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

Comments 119 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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:

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

Update The winner is Jennifer Thornton!

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119 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. DebbieMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 8:15am PST

    This sounds AWESOME! I’d love to go!

  2. sylviaMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 8:17am PST

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

  3. Jennifer RentzMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 8:17am PST

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

  4. V. ConnMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 8:21am PST

    would LOVE THIS!!!!!!!

  5. JaclynMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 8:26am PST

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

  6. Kathy PMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 8:28am PST

    Would love to win!🎉🎉🎉

  7. ChristinaMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 8:33am PST

    A beautiful getaway with my husband💕

  8. Amy leclairMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 8:38am PST

    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 WMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 8:40am PST

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

  10. VaniaMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 8:44am PST

    Sounds like a grape time!

  11. Bonnie RMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 8:47am PST

    Fantastic prize package!

  12. GloriaMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 9:05am PST

    What a great event!

  13. LorenaMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 9:09am PST

    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. DaveMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 9:18am PST

    Awesome prize!

  15. Ana MMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 9:19am PST

    Sounds awesome!

  16. Jennifer ThorntonMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 9:25am PST

    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. BonnieMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 9:25am PST

    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 DaviesMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 9:32am PST

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

  19. Tracy kMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 9:48am PST

    Sounds like an amazing getaway!

  20. leana campbellMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 10:03am PST

    What a fun weekend escape this would be!

  21. KateMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 10:08am PST

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

  22. Jean SmithMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 10:50am PST

    Terrific wine country! Perfect for a fall getaway!

  23. GregoryMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 10:51am PST

    Yes please!

  24. AliMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 10:56am PST

    An amazing birthday getaway for an amazing husband!

  25. Kirsten FisherMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 11:11am PST

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

  26. LindsayMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 11:36am PST

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

  27. Amy LauMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 11:48am PST

    Would love to go to this awesome getaway!

  28. janMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 11:58am PST

    love heading to that area

  29. ConnieMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 12:22pm PST

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

  30. tammyMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 12:42pm PST

    Looks great!

  31. Michelle WMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 1:19pm PST

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

  32. Allison BaskettMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 2:24pm PST

    Such a fun weekend!!!

  33. Sabrina MeowzMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 2:58pm PST

    Yes please I love wine 🍷🥂

  34. Tatiana KapkanMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 2:59pm PST

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

  35. LilijaMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 3:22pm PST

    Amazing!

  36. HansMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 3:34pm PST

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

  37. HansMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 3:37pm PST

    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 ZMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 3:38pm PST

    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. HeatherMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 3:47pm PST

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

  40. CherylMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 3:56pm PST

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

  41. KAteFMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 4:00pm PST

    🍇 🍷 😃 hard to beat a weekend of wine

  42. KelsiMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 4:08pm PST

    Wow what an awesome prize!

  43. TrishMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 4:33pm PST

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

  44. Michelle IMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 5:33pm PST

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

  45. AdrianaMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 5:40pm PST

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

  46. Jason BMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 5:41pm PST

    As cool as Skookum

  47. Marisa. PMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 5:43pm PST

    This would be the best momcation ever.

  48. laurel jonesMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 5:54pm PST

    thank you this would be wonderful

  49. DonnaMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 6:43pm PST

    This would be SO much fun!!!

  50. TanyaMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 6:55pm PST

    This looks grape-tastic!

  51. JoanMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 6:57pm PST

    Would love to win!

  52. DonMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 7:01pm PST

    A great opportunity to sample some great BC wine

  53. D’ARCY V SMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 7:05pm PST

    This sounds like an amazing time.

  54. David StephenMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 7:18pm PST

    I would like this alot

  55. VinceMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 7:28pm PST

    Awesome!

  56. GlendaMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 8:03pm PST

    Would love a weekend away.

  57. RickyMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 8:47pm PST

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

  58. jillMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 8:53pm PST

    I’ll send my husband.

  59. LindaMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 9:24pm PST

    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. IainMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 9:38pm PST

    You had me at wine.

  61. Barbara BMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 9:49pm PST

    So much wine, not enough time.

  62. Kim CMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 10:25pm PST

    Great prize! Perfect fall getaway.

  63. FTMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 10:28pm PST

    Yes more Okanagan wine!!

  64. TerryMonday, September 10th, 2018 — 10:57pm PST

    Would love a Grape Getaway!

  65. Christina KosiancicTuesday, September 11th, 2018 — 9:03am PST

    What a fantastic Weekend, wine stomping fun! Cheers

  66. Michael BTuesday, September 11th, 2018 — 9:10am PST

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

  67. ElizabethTuesday, September 11th, 2018 — 9:12am PST

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

  68. Jeff STuesday, September 11th, 2018 — 9:19am PST

    Yes to all the wine!

  69. kayla mobilioTuesday, September 11th, 2018 — 9:26am PST

    wow, this seems like an amazing date night!

  70. kayla mobilioTuesday, September 11th, 2018 — 9:27am PST

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

  71. ddTuesday, September 11th, 2018 — 9:29am PST

    Dream

  72. Diana AndersonTuesday, September 11th, 2018 — 9:30am PST

    Love it and would love to win!! Thanks.

  73. DawnTuesday, September 11th, 2018 — 9:51am PST

    This sounds amazing!!

  74. BarbTuesday, September 11th, 2018 — 9:57am PST

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

  75. MikeTuesday, September 11th, 2018 — 12:13pm PST

    Looks like a great event!

  76. Alberto GTuesday, September 11th, 2018 — 12:22pm PST

    Thank you for the chance!

  77. AlexMTuesday, September 11th, 2018 — 12:54pm PST

    Fun weekend!

  78. Mike GismondiTuesday, September 11th, 2018 — 2:14pm PST

    This would be a great weekend!

  79. Angela GriffinTuesday, September 11th, 2018 — 2:15pm PST

    I’d love to go to this

  80. KateTuesday, September 11th, 2018 — 3:47pm PST

    Would love to go!

  81. KimberlyTuesday, September 11th, 2018 — 5:12pm PST

    I would love to go!

  82. Andrew ForrestTuesday, September 11th, 2018 — 8:42pm PST

    Mmmmmm Okanagan Wine!

  83. Glen HuffmanTuesday, September 11th, 2018 — 9:22pm PST

    I have only missed 1 year since the beginning.

  84. Emily Turner-DavisTuesday, September 11th, 2018 — 9:52pm PST

    I would love to go!

  85. Gloria MitchellWednesday, September 12th, 2018 — 10:06am PST

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

  86. sandraWednesday, September 12th, 2018 — 1:51pm PST

    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!

  87. EileenWednesday, September 12th, 2018 — 3:20pm PST

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

  88. AimeeWednesday, September 12th, 2018 — 9:48pm PST

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

  89. Tammy Klym-WolfeThursday, September 13th, 2018 — 9:58am PST

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

  90. KelyThursday, September 13th, 2018 — 12:26pm PST

    What a great getaway!

  91. JeanneThursday, September 13th, 2018 — 2:32pm PST

    Sounds like a fabulous getaway!!!

  92. TaniaThursday, September 13th, 2018 — 4:30pm PST

    An awesome getaway with my husband!

  93. RinoThursday, September 13th, 2018 — 4:31pm PST

    Would love a Grape Getaway!

  94. Fiona HendersonThursday, September 13th, 2018 — 7:14pm PST

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

  95. Marlene F.Thursday, September 13th, 2018 — 8:28pm PST

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

  96. TammyThursday, September 13th, 2018 — 8:35pm PST

    Fun getaway! Great place!

  97. Stephanie ParksThursday, September 13th, 2018 — 8:53pm PST

    Wine! Oh please, wine me!

  98. TedThursday, September 13th, 2018 — 8:57pm PST

    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.

  99. JJFriday, September 14th, 2018 — 8:02am PST

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

  100. AlanFriday, September 14th, 2018 — 8:17am PST

    Awesome!

  101. MargueriteFriday, September 14th, 2018 — 11:53am PST

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

  102. MeganFriday, September 14th, 2018 — 12:17pm PST

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

  103. KATHLEEN NOMATFriday, September 14th, 2018 — 2:34pm PST

    would love to win this

  104. SarahFriday, September 14th, 2018 — 3:10pm PST

    Wow!

  105. bonnie lamFriday, September 14th, 2018 — 7:37pm PST

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

    Good luck to you all. Huggies.

  106. SteveSaturday, September 15th, 2018 — 6:39am PST

    Overdue in our local travel repetoire.

  107. LauraSaturday, September 15th, 2018 — 6:39am PST

    Would love to win this!

  108. AshleySaturday, September 15th, 2018 — 10:55am PST

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

  109. WesSaturday, September 15th, 2018 — 1:56pm PST

    Sounds like a great little getaway!

  110. Jessica Roberts-FarinaSaturday, September 15th, 2018 — 8:37pm PST

    A perfect celebration of my 33rd birthday!

  111. Susan HawesSaturday, September 15th, 2018 — 8:50pm PST

    This sounds awesome! I’d love to go!

  112. Teresa KSunday, September 16th, 2018 — 3:39am PST

    Would love to win!

  113. Kara HustonSunday, September 16th, 2018 — 12:28pm PST

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

  114. linnea marie BeauregardSunday, September 16th, 2018 — 1:27pm PST

    Love the festival of the grape this would be amazing!

  115. CathySunday, September 16th, 2018 — 8:17pm PST

    This would be fabulous!

  116. KATHLEEN NOMATSunday, September 16th, 2018 — 9:20pm PST

    make me win pls

  117. Donna SorensonMonday, September 17th, 2018 — 5:58am PST

    Perfect fall getaway for our anniversary! Thanks!

  118. CindyMonday, September 17th, 2018 — 9:53am PST

    Sounds amazing!

  119. RonMonday, September 17th, 2018 — 9:55am PST

    Great getaway!

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