Events in October 2016

City of Penticton’s Long Service Recognition and Retirement Dinner

Oct 6

Cocktails, dinner and awards take place from 6:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Please note: Invited guests only.

Cropped by Valley First

Oct 7 to Oct 8

Friday, October 7 from 6PM to 9PM
Saturday, October 8 from 6PM to 9PM

BC’s Largest Wine Tasting & Farmers Market

Featuring over 80 wineries and a fall farmers market. Cropped is a sensory and visual experience. Okanagan wineries and farmers come together to create a truly unique experience. 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. Dairy Farmers of Canada will tantalize with two wonderful free onsite seminars introducing dairy cheeses. Visit Nesters Market stations, sample Saputo cheeses, dance to live musical acts at different busker stations. Your favourite wines are available in a full onsite wine store. Tickets include: all tastings, catered food, and taxi ride home up to $75 sponsored by BC Liquor Distribution Branch.

Tickets and Will Call Tickets
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).

If your tickets are at will call, they're now available for pick up at the Valley First Box Office. The Box Office is open Monday to Saturday 10AM to 5PM. Please bring your photo ID, confirmation number and credit card used to purchase. Day of at 5:30PM the Box Office will relocate to our Entrance 3 for will call ticket pick up and sales.

CROPPED presented by Valley First. This is a Get Home Safe event generously sponsored by BC Liquor Distribution Branch. This event is 19+.

Celebrating & Promoting Wellness

Oct 12 to Oct 13

Okanagan Nation Wellness Forum 2016

The Okanagan Nation Alliance will be hosting a 2 day Okanagan Nation Wellness Forum at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre in Penticton, BC. Workshops from Gyasi Ross, an Indigenous lawyer and Colby Tootoosis, a Freedom Technician. There will also be self-care practitioners onsite.

29th Annual Business Excellence Awards brought to you by Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd.

Oct 15

The Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the Penticton Business Excellence Awards 29TH Annual event, brought to you by Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd. The Excellence Awards aims to recognize local Penticton and area businesses that are setting a new standard in excellence in their respective fields.

Join the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce, for an unforgettable evening that includes: a champagne reception, delicious dinner, awards, LIVE auction, and LIVE music and entertainment by DJ Haymaker.

For tickets and information, please call 250.492.4103.


Oct 19

Invited attendees only 5:30-930pm

Private Event

Oct 20 to Oct 23

Private Meeting from Oct 20-23, 2016.

Private Event

Oct 22

Private Dinner 4-6pm

7th Annual Penticton Oktoberfest

Oct 22

The Penticton Trade and Convention Centre will transform and become Munich's famed Hofbrauhaus, and we can't wait! It's back, by popular demand and much delight! This October 22 come to the seventh annual Penticton Oktoberfest and enjoy mouth-watering food, wonderful entertainment and great beverages. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the party continues until 12:30 a.m. Lederhosen or not, you'll have a great night. Wear some comfortable shoes, as the dance floor is the place to be!
It's going to be a sell out too, so get your tickets EARLY! Please note: This is a 19+ event.

Tickets are available for purchase in person at the Valley First Box Office (at the SOEC) and online at Early bird tickets are available until for September 15th $25.00*; September 16th tickets cost $35.00* (*plus applicable service fees). Each ticket includes one beer!
Make a weekend of it! Hotel packages start at $103* per couple. Visit

Snacks and Dinner
Bring your appetite, as Chef James and the culinary team have crafted a menu that'll be a Bavarian blast! The Bavarian themed menu includes two dinner features, the “Hearty Party Sausage Plate” and “King Table Chicken Dinner.” For snacks or a light bite, try Chef’s house made Okanagan apple strudel with real whipped cream or a Bratwurst on a bun. Penticton’s very own, A & K Grimm’s Sausage will be making the Weisswurst and Bratwurst sausage. Prost!

Click HereCheck out the 2016 Oktoberfest Menu

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