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Celebrating Hops and Grape at Silver Star’s Wine and Beer Festivals
This summer, there are new ways to celebrate the season at Silver Star with two inaugural festivals. The Summer Wine Festival in August and Beer & Cider Festival in September will bring some of BC’s most celebrated vineyards, breweries, and cideries to the charming mid-village.
Head out for a morning of biking and hiking in the mountains, then enjoy tastings, delicious food, live music, and games in the afternoon. Read on to find out what’s in store for these exciting events.
Silver Star Summer Wine Festival (August 11-14)
The Okanagan, with its rich soil and unique micro-climates, has long been BC’s premiere grape growing region and home to many award-winning wineries. Sip local wines and enjoy ingredient-driven menus at the Silver Star Summer Wine Festival. The reimagined culinary event features Savour the Sun Wine Dinners, wine tasting in the Village, special features, and live music.
The festival kicks off on Thursday, August 11 with wine specials and pairing features at Silver Star restaurants. Friday heralds highly anticipated Savour the Sun dinners paired with wines from Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country. The first takes place at the Bulldog Grand Café with an evening of international Asian fusion flavours prepared by Chef Tyler Lafferty, whose unique culinary lens focuses on Dutch, Thai-Indonesian, and West Coast cuisine.
For the second dinner at Black Pine Social, Chef Jarred Sauve and Owner Brandon Loughery have curated an elevated dining experience that draws from rustic European alpine culture, incorporating international flavours, with a modest influence from Japanese cuisine to add to their culinary creations.
On Saturday, festival goers can wander through Silver Star Village and enjoy some of BC’s most sought after artisanal wineries at the Uncork your Senses wine tasting event. There will also be a free concert by Canadian singer-songwriter, Andrew Allen.
SilverStar Mountain Resort and the Vance Creek Hotel & Conference Centre are offering a special wine festival rate for the event. Use code SAVOUR for discounts of 15% off 2 nights and 20% off 3 nights or more.
Silver Star Beer & Cider Festival (September 10)
An early Oktoberfest party is brewing at Silver Star, with a soon-to-be signature craft beer and cider event. The festival, a collaboration with folks from the successful Squamish Beer Festival, will bring BC craft beverage makers to the colourful village to showcase their tasty creations, from hoppy IPAs to fruity Hefeweizens. The festival, which runs from 1-6pm also includes food, a Polson Market pop-up, live music, and games.
Extend your stay at Silver Star to spend time exploring the mountaintop trails or SilverStar Bike Park. The Park is open late on Fridays until 730PM. Participating accommodation partners are offering a special Beer Festival accommodation promotion when you stay for 2 nights or more. Mention promo code BEER for deals when you book.
RSVP to our Facebook event and visit us online for event details and tickets. Transportation to and from Vernon will also be available with details coming soon.
Photo Credits: Lianne Viau, Aaron Hagen, John, Squamish Beer Festival, Northyards Cider