Keep Calm and Hula On at Pig Out Festival: Saturday May 2, 2020
Celebrate the ninth annual event with a luau in Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country
Look no further than the Okanagan Valley for a taste of the tropics this spring with Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country’s popular Pig Out Festival, taking place on May 2, 2020 from 1pm to 4pm at Covert Farms Family Estate. The one-day outdoor food and wine festival, complete with a full pig roast, is fit for the whole ohana!
Say aloha to over 1,000 people in one of the warmest and driest areas of Western Canada, famous for its fertile, sunny slopes. The ideal environment for a lei’d back day of family fun, practice your hula atop Covert Farms’ giant bouncy pillow and keep your cool with their unique water feature.
“Pig Out Festival is all about coming together in celebration of a creative culinary theme to kick-off the season,” says Jennifer Busmann, Executive Director of Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country. “Guests can expect lively music, costume contests and an abundance of delicious food and wine.”
All 47 Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country members will be pouring new releases and fan favourites, alongside Hawaiian-themed pork dishes from the region’s most notable culinary teams including Platinum Bench Artisan Bakery, Watermark Beach Resort and Oliver Eats.
Pig Out Festival tickets ($69) are available online and include entertainment, a souvenir wine glass, and of course, lots of great food and wine. Student tickets are $35 (12-18 years), and children under 12 are free. Check out this video from last year’s May the Pork Be With You event.
New this year we are excited to announce Bring Home the Bacon ($20) – taking place on Sunday, May 3 from 8:30 to 11:30am at Oliver Eats. Tickets include a hearty pork-centric breakfast, wine samples, entertainment, and access to an artisan market. $2 from every ticket sold will go directly to Oliver Osoyoos Search & Rescue. For more information, click here.
More information on our Guest Chef Dinner, taking place May 2 at The Sonora Room at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, will be announced in the coming weeks and will feature several talented chefs from across the Western Canada. For more information, click here.
Book your Pig Out hotel package at the Coast Hotel Oliver using booking code “EVENT” to unlock special rates. The package includes complimentary buffet breakfast, WiFi and parking, as well as access to the hotel’s indoor pool, hot tub, and fitness facilities. Rooms are subject to availability.
About Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country
Uncork the Sun in Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country and encounter colourful characters, award-winning wineries, and stunning scenery which all give this decorated region its unique glow. Situated at the very southern tip of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, in one of the warmest areas of Western Canada, the region’s 47 wineries have won more accolades than any other wine region in Canada. The sunny slopes of Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country are also the perfect place to enjoy fine dining with winery views, the opportunity to stay on a winery and wake up surrounded by vines, and to experience compelling events such as the Half Corked Marathon (May, Canada’s Event of the Year), and the annual food and wine festivals, Pig Out (May) and Savour the Sun (year-round).
For our full list of winery members, visit www.oliverosoyoos.com/
Media release and images provided by Marisa Cuglietta, Hawksworth Communications.