Fall is in the air her in Edmonton and the leaves are starting to fall, this signals that “Winter is Coming” and it is time for The 12th Annual Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival October 25 to 26, 2013. What is this festival about you ask? This from the media advisory that I was sent today:
The Edmonton Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival is back for two days of indulgence, offering a little something for everyone. The Grand Tasting Hall will be bustling with more food and beverage exhibitors than ever before, leaving taste buds seduced and craving more. The Festival offers the opportunity to sample an extensive variety of world-class wine, scotch, premium spirits, import and micro-brewed beer along with gourmet culinary creations from local restaurants, hotels and food purveyors.
Liquor Depot will once again feature an on-site liquor store, where attendees can purchase their favourite finds from the weekend. Liquor Connect will also be available to demonstrate how LiquorConnect.com can help find sensational sips after the Festival. Additionally, Sunshine Village will be sponsoring the Grand Prize All-Inclusive Weekend Getaway for two, including two nights accommodation at Sunshine Mountain Lodge, VIP parking, a $100 gift certificate for food and beverages, a couple’s spa treatment and next day lift tickets.
From looking at the list of Wineries, other “Adult” Beverages and the Restaurant and Food Samples it looks like there would be something for everyone, those 18 and over that is. I was pleased to see that Arla Foods Inc will be there with their Castello Alps Bavarian Cheese and the Dairy Farmers of Canada will be there not only with a booth, but they will be holding complementary cheese tastings to help promote Canadian Cheese.
So again why am I writing about this festival? I was invited to the Industry and Trade tasting on the Friday of the festival and this year I have the time to attend. I hope to speak to Arla Foods and to the Dairy Farmers of Canada about cheese, cheese making and the soon to be finalized trade agreements with the EU. The other reason is they have given me two tickets to giveaway, a first for me, for Friday, October 25th’s Session from 5 to 10 PM at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton Alberta Canada, please bear that in mind when entering. I will be staying to enjoy some of the festival afterwards as well, it might give us an opportunity to meet and talk about cheese.
Disclosure: I was given these tickets at no cost to myself with the understanding that they will be part of a giveaway on this website. Please see the contest details below.
The giveaway tickets (2 of them and are being given away as a pair) are for the Friday October 25 evening session (5 – 10 pm). When presented at the door, these tickets will allow for complimentary access into the Grand Tasting Hall. Tickets are not transferable to another session. Please note that all attendees will need to purchase sampling coupons (50 cents each) to use in exchange for samples of food, wine and other beverages. This is an adult only event. All attendees must be 18 years or older. Minors (including infants) are not permitted to attend.
How To Enter
First this is for a festival in Edmonton Alberta Canada, please do not enter if you cannot attend on the Friday. To enter the contest all you have to do is leave a comment saying that why you want to attend the festival (please keep it PG) before 12:01 PM Mountain Time on October 23, 2013. One entry per person only
How the winner will be chosen
All the entries will be assigned a number based on when your comment is posted starting with 01 and ending with the last comment posted. That number will go into a random number generator program and it will determine the winner. I will then notify the winner via email and complete arrangements for you to receive your tickets no later than 8 PM Mountain Time, Thursday October 24th, 3013.
For more information about The Edmonton Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival please feel free to click on the logo at the top of the page or any of the links below
Good Luck to all that enter and I hope to see you there. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me via the contact me page