25th Annual Okanagan Fest of Ale Postponed

The Board of Directors of the Okanagan Fest of Ale Society have made the decision to postpone the Okanagan Fest of Ale for 2020. “It has been a very difficult decision, but all of us on the Board know it is the right decision given the uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 outbreak,” said John Cruickshank, President of the Okanagan Fest of Ale.

“The health and well-being of everyone involved in Fest of Ale (volunteers, vendors, patrons, and sponsors) and our community was first and foremost on our minds in making the decision.” Cruickshank went on to say.

This year’s festival was going to be the biggest and best yet, celebrating 25 years!

Over $750,000 in net proceeds have been put back into the community.

Thanks to all the vendors, sponsors, supporters, volunteers, entertainers, judges, media and attendees for making the 2019 Okanagan Fest of Ale an incredible success and helping to support our community!

The Okanagan Fest of Ale has been bringing together craft beer lovers and craft brewers to celebrate the almighty ale since 1996! Every April, Penticton is host to one of the largest and longest running annual beer festivals in the Pacific Northwest. This two-day event features great entertainment, fabulous food and the opportunity to sample a diverse array of quality crafted beverages. Operating as a non-profit society, organizers are committed to support and promote the growing world of quality brewery products, local tourism and local charitable organizations. Since its inception, over $700,000 in net proceeds has been gifted back to qualifying registered charities!