THE FEST OF ALE

An Okanagan Original

The Okanagan Fest of Ale was established in 1996 making it one of the largest and longest running annual beer festivals in the Pacific Northwest.

Operating as a non-profit society, managed by a volunteer Board of Directors, the Okanagan Fest of Ale Society hosts an annual Consumer Craft Beer and Cider Tasting that functions to support and promote the growing world of quality craft brewery products, promote local tourism and support charitable organizations within the Regional District of the Okanagan-Similkameen. As of October 2016, $630,660 in net proceeds has been gifted back to qualifying registered charities.


Okanagan Fest of Ale Society
PO Box 1152 – Penticton, BC – V2A 6J9
T: 250.492.4355
E: info@festofale.ca
BC Registered Society: #S35000
Incorporation Date: March 11, 1996
Revenue Canada Business #: 82015 3419
Hst#: 82015 3419 RT0001 (as of Jan 1, 2008)
2016/2017 Board of Directors

John Cruickshank, President
Mark Woods, 1st Vice President
Warren Everton,Treasurer
Stephen Juch
Shawn Goodsell
Martin Lewis
Andrea Lee
Simon St. Laurent
Michael Stokker

Ginger Budinski – Administrative Coordinator

Okanagan Fest of Ale Society has been nominated or has received the following awards:
~ 2008 Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award – nominated
~ 2008 Okanagan Life magazine recognized the Okanagan Fest-of-Ale as one of three Reader’s Choice community events in the South Okanagan for 2008
~ 2006 Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award – received Hospitality/Tourism Award

Whether you’re a seasoned craft beer connoisseur or a craft brew newcomer you won’t want to miss the
Okanagan Fest of Ale in Penticton BC.
Sip, Savour & Celebrate 175+ suds and ciders from 60+ of the most coveted craft breweries from BC and beyond.

SAVE THE DATE- FEST OF ALE 2018 APRIL 13 & 14

2017 Sponsors