Festival of the Grape Oct 5

Published Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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 October 5, 2014 - Oliver, British Columbia

For Immediate Release

Less than one month to go until Festival Of the Grape Oct. 5

Okanagan’s largest family fall wine festival

 50+ wineries, wine & food pairing tent, Grape Stomp, Kids Zone, Live Band, Art & Trade Show & 15 Food Trucks

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All photos courtesy of South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce.  Photo credit: Paul Eby

Oliver, BC  –  Okanagan’s largest family fall wine festival is almost here! In addition to a wine and food pairing tent (new for 2014), 50+ Okanagan wineries offering tastings, barefoot grape stomping events for adults and children, 15 food trucks, an indoor art show, a separate Kid Zone play area for children and 60 retail vendors, FOG ’14 is providing outstanding live entertainment with The Paperboys, a Vancouver band that has received both Juno and Western Canadian Music Awards.

WHAT:           2014 Festival Of the Grape - Okanagan’s largest family fall wine festival.

WHERE & WHEN:      Sunday, October 5, 2014 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM,  Oliver Recreation Centre (Next to Arena & Curling rink)

WHAT TO DO:

- Cheer on Parade of Wineries

- Grape Stomping Competition

- 50+ Okanagan wineries

- Wine & food pairing tent

- 15 food trucks

- 60 trade vendors

 - Live entertainment with the Paperboys

 - Chateau de Kids play area (petting zoo & activities. Note: Free admission for Kids under 19)

- Indoor Art Show

-Free and Pet Free (designated smoking areas)

- Free parking. Shuttles available.

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All photos courtesy of South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce.  Photo credit: Paul Eby

 WHERE TO BUY FOG TICKETS:

 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

 Buy FOG tickets online through PayPal http://www.sochamber.ca/oliver-festival-of-the-grape.html

 Ticket Prices: Advance tickets $23.  ($25 at the gate)

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All photos courtesy of South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce.  Photo credit: Fun4Life

 About Festival of the Grape   http://www.paperboys.com/dashboard/img/sn_icons/1/facebook.pnghttp://www.paperboys.com/dashboard/img/sn_icons/1/twitter.png Held annually atthe Oliver Recreation Centre (adjacent to the Oliver Arena/Curling Club) the Festival of the Grape celebrates the grape harvest in the Okanagan valley. Organized by the South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce and hundreds of volunteers, the Festival of the Grape attracts nearly 3500 people from western Canada to sample the finest wines from 50+ Okanagan wineries and taste the best in Okanagan cuisine from innovative local chefs and local food vendors.  The family-oriented one-day event has something for everyone.  Some of these include: entertaining grandstand music; grape stomping competitions, a separate Kid Zone play area for children including activities, games and farm animals; local arts and crafts and trade show vendors. Parking is free. oliverfestivalofthegrape.ca

About our Sponsors FOG thanks Eastlink for being a sponsor of both the Festival of the Grape and the Grape Stomp. We are also pleased to have Interior Savings sponsor the Chateau de Kids.  Other Festival of the Grape sponsors include Super Valu and Walnut Beach Resort.

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For more information, interviews and/or hi-rez visuals, please contact: 

Neil Bousquet APR, Media Relations, Festival of the Grape, Cell (250) 689-1856 prwizard@prwizard.ca

April Goldade, Media Relations, Festival of the Grape, Cell (250) 535-0239 agoldade@terrafinarestaurant.com