2013 - 8th Annual Organic Okanagan Festival

Sunday September 29, 2013 from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Summerhill Pyramid Winery, 4870 Chute Lake Road, Kelowna

 The theme for the 2013 Organic Okanagan Festival is “Taste Organic!” Once again we have aligned the OOF date with National Organic Week in Canada and Summerhill proprietor Stephen Cipes is inviting special guest chefs to offer more Okanagan organic food than ever before!  In 2012 Canada’s organic market grew to $3.7 billion, with 58% of all Canadians buying organic products every week. In BC two thirds of consumers are buying organic groceries weekly; so let’s highlight even more organic awareness at this year's festival!

2013 Attendee Information

General admission is $7 at the door plus a food donation for the Kelowna Community Food Bank - help us raise 1000 lbs. of food in one day!

Students & seniors $5 at the door.

Children under 12, FREE admission!

Cyclists $3 admission. **Cyclists please enjoy the FREE bike valet service courtesy of the Kelowna Area Cycling Coalition at the lower admission tent. Entrance to this area is off of Lakeshore Road; make a right turn onto Lakeshore, off of Chute Lake Road and less than 1 km down the road you will see the marked entrance.

With $7 admission OOF attendees can enjoy all the entertainment including: lots of live music, children's entertainment and the entire marketplace with over 50 green living exhibitors. Enjoy, sample, shop and learn with Activist Alley, the Green Living Expo, a Certified Organic Farmer's Market and much more!

We will be running a shuttle service again. Thanks to Freddy's Wine Tours and the Mission Community Hall we are running an overflow Parking & Shuttle Service from the Mission Community Hall at 4409 Lakeshore Rd, up to Summerhill Winery and back down! An on demand free shuttle for the Organic Okanagan Festival from 11:30 am - 5:00 pm. Freddy's van seats 20, so first come, first shuttled! Entrance to this lot is off of Dehart.

Parking for the OOF is managed by the Commissionaires on site at Summerhill Winery - please remember to carpool if possible and parking is first come first serve.





12:00 – Carolyn Anele

Carolyn Anele is a contemporary folk singer songwriter whose songs tell uplifting stories of life, love, family, friendship and the simple journey of the human heart


1:00 PM – Ananda Dance

Ananda Dance is performed by - Melanie Piorecky, Jenny Rae Walters, Dawn Sharman and Marie Articus. The dance is based in the classical Indian form of Bharata natyam ~ the fire-dance ~ the mystic manifestation of the metaphysical element of fire in the human body. The movements of an authentic Bharata natyam dancer resemble the movements of a dancing flame. The dances they will perform are a combination of pure dance and expressive dances with storytelling.


2:00 PM - Raging Grannies

Raging Grannies are caring older women who use song to protest and raise awareness of the issues of Peace, the environment and social justice. Satirical and serious, they are politically conscious but non-partisan.


3:00 PM – Ginger & Rose

Like a fine red wine and a plate of stinky cheese, or that perfect cup of coffee with just the right amount of cream the pairing of Ginger & Rose is lovingly prepared musical fare.  Comprised of singer songwriters Jayme Mc Killop and Lowell Friesen, Ginger & Rose contrast and complement each other like any great pairing, bringing their diverse styles into the kitchen and cooking up a unique and soulful musical banquet. Together they blend the lovelorn with the hopeful, simmering the joy and the tragedy of life while celebrating the multiplicities of experience in song. The combination is a 5 star, 6 course gourmet banquet of rootsy riffs and thought provoking poetry.


4:00 PM - Niki and The Rescuers
New to Kelowna’s music scene this dynamic four piece formed in 2012 and performs  a modern repertoire centered around lead vocalist Niki Martinus. Consisting of two female musicians on guitar and keyboard respectively, the Rescuers provide an up tempo set to get music lovers dancing and sharing in their exciting new approach to both current chart topping songs and restyled favorites. Sure to get you movin & shakin check out Niki Martinus & the Rescuers at this year’s Organic Okanagan Festival at Summerhill Winery!




ALL DAY – Sacred Fire Keeping, Intuitive Healing and Wild Crafting Displays with Gabe Cipes.  

AFTERNOON DRUMMING CIRCLE – with the Earth Sisters.

No alcohol and sacred intentions only please.




12:00 PM, 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM – The Family Yoga Sessions with Anita McFarlane

Enjoy a 40 minute, all ages, yoga session with Anita McFarlane - actress, dance theatre artist, certified Kripalu Yoga teacher, certified Circus Yoga teacher and children’s theatre educator. Anita’s Circus Yoga Classes are a delicious combination of compassion and humor blending the Sacred with Supreme Silliness!


Also enjoy face painting by donation and magic shows by Kiki the Eco Elf!



2:30 – Peter Robinson will discuss the Okanagan Energy Diet Okanagan customers of FortisBC Electricity can get hands-on help slimming down their energy bills this fall— by joining family, friends and neighbours in a community-wide Energy Diet. Want to save money on your energy bills? Then participate in the Okanagan Energy Diet. Participants get access to numerous rebates, personalised advice and support, energy efficiency measures, and FortisBC’s energy efficiency loan program. For further information and to sign-up, go to fortisbc.com/energydiet, call 250-212-6484 or visit our booth at the Organic Okanagan Festival.


2013 Exhibitor Information - thank you, registration for OOF exhibitors has closed.

Here is the final festival map:

OOF Summerhill 2013 MAP

2013 Volunteer Information

We treat our OOF volunteer team really well, with lots of great green fun, free food, gifts and more! To learn more about volunteering at the 2013 OOF please click here: Volunteer email and we will send you all the info!  NB - the OOF Volunteer Orientation Meeting is on Wednesday September 18th, 2013. Please email to RSVP.