The next Festival of the Grape is on Sunday, September 30th, 2012
Oliver, British Columbia's Festival of the Grape is an annual event launched in 1997 by the South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce. The inaugural event was a huge success, and the festival continues to thrive and grow each year. A record number of people, wineries and vendors are expected this year.
The main focus of the festival is, of course, wine. More than 50 wineries will be in attendance, all eager to please your palate with varietals from their cellars. However, the festival is much more than just wine. The festival will have many different food vendors, merchandise vendors from local stores and boutiques, an art show and sale, live entertainment, games, a grape stomp and everyone's favorite, Jerseyland Organics' cheeses.
Come join us between noon and 5:00pm and bring the kids too. There is something for everyone.
Tickets are available for purchase at the following locations:
The festival is held at the Oliver Community Centre, located at 36003 79th St, Oliver, BC, V0H 1T0.
If you want to park close to the venue, you'd best arrive early, as parking becomes very scarce around the noon hour. The festivities go until sundown and people rarely leave before the end; therefore, spots near the venue rarely become available. Please make sure you do not park on private property or block driveways.
The festival has adopted a trade show aspect. There are dozens of vendors offering items such as handcrafted clothing, wine and kitchen accessories, gourmet food items, the best cheeses this side of Europe and much more. For more information on becoming a vender, please click here.
For the kids
There will be a rock-climbing wall, a bouncy castle, an obstacle course, face painting and much more!
Volunteering is a popular way take in the festivities for free. Volunteering shifts last for a couple hours. Before and after your shift, you are free to participate in the festivities. For more information on becoming a volunteer, please click here.
Photos from recent festivals
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