Pig Out Festival Weekend

September 24th-26th, 2021

Guest Chef Dinner – Friday  |  Pig Out Trails – Saturday

 


Guest Chef Dinner

Date: Friday, September 24th, 2021

Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm

Location: One of Two Iconic Wineries in Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country

This unforgettable evening will start with a sparking wine reception before joining the winemaker or proprietor for dinner at one of two scenic vineyards, either on the Golden Mile Bench or the Black Sage Bench. Dinner will feature a Guest Chef for each course, including the main course from The Paella Guys of Burnaby, with wine pairings from the host winery as well as others from around the region. Details on chefs and location for your dinner will be shared closer to the event.

Guest Chef Dinner Ticket: $129 (plus processing fee & GST) – 95% SOLD

Add-On Transportation from Oliver OR Osoyoos: $15 (including processing fee, plus GST) – if you already have a dinner ticket but have not yet purchased transport, you can still add this ticket for a safe ride back to Oliver or Osoyoos.

 


Pig Out Trails

Date: Saturday, September 25th, 2021

Time: VARYING start times between 10am & 1pm

Duration: Trails average 5-1/2 hours in length

Location: Pick-up location in Oliver, Osoyoos or Penticton

Your Pig Out adventure starts with a pick-up at a central location in Oliver, Osoyoos or Penticton where you will  meet your Wine Country host and board the transportation for your group to start your Pig Out Trail. Your journey will bring you to four carefully-selected wineries where each will pair their wines with a pork-inspired tasting bite through a four-course progressive lunch. Each stop will feature an experience at the winery and time to browse the wine shop and purchase wine if you desire. After your fourth winery the bus will bring you back to your pick-up location.

Pig Out Trail Ticket: $99 (plus processing fee & GST)

Please note the following important details for your pig out trails ticket:
          • Start times for tours will vary; your start time could be assigned anywhere between 10am and 1pm.
          • You will be able to select your desired pick-up location closer to the event date
          • All people in your group must select the same pick-up location
          • Route transportation is included in your ticket price and mandatory for all attendees
          • Minimum age for all attendees is 19 years of age – no minors
          • There will be important ticketholder sign-up information emailed to you – please make sure your email address is accurate and you remain subscribed to the Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country mailing list to receive communications
            • Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country is not responsible if you do not receive communications because you have unsubscribed or your email address was entered incorrectly at the time of purchase

Refund Policy
ALL TICKETS are non-refundable without exception; all sales final at the time of purchase.

Should the offerings of the event have to be adapted or the date changed in response to ongoing provincial and federal regulations the organization will strive to provide the best possible experience allowable within these mandated restrictions but tickets remain non-refundable.

 


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Pig Out Trails FAQ

Why did the date change?

As planning has progressed we have had to respond to the Provincial restriction in place from the pandemic and have revised the date into the Fall where all indicators show that an outdoor event for 30-50 people will be able to proceed.

Are tickets refundable due to date change?

All tickets already purchased will automatically transfer to the new date in accordance with the ticket policy stated at the time of purchase.

 

What are the Pig Out Trails?
Pig Out Trails are pre-planned routes that include transportation, food and wine to four different wineries in Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country. At each stop you will be offered a pig-based culinary component along with wine tasting and an interactive and/or educational experience at each winery.

Do I have to take the bus?

Yes. Joining trail transport is required. Many wineries are doing special set-ups for the Pig Out Trails that could impact the parking available, as well to ensure that the trails stay on time all participants must be on the bus trail. If you have mobility issues that would prevent you from boarding onto the bus please contact us in advance before purchasing tickets. CLICK HERE

How do I select my pick-up location?

In late April or early May ticketholders will be sent a survey to select their desired pick-up location, from this information collected at this time we will be able to set the number of buses departing from each location and move towards the next steps of confirming your trail details.

What time do the Pig Out Trails start?

As there will be 20 buses on 10 trails for the Pig Out we have staggered start times to ensure that all the wineries and culinary partners are able to offer great experiences for you our guests in a safe and sanitary way. Start times can be assigned anytime between 10am and 1pm.

What do I do if we are wanting to be on the same bus as friends who bought their own tickets?

We will make the best efforts to assign you and your friends to the same routes, it is imperative that you respond to the survey that is sent in late April or early May where we ask for your pick-up location and also details of other groups you want to travel with. Please note that to be on the same trail you MUST select the same pick-up location.

When will I get the details for my Pig Out Trail?

At least 7 days prior to trail departure you will receive confirmation of your pick-up location and departure time. The wineries on your trail will be a surprise an announced to you when you board the trail.

Why is Pig Out not like in previous years?

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges from which we have learned and adapted; it is no longer safe to welcome hundreds of people to a single event at one time. In 2020, we developed the concept of the Pig Out Trails which combines our beloved day of food and wine into a culinary adventure that will provide safe transportation to smaller groups for a more intimate and in-depth look at wineries and winemaking in Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country.

Are my tickets refundable?

As indicated at the time of purchase all event tickets are non-refundable. Tickets are non-refundable as once planning is underway for the event many contracts are finalized and upfront costs are incurred. As many businesses learned in 2020 circumstances relating to the pandemic can cause unexpected and uncontrollable changes. Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country will continue to work to provide the best experience for you we can within Provincial and Federal restrictions but we reserve the right to make adjustments to the event including the date.

Are my tickets transferable?

Yes, until you submit the final names for the guestlist for people attending with your tickets you can change the people that are attending. Final guest list MAY BE used for contract tracing should any pandemic related issues arise; therefore once you have submitted your final guests attending changes cannot be made within 72 hours of the event.

What wineries are participating?
All member wineries from Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country are participating and will be assigned to one of the Pig Out Trails, you will not be able to preselect your wineries or the trail you will be going on. Each trail provided a range of styles in the wineries being visited.

What chefs/restaurants are participating?
Each trail will take you to four wineries, there are different chefs participating on each route. Some courses will be the same on all routes, other courses will be specific to the wineries on the trail you are assigned.

What happens if it rains?
The Pig Out goes rain or shine. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Please wear shoes that are suitable for being outdoors and potentially in the fields or vineyards.

Can I bring my child?
No, Pig Out Trails are intended for age of majority only, all guests on a trail must be 19 years or older.

2019 FAQ

What is the Pig Out?
The Pig Out is a family-friendly, outdoor event featuring our member wineries and our local chefs.

Are my tickets refundable?

As indicated at the time of purchase all event tickets are non-refundable.

Are my tickets transferable?

For Pig Out check-in is by scanned ticket, you are able to give your tickets to someone else but they must bring the digital ticket to be scanned and admitted. Tickets that cannot be scanned or are marked as duplicate scans will not be permitted.

What wineries are participating?
Only our member wineries participate and they can vary year to year. For a current list of our member wineries please click here.

What chefs/restaurants are participating?
These can vary from year to year depending on availability of the chefs.

What happens if it rains?
The Pig Out goes rain or shine. Please dress appropriately for the weather.

Can I bring my dog?
Even though this is an outdoor event we do not allow dogs (or any other pets) on the event grounds.