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Hopscotch, Rockets and Taste of Downtown all in Kelowna this weekend

The 8th annual Hopscotch Festival is at the Kelowna Curling Club this Friday and Saturday starting at 6 p.m.
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KELOWNA – Summer may be over but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of fun things to do in Kelowna this weekend. 

The annual fall Trunk Sale is back for another year this Saturday, Sept. 24, from 8 a.m. until noon at Okanagan College. Organized by the Regional Waste Reduction Office, this event features more than 130 vendors selling old and new items from the trunks of their vehicles.

Also on Saturday, the Taste of Downtown runs three hours starting at noon with restaurants, pubs and cafe’s giving away free samples and a chance to win prizes.

Passports for the event are available with a $2 minimum donation at Mosaic Books with money going to the Kelowna Community Food Bank. Each establishment visited gets you one stamp with a completed book earning you entry into a grand prize draw. Passports can be dropped off at any of the Downtown Kelowna information booths by 4 p.m. Winners will be announced at the Downtown Kelowna website Wednesday, Sept. 28.

If all that food gets you thirsty, check out the 8th annual Hopscotch Festival Friday and Saturday starting at 6 p.m. The Kelowna Curling Club is transformed into a massive tasting event with whiskies, premium beers and spirits on sample. There will also be more food and live music.

The event runs until 10 p.m. Get your tickets at the Hopscotch Festival website.

The Kelowna Rockets kick of the new season Saturday night as well against the Kamloops Blazers. The puck drops at Prospera Place at 7 p.m.

For the first time ever, Kelowna is getting “pet lovers market” this Sunday starting at 10 a.m. A group of local pet-related businesses will be setting up at 1551 Sutherland Ave. Confirmed vendors include CCreative Healing, Doggytopia, Howelistic Care Massage, Hero Dog Training, Okanagan Humane Society and many more. There will be a food truck on site as well.

The 11th annual Organic Okanagan Festival is also happening this Sunday at Summerhill Pyramid Winery. Starting at 11 a.m., the festival is part of the largest celebration of organic food, farming and products across the country. Canada’s National Organic Week runs Sept. 17 to Sept. 25.

On festival day, there will be free samples, shopping and information about organic food and wine as well as live music, children’s entertainment, tours and a food court. The festival runs until 4 p.m. with $7 admission available at the door. Children under 12 are free.

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