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THE OKANAGAN’S TOP FOOD FESTIVALS, EVENTS & CLASSES

Written by Murissa Shalapata, WanderfullTraveler


Where there’s a wine country there’s also a budding if not prominent food scene. In British Columbia’s Okanagan wine valley this is exactly the case with festivals and events year round. Here’s a guide to which ones are worth your time. As always, never underestimate the tourist season in the Okanagan. Always book your hotels or AirBnBs well in advance (2-4 months) and make dinner reservations!

Here are the Okanagan’s top food festivals, events and cooking classes.


Start Fresh Kitchen | Year Round

Described as a socially responsible and innovative cooking school and catering company, Start Fresh kitchen hosts special events each month and they usually sell out each event. This year, aside from the wildly popular Little Tokyo Ramen classes, they are also launching a kids cooking camp in the Spring. Their classic classes like sushi making, pasta making, sous vide cooking and other favourites are still making their appearances too!