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Beer takes centre stage this weekend in Kamloops

Brewloops is one of the many events on this weekend in Kamloops.
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September 29, 2017 - 11:45 AM

KAMLOOPS - If beer's your thing, there's no better place to be this weekend than right here in the Tournament Capital.

Brew Loops runs until Sunday, Oct. 1. It includes a variety of activities from tail-gate music shows, high-end cask and food pairings, education sessions, or you can tour a brewery while sipping beer right from the tank. Events include the Brew Loops Brew University, Great Balls of Fire Cask Night and the Iron Road Mountain Bike Film Festival.

For more information on Brew Loops or to buy tickets for various events, click here.

If you are looking to spend time outdoors and watch the salmon run, visit Roderick Haig Brown Provincial Park. Because 2017 is a predominant year for the sockeye salmon, it is possible to see more than 10,000 fish return to spawn. The salmon run will continue until Oct. 15.

Natural Art: Beautiful Bubbles is taking place at the BIG Little Science Centre today, Sept. 29, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free and in the front of the field at the science centre at 655 Holt St. You can explore bubbles and how incredible they are by making bubbles of many shapes and sizes while discovering amazing colours at the same time.

If bubbles aren't your thing but you like forked tongues and scales, the BIG Little Science Centre is presenting Snakes Alive! With Rocky's Reptiles on Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Rocky rescues reptiles and rehabilitates reptiles along with teaching the public about them. She is a keen supporter of proper care and handling of reptiles. This talk, which is suitable for children ages three and up, will let kids discover more about these amazing animals.

There's a free author talk at the North Kamloops Library on Sept. 30 between 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Kamal Al-Solaylee will talk about his most recent book, "Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to Everyone)". Click here for more information.

It is a beer lover's dream at the Farmers' Market on Saturday as breweries will come to provide free tastings. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. representatives will be at the event to talk about their beers. The Saturday Farmers' Market will continue on St. Paul Street as usual from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for people who wish to partake in local produce, meats and fish.

If you like trains, tea, and an elegant tea party complete with fine delectables, join the Kamloops Heritage Railway for Harvest High Tea. You can be transported back to 1954 on their restored cafe lounge railcar and enjoy cucumber sandwiches, fine cakes and tea.

On Sept. 30 take part in Kamloops Fiddlers Dance at the Heritage House on Lorne Street. From 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. you can enjoy cowboy two-steps, waltzes, polkas, schottisches and foxtrots while listening to the Kamloops Fiddlers. The admission for members is $6 and $10 for non-members.

We're not in Germany, but that's OK because Harper Mountain is bringing back Oktoberfest on Oct. 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. No Oktoberfest is complete without beer so Red Collar Brewing, Iron Road Brewing, and local food trucks will be on site to keep you fueled.

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