Pumpkinfest returns to Galey Farms

Pumpkinfest is a great time for the whole family! Featuring live entertainment, face painting, kids games, hay rides, u-pick pumpkins, train rides, corn maze, playground, petting farm, children’s haunted house, fantastic seasonal displays and this year our new Cow Train!

This annual event is running October weekends 8th & 9th, 15th & 16th, 22nd & 23rd, and 29th & 30th from 10 am to 4 pm.

Cost is $12 per adult $8 per child for one Train Ride ticket or one Corn Maze ticket. With your purchase of first ticket, second ticket at $5 (+taxes). Family Combo Pass (2 adults, 2 children) for $48 includes Corn Maze and Train Ride. Petting Farm is complimentary only with the purchase of first ticket or separately $2 per person.

All prices plus taxes.

Don’t forget to bring your camera!

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The 2nd Annual Christmas Craft Beer Show set for Dec. 1 & 2

The best part about beer is that it can be enjoyed at any time of the year. It should be celebrated in the same manner.

After a resounding success in its first year the Christmas Craft Beer Show is back for another round! The 2nd Annual Christmas Craft Beer Show will take place at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on December 1 & 2, 2017.

Get ready to wet your whistle as you will have a chance to partake in some of the finest winter ales brought to you by microbreweries from across British Columbia and Western Canada. Last year there were over 40 vendors on site. Some serious food was being offered with a special menu only available at the Christmas Craft Beer Show.

Grab your buddies and throw on an ugly Christmas Sweater and make your way down to the best Christmas Craft Beer Show going! Confirmed for this year already are Bomber Brewing, Cannery Brewing, Category 12, Driftwood Brewing, Lighthouse, Persephone Brewing, Phillips, Russell Brewing, Saltspring Island Ales, Stanley Park Brewing and TWA Dogs Brewery. Read about last year’s event.

Most beer festivals are held throughout the summer months to take advantage of the beautiful relationship between warm weather and cold glass of suds. There are few things that go together so well, but having to wait through fall, winter and spring to get together again and see what is occurring in the industry by celebrating the delectable flavours seemed short sighted, and hence the Christmas Craft Beer Show was born.

So come one and come all and raise a pint of holiday cheer and join us for the 2nd Annual Christmas Craft Beer Show at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. There is no better way to kick off the holiday season!

More info: http://christmascraftbeershow.com/

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Victoria International Wine Festival

For the last five years the city has been without a dedicated wine festival. The Victoria Wine Festival looks to fill this glaring omission. In September the Victoria Wine Festival will takes place showcasing some of the best international wines.

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada is a city surrounded by natural beauty, blessed with a Mediterranean climate, coloured with gardens and home to a lively and affluent population.

For the last five years the city has been without a dedicated wine festival. The Victoria Wine Festival looks to fill this glaring omission. In September the Victoria Wine Festival will takes place showcasing some of the best international wines. This festival is directed at building the knowledge of the average wine consumer, and demonstrating new wines and acknowledging beloved wine standards to veteran consumers.

LOCATION: THE PARKSIDE HOTEL AND SPA

 

DATE: SEPTEMBER 22nd AND 23rd TICKETS ARE ALLOCATED BY TASTING SESSION (UNLESS YOU ARE A SUPER PASS HOLDER) TICKET TYPES TASTING TICKET – GAINS YOU ACCESS TO THE TASTING SESSION

FOR THE TIME YOU PURCHASE SEMINAR TICKET – GAINS YOU ACCESS TO THE SEMINAR YOU PICK (DOES NOT INCLUDE A TASTING SESSION)

SUPER PASS – GIVES YOU ACCESS TO ALL TASTING SESSIONS AND TWO SEMINARS AND INCLUDES VIP ENTRY TASTING

SESSION TIMES: Friday, September 22nd Evening Session 1: 7:00pm – 9:30pm Saturday, September 23rd Afternoon Session: 3:00pm – 5:30pm Evening Session 2: 7:00pm – 9:30pm

 

SEMINARS Marlborough New Zealand Revealed! – Taste your way through the Marborough Region New Zealand Wine An Indelible Expression of Place – Masterclass on New Zealand Wine Women and the Vine – A seminar on women in the wine industry New finds: Discover what local sommeliers are drinking today Discover our Cellar – What to cellar and what to expect

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Last Day of Esquimalt Ribfest #yyjmusic @esqribs @TheVillanovas

The Esquimalt Ribfest is about family, community, volunteers, kids, participation, and fun!

Come for a day of ribs, amazing local entertainment, delicious local craft beer and cider. Free kid’s activities, local vendors, all for guaranteed Family Fun.

All funds raised are returned to the community through the Esquimalt Firefighters Charitable Foundation and the Esquimalt Ribfest Society. The proceeds go to local charities and school sponsored activities.

Here’s the line-up for this years:

 

Sunday, September 10th

12n Bijoux du Bayou
1:30p The Villanovas
2:45p Curl
4p Lauren Webb
5:00 50-50 draw, Ribber Awards and People’s Choice
5:15p Angel Forrest
6:30p David Vest
7:45p Bill Johnson

For more information, visit: http://www.esquimaltribfest.com/welcome-2/

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The Great Canadian Beer Festival Day 2 #yyjevents @GrCanBeerFest

The 25th annual Great Canadian Beer Festival continues today.  It may be a little damp, but this will definitely keep your mind off the clouds and on the suds  66 breweries and 2 cideries will have a booths featuring over 250 beers and ciders. Also, new this year is The Drake Eatery Cask Tent which has an additional 8 breweries serving up unique cask beer. Returning will be our local food vendors, live entertainment and more!

Award winning festival – The Great Canadian Beer Festival won Best BC Craft Beer Event in BeerMeBC’s People’s Choice Awards for 2015 and 2016.

More pics at: http://www.bradedwards.ca/Events/Festivals/The-Great-Canadian-Beer-Festival/

Continue reading “The Great Canadian Beer Festival Day 2 #yyjevents @GrCanBeerFest”

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Rifflandia 10th Anniversary Sept. 14 – 17 #yyjmusic @rifflandia @AtomiqueEvents

Atomique Productions presents:

Rifflandia Festival 2017 – The 10th Anniversary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k36HFZeogtE

Plan your weekend now. Purchase Tickets here.

This September 14-17, the tenth annual Rifflandia Festival will transform the city of Victoria, featuring a truly diverse line-up of artists across numerous stages, all within walking distance in the city’s beautiful and historic downtown core.

Peformers this year include: [Full Schedule]

Moby, Zeds Dead, Bonobo, July Talk, A Tribe Called Red, Dear Rouge, Z-Trip, Bliss N Eso, The Glorious Sons, Dream Warriors, Yukon Blonde, Said The Whale, Five Alarm Funk, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Hannah Georgas, Leeroy Stagger, Too Many Zooz, Skiitour, DJ Shub, Band of Rascals, Astrocolor, Ralph, Fleetmac Wood, Neion Dreams, The choir, Twin Bandit, Christian Hudson, J Grgry

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2017 Blues Bash

The 24th annual Vancouver Island Blues Bash will be held on September 2 – 4, 2017 at Ship Point (900 block Wharf St.) in Downtown Victoria’s inner harbour!

This year’s featured ticketed performances are Matt Schofield and The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer plus The Villanovas.

All performances take place in downtown Victoria’s Ship Point.

Save big on the ticketed evening performances with a TICKET COMBO for only $45 (saving $11!)

See the complete schedule at: Vancouver Island Blues Bash – Details and set times.

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The @SaanichFair kicks off Saturday #yyjevents

Saanich Fair - PlayInVictoria.netCome and join us for what will be an amazing show. Canadian Rock Icon KIM MITCHELL will be performing at the Saanich Fair Sunday night. Opening for Kim is local Blues God Jason Buie. Jason’s show starts at 7pm followed by Kim @ 8:30.

As always our concerts are free of charge with paid admission to the Saanich Fair.

Make sure to share this and hope to see you and all your friends here for an amazing time!

Midway Ride all day Wrist Bands Saturday September 2nd 10am-10pm Sunday September 3rd 10am-10pm Monday Saanich Fair - PlayInVictoria.netSeptember 4th10am-6pm
Adult, Youth, Children, Senior $40 $40 $35
Please note: GST included in all prices
 Admission at the Gate: Saturday September 2nd 8am-9pm Sunday September 3rd 8am-9pm Monday September 4 th8am-6pm
Adult $13 $13 $12
Youth (7-13) $8 $8 $7
Senior 65+ $8 $8 $7
Children (6 and under) Free Free Free
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Victoria Classic Boat Festival

Join us this year as we host a very special celebration of the Victoria Classic Boat Festival’s 40th anniversary along with Canada’s 150th Birthday. Planning is underway for this very special celebration of our marine heritage.

Victoria Classic Boat Festival

Victoria Classic Boat Festival

Join us this year as we host a very special celebration of the Victoria Classic Boat Festival’s 40th anniversary along with Canada’s 150th Birthday. Planning is underway for this very special celebration of our marine heritage.

The Pacific Northwest on both sides of the border is blessed with an enormous number of traditional boats of all descriptions. The wonderful craft – both yachts and workboats – are cared for by their owners and a supportive community of boatyards, trades people, and admirers. We are also fortunate to have some amazing maritime non-profit organizations throughout the region, including the Maritime Museum of BC, Port Townsend Wooden Boat Foundation, SALTS, Seattle Centre for Wooden Boats, Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre, Victoria Tall Ships Society, Silva Bay Shipyard School and the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding to name a few. These dedicated organizations provide opportunities for education, training, skills development and economic growth in our communities. The boat owners and those that support them are why we are still celebrating our maritime heritage after 40 years.

​Enjoy this year’s Victoria Classic Boat Festival from September 1st – 3rd, 2017 in Victoria’s beautiful Inner Harbour.

Whether you are a returning visitor or boat owner, or perhaps it’s your first visit to Victoria during this event – we look forward to seeing you on the docks this year!

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RCMP Musical Ride at Royal Roads University

The Victoria Military Music Festival Society is delighted to be the local partner in presenting the RCMP Musical Ride in Victoria and Colwood as part of a special Canada 150 tour.

Royal Roads University is delighted to host the RCMP Musical Ride Canada 150 tour, locally presented by the Victoria Military Music Festival Society and partners.

The ride is a tradition almost as old as Canada itself, first performed in 1876 in Fort Macleod, Alberta. The modern version features 32 riders and their horses performing intricate, thrilling cavalry figures and drills choreographed to music.

Admission is free on a first come, first serve basis with donations gratefully accepted. Feel free to bring lawn chairs, blankets, cameras, food, water and other non-alcoholic beverages.

Parking on the university campus will be limited. We encourage you to walk, bike or use public transit. Royal Roads is connected to the Galloping Goose Regional Trail, has two bus stops and can also be accessed by bike or on foot via various trails throughout campus.

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