Oh, autumn. You mark the arrival of such lovely events. Like the changing of the leaves. And the crispening of the air. And the rockying of the Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival!
This mountainous member of the Calgary wine scene returns this very weekend. This will be the 15th year of the Fest, and it will once again showcase a plethora of world-class wine, spirits, imported and micro-brewed beers, and an abundance of local culinary creations.
Do you think there’s something for your tastes? Get this: on the festival’s lists of attending wineries and other vendors, I counted 171 wine producers, 45 brewers, 18 liqueur makers, and then I stopped counting. But there are also makers of rum, makers of scotch whisky, makers of vodka, and makers of merry (that’ll be me!). “Wait,” you say! “That’s too much!” Well, there’s also 14 pages, count ‘em, 14… of food vendors. Time for thanks giving, indeed.
The Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival is very accessible. Tickets to attend are only $29.50, with sampling coupons priced at $0.50 each. Each sample will range from one to twenty coupons, depending upon the item. This will be my first time at the Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival, but I’m told by friends who have attended that it is one of the best events of the year.
The folks at Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival have been kind enough to offer up two complimentary tickets for MrYYC readers, and I will be doing a random draw to determine a winner. (ETA: I’ll be there on Friday. Track me down and you’ll also get 40 sampling coupons courtesy of moi!)
Here’s how to get into that draw:
THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. Lesli Kellow is the winner of the two tickets, via a blog comment entry. Thanks to all who entered!
- Leave a comment in this blog post identifying one of the wineries, distilleries, breweries, restaurants, or any other vendor that is scheduled to appear at the 2012 Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival in Calgary. (1 entry)
- Tweet the following phrase on Twitter (1 entry)
The complimentary tickets are for the Friday, October 12 session (4:00 pm to 10:00 pm). When presented at the door, these tickets will allow for complimentary access into the Grand Tasting Hall. Tickets are not transferable to Saturday’s session. This is an adult only event. All attendees must be 18 years or older. Minors (including infants) are not permitted to attend.