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Wine, food trucks and famous entertainers: What are you doing this weekend?

FILE PHOTO: The first Kamloops Food Truck Festival was a huge hit, June 17, 2016.
May 12, 2017 - 4:30 PM

KAMLOOPS - There’s a little bit of everything going on in Kamloops this weekend.

Friday, May 12 and Saturday May 13 the Kamloops Food Truck Festival Fundraiser will be hosted by the Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association. More than a dozen trucks will congregate in an empty field near the Kamloops Airport selling everything from Jamaican jerk tacos to deep fried ice cream. Day one runs today from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. while tomorrow includes lunch, going from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Entrance is by donation with funds going to the riding association’s programs.

For wine aficionados, the Kamloops Wine Festival is wrapping up this weekend with a wine tasting at the Coast Kamloops Hotel in Aberdeen on Saturday, starting at 7:30 p.m. The event, a fundraiser for the Kamloops Art Gallery, will feature dozens of wines and food from UpTown Chefs, along with live music. Tickets are $55 per person.

Saturday night Mz. Judged competitors take the stage at The Rex in downtown Kamloops. Ten men are vying for top spot in the pageant, a fundraiser for ASK Wellness, as they dress in traditionally female garments to challenge ideas about beauty and gender. Yes, it will include a swimsuit portion. Tickets range from $50 to $100 and organizers expect it to sell out. Things start around 7 p.m.

On Sunday a pair of Canadian icons take two different stages.

Ron Sexsmith plays Kamloops May 14, 2017.
Ron Sexsmith plays Kamloops May 14, 2017.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/District of Lake Country

Gerry Dee, known for his shows and specials on CBC, will be at the Sagebrush Theatre for the night. It starts around 7:30 p.m. A few tickets for the award winning comic are available and start at $63.10 plus fees.

Ron Sexsmith, the longtime Canadian songwriter, returns to Kamloops as well, playing a show at the Blue Grotto. The Juno award winner is a renowned songwriter, and while you may not have heard him, you're likely to have heard one of his songs as many well known singers cover his songs, including Michael Bublé. Tickets are $30 and doors open at 7 p.m.

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