Oliver in October: wine, beer, and marathons!

by • May 24, 2017 • BC Musicians, Current Issue, Music FestivalsComments (0)130

Saturday September 30 and Sunday October 1 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 2nd Annual Oliver Cask and Keg Festival.It is a night of celebrating our local breweries, distilleries and cideries.

Add live music, tasty food trucks, and the urge to dance and bam! It is a party.Learn more and get tickets at www.olivercaskandkeg.ca.Sunday morning is when the athletes shine during the 1st Annual Baldy Marathon. Runners will indulge in a Full, 20k, 10k and kids run on this one-of-a-kind course along the Okanagan River. The soothing sounds of the water, mature trees and calling birds will keep you Zen as you head south towards picturesque Osoyoos Lake.

The course is almost flat with barley any time on roads or pavement. What more can you ask for in a foot race? How about starting and finishing at a world renowned wine festival! The Baldy Marathon begins and ends at the Festival of the Grape where you get to partake.

Registration is open at www.skibaldy.com/marathon. Festival of the Grape is now in its 21st year. There are more than 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. 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.

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