WBC13 Countdown – BC Winery Each Week – Posting 11

November 14, 2012 – The Festival of the Grape

I was on vacation and tried to post to my blog, and ran into some technical difficulties so here as promised is a revised version on Oliver, B.C.’s Festival of the Grape.

Launched in 1997, the Festival of the Grape which is held in late September has become a gathering of the clan, so to speak, for the locals and wine industry in the Okanagan. It’s not that it doesn’t attract a number of visitors rather that it’s one event that can be called a community gathering.

While the focus is on wine and you’ll find many of your favourite wineries pouring here

 more than 50 of them in 2012  there’s so much else going on that it’s fun for the whole family. There are many vendors selling food and merchandise, art show and sale, live entertainment, grape stomping competition and a great kids’ park.

I love that I can attend the Festival and find wine personnel with their entire family in tow! To me it is so fitting that it is held at the held at the Oliver Community Centre, 36003 79th Street in the heart of the community.

Consider adding this fun-loving and community-building event to your bucket list!



About rozsmallfry

Live. Learn. Write. I’m the behind the lenses, author of the words kind of person. In classic drama or opera or the Robertson Davies’ book of the same title, I’d be the player called Fifth Business. Fifth Business is neither heroine nor villain yet instrumental in making the plot happen. I’d far rather learn about you than talk about myself and building relationships is at the core of who I am. The more I learn, the more I realize I have lots to learn. When I was a child one of my nicknames was Small Fry. Now I understand. I really am a small fry in a great big world of learning.
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