September 25, 2015 - 2:30 PM
KELOWNA – It may be a rainy forecast on the horizon for Kelowna this weekend, but there are so many events happening you may not even notice.
The weekend starts today, Sept. 25, with the annual beer and hard liquor festival known as Hopscotch. Sample craft and premium beers, scotch, whisky, vodka, gin, rum, tequila and more for just $30. Tickets are still available at the Hopscotch Festival website.
If a bargain is what you’re after this weekend, the annual fall Trunk Sale at Okanagan College is happening Saturday. Starting at 8 a.m. more than 150 vendors will sell their wares from the trunks of vehicles as a way to promote responsible recycling. There will be a pancake breakfast by donation and numerous charities on hand raising funds for various causes.
Also on Saturday is the second Harvest Sunset Show and Shine in West Kelowna. This is one of the last car shows of the year and will feature modified custom cars, bikes and classic cars. There is no entrance fee. Gates open at 8:30 a.m. at the Westside Alliance Church on Daimler Drive.
Culture Days events are also taking place in Kelowna Saturday and Sunday starting at 10 a.m. The Kelowna Museum will be giving behind the scenes tours of the Ursula Surtees Regional Conservation Laboratory and public archives, and sharing information on how items in the museums are cared for. The tours run at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
The Okanagan’s oldest nut farm is holding their Harvest Fair on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Take a tour of Gellatly Nut Farm and check out booths displaying works by local artists. There will also be produce from local farmers and live entertainment.
Do you love bacon and running? Then the Kelowna Jaycees Great Canadian Bacon Chase at Parkinson Recreation Centre is where you want to be Sunday. The Chase is a 5 km scurry or a .05 km saunter to raise money for Inn From the Cold. There will be unlimited bacon. Gates open at 9 a.m. To purchase tickets visit the Bacon Chase website.
Named by a London newspaper as one of the top five wine festivals in the world, the Garagiste North Wine Festival in Kelowna is your chance to sample artisan, small-case lot wines for only $49. The festival takes place at the Laurel Packinghouse from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. To purchase tickets visit this website.
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