After a massively successful inaugural year, the Okanagan Eats Food Show is coming back to Kelowna, tastier and more exciting than ever.
Festival organizers have doubled down on everything that made last year’s show great, amping up the live stage with head-to-head chef competitions and some serious special-guest star power.
They’ve also expanded the amount of hot food and local liquor on offer for attendees and secured some of the most unique and hard-to-find products to sate shoppers’ appetites.
New this year will also be a licensed area right next to the stage, where attendees can relax, have a few drinks, and take in the top-notch entertainment on display.
Festival organizer Rhonda Tannahill says this year they’ve brought back popular celebrity guests to anchor the live entertainment, along with all your favourite local chefs, who will be duking it out head-to-head in black box competitions.
Pack in instructional classes, live demos, and the opportunity for audience members to taste everything prepared on-stage, and Tannahill says the entertainment promises to be “spectacular.”
And that’s before you even get to the food.
Last year, the festival’s food was so popular they ran out both days. Tannahill says this year they’ve doubled the number of both food and liquor vendors, and the festival will be bursting with scrumptious options.
Local restaurants will be on hand serving up samples of their favourite dishes, which Tannahill says will be portioned out in healthy sizes that are satisfying enough to fill your craving, but not so bloated you get full before you can try everything.
Once you’ve taken in the live demos and filled your belly, the Okanagan Eats Food Show still has more to offer, through an array of carefully selected shopping options.
Popular products like Mojo Jojo Pickles, Black Sheep Vegan Cheeze, and West Coast Gourmet Snacks will all be on offer, joined by everything from hand-crafted growlers to artisan teas and even an option to rent your own chicken.
“These are the kinds of unique products you can’t really find anywhere else, so anyone looking to get their hands on some unique, high-quality food products needs to be here,” Tannahill says.
Tannahill points out that with all the options available the Okanagan Eats Food Show is the perfect place to spend the day—shopping, eating, and being entertained.
“Come, fill your bellies, have a couple of drinks, and stay for the day,” she says, “you won’t be disappointed.”
She said the festival is great for both a family outing or for groups of friends looking for a top-notch food festival right here at home.
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