April is right around the corner, which means Fest of Ale is almost here! The two-day main event features 65 breweries from BC and beyond, and includes a great mix of longstanding favourites and new breweries and cideries. Guests of the fest can look forward to sampling 175+ quality-crafted brews and ciders including new releases, experimental brews, and cask ales both indoors and out.
Come and enjoy great live entertainment and fabulous food while you’re here, but don’t forget to stop at the onsite liquor store to take some of your favourites home with you! This festival is the annual “must attend event” for patrons and participants alike for over 20 years!
Friday, April 7 from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, April 8 from 12:00 NOON to 6:00 PM
Tickets are available online at ValleyFirstTix.com, or in person at the Valley First Box Office (at the SOEC). Tickets purchased online are $29 (single day) or $47 (two day pass). Tasting tokens are $2 each (4 oz. tasting glass), and can be purchased on site.
*Net proceeds from this event are donated to local charitable organizations.
Onsite Ticket Sales and Will Call Ticket Pick Up:
The remote box office will be set up at our Entrance 2 for sales on Friday, April 7 from 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM and Saturday, April 8 from 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Sales depend on inventory. Tickets are going FAST!
For will call tickets, they’re now available for pick up at the Valley First Box Office (at the SOEC). Please present your photo ID, confirmation number and credit card used to purchase.
Getting to the Event:
Coconut Express will be offering shuttle service Friday from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM and Saturday 12 NOON to 2:00 PM. Please call 250.462.9396 to book your spot (24 hours advance notice requested). The cost is $5 per person.
The City of Penticton will also be running a shuttle to the SOEC Complex, on the weekend. For more information, click here.
Get Home Safe:
In partnership with the BCLDB Get Home Safe Program the Okanagan Fest of Ale is pleased to offer each guest a voucher for $2 off their Safe Ride Home. Vouchers are good for rides home Penticton Taxi, Klassic Cabs or on the Coconut Express shuttle. Coupons can be combined based on one coupon per person.