It would be too hard to list all the reasons the Okanagan valley of Canada is so incredible, but “top wine making region” certainly factors up there for me! Coming from a Greek family, wine was a part of every special occasion. I recall feeling extra important when at Christmas my mom would put a teeny liquor glass with a sip or two of wine at my seat so I could to celebrate with the grown ups. That’s why I’m looking forward to taking our kids to the Okanagan October 5 to celebrate the annual Festival of the Grape in Oliver, BC.
Wine making is so often a family business and the region’s wine makers celebrate the grape harvest and family at their festival with the “Chateau de Kids” Fun Zone, a gated, area with kid-friendly activities including a Circus Skills Workshop (Juggling! Spinning Plates!), Petting Farm, pony rides and Clown Fun Inflatable City with slide, bouncers & obstacles. I’m looking forward to the “GIANT” Games including super sized versions of Pick up Sticks and Jenga!
And best of all Kids under 19 get in free!
Festival of the Grape 2014 will also features a wine and food pairing tent, 50+ Okanagan wineries offering tastings, 15 food trucks, and most awesome of all, a barefoot grape stomping competitions for kids and adults!
Festival of the Grape with Chateau de Kids Fun Zone Contact Details
When: Sunday, October 5, 2014 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where: Oliver Recreation Centre (Next to Arena & Curling rink) Free Parking
Tickets: Buy FOG tickets online through PayPal
Ticket Prices: Adult Advance tickets $23. ($25 at the gate). 19 and Under, free!
Tickets can also be purchased at the following Okanagan venues:
Imperial Office Pro: 8510 Main Street, Osoyoos (250) 495-2510
Discover Wines: 2080 Springfield Rd., Kelowna (250) 868-3990
South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce 6431 Station St., Oliver (250) 498-6321
BC Wine Info VQA 553 Vees Drive, Penticton (250) 490-2006
Shopper’s Drug Mart #1100 5955 Main Street, Oliver (250) 498-3663