The South Okanagan’s Premier Wine & Seafood Event
The 2017 Osoyoos Oyster Festival will be happening from April 19th – 23rd, showcasing Osoyoos and the South Okanagan as a premier destination for everything Oysters! Enjoy first-class dining experiences, sample Oysters from around the world, sip award winning wine, cider, beer, and spirits, all while celebrating in an event unlike any other.
Tickets on sale now!
Friday April 21st @ Watermark Beach Resort:
BEACH BBQ & BREWS FESTIVAL
The 6th Annual Osoyoos Oyster Festival introduces the first ever Beach BBQ & Brews Fest! Join us on the beach at Watermark Beach Resort to enjoy a BBQ style buffet while you sip some of the South Okanagan’s best Brews, Craft Ciders and a signature Canadian Whiskey cocktail.
Featuring the best of East & West Coast seafood, International Oysters, and traditional BBQ fare. Non seafood dishes will also be available. Receive a complimentary tasting glass upon arrival.
Shuttle service to and from the event is included in the ticket price. Shuttles will depart at intervals from set locations.
Saturday April 22nd @ Walnut Beach Resort:
DEEP SEA GARDEN PARTY
Being held outside on the lawn of Walnut Beach Resort with an incredible view of Osoyoos Lake, the Osoyoos Oyster Festival Deep Sea Garden Party is unlike any other event in the festival. Sample amazing culinary delights from under the sea and sip exceptional wine and beer from our local wineries and craft breweries. Once again we are honoured to have special guest Patrick McMurray “Shucker Paddy” in attendance. Patrick is a former World Champion Oyster Shucker and owner of The Ceili Cottage Restaurant in Toronto. He will be shucking fresh oysters, courtesy of Codfathers Seafood Market. Roasted pork will also be available courtesy of Chef Ross Derrick of The Table Cafe in Kelowna.
New this year is the introduction of The Garden Market. Local vendors will be offering samples as well as products for sale, including a Pint o’ Prawns featuring BC spot prawns. A kid’s zone will offer activities and educational items to make this event family friendly. Receive your complimentary Osoyoos Oyster Festival Wine Glass upon arrival to the event. Non-alcoholic beverages are available. Shuttle service to and from the event is included in the ticket price. Shuttles will depart at intervals from set locations.
One child under the age of 10 admitted free with each adult. Tickets for youth aged 11-18 are available at a reduced rate. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Saturday April 22nd @ Spirit Ridge Resort:
ART OF THE PEARL GALA
The Art of the Pearl Gala is one of our signature events of the Osoyoos Oyster Festival. Incredible oyster creations will be served from local restaurants by our local chefs, as well as fresh shucked oysters and charcuterie offerings all evening as well as wine samples from the area’s award winning wineries.
Special guest Patrick McMurray “Shucker Paddy”, former World Champion Oyster Shucker and owner of The Ceili Cottage Restaurant in Toronto, will once again be making the trip west and be shucking fresh oysters, courtesy of Codfathers Seafood Market. Receive your complimentary Osoyoos Oyster Festival Wine Glass upon arrival. Non- Seafood options will be available. This is a fun, social, grazing and tasting event, inspired by the sea, and as always, we encourage guests to come in costume. You will also be encouraged to participate in the People’s Choice Award for best pairing, winners will be announced at the end of the evening.
Reception 6pm-7pm – join us in the courtyard for sparkling wine tastings and light canape service. Gala Event begins at 7pm, with food and beverage stations offering until 9:30pm. Fresh shucked oysters will be available all evening. A cash bar, charcuterie buffet, photo booth, DJ and dancing will round out the evening which will end at 11pm. Grab bags will be available to purchase for a chance to win genuine pearl jewelry, cash prizes, gift cards and more! Shuttle service to and from the event is included in the ticket price. Shuttles will depart at intervals from set locations.
Wednesday April 19th: Miradoro Long Table Dinner
6:30 pm @ Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek Winery
Back by popular demand, Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Winery brings their long-table dinner to the Osoyoos Oyster Festival. Enjoy a special evening, starting with freshly shucked oysters followed by a three course dinner dedicated to the Oyster. Call 250-498-3742 for tickets
Thursday April 20th: Under the Tuscan Sea
6:30 pm @ Terrafina Restaurant at Hester Creek
A pizza and oyster tasting event paired with the great spring release of Hester Creek Estate Winery and some of our ‘bubbly’ neighbors! This is a stationed stand up cocktail style reception. Graze your way through the evening sampling pizza and oyster pairings with some of our wonderful ‘bubbly’ neighbors of the South!
Call 250-498-2229 for tickets
Friday April 21st: Whiskey & Oysters
4pm-6pm @ Holiday Inn
Oysters and Whiskey at the SOL for the Osoyoos Oyster Festival! A great opportunity to try fresh oysters hand selected by Codfathers, and whiskeys all while overlooking Osoyoos Lake in the Sol Grillroom & Lounge. With special guest Patrick McMurray ‘Shucker Paddy” World Oyster Shuckin’ Champion!
Call 250-495-7223 for tickets
Saturday April 22nd: Amateur Suck N Shuck Competition
8pm @The Sage Pub
Come to compete or come to cheer at the 6th Amateur Shuck ‘n’ Suck Competition as teams of two compete to win the coveted title of the Best Shuck ‘n Suck Team in the Okanagan! One team member shucks while the other sucks back the oysters. Whichever team shucks and sucks the most oysters before the clock runs out wins. Max 15 teams, so be sure to register early!
Call 250-495-2322 to register your team!
Sunday April 23rd: Spirit Brunch Buffet
10am-1pm @ Mica Restaurant
Wrap up your Oyster Festival weekend with a Brunch Buffet on the Ridge. Enjoy your favourite brunch items while marveling in views of the lake and rolling country-side. $30 per person includes a complimentary Mimosa or Caesar.
Call 250-495-8007 for reservations