Events in October 2015


Sep 27 to Oct 1

GoMedia Canada is about experiencing the best of Canada; it embodies the heart and soul of Canadian storytelling. The annual event connects top Canadian and international travel media and influencers with provincial, territorial and regional Canadian tourism organizations, major hotel properties, attractions and transportation companies. Hosted by a different Canadian destination each year, the marketplace features one-to-one meetings, pre/post and regional tours, professional development opportunities and networking events.


For more information on GoMedia Canada, please click here.


Canadian Rivers Institute

Oct 6 to Oct 8

Please note: Registered Delegates Only

Cropped...By Valley First, The Grand Finale

Oct 9 to Oct 10

Friday, October 9 from 6PM to 9PM
Saturday, October 10 from 6PM to 9PM

Authentic, original, and inspired by the terroir of the Okanagan. Cropped is a sensory and visual experience featuring the largest tasting of British Columbia wines anywhere and a Thanksgiving farmers market. Featuring over 80 wineries and a real farmers market, your taste buds will be tested, your eyes will be blessed with rich colours and your ears will be filled with the sounds of the harvest season in the Okanagan. Wander amidst the wineries and farmers to experience a unique combination that truly makes the Okanagan Valley famous. Come and be educated at the Pinot Bar where different styles of Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir all provided by the new Sensory Lab at Okanagan College. 

Still wanting more? Dairy Farmers of Canada will tantalize with two wonderful free onsite seminars introducing dairy cheeses. Oh, and don’t forget our two live bands to keep the vibe flowing and a full onsite wine store brought to you by BC Liquor stores. 

Cropped...its waiting. This is a Get Home Safe event, sponsored by BC Liquor Stores.

Will Call Tickets and Purchasers
Single tickets are $65 and a weekend pass is $110 (plus applicable service fees). Tickets can be purchased online here. Tickets can also be purchased by telephone at 1.877.SOEC.TIX (763.2849) or in person at the Valley First Box Office (at the SOEC) and Wine Country Visitor Centre. Will call tickets are available for pick up two weeks prior to the event at the Valley First Box Office (at the South Okanagan Events Centre). For your will call tickets, please bring your photo ID, confirmation number and credit card used to purchase

On Friday and Saturday, tickets may be purchased or picked up at the Valley First Box Office from 10AM to 5PM. From 5:30PM onward, ticket sales and will call tickets will be available at our Entrance 3.

Tickets include: all tastings, catered food, and taxi ride home up to $75 sponsored by BC Liquor Stores.

Elections Canada: Federal Election

Oct 19

For more information, please visit Elections Canada.

6th Annual Penticton Oktoberfest

Oct 24 to Oct 25

The Penticton Trade and Convention Centre will transform and become Munich’s famed Hofbrauhaus, for one night only! This October 24, come to the 6th annual Penticton Oktoberfest and enjoy mouth-watering food, wonderful entertainment and great brews! We hope you dress for the occasion.

Early bird tickets are available until September 15 for $25.00*; after September 15, tickets cost $35.00* (*plus applicable service fees). Each ticket includes ONE beer! Tickets are available in-person at the Valley First Box Office (at the SOEC), Wine Country Visitor Centre and online at

This is an age restricted event. You must 19+ to attend.


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