Over 5,000 people attended the two-day Okanagan Fest of Ale at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre in 2017. Western News file photo

Tickets moving quickly for Okanagan Fest of Ale

The annual Okanagan Fest of Ale will take place in Penticton on April 13 and 14

By Brennan Phillips

Special to the Western News

One of the largest and longest-running beer festivals in the Pacific Northwest says ticket sales are more than double than what they were at this time last year.

Returning for the 23rd year, the annual Okanagan Fest of Ale will take place in Penticton on April 13 and 14. The two-day festival features 65 brewer booths and over 175 craft beers, craft ciders and cask ales to enjoy, food, live entertainment and more.

Related: Fest of Ale Society gives $60,000 to charities

Breweries are from B.C. and beyond with 10 new breweries participating this year. Five booths will be featuring craft ciders and there will be a selection of gluten free beers available. Clancy’s Liquor Store will be setting up a pop-up shop to make it easy for guests to take home their favourite festival finds.

As well, 12 local restaurateurs will be serving up an array of dishes and a number of them will be offering special food and beer pairings. Cannery Brewing will be paired with Brodo Kitchen, Howling Moon Cider paired with Craft Corner Kitchen, Tin Whistle Brewing paired with Nest & Nectar and Tree Brewing paired with Surf Side California Street Food.

Related: Cheers to Fest of Ale

On the entertainment front, The Thursday Night Jazz Band will be returning to the main stage for the 23rd time, with the Dung Beatles also set to take to the main stage on Saturday, April 14. Throughout the weekend, DJ Nathan Shakes will be spinning tunes in between performances.

Festival goers with a thirst for knowledge may want to plan to stop by the Trellis and Vine Crafthouse Brewing Education station, while those with a passion for fashion are encouraged to come to the event in their best team t-shirts. Travel Penticton will be onsite Friday, camera ready to capture team T-shirt tasters with prizes for best team T-shirt and bragging rights up for grabs.

Tickets to the event are available online at www.ValleyFirstTix.com, or can be picked up in person at the Valley First Box Office at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Single day admission is $29 and a two-day weekend pass is $49 (inclusive of tax and fees). Groups of 12 or more enjoy 10 per cent off a single day or weekend passes.

Just Posted

Investigation into Naramata fire chief could wrap up before year end

An outside company has been investigating Naramata fire chief since Oct. 22 when he was suspended

Penticton cops investigating break in at Coyote Cruises

Thieves entered the closed building through the roof

Utility Rate Review ready to get back on track

Review of Penticton’s utility charges interrupted by floods and fires

South Okanagan ski hills hoping Mother Nature will bring snow

Apex Mountain Resort opening some runs, Baldy still uncertain

Penticton extends recycling for holidays

Penticton holiday garbage and recycling collection

Man caught on camera allegedly trying to defraud ICBC

Auto-insurer warns B.C. drivers to record info after crashes

Warning issued as forecast calls for 20-foot waves in Tofino

Dangerous waves, strong currents and upper-shoreline flooding expected for Tofino-Ucluelet area

An 800-pound pig named Theodore needs a forever home, B.C. society says

‘Theodore is not destined to be somebody’s bacon’

Single-bridge option chosen to replace Highway 1 bridge in Sicamous

Five-lane span selected over plan with second bridge at Sicamous’ Main Street

UPDATE: Highway 1 closed east of Revelstoke, expected to open at 7:30 p.m.

Highway 1 is closed east of Revelstoke near the west entrance to… Continue reading

Submissions sought for UBC Okanagan’s annual fiction competition

University’s annual short-story contest enters its 21st year

Teenager Alphonso Davies wins Canadian Men’s Soccer Player for the Year Award

Derek Cornelius and Chilliwack native, Jordyn Huitema were named Canadian Youth International Players of the Year

B.C. teen MMA fighter shows heart

Young Unity MMA competitors bring home Ws

2,000 Canadians died of an overdose in first 6 months of the year

New data from the Public Health Agency of Canada shows the crisis is not subsiding

Most Read