Sunday, October 6th, 2019 12pm - 5pm
Festival of the Grape is hosted by the Oliver Tourism Association with the help of a dedicated committee and a team of volunteers who contribute to making Festival of the Grape the most well-attended outdoor wine festival event in the South Okanagan. Attracting an estimated 4,500 attendees annually, this family-friendly one-day festival offers something for everyone. Start with wine tastings at one of more than 50 BC wineries, cheer on one of the 24 teams in the Grape Stomp, rock out to the music of Jack and Jill, dine at one of more than a dozen food trucks, shop at the Merchant Market or the Fall Art Show & Sale, and for little ones there’s an interactive Kids Zone.
The Festival of the Grape begins with a parade and welcome ceremony, where participating wineries arrive waiving their banners high; Grape Stomp competitors start to show off their costumes and dignitaries from the region welcome you to the Town of Oliver and the traditional Okanagan Nation territory, followed by Bacchus officially announces the opening of the wine tasting tents.
After Bacchus’ welcome, start exploring the Festival grounds - enjoy the costume judging at the Grape Stomp stage prior to the first heat, stroll the Merchant Market looking for unique artisan wares, visit one of the many food trucks for great bites, and sample from the 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.
Throughout the day, Bacchus calls for the Grape Stomp competitors to prepare for their event. The Grape Stomp is a feature attraction as the competitors are cheered on from the audience who gathered to watch the event. Are you interested in entering a team? Register fast as there is limited space! Click Here for grape stomp application.
Jack and Jill
Jack and Jill is made up of a wide array of artistic suspects committed to keeping the tradition of “Rock and Roll” alive. In an era of auto tune and backing tracks, this band upholds the values of live music. Specializing in providing an electrifying party for weddings, private and cooperate events, Jack and Jill will leave your guests on the dance floor crying out for more.
Hailing from Penticton and Summerland B.C., Jack and Jill have been bringing down the house at various private parties, events, festivals and ski hills all over British Columbia for the past five years. This experience has led the band to becoming one of the most polished and professional party bands in the Okanagan valley. But don’t let this fool you, Jack and Jill comes to rock with sets lists that include a wide variety of rock and roll music from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. The dance floor will be cutting loose to covers ranging from ZZ Top and No Doubt to Green Day and Queen.
Presented by the Oliver Tourism Associatiom
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