Calgary International Beer Fest!

Are you in Calgary or looking to travel there soon? You might just have to check out the Calgary International Beer Fest. Happening May 28th and May 29th, there’s so much to enjoy!

  • Arrive early because the first 4,000 attendees through the doors each day receive an official BeerFest sample mug!
  • Once inside, you can purchase sample tokens to enjoy 100s of beers from down the block to around the world, delicious food from some of Calgary’s most delicious eateries, plus a sample of coolers & ciders
  • Talk with beer experts as they educate you about their products
  • Sit back and soak in the live music from some of Calgary’s top local performers
  • Lots of great prizes to be won
  • Get passes to after parties from some of Calgary’s hottest destinations
  • Enjoy watching NHL playoffs, or play Wii games on the largest indoor screen in Calgary
  • A variety of interactive entertainment & games adds to the excitement
  • Once you’ve sampled – Vote for your favourite Beer & help your favourite win the People’s Choice Award
  • The Show Map & Program will help you navigate your way as well as keep track of all your favourite beers to buy later

This amazing two day sampling event runs:

Friday, May 28th, 4 – 10pm open to public, and Saturday, May 29th, 2 – 3 Industry Only, & 3 – 10pm open to public.

For ticket information visit this website.

Make sure to get over there and taste what the world has to offer – BEER!

Cheers!

Laura

EAT! Vancouver Food and Cooking Festival – May 28 to 30

Tomorrow is EAT! Vancouver Food and Cooking Festival – the ultimate food expo! If you love cooking and food in general, come and see an assortment of international cuisine!

Celebrity chefs, popular local restaurants, wineries, food and beverage manufacturers, cookbook authors, retailers, artisans, and many others from the culinary world will come together for a three day public extravaganza at the new Vancouver Convention Centre. EAT Vancouver encompasses unique food experiences, opportunities to learn behind-the-scenes culinary magic from professional chefs, dynamic entertainment through celebrity chef cooking demonstrations and culinary competitions, diverse food, beverage and cooking related exhibits; and of course fantastic shopping opportunities.

Come for lunch and stay for dinner at EAT! Vancouver’s Bite of Vancouver restaurant pavilion. The chefs of favourite Lower Mainland restaurants will serve up appetizer portions of their signature recipes. For a nominal charge ($1.00 – $2.50) per item you will be able to savour the flavours of numerous eateries.

Beer, wine and spirits will be well represented in the Tasting Pavilion where you can sip and taste hundreds of different beverages. Hosted by Daenna Van Mulligen, Vancouver’s Wine Diva, the Grapes and Hops Stage will feature presentations and tastings of numerous local and regional beers and wines conducted by a variety of industry experts. In addition, Mott’s Clamato Juice will be conducting their Mott’s Caesar School where you can participate in learning h9w to make the perfect caesar.

While at EAT! Vancouver, you will also enjoy shopping in the marketplace of over 250 exhibit booths. Producers, manufacturers, retailers and food artisans will showcase a wide assortment of unique products for eating, drinking, cooking, entertaining, and outfitting a kitchen. Exhibits will include everything from gourmet foods to kitchen accessories.

While visiting EAT! Vancouver, you will…

Discover new food + beverage products +cooking ingredients
Taste hundreds of  food and beverage from hundreds of exhibitors
Shop & buy hard to find food +cooking related products.
Learn new methods of cooking from the experts
Watch Food Network celebrity chefs showcase their talents on stage
Learn cuisines of foreign lands in the World Culinary Tourism Expo
Enjoy tasting the offerings of restaurants and wineries +breweries
Find new foods + treats for your pets in the Pets EAT! Too Pavilion
Make your own healthy choices in the Wellness Pavilion
Discover appreciation for cheese at Dairy Farmer’s Cheese Seminars
Talk with food producers, growers, vintners and brewers
Improve wine + beer appreciation in Grapes & Hops Seminar area.

EAT! Vancouver is Canada’s largest consumer food, beverage and cooking festival taking place at the new Vancouver convention Centre, West Wing, Vancouver, BC on May 28, 29 & 30, 2010. The food show features hundreds of food, beverage and kitchen goods exhibitors along with wineries, breweries, restaurants, cooking demonstrations, wine and cheese seminars, cookbook authors, and chef competitions.

To see their Festival Guide, click here.

Friday, May 28th, 2010 – 2 PM – 9 PM
Saturday, May 29th, 2010 – 11 AM – 9 PM
Sunday, May 30th, 2010 – 11 AM – 5 PM

Admission Prices:

Adults – $15.00
Children (7 – 14) – $6

I can’t wait for this event and will most likely be attending, so if you would like to go, you’re more than welcome to join me!

Cheers!

Laura