Festival Of The Grape

Celebrating Local Wineries on September 22, 2024!

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Come Celebrate The Best Of BC Wine!
Festival Of The Grape
 

September 22, 2024

General Admission

Includes:

  • 6 Drink Tickets
  • Commemorative tasting glass
    $20 value!

Regular Admission: $45 per person

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).

Welcoming Ceremonies

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.

Festival Of the Grape VIP Admission 

The FOG VIP zone offers a relaxed area to enjoy the festivities, complete with tables, seating, and shade.

Included in the VIP zone:

    • 10 Drink Tickets
    • 10 VIP Wineries pouring limited release/library collection wines
    • 30 min tasting experience with each winery
    • Limited edition commemorative Riedel wine glass
    • Complimentary food
    • Dedicated shaded lounge area & washroom access
    • 11am Early FOG Access through VIP gates

    Wine Capital Weekend VIP
    3 Day Pass:

    $190 per person

    Includes:

    FOG VIP – Day Pass:
    $120 per person

    2024 Live Music To Be Announced

    2023 Festival Entertainers: Cease & Desist

    CEASE & DESIST banded together in 1989 and collectively, they possess one of the most extensive and impressive musical backgrounds in the Canadian music industry.
    On the live stage, they’ve shared the spotlight with the likes of David Foster, Randy Bachman, Colin James, Burton Cummings, Patricia Conroy, Streetheart, Loverboy, The Tragically Hip, Kansas, McLean & McLean, Three Dog Night, David Lee Roth, Alabama, Michelle Wright and the list goes on and on….. Television appearances include video projects for MuchMusic, CBC, CTV,YTV,UTV and CHEKTV.

    The bands song list is extensive. They take great pride in their versatility. To hear them play an “Andrews Sisters” song to a “Garth Brooks” song to a “Joni Mitchell” song to an “AC/DC” song back to back, verbatim, (if that’s what the request is) is not uncommon and highly entertaining.

    Be good to yourself come see this amazing band at The FOG!!!

    Artist Social Profiles:

    CEASE & DESIST

    About Festival Of The Grape

    The Grape Stomp

    Get In On the Action!

    Gather your most creative team of three, dress up in your wackiest outfits, and start exercising your toes for this popular and outrageously fun signature Festival of the Grape event!

    Are You A Winery Wanting to Pour?

    Festival Of The Grape In Action

    Come Join The Fun Sunday, September 22, 2024!

    Looking To Volunteer?

    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
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    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.

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    6431 Station Street
    Oliver, BC, V0H 1T0

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