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Busy long weekend in the South Okanagan

Nearly Neil takes to the stage at Frank Venables Theatre in Oliver, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2019 in a tribute to Neil Diamond.
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PENTICTON - Wine festival events dominate the long weekend in the South Okanagan.

The 38th annual Okanagan Fall Wine Festival continues through Sunday, Oct. 7. The 10-day event includes many activities at valley wineries.

The festival has been named among the top 100 events in North America for the past 16 years. For more information on all the events check out the Okanagan Wine Festival website here.

Cropped is an event intended to depict the Okanagan in all its fall splendour. Billed as B.C.’s largest wine tasting and Farmers' Market, patrons can taste the valley’s many varied wines, eat locally provided food and listen to live music.

The event takes place tonight, Oct. 5 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre and tomorrow from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $69, weekend passes $110, and are available online at

A night of dancing to songs you remember takes place at the Penticton Seniors' Drop-in Centre's Social Dance with Glory Days on Main Street today starting at 7:30 p.m. Dance to country, Latin, classic rock, waltz, polkas and fox trot.

The Penticton Farmers' Market and the Penticton Downtown Community Markets both run on Saturday on Main Street in Penticton. Both markets start at 8:30 a.m., with the Farmers' Market running until 1 p.m. and the community market until 1:30 p.m.

Bobby Bruce appears at the Frank Venables Theatre in Oliver on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with Nearly Neil and the Solitary Band. The musical tribute artist has been astounding appreciative audiences around the world with his musical tribute to Neil Diamond. Tickets are $35. For more information see the Frank Venables Theatre website here.

The BCSPCA flea market operates through October at 1500 Main St. in Penticton including Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors are welcome.

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