Oliver, British Columbia's Festival of the Grape is an annual event launched in 1997 by the South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce. The inaugural event was a huge success, and the festival continues to thrive and grow each year. A record number of people, wineries and vendors are expected this year.
The main focus of the festival is, of course, wine. More than 50 wineries will be in attendance, all eager to please your palate with varietals from their cellars. However, the festival is much more than just wine. The festival will have many different food vendors, merchandise vendors from local stores and boutiques, an art show and sale, live entertainment, games, a grape stomp and everyone's favourite, Jerseyland Organics' cheeses.