Osoyoos Festivals Fairs & Events
Osoyoos festivals fairs and events..... Cherries, Bluegrass, schnitzel and beer anyone?
July long weekend (Canada Day Holiday), probably the busiest weekend of the year in the town of Osoyoos during the Osoyoos Annual Cherry Fiesta.
Crafts and foods fair, cherry pit spitting contest, loads of fun activities for kids and a great fireworks show on July 1st make this one of the best Osoyoos festivals & fairs.
If you're visiting Osoyoos BC for this event and you plan to drive to and from the town from nearby communities, expect the usual 40 minute drive back to Penticton to take a couple of hours. Traffic from out of town is tremendous!
August Osoyoos festivals fairs & events brings the Lions Club Bluegrass Festival is a great outdoor music festival that is held for 4 days. Visitors are invited to bring their own harmonica, banjo, or whatere bluegrass instrument you have, and join in.
If you're not a musician, you can listen and enjoy the entertainment.
Have you ever been to an Oktoberfest celebration?
Think schnitzel, red cabbage, sauerkraut, 'karroten' (german for carrots) in beer, juicy bratwurst and warm potato salad, with apple strudel and german chocolate cake for dessert!
Ja, bitte! I'll have some of everything!
With family names like Hermann, Helga, Heidi and Erika, you can bet we grew up with crockpot cabbage fermenting in the kitchen, red cabbage at Christmas, dad's favorite sauerbraten, and granma's rich buttercream cake! Brother's Andy and Marty didn't get the full traditional names, but they certainly did get the good food!
My mouth is watering just typing the words into my keyboard!
Back to Oktoberfest....not to mention the entertainment - get down and Oompa with traditional Oompa-pa music and German 'drinking songs' as well as yodeling! Oktoberfest is one of Osoyoos festivals fairs & events most delicious! It's all about the best in traditional German cuisine and great German beer, which I'm thinking that you're thinking I'm crazy about and you're right, and fun traditional music.
Contact the Osoyoos Chamber of Commerce at 250-498-6321 for dates.
Osoyoos also celebrates the Okanagan Wine Festivals with it's own line up of events, and if you're a wine lover, you can get a taste of great Okanagan wine during one of these festivals & fairs.
The Osoyoos Winter Carnival is an annual 3 day winter event that takes place in Osoyoos, B.C. on the last weekend of February. This fun family attraction includes a kid's carnival, pancake breakfast, bowling night, pasta dinner, and an afternoon 'Taste of Osoyoos' wines and foods.
One of the highlights of the festival is the Bluegrass concert at the Osoyoos Mini Theatre, which features great Bluegrass music talent.
Listen to the Bluegrass band, 'A Day Late and A Dollar Short' from Kelowna who performed last year.
If you're able to attend any of these Osoyoos festivals & fairs, you're sure to have a good time!
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