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Penticton's fourth annual Oktoberfest will be held at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre.
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October 21, 2013 - 11:05 AM

PENTICTON - Culture is full of colour this weekend with two different events offering very different experiences.

On Saturday, visitors should bring an empty belly for the fourth annual Oktoberfest event and an appreciation for accordion music. Visitors can also choose to hear the fine tunes of the Okanagan Symphony the same day.

The beer halls of Bavaria will be recreated at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre for one night only. The traditions, atmosphere and foods and drinks of the famous German festival will be on hand for sale and in the hands of hungry and thirsty guests.

Admission to the event, starting at 6 p.m., is $25 plus service fees and tickets are available at the Penticton Visitor Centre, the South Okanagan Event Centre Box Office and online at The ticket price includes a 15-ounce beer mug too boot.

Oktoberfest proceeds will go towards the Penticton Skaha Rotary Club.

For more information call 250-490-2460 or visit the website at

Also on Saturday will be the Okanagan Symphony at the Penticton Cleland Community Theatres. Series tickets are available at Tourism Penticton at or call 250-276-2170 or 1-800-663-5052. For more information go to

And for those looking to save some money the Penticton Public Library will be holding its Dirty Book Sale starting at 10 a.m.

To contact a reporter for this story, to send photos or videos, email Shannon Quesnel at, call 250-488-3065, tweet @shannonquesnel1 or @InfoNewsPentict

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