Festival Of The Grape
Celebrating Local Wineries on September 24, 2023!
Come Celebrate The Best Of BC Wine!
Festival Of The Grape
September 24, 2023
Brought To You By Oliver Tourism
Festival of the Grape is back stronger and better than ever! Taste local and regional wines while your kids have fun at Kids Zone, indulge in delicious ‘food truck’ food, watch or take part in fun and exciting events, shop for artisan wares at Merchant Market, browse the Fall Art Show & Sale, dance to local live music, and more as we celebrate the grape and the best of BC wine!
The Oliver Tourism Association, along with a dedicated committee and a team of volunteers, is bringing back our most celebrated festival here in Canada’s Wine Capital and the South Okanagan.
Attracting an estimated 4,500 attendees annually, this family-friendly one-day festival offers something for everyone!
The Grape Stomp Competition!
Take part in or watch the chaos while you cheer on one of 30 teams in the popular Grape Stomp Competition (brought to you by Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country)!
This beloved event welcomes teams of three, who are encouraged to dress in crazy and wacky costumes, as they compete to crush as many fresh local grapes as they can into juice with their toes!
The top six teams will compete in a final heat for bragging rights and prizes (for the top three teams).
The Festival of the Grape begins with a welcoming ceremony. Dignitaries from the region will welcome you to the Town of Oliver and the traditional Okanagan Nation Territory. Then we announce the opening of the wine tasting tents and the experience begins.
Explore, Enjoy & Be Entertained!
After the welcome, start exploring the festival grounds. Cheer on the costume judging at the Grape Stomp stage prior to the first heat, stroll the Merchant Market looking for unique artisan wares, browse the Fall Art Show and Sale to be inspired by local talent, visit one of the many food trucks for delicious bites, and sample from a cornucopia of BC wines. At the same time, the kids are encouraged to visit the Kids Zone with interactive games, crafts, and inflatables to keep them entertained too.
Includes 6 drink tickets and a commemorative tasting glass.
Regular Admission: $40 per person
At the Door: $45 per person
VIP Admission (included in weekend pass)
The VIP zone offers a relaxed area to enjoy the festivities, complete with tables, seating, and shade.
Included in the VIP zone:
- Short seminars on wine and some wine with food pairings from industry experts
- Four extra drink tickets (10 total) and an upgraded wine glass
- Exclusive wines included in tastings
- Food and nibbles to enjoy
- Swag bag and door prizes
- Bragging rights to the VIP zone!
VIP Weekend Pass: $240 per person
About Festival Of The Grape
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Come Join The Fun Sunday, September 24, 2023!
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Are you looking for a way to give back to the community and be part of something big here in Oliver? Do you want to be part of the glitz and glam of the new Fall Festival and at the same time receive some fantastic perks that will get you in to some exciting events?
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Visitor Information Centre:
6431 Station Street
Oliver, BC, V0H 1T0
Where Is Oliver?
Oliver is located in the south Okanagan between Penticton and Osoyoos in southern British Columbia, Canada. It is a semi-arid valley brimming with lush vineyards and is home to over 50 wineries. Oliver is a 5 hour drive from Vancouver, BC and 8 hours from Calgary, AB.
The Oliver Tourism Association is a non-profit association with a mandate to support its members by providing information and opportunities to visitors in Oliver and surrounding areas.