Saturday September 30th and Sunday October 1st mark the Wine Capital of Canada Festival weekend in Oliver BC. This weekend is unlike any other. It is two solid days of celebrating all the bounty and beauty the South Okanagan has to offer. The fall grape harvest is in full swing, the salmon have returned to the Okanagan River to spawn and the days are still long.
Saturday kicks off with the Garlic Festival at Hester Creek Estate winery. This event showcases our local garlic growers, artisan crafters, food carts, live entertainment and more! This family friendly event is in support of the Oliver Elementary School Farm to Table lunch program. Admission is by donation to the program and the festival runs from 11am to 5pm.
In the evening the 2nd Annual Oliver Cask and Keg Festival. It is a night of celebrating our local breweries, distilleries and cideries. Add live music by the Big Easy Funk Ensemble, tasty food trucks, and the urge to dance and bam! It is a party. Learn more and get tickets at www.olivercaskandkeg.ca.
Festival of the Grape is now in its 21st year. We celebrate the grape every year because it makes wine! There are over 50 wineries offering wine tastings. At the food trucks and artisan vendors you can find food for any taste, glass ware, jewelry, and the list goes on. Mazacote is the live entertainment will be on the main stage and the famous grape stomp squishes on through the afternoon. Enjoy a little art with you wine at the Fall Art Show and Sale while the kids are entertained in the kid’s zone. Is there more? You bet. Check out www.oliverfestivalofthegrape.ca for details and tickets.
For a limited time you can purchase Combo FOG and Cask & Keg Tickets for only $40! FOG Advance tickets are $25 and $30 at the gate. Cask & Keg Advance tickets are $20 and $25 at the gate. Check out either website for further details.