As is the case year after year, in 2012, Foodconnect.com's Hopscotch Festival will be bigger and better than any years prior. Over the years it has distinguished itself as a world class beer and whiskey festival and continuously attracts attention from top international industry professionals. Due to the abundance of demand from the connoisseurs whom attend the festival, the Grand Tasting Hall will be changing locations for the first time in 7 years and will be now held at The Forum, within the PNE.! Master Classes and Satellite Events are being planned to be the best in festival history. This year will show case more brands, more speakers, and more events, so get ready!
Friday November 16th (Trade Event) - 1:30-4:30pm
Friday November 16th (1st Public Tasting) - 6:00-10:00pm
Saturday, November 17th (2nd Public Tasting) - 6:00-10:00pm
2012 marks the fourth year the Hopscotch Festival will be produced in Kelowna, BC. Each year the show gets bigger and better with new connoisseurs continuously joining the Hopscotch family. For the past two years, more than 3,200 people attended the Kelowna Grand Tasting Hall (GTH) as well as an additional 250 important members of the trade. In order to accommodate the growing numbers of the trade and public whom are expected to attend, the GTH will now be two nights, both a Friday and Saturday night.
Kelowna Curling Club
551 Recreation Ave.
Kelowna, BC V1Y 7V5
Friday, September 28 : 5:00pm – 6:00pm (Trade)
Friday, September 28: 6:00pm – 10:00pm (Public)
Saturday, September 29: 6:00pm – 10:00pm (Public)
In conjunction with IVSA, we will be attending HOST2012, BC's Lodging, Food and Drink EXPO. The new event is the result of the former BC Hospitality Expo being joined by the Tourism Industry Association of BC’s Annual Conference & Show, creating the largest Hospitality & Tourism Event in Canada.
Nov 5-6, 2012, Vancouver Convention Centre, East Halls B&C. Show hours are from 10:30 am till 5 pm each day, with beverage sampling starting at 11:30 am until 5:00 pm.
HOST 2012 EXPO is Western Canada's central marketplace showcasing new products, services and trends offered by over 200 exhibiting suppliers to over 4,000 industry attendees.
Vancouver Four Seasons Hotel
Thursday, September 13/12
Qualified buyers & media 1 - 2 p.m.
Industry Guests 2 - 4:30 p.m.
We'll be there sampling some great new beers!
Sept 14 - 2 PM to 9 PM | Sept 15 - 10 AM to 8 PM | Sept 16 - 10 AM to 5 PM @ Tradex Abbostsford
Experience food both local and international, celebrity chef demonstrations, cooking competitions, sausage making competitions, cheese and wine seminars, Bite of the Valley participating restaurants and the Grapes and Hops wine/beer/spirits tasting pavilion.
Visit us in the Beverage Tasting Pavillion.