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A weekend of fairs and festivals in the Central Okanagan this weekend

Sass Jordan will be returning as one of the feature performers at this years Rock the Lake Festival in Kelowna Aug. 11 to 13.
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August 11, 2017 - 10:59 AM

KELOWNA - Don’t let the smoke get you down, this weekend has plenty of events in store to keep your mind clear.

Starting Friday night and running all weekend is the second annual Rock the Lake festival, bringing rock n’ roll to the city’s downtown core. Some of this year’s headliners playing at the Prospera Place venue include Kim Mitchell, Chilliwack, and Toronto. Although full weekend tickets are sold out, Sunday tickets are still available for $69.50.

With fires raging all across the province, Active Body Kelowna presents Comedy for a Cause, a B.C. fire relief fund fundraiser at Dakoda’s Comedy Lounge. The $15 show starts at 7 p.m. on Friday.

A fan of classic British cars, or lucky enough to own one? Don’t miss out on the Rally in the Valley in Peachland on Saturday. The car show is set along the Peachland waterfront and goes from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. It’s $10 to join the show, but the event is free for those just wanting to look.

Transport yourself back to the era of kings and queens, and knights in shining armor at Camelot Vineyards eighth annual Medieval Fair. Running from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., there will be sword fights, weaponry display, and even a trebuchet. Enjoy a glass of complimentary Camelot wine and travel through time. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Camelot Vineyards is located at 3489 East Kelowna Road in Kelowna.

Bakers at Big White are preparing a 10-foot huckleberry pie for this year’s Huckleberry Festival. That’s right, a 10-foot pie. All you need is whipped cream or ice cream to go with it. The weekend-long Huckleberry Festival won’t only be offering pie however — live entertainment, a bake off, as well as a huckleberry scavenger hunt will be taking place.

Okanagan Pride kicks off with their Lustre Launch Party, at the Kelowna Forum, Saturday night at 7 p.m. Partnering with Fruitcake, the dance party will be offering cocktails before the night really gets started at 10 p.m. when DJ colton RumHam Wheeler will be getting you off your seat and onto your feet. Advance tickets are $15, but are also available at the door for a slightly higher price.

For all the foodies out there, this Sunday marks the ninth annual Okanagan Feast of Fields. The three-hour gourmet harvest festival showcases the importance of farm to table, and the connections between farmers and chefs. Stroll through the field with wine in hand, sampling creations from top local chefs, bakers and food artisans. The event is at the Caldwell Heritage Farm from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and tickets range from $15 to $95.

Did we miss something? Let us know what you’re up to this weekend in the comments below.

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