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Packages, Programs & RatesEntertainment Abounds at Fern Resort!
Entertainment abounds with the best that Ontario has to offer. We are able to select from a wide variety of acts and entertainers so that each evening you will enjoy something fresh, energetic and fun. With careful consideration for scheduling and entertainment selection, the afternoon and evening entertainment throughout your stay will be as stunning as the theatre in which it is presented.

Evening Entertainment
Nightlife has been a Fern Resort favourite for years with a play list of over 1,000 songs. This entertaining duo’s friendly nature and comfortable presence play to the crowd and they love requests.
Patio Cats
Specializing in classics, and soon to be classics, these two guitarists are great fun and create just the atmosphere for listening, singing, dancing and enjoying. You will love their talent and song list.
Mark Crocker – Ventriloquist
After over 22 years of performing everywhere from Club 54 to Yuk Yuks Comedy venues in Canada there are very few entertainers that can accommodate such a vast mixture of audiences like one of Canada's top ventriloquists, Mark Crocker.  Mark presents family shows and adult shows for corporate special events with no blue humour.  Mark presents the art of ventriloquism with amazing skill, speed and clarity. He makes ventriloquism seem very real and always features a professional and entertaining show.
Mark Crocker
Staff Lip Sync Show
The talented participants in our guests’ most revered entertainment, the Fern Resort Staff Lip Sync Show, are from many departments on the resort. The performance mixes review style dance routines and impersonations with great comic energy. The result is a spirited and hilarious 75-90 minute show. You will love it.
Staff Lip Sync Show
Jamie Williams
Jamie Williams is one of Central Ontario's most well-known and well-respected musicians and performers. Loving the atmosphere and interaction of a coffee house type performance, Jamie is “a rock ’n’ roller at heart” and has been able to create his own entertainment style. With background tracks performed and recorded by himself, Jamie had been able to produce big rock band sound with the intimacy of a one man band. In addition, as the owner/operator of Maple Leaf Sound Productions, he shares his talent and experience as a producer and sound engineer with other artists. Check out his web site for a snippet of his song list.
Jamie Williams
Bob Cates Comedy In Motion
Bob Cates has been characterized with this title and many more. He is a professional comic variety entertainer with an amazingly funny and clean show which is perfect for the whole family. With over 13 years of performing experience, many awards, and thousands of satisfied customers, he delivers! He’s a comic with big talent, and Canadian charm. Bob was fittingly awarded Best Entertainer of the Year at the 1999 and 2001 Molson Canadian FEO AWARDS.
Bob Cates
Tim Holland Foolesque
Foolesque is Tim Holland: ventriloquist, prop-comic, & circus artist. Foolesque is unique humour, juggling, wacky improvisation, and outrageous situations: a fun-packed animated show. Through careful interactions, the audience will become part of the show, bringing the best in live theatre to life.
Tim Holland
Magician Dick Joiner
With his infectious, hysterical laugh, fun-loving zany manner and high paced interactive comedy magic, Dick Joiner delights and astounds audiences across Ontario and Canada. Dick’s versatility and unique blend of Magic and Mayhem make him a consistent audience favourite. He was a feature performer on Canada's longest running comedy magic cabaret, "Harpers - A Little Night Magic". You can always count on a fast paced riot of a show with lots of craziness and tons of audience participation.
Dick Joiner
Karla Crawford
Karla Crawford has all the tools for great entertainment in the same fashion as Faith Hill and Shania Twain. Her Hollywood looks, extraordinary vocals, and unequalled rapport with an audience are a dynamite combination. This Midland, Ontario singer-songwriter is a sexy, sassy entertainer with a traditional Country soul.
Karla Crawford
Comedian Stephen Elvay
Stephen Elvay is an amazing magical talent. He is a master of 'Situational Comedy Magic' and his one man show and extraordinary talents have garnered rave reviews. Stephen combines unbelievable feats of magic with a warm and friendly style. His high energy humour and stunning magic will mystify. The Comedy Stage Show is a fast paced and visual extravaganza of comedy and magic, expertly interlaced to provoke mystery and laughter.
Stephen Elvay
Hypnotist Richard Cole
Richard Cole presents a crisp, clean show, featuring fun and excitement, not humiliation and insult. The Richard Cole Comedy Hypnosis Show is perfect for friends, and the whole family. Richard has a team which helps him create a brand new show every year. From the very first skit to the bows, you can feel confident that you’ll see things you never thought you would see.
Richard Cole
Tom Leadbeater
A Fern favourite, this one-man band is high energy and extremely entertaining. Tom’s eastern fun loving approach and Celtic influence keep his crowds singing, stomping and having a great time.
AFTERNOON Entertainment
Mad Science
Mad Science offers educational entertainment that sparks imaginative learning. All Mad Science programs are animated by highly-trained professional instructors equipped with awe-inspiring gear.
Mad Science
Speaking of Wildlife
The Muskoka Wildlife Centre's acclaimed 'Speaking of Wildlife', is Canada's largest live-animal outreach program and has traveled across Ontario delivering educational and entertaining presentations to thousands of organized groups, since 1989. The presentation features a close encounter with some of Ontario's magnificent wild creatures and is designed to give the audience a better appreciation for the wildlife around them. Subject matter may include adaptations, social structure, habits and environmental threats affecting each of the creatures.
Speaking of Wildlife
Running Shoes
The duo Peg and Ted have been bringing high energy and engaging children’s entertainment to Fern for 10 years. Kids enjoy many of their favourite songs adapted with animation and audience participation.
Running Shoes
ZooTek is an up close and personal presentation of some of the world’s more intriguing animals. Kids will be captivated while seeing, touching and holding some of over 100 different types of snakes, spiders, birds, turtles and small animals.
Indian River Reptile Zoo
Indian River Reptile Zoo is unique in Canada and is one of the most modern and exciting specialized animal centres in the world! Located in Ontario, the zoo brings to the resort its educational presentation, which it has offered for over 20 years. Your family will marvel at the display of snakes, lizards, monitors, alligators, turtles and crocodiles. The zoo was established in 1999, and in 2000, it was accredited by the Canadian Association of Zoos & Aquariums (CAZA) and has remained accredited since that time.
Indian River Reptile Zoo

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