2020



Join Us for the 2020 Okanagan Fest of Ale
25th Anniversary Celebration!


This year marks the Okanagan Fest of Ale 25th Anniversary and will be our biggest party yet! 

Established in 1996, we are the Interior’s largest and longest running Craft Beer & Cider Celebration!  This year, we are expecting 5,500+ people to flow through the anticipated 25th Anniversary Celebration.  Great Beers and Ciders, Fabulous Food, Live Entertainment both Indoors and Out!  Onsite Liquor Store, Warm Okanagan Hospitality – Net Proceeds to Charity – over $700,000 donated to date!

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!   

Option to pre-purchase 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 also receive 6 wristbands for staff onsite at the event)

General Info:

Event Hours:  Friday April 17th 4:00 – 9:00 & Saturday April 18th 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-transferable 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 and slop pails

What You Need To Bring:  
Dispensing equipment, rags, trays, taps; any supplies not listed above.  Energetic 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 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 specialty 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)

2020 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 one month prior to the event
  • All participants must agree to a hold harmless clause 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 accepted until Friday December 20th, 2019 
  • Our selection committee will review registrations and participants will be notified on registration status the third  week in January 2020
  • Payment is not required until you have been confirmed to participate (January)
  • Submit your application early to secure your spot at the 25th Anniversary Celebration!

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