There is nothing like spending Thanksgiving in Osoyoos. The orchards and vineyards are full of colourful leaves, the sun is still shining, and the fall bounty of the South Okanagan – like crisp apples, brightly coloured squash, and just-picked pumpkins line the dozens of roadside fruit stands.
Whether you’re spending time with the family, face-timing friends over a glass of locally sourced wine, or enjoying an intimate getaway with your loved one, there are so many ways to make memories this Thanksgiving in Osoyoos.
1. Pick the perfect pumpkin
Pumpkins are plentiful this time of year in Osoyoos! From decorative gourds, to pretty porch decor, you can take a scenic fall drive and stop along one of dozens of local fruit stands to pick that perfect pumpkin!
This year, Covert Farms will also have their Discovery Garden Pumpkin Patch! The discovery garden pumpkin patch is open the all wine lounge guests who book a tasting experience or tour. Pumpkins are also available for purchase at the Secrest Organics fruit stand (call 250.689.2626 to arrange pick-up), and beginning Saturday, October 17th, they’ll be welcoming visitors to pick the perfect pumpkin from their fruitstand patch on weekends!
2. Enjoy an abundance of apples
No trip to Osoyoos is complete without stopping at one of the many local fruit stands along Highway 97 and Highway 3! Crisp Okanagan apples are abundant in the fall, perfect for pies, caramel apples, or an on-the-go snack while you enjoy our many hiking and cycling trails.
And speaking of apples, why not stop at a roadside cidery to taste sparkling hard cider from one of our local producers?
3. See fall foliage
This season, you will have to see for yourself just how stunning our fall foliage is. Our vineyards and orchards showcase vibrant oranges, crimson reds, and golden yellow hues across the entire valley. Take a drive down Black Sage Road, or stop at the Anarchist Mountain lookout on highway 3 to take it all in from above!
4. Eat a delectable dinner
Thanksgiving isn’t complete without the food! Why spend your time cooking this long weekend, when you can enjoy a relaxing, hassle-free, and tasty thanksgiving from local restaurants, serving up delicious harvest-themed dishes for takeout and dine in!
On Sunday, October 11th between 4-9 pm The Restaurant at Watermark is serving Thanksgiving dinner for both dine in and takeout! Choose from Slow Roasted Turkey Breast or Herb and Dijon Prime Rib for your main course. Your dinner for two comes with garlic mashed potatoes, bacon brussels sprouts, honey glazed carrots, and gravy. Finish off your meal with delightful individual pumpkin pies. Reserve your table or order your Thanksgiving dinner for pick up by October 8th!
From October 10th – 12th, The Bear, The Fish, The Root, and The Berry is offering their “Thanksgiving Classic” menu for dining in restaurant. Choose your adventure with a delectable tasting menu (wine pairings optional!). You can also enjoy their “Thanksgiving to-go” menu, which includes slow roasted turkey with all the fixings so you can enjoy the evening in without all the fuss!
This fall, slow down and take your time to soak in all that the South Okanagan has to offer. Check out our “know before you go” information, and be sure to book accommodations, experiences, and wine tastings ahead of time.