival dates and full details, visit their website.

The Kootenay Storytelling Festival

Each September in Nelson, the Kootenay Storytellers Guild brings us this festival of stories. With storytellers who range in talent and practice from poetry to slam poetry to music to theatre, and with myriad combinations of all of these, the line-up looks promising and invigorating.

A great way to let yourself dip into the stories of your heart and experience that basic human need (for story!), the Kootenay Storytelling Festival brings a certain warmth and generous spirit to this transition time. Indeed, a campfire is prominent on all their promotional materials.

So gather round their proverbial fire and share some stories.

Whatever Your Pleasure, Fall is a Gorgeous Time To Visit

There’s just something in the air this time of year. And it seems like many of the volunteer festival and event organizers agree: You’ve got quite a choice of events and festivals to choose from. We hope you’ll take a weekend or a few week days out of your busy schedule and pay us a visit. If you’d like help finding a place to stay, or more information on this gorgeous place we call home, feel free to visit us over at www.nelsonkootenaylake.com.




1 Comment responses

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    September 09, 2015

    I’m a little worried that the Hill’s Garlic Fest is decribed as being past Kaslo…it’s not. It’s in New Denver. You can get there from Kaslo pretty directly, but ‘past Kaslo’ could take you far from the ‘Fest.


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