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Win a Festival of the Grape Getaway During Canada’s Wine Capital Festival Weekend

Monday, September 10th, 2018 — 8:02am PDT
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Family and friends are all invited to the spectacular Canada’s Wine Capital Festival Weekend to celebrate the South Okanagan’s cornucopia of food and wine. The highlight of the weekend is the Festival of the Grape, on Sunday September 30, 2018, which is the largest outdoor festival in the region.

Canada’s Wine Capital Festival Weekend

September 29 & 30, 2018

Now in its 22nd year, you can enjoy four major events throughout the weekend:

Festival of the Grape

Oliver Cask and Keg

Where: Oliver Community Park (6359 Park Place Drive, Oliver)
When: Saturday, September 29, 2018 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Tickets: Available online now »
More info »

Hester Creek Garlic Festival

Where: Hester Creek Vineyard (877 Road 8, Oliver)
When: Saturday, September 29, 2018 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tickets: Admission is by donation
More info »

Oliver Twist Estate Winery’s Crush Party

Where: Oliver Twist Estate Winery (398 Lupine Lane, Oliver)
When: Saturday, September 29, 2018 12:00pm to 5:00pm
More info »

Festival of the Grape

Where: Oliver Community Park (6359 Park Place Drive, Oliver)
When: Sunday, September 30, 2018 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Tickets: Available online now »

Fifty wineries, many from Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country, gather with food trucks and artisans to entertain the 4,000 strong crowd. The family friendly festival will include live music from “Big Easy Funk Ensemble”, a fall art show, interactive kids’ zone, live entertainment and of course, the highlight: a very competitive Grape Stomp. Tickets include a festival entry, souvenir wine glass and three tasting token.

Festival of the Grape Stomp

Win a Festival of the Grape Getaway

Coast Oliver HotelYou can enter to win a Festival of the Grape Getaway that includes 2 tickets to the festival on September 30th as well as a 2 night stay at the brand new Coast Oliver Hotel.

If its location you’re looking for, the brand new Coast Oliver Hotel is tough to beat. Located in the heart of Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country in the community of Oliver – a short walk from Festival of the Grape – this full-service hotel offers spacious accommodations, hot breakfast, indoor pool and hot tub, and is just a short drive from the area’s 41 incredible wineries!

Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Monday, September 17, 2018. Must be 19+. Prize includes two (2) nights stay at the Coast Oliver Hotel (September 29 + 30 only) and two (2) entry tickets to Festival of the Grape (September 30). Tickets and hotel stay are non-transferable, no cash value.

For more info about Canada’s Wine Capital Festival Weekend:

Follow the Coast Oliver Hotel on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
Follow the Oliver Tourism on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
Follow the Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

Update The winner is Jennifer Thornton!

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  1. Debbie says:

    This sounds AWESOME! I’d love to go!

  2. sylvia says:

    what a great trip !! Awesome !! Thank you !

  3. Jennifer Rentz says:

    This sounds like an amazing event 🍷🍷such a great weekend getaway!

  4. V. Conn says:

    would LOVE THIS!!!!!!!

  5. Jaclyn says:

    I’d love a weekend away with my man. We’ve been working hard and need a break for sure.

  6. Kathy P says:

    Would love to win!🎉🎉🎉

  7. Christina says:

    A beautiful getaway with my husband💕

  8. Amy leclair says:

    This would be an amazing weekend away . My parents are celebrating an anniversary soon and I would love to surprise them with a little getaway for all they do for us ❤️

  9. Erin W says:

    I haven’t been to Oliver in years, this would be so much fun!

  10. Vania says:

    Sounds like a grape time!

  11. Bonnie R says:

    Fantastic prize package!

  12. Gloria says:

    What a great event!

  13. Lorena says:

    Friends of mine just moved to Oliver….and I’ve always wanted to experience some wine tasting with them! Have never been to the Naramata Bench and it’s on my bucket list, so this would be stellar!

  14. Dave says:

    Awesome prize!

  15. Ana M says:

    Sounds awesome!

  16. Jennifer Thornton says:

    I would love to win this! My husband and I just had our 13th wedding anniversary but weren’t able to get a babysitter so this would be a fun date!!

    (Also shared on FB)

  17. Bonnie says:

    Oh it has been a long time since I have been up in wine country…this sounds like a wonderful getaway for me and my Hubby!

  18. Elaine Davies says:

    Grapes and getaways….2 of my favorite things.🍇☀️🍷❤️

  19. Tracy k says:

    Sounds like an amazing getaway!

  20. leana campbell says:

    What a fun weekend escape this would be!

  21. Kate says:

    This would be such a lovely getaway! Especially since there is wine involved 😏

  22. Jean Smith says:

    Terrific wine country! Perfect for a fall getaway!

  23. Gregory says:

    Yes please!

  24. Ali says:

    An amazing birthday getaway for an amazing husband!

  25. Kirsten Fisher says:

    This is a fantastic prize! 🙂 I would love to win it!! Thanks for the contest! 🙂

  26. Lindsay says:

    We were just there but would love to go back for more festivities

  27. Amy Lau says:

    Would love to go to this awesome getaway!

  28. jan says:

    love heading to that area

  29. Connie says:

    We would love to go to this event. Sounds awesome!!

  30. tammy says:

    Looks great!

  31. Michelle W says:

    What a wonderful weekend getaway! I would love to go and enjoy some delicious B.C Wine!

  32. Allison Baskett says:

    Such a fun weekend!!!

  33. Sabrina Meowz says:

    Yes please I love wine 🍷🥂

  34. Tatiana Kapkan says:

    Thank you so much for this beautiful getaway! I’d love to go!

  35. Lilija says:


  36. Hans says:

    My wife and I were going to kelowna to visit our granddaughter. It would be great to win a hotel and some entertainment!

  37. Hans says:

    My wife and I are going to kelowna to visit our granddaughter. It would be great to win a hotel and some entertainment!

  38. Shannon Z says:

    I love the Oliver Osoyoos area! We will often spend a Sunday touring around and visiting different places. A 2 night stay at the new Coast Oliver Hotel would be fantastic!!

  39. Heather says:

    Oh wow!! We love visiting Oliver and saw them building that hotel!! What a great prize!

  40. Cheryl says:

    Would absolutely love to go to Festival of the Grapes and a weekend in beautiful BC wine country!

  41. KAteF says:

    🍇 🍷 😃 hard to beat a weekend of wine

  42. Kelsi says:

    Wow what an awesome prize!

  43. Trish says:

    Been way too long since we headed to Oliver! What a fabulous opportunity, and who doesn’t enjoy a little wine tasting !

  44. Michelle I says:

    This would be an amazing getaway. Thank you for such a wonderful contest.

  45. Adriana says:

    That is my kind of contest. I would love to win!

  46. Jason B says:

    As cool as Skookum

  47. Marisa. P says:

    This would be the best momcation ever.

  48. laurel jones says:

    thank you this would be wonderful

  49. Donna says:

    This would be SO much fun!!!

  50. Tanya says:

    This looks grape-tastic!

  51. Joan says:

    Would love to win!

  52. Don says:

    A great opportunity to sample some great BC wine

  53. D'ARCY V S says:

    This sounds like an amazing time.

  54. David Stephen says:

    I would like this alot

  55. Vince says:


  56. Glenda says:

    Would love a weekend away.

  57. Ricky says:

    We hope to retire to Oliver someday. One of our favourite places to visit for sure.

  58. jill says:

    I’ll send my husband.

  59. Linda says:

    Festival of the Grape!!! I’ve never heard of it before. I must have been living under a rock! But, I sure would love to go!!!!!!

  60. Iain says:

    You had me at wine.

  61. Barbara B says:

    So much wine, not enough time.

  62. Kim C says:

    Great prize! Perfect fall getaway.

  63. FT says:

    Yes more Okanagan wine!!

  64. Terry says:

    Would love a Grape Getaway!

  65. What a fantastic Weekend, wine stomping fun! Cheers

  66. Michael B says:

    I would love to win this getaway! Thanks for the chance 🙂

  67. Elizabeth says:

    This getaway sounds like a lot of fun…I would love to surprise my husband with the chance to head to Oliver.

  68. Jeff S says:

    Yes to all the wine!

  69. kayla mobilio says:

    wow, this seems like an amazing date night!

  70. kayla mobilio says:

    My mom would love this as a great getaway with her daughter!

  71. Diana Anderson says:

    Love it and would love to win!! Thanks.

  72. Dawn says:

    This sounds amazing!!

  73. Barb says:

    Sounds amazing, would love to win this for hubby and I!

  74. Mike says:

    Looks like a great event!

  75. Alberto G says:

    Thank you for the chance!

  76. AlexM says:

    Fun weekend!

  77. Mike Gismondi says:

    This would be a great weekend!

  78. Angela Griffin says:

    I’d love to go to this

  79. Kate says:

    Would love to go!

  80. Kimberly says:

    I would love to go!

  81. Andrew Forrest says:

    Mmmmmm Okanagan Wine!

  82. Glen Huffman says:

    I have only missed 1 year since the beginning.

  83. Emily Turner-Davis says:

    I would love to go!

  84. Gloria Mitchell says:

    This would be a fantastic time! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  85. sandra says:

    This is so timely and exciting — I am currently enrolled in a wine tasting course at UBC. It would be amazing to attend this fabulous festival!

  86. Eileen says:

    I’ve never been to this! Sounds amazing!!

  87. Aimee says:

    I don’t mean to sound like I’m w(h)ining, but I’ve never been to Oliver.

  88. Tammy Klym-Wolfe says:

    This would be amazing to take my husband to – he is turning 50 in a couple weeks and this would be a great gift !

  89. Kely says:

    What a great getaway!

  90. Jeanne says:

    Sounds like a fabulous getaway!!!

  91. Tania says:

    An awesome getaway with my husband!

  92. Rino says:

    Would love a Grape Getaway!

  93. Fiona Henderson says:

    This would be just the getaway my hubby and I need!!

  94. Marlene F. says:

    What a nice getaway! Thanks for the chance to win and your great blog to read the didfferent things around the city and province.

  95. Tammy says:

    Fun getaway! Great place!

  96. Stephanie Parks says:

    Wine! Oh please, wine me!

  97. Ted says:

    What a great getaway! I would love to see the different wineries. I have made both red and white and the processes are so interesting.

  98. JJ says:

    I learned my grape stomping technique from watching Lucille Ball! re-runs Foot Stompin’ Fun! Bring it on! Thx

  99. Marguerite says:

    I’ve always wanted to go to wine country for their annual festival.

  100. Megan says:

    I would love to win this, the Okanagan holds a special place in my heart! It would be an amazing experience.

  101. KATHLEEN NOMAT says:

    would love to win this

  102. bonnie lam says:

    Would love to experience it all. I will not know who to take, if I won.

    Good luck to you all. Huggies.

  103. Steve says:

    Overdue in our local travel repetoire.

  104. Laura says:

    Would love to win this!

  105. Ashley says:

    This sounds super cool! I know the perfect person to bring 🙂

  106. Wes says:

    Sounds like a great little getaway!

  107. Jessica Roberts-Farina says:

    A perfect celebration of my 33rd birthday!

  108. Susan Hawes says:

    This sounds awesome! I’d love to go!

  109. Teresa K says:

    Would love to win!

  110. Kara Huston says:

    Well this would be beyond incredible. I love the local BC wines. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  111. linnea marie Beauregard says:

    Love the festival of the grape this would be amazing!

  112. Cathy says:

    This would be fabulous!

  113. KATHLEEN NOMAT says:

    make me win pls

  114. Donna Sorenson says:

    Perfect fall getaway for our anniversary! Thanks!

  115. Cindy says:

    Sounds amazing!

  116. Ron says:

    Great getaway!

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