The event runs on October 16th and 17th and is open to adults 18 years of age and older so this is the perfect opportunity to find a babysitter for the kids and plan a date night out! Alternately, leave sweet hubby at home with the kids and plan a girls' night out! Do I get a big wahoo for that one?!
The Wine and Food Festival will be held at Stampede Park BMO Centre and this is Calgary's 18th year of hosting this fun event.
What to expect from the event
Over 200 exhibitor booths featuring beverage items and local menu items
More wineries to sample from than I can count! Seriously, check out the list of participating wineries!
Beer, Ciders and Coolers, Spirits, Liqueurs, Tequila, Whiskey... - you name it! And yes, with tastings! Check out the list of possible beverages you can sample here.
Food! (and thank goodness or else I think we'd all be passed out with the amount of alcohol available to sample.) Check out the big list of participating restaurants and menu items you can sample from here.
Opportunities to meet the Chefs, Winemakers, Brewmasters and Distillers
How the event works
As with most events of this nature, entrance tickets must be purchased at the door or in advance. An entrance ticket brings you into the Grand Tasting Hall where you can purchase Festival sampling coupons (CASH ONLY) to spend on food and alcohol.
Entrance tickets can be purchased on line here and note that tickets are day/time specific. Discounted tickets can also be purchased if you round up a group of 10+ guys or gals to go with you to the event.
For more information on the event, please visit the Calgary Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival website.
Win Tickets to the Calgary Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival
I have a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky winner for the Saturday, October 17th afternoon session which runs from 12 - 4 p.m. The tickets includes free entry into the festival but winners will have to purchase tasting coupons.
Eligibility: All adults 18+ years of age and older are eligible to enter this contest but please enter ONLY IF you know you can attend the Calgary Festival on the afternoon of October 17th. Tickets can not be transferred to any other time, date, or location.
This contest closes on Wednesday, October 14th at 12am MST. Winners will be notified later in the morning of Wednesday, October 14th that they have won the tickets.
To enter, please use the Rafflecopter entry form below:
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Disclaimer: I offered to run this contest on my blog without payment but have been given access to attend the festival in order to help promote the event.