Registration Deadline For Wineries Is September 17th, 2021
The Festival of the Grape on October 3rd from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm will take place as part of the Wine Capital of Canada’s Fall Festival Weekend, which also includes a Kick off Party at the District on the opening night October 1st from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at District Wine Village, as well as the Cask & Keg Festival which celebrates the breweries, distilleries, and cideries in the region on October 2nd from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
This year we expect to welcome more than 4,000 guests to the festival where many of the finest wineries in Canada’s Wine Capital and the region will be pouring wine.
After the opening ceremonies by Bacchus, guests can explore the grounds enjoying wine tastings, the popular Grape Stomp competition and other events, live music by March Hare Band, along with the Merchant Market, Fall Art Show & Sale, and the Food Truck Jam.
We invite you to pour during Festival Of The Grape, as we celebrate the many amazing wines of our region. Along with pouring wine tastings for guests, there will be an on-site liquor store for bottle sales. Sales of these bottles will be near the exit of the festival grounds. Bottles will not be allowed to be consumed on site.
The event will take place at Oliver Community Park located at 3569 Park Drive, Oliver, BC.
What We Provide
Your registration as a winery includes a tented service location with one-half of an 8′ table (2 wineries per table), a bus tray, access to water and 2 x 4 kg bags of ice.
Your registration also includes festival entry for four servers and two souvenir glasses (tasting tokens are available for purchase on-site).
We recommend that wineries bring 25 – 36 bottles of wine. You may bring up to five varietals.
Gates will open to the public at 11:30 am with winery tastings from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
An ID check will be performed at the gate for all guests. Wristbands will be issued to guests over 19 years of age; however, please adhere to safe consumption standards including checking ID as required.
Proof of insurance as well as Serving It Right numbers for your on-site staff will be required by Friday, September 17th or you will not be admitted to the festival.
Wineries will be directed to their assigned locations upon arrival at the park. Locations are determined by the Festival Site Manager.
Park gates will open at 9:30 am. Set-up must be completed by 11:00 am; all vehicles should be removed by this time. Last call will be at 4:45 pm with tear-down and clean-up after 5:00 pm.
PLEASE NOTE: no banners, pop-ups, or non-table collateral can be used at your booth.
The registration deadline and all the paperwork must be submitted by September 17th, 2021. Space is limited but we will try out best to accommodate all wineries.
Wineries will be reimbursed $0.50 for each of the tasting tickets collected in your box during the festival. It is the winery’s responsibility to make sure people provide a ticket for their pour.
Reimbursement cheques will be issued by the Oliver Tourism Association on Wednesday, October 13th, 2021, and will be mailed to the address provided on your application form.
Please email your application directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.