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Princesses, hockey and mud come together this weekend

The Freakin' Farmer Adventure Obstacle Race will have contestants down and dirty this weekend in Penticton.
September 20, 2019 - 6:00 AM

You can check out some vinyl and some salmon all in the same weekend.

Get ready for a variety of events to keep you busy from Kamloops to Penticton.


Learn how to make your words come alive on the page.

A festival for readers and writers is coming to the Thompson Rivers University student union building on University Drive this Friday, Sept. 20 to Sunday, Sept. 22.

The weekend features a guest author panel, readings, writing workshops and a variety night. Six guest authors including Grant Lawrence, Yasuko Thanh, Monique Gray Smith, Kevin Chong and Sheena Kamal will bring their talents to Kamloops to celebrate the written arts. Lunch is included. Go here for more info and tickets.

It’s a night filled with lederhosen. Sept. 21 is the first official day of Oktoberfest featuring Bavarian-inspired food, local bands and masses of Festbier at Red Collar Brewing. Grab your dirndls and get into the festival spirit. Food quantities are limited, so it's first come, first serve.


Join Interfaith Kamloops as they come together in peace during the International Day of Peace. Peace Day is observed around the world on Sept. 21.

Established in 1981 by United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to peace above all differences and to contribute to building a culture of peace.

All are invited to join in on the celebration at Pioneer Park from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Find more information here.


Little girls everywhere, gather up your dads and accompany him to the 22nd annual Father Daughter Ball on Friday, Sept. 20 at the Vernon Lodge and Conference Centre.

It’s a Disney Princess kind of night with social and photos at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6:15 p.m. For information and tickets click here


Once again Thrash is back in their most notorious venue bringing the best action imaginable from the Okanagan's wildest.

Featuring the debut of the Vörös Twins. This team has been on fire as of late with WWE tryouts, a Ring of Honour debut and numerous tours across Europe. Now they have their sights set on The Thrash Wrestling Tag team titles held currently by Top Drawer Michael More and his partner Todd Quality aka Top Quality.

This and much more featuring Thrash Wrestling Champion Camaro Cope, Black Dragon, Slave the Homicidal Maniac, Jayce D'Arcy, MAD DOG Marty Sugar, The Vixen Jade, Davey Deals, Scarlett Black and many more. Get tickets here.


The Vernon Vipers are ready for the cheering during their home opener against the Victoria Grizzlies Friday, Sept. 20 at Kal Tire Place.

The puck hits the ice at 7 p.m., and they’ll be a few debuts, but you’ll have to be there to find out just what’s up the team’s sleeve.

On Saturday, Sept. 21, Powel River is in town with the game start set for 6 p.m. For tickets, click here.


It’s bold, raw, uncensored theatre and performance for a brave and curious audience.

Kelowna’s Fringe Festival is on this weekend running Sept. 19 to 22, and you don’t want to miss out.

There are 12 theatre companies from across the globe bringing a diverse range of mind-blowing performances to four downtown locations. Tickets are just $15, plus a $2 ticket fee, with 100 per cent of the ticket price going to the artists. Tickets and more info can be found here


Something fishy is going on in Mission Creek Regional Park this Sunday, Sept. 22.

Come celebrate the return of the kokanee salmon this weekend. There will be displays and you can watch the salmon spawning in Mission Creek during the Kikinee Salmon Festival.

This free, family event promises to provide lots of fun for children and adults from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


The 8th annual Okanagan Vinyl Fest for Peach City Radio, CFUZ, takes place Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Penticton Seniors’ Drop-in Centre. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $2 from 9 to 10 a.m. For a $5 admission, early birds searching for that hard-to-find record to complete their collection can get a head start.

Vinyl collectors and music lovers can purchase from a wide selection of albums of various genres from vendors from all over B.C. There will also be opportunities to find the perfect turntable and other audio equipment as CFUZ will sell audio equipment donated through its recent Audio Equipment Drive. There will also be other vendors selling both new and used audio gear.


The world famous Okanagan Home Hardware Freak’n Farmer Adventure Obstacle Race goes this Saturday, Sept. 21 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Test your metal and find out why this event has been featured on Amazing Race Canada.

Choose from three lengths of adult courses and two kids races. Do it as a team of any number or do it by yourself. There are lots of opportunities to volunteer as well.

Held on a spectacular 600-acre organic farm and winery, the race includes 35 incredible obstacles, including massive water crossings, real trail hikes, full size pickup truck pulls, axe throwing and even a giant mud swing using a full size excavator.

A genuine down home, good old fashioned feel good back to earth event with an alive atmosphere and great vibes. There will be live bands, food trucks, local craft beer and award winning wine made right on the property.

Check out the website here for more info.

To contact our events coordinator, email Stacy Pavlov or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

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