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Sep 16, 2023

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Harvest season brings a fresh crop of festivals paying tribute to wineries, cideries and breweries in Canada and around the world. Here's a roundup of destinations this fall for enthusiasts of fine adult beverages (and good food).

Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival

Edmonton's Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival (November 3-4), which was launched in 1998, promises a wide-ranging selection of superb wines, spirits and beers, complimented by culinary offerings from local restaurants. A ticket discount is available for groups of 10 or more.


Bring out the lederhosen and rinse out that stein. It's Oktoberfest (September 29-October 1) at the Regina German Club! Anticipate fun-on-tap for beer lovers plus live music and dancing, as well as plenty of family-friendly events.

Winnipeg Wine Festival

Get yourself whisked away to South America this year, without a passport, at the 2023 Winnipeg Wine Festival (September 23-26), themed "Wines of Argentina." Events will be held at various locations across the city. New and familiar wines will be served at public tastings, special events and a gala dinner.

Prince Edward County Craft Beer Festival

A celebration of all things local, the Prince Edward County Craft Beer Festival (September 22-23) is the place to savour the area's small-batch producers. But don't be mislead by the name--spirits, cider and wine are also on offer, alongside delectable fare from food trucks and stalls. The festival's venue is cultural and arts hub Base31, in Picton.

Bridgetown Ciderfest

This fall, Nova Scotia's idyllic Annapolis Valley hosts the annual Bridgetown Ciderfest (September 7-10). Lovers of all things apple will have their fill again of the season's bounty--from pies to cider (there will be a cider press on-site). Come for the block party with participating local merchants and food vendors, as well as for the parade, children's carnival, pie-eating contest, Apple Orchard Walk and the Harvest Dinner.

And remember, before your group hits the road for any wine, beer or cider fest, make arrangements for a rideshare or designated driver.

Hit the road.

Take a trip to the festival of your choice and make planning easy by connecting with a CAA Travel Consultant for expert travel advice and helpful tips. Enjoy Member-exclusive savings and earn CAA Dollars on dining, shopping, car rentals and hotel stays along the way. Visit CAA Rewards for a complete list of partners.

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