2018 Okanagan Fest of Ale
Brewer Registration

Please take a moment to read through What’s In Store for Vendors at the 23rd Annual Okanagan Fest of Ale in Penticton April 13 & 14, 2018!  

Event Highlights: 

Established in 1996, we are the Interior’s largest and longest running Craft Beer & Cider Celebration!  4,500+ flow through anticipated over the 2-day event.  Great Beers and Ciders, Fabulous Food, Great Live Entertainment both Indoors and Out!  Onsite Liquor Store, Great Okanagan Hospitality – Net Proceeds to Charity!

Participant Highlights:  

Awards for Best in Show Peoples’ Choice & Judges Choices for Best Overall and Best in Class (12+ categories, 9 industry experts, your first entry included with your registration);  Industry Only Time for Tasting on Friday before the main event;  Saturday Breakfast and more!   

New for 2018  – We are offering participating brewers an opportunity to purchase deeply discounted  tickets    

$20 Single Day; $40 weekend vs. $29 and $49 regular rates (the option to purchase will be available to approved participating brewers at the time of booth payment; brewers will still receive 6 wristbands for staff onsite at the event)

General Info:

Event Hours:  Friday April 13th 4:00 – 9:00 & Saturday April 14th noon – 6:00; Open for Industry Only – Friday 1:00 – 3:00

What We Supply:  8-ft deep x 10-ft wide booth – includes an 8-ft back drape and 2-skirted tables with plastic coverings; Six (6) non-transferrable 2-day wristbands to be used by your team & Six (6) sampling glasses; Your first entry for judging. Refrigerated storage, large coleman jug for  water jugs and slop pails

What You Need To Bring:  
Dispensing equipment, rags, trays, taps; any supplies not listed above.  Good people (we request at least 2 to man your booth at all times) and great beer/cider!

Feature Product Info:  Each exhibitor is welcome to showcase three up to  (3) products. Kegs only, unless special arrangements are made with the OFOA in advance.
A 4th product is optional, but is limited to CASKS only (other speciality brews/blends may be considered  especially if you ask nicely).  250L maximum combined volume per vendor on all skus (information on your line up will be collected in March).

Brewer Compensation:  Brewers will be compensated for product used at the event at a rate of .75 cents/ $2 token collected. Tokens will be weighed nightly and payments issued the following week. (.75 cent compensation includes appropriate taxes)

2018 Registration Fees:  $375 + tax (includes your first entry for judging).  Additional entry(s)  for Judging – $50 + tax; Electricity and Cable (available at venue rates)

Participant Agreements:

  • All participants must provide proof of insurance naming the Okanagan Fest of Ale Society as an additional insurer prior to the event
  • All participants must agree to a hold harmless on approval of participation
  • All participants are expected to promote their participation at the event in house and through social media in advance of the event
  • All participants must agree to manning their booth with a minimum of 2 Serving It Right certified individuals during the event (names & SIR #’s for staff must be submitted the week before the event)

The Process

  • Fill out the form below 
  • Registrations will be date stamped and accepted until January 8th, 2018 
  • Our selection committee will review registrations and participants will be notified on registration status the last week in January 2018
  • Date of submission may play a role in the decisioning process 
  • Payment  required on notice of participation approval in January

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch by email at info@festofale.ca

We request you upload your logo on the registration…if you are having difficulty submitting your form, please stop trying to attach the logo to the registration and instead send  to info@festofale.ca