Penticton | Unrivaled Delegate Experience

As a delegate destination for provincial associations’ Okanagan rotations and National associations’ Western rotations, Penticton delivers delegates and exhibitors an experience that can’t be rivaled. Here’s the latest and GREATEST Penticton praise. It’ll surely excite you and your delegates: Skaha Beach named one of the top 20 best beaches in Canada – Chatelaine 2016 CNN named the Okanagan one of 15 wine trails worth getting sidetracked on – CNN 2016 Penticton, BC named top 10 world travel destination in Facebook survey – Huffington Post 2012 Okanagan Valley named as second best wine region to visit amongst the top 10 worldwide destinations
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The Dream Music Festival | May 13 and 14

It’s music to our ears. The Dream Music Festival, returns on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14, for the SECOND year in a row. Led by some of Canada’s finest musicians such as Grammy winner Mike Farris, master of ceremonies Jim Byrnes, as well as band leader Paul Pigat, each night, 19 extraordinary musicians will perform, treating fans to an evening of folk, rock, blues, soul and gospel the likes of which has rarely, if ever, been duplicated in any musical festival in Canada. Where else can you see 19 outstanding Canadian artists in ONE night?! Show Details: Friday,
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One Month Away and Counting | Fest of Ale

And so it begins! We’re officially ONE MONTH away from the 21st Annual Okanagan Fest of Ale. As the smell of spring is in the air, we can already taste the hops! Fest of Ale welcomes a RECORD number of craft breweries and cider makers to Penticton. Guests of the annual beer and cider tasting festival can look forward to sampling a selection of over 150 lagers, stouts, ciders and cask ales from 50+ of the regions finest craft brewers. The list of participating breweries includes representation of local favourites from all corners of the province. Thirteen of the 52
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December Hours

2015 – the year we celebrated 50 years of meetings and conventions. As Canada’s first free standing convention centre, this milestone was celebrated and promoted from January to December. It was quite the year! 2015 was filled with conventions, trade shows, consumer shows, special events and banquets that brought over 30,000 room nights to the City of Penticton. We welcome annual events, clients and conventions back and worked with new clients, while delivering outstanding service and delicious eats. Our administration office will be closed from Wednesday, December 24 re-opening again Monday, January 4. Please leave a message at 250.490.2460 or
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Rancho Vignola: Penticton Harvest Event

They’re fresh and they’re coming DIRECT to you! Make room in your cupboards and stock up, at the annual dried fruit and nut sale brings the freshest and cleanest products on the market to Penticton. Rancho Vignola, a family-owned and operated company based out of Armstrong BC, returns to for the third annual Penticton Harvest Event. Products are harvested locally in BC, and internationally from countries. Rancho Vignola purchases from farmers who are committed to sustainable agriculture and fair trade practice. Admission is free, and with Rancho Vignola it’s try before you buy! Show Hours: Friday, November 13 | 9AM to
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MakeIt! Okanagan Christmas Craft Faire and Sustainable Living Show

Be inspired and get your shopping done early at MakeIt! Okanagan Christmas Craft Faire and Sustainable Living Show. This year’s show includes 150 vendors from the South Okanagan and Interior, and takes place this coming weekend! Explore an impressive list of crafters who create jewelry, home decor, food and nutrition, clothing, Christmas gifts, and sustainable living. You’ll be able to purchase everything from upcycled home decor to seasonal baking to stained glass and salad dressing. Live music, plus a visit from Santa Claus are also part of this annual extravaganza. Show Hours: Saturday, November 7 | 10AM to 5PM Sunday,
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6th Annual Penticton Oktoberfest

Celebrate the 182 year tradition with us, this Saturday, October 24! We’re ready to oompa-pa partay, and know you are too. The festivities kick off at 6PM, and wrap at 12:30AM. Take in the evening’s entertainment, taste imported and local beverages, and mingle with friends at long communal tables. Better yet, grab a partner and take a spin on the dance floor! Prost. The event’s entertainment includes two bands, The Beerbarrels and Flash Back. The Beerbarrels are a three piece Oompa-pa dance band, who will create a spontaneous authentic atmosphere. Yodeling anyone? Local and imported beer including: Erdinger, Stiegel and Cannery
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Cropped…By Valley First, The Grand Finale

This October 9 and 10, experience 80 wineries, over 320 wines, and 24 authentic farmers market vendors at Cropped…By Valley First, The Grand Finale. 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. Tickets are $65 and include: –
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Celebrating 50 Years with a National Contest!

Throwback to August 4, 1965, we officially opened as the Peach Bowl Convention Centre. Monumental for Penticton, and the industry, the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre was  Canada’s first stand-alone convention centre. It was a bold vision which built us, and since then, we’ve welcomed millions of delegates and encouraged each to stay, play and experience all Penticton has to offer.  We’ve been hosting meetings, conventions and special events for 50 years! Wow, can you believe it?!   To celebrate 50 extraordinary years of hosting, we’ve launched a national contest with an exciting prize, a golden trip to Penticton and
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Fest-of-Ale Event Details

If you’re joining us this Friday (4PM to 9PM) and Saturday (12 NOON to 6PM) for the 20th Annual Okanagan Fest-of-Ale (and we hope you are!), here are pre-event reminders to help spread good cheer AND great beer. This year’s event promise to be HOPpening! There are over 150 different beers and ciders, NEW outdoor area with food trucks, breweries and live entertainment, 11 local restaurants with a number featuring special food and beer pairings and 13 BANDS! Tickets: Tickets are $20 (plus fees and GST). Tickets can be purchased online at ValleyFirstTix.com, in person at the Valley First Box
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