Fest of Ale

Craft Beer, Cider, Live Entertainment & More


Inside the Festival

In addition to tastings from 75 Craft brewers, great food, and live entertainment guests of the fest can look forward to the following onsite festivities:

  •  Best Team Tee contest – Win your way in to Fest of Ale 2020 – Grab a friend and “get crafty”, check in with the  friendly folks from Travel Penticton and SunFM onsite in the main lobby to register.
      • 1st Prize:     Tickets to the 2020 – 25th Anniversary Fest of Ale  +Souvenir  25th Anniversary shirts for your team
      • 2nd Prize:   Tickets to the 2020 – 25th Anniversary Fest of Ale
      • 3rd Prize:    Tickets to the 2020 – 25th Anniversary Fest of Ale
  • Have a little fun at the  photo booth with  the friends from  Flash& Frame Photography
  • Vote for your favourite Beer, Cider and Food at the Cascade Casino’s People’s Choice Voting Station or Get Your Game on at their onsite location
  • Shop for your favourite festival finds with the crew from  Clancy’s Liquor Store
  • Quench your thirst for knowledge at the brewing education station manned by the friendly folks from Trellis and Vine Crafthouse

Plan a Safe Ride Home – Discount vouchers can be redeemed on savings on your safe ride home.  Individual vouchers are valued at $2. One per/person can and  can be combined if you have multiple riders.

Good Fun for a Great Cause – Net proceeds from the event are donated to local charitable organizations; to date $697,660 has gone to support 50+ well deserving organizations – Check out which organizations we’ve supported in the past

Event Summary

Since 1996, The Okanagan Fest of Ale has been bringing together craft beer lovers and craft brewers to celebrate the almighty ale! Early 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, and managed by a Volunteer Board of Directors, the Okanagan Fest of Ale Society hosts an annual Consumer Craft Beer Festival that functions to support and promote the growing craft beer industry, enhance local tourism, and donate to charitable organizations within the South Okanagan Similkameen region. Since its inception, $697,660 in net proceeds has been gifted back to qualifying registered charities and other not-for-profit societies.