5 Fantastic Fall Food (and Drink) Festivals in Vancouver

Fall food festivals in Vancouver 2016

Join the fun at one of these five top foodie events happening this Fall in Vancouver…

Now that the beach season is behind us, it’s quite alright to start indulging in all of that delicious comfort food that makes the rainy season in Vancouver seem like the best time of the year. October is more than just the month of turkey, this season is all about celebrating tasty treats thanks to these five food festivals in Vancouver.

Whether you’re after something new, something brewed, or something stewed… there’s a food-based festival with your name on it this Fall. Check out some of the food events and festivals in Vancouver below and don’t forget to wear your stretchy pants.

eat vancouver festival 2016

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1. EAT! Vancouver

The EAT! Vancouver Festival has transitioned into a smaller, more intimate event this Fall in Vancouver. This year, the very foodie-friendly festival gives you the chance to sample exquisite food from top local chefs. There are still tickets available for a few of the events, so grab them while you can.

Date: October 4 – 7, 2016
Various locations based on the event
Website: eat-vancouver.com

taste of yaletown 2016

Photo by Britney Gill | Taste of Yaletown Facebook

2. Taste of Yaletown 2016

From October 13-27, 2016 Yaletown comes alive with the smell of delicious food! Taste of Yaletown is an excellent event to try the latest restaurants in one of Vancouver’s trendiest neighbourhoods. Over the course of two weeks, participating locations offer featured menus, special tastings, and innovative pairings. You have the opportunity to try special menu items at the fixed prices of $25, $35, or $45. At those rates, why not eat out every night?

Date: October 13 – 27, 2016
Participating restaurants in Yaletown
Website: yaletowninfo.com

chopstick fest 2016 vancouver

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3. Chopstick Fest 2016

This is the inaugural year for the exciting, new Chopstick Festival running in Vancouver from October 15 – 30, 2016. During the festival, over thirty restaurants across the Lower Mainland will be featuring unique dishes that highlight the sophistication and complexity of Chinese cuisine. Forget your well-known favourites like Dimsum and Kung Pao Chicken, this festival gives you the chance to sample a taste of China like never before. The restaurants participating in the event will be offering a variety of dishes that showcase the nine major culinary areas of Mainland China and Taiwan. chī hǎo hē hǎo!

Date: October 15 – 30, 2016
Richmond, Chinatown, Main Street, and other locations around town
Website: www.chopstickfest.com


vancouver donut tasting event

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4. Vegan Donut Tasting Event

While not a festival per say, we wanted to get your attention on this awesome event. Cartems Donuterie made the news last month with their innovative donut salad that was served as part of a special tasting series. They’re back at it again with a new vegan donut tasting event happening on October 19, 2016. This event features a 4 course donut tasting experience like no other. You’ll get sweet and savoury donuts as well as wine and port pairings. It’s limited to only 33 seats, so make sure you grab a ticket before they inevitably sell out.

Date: October 19, 2016
534 West Pender Street
Website: Event information page 


craft cider festival vancouver 2016

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5. Vancouver Craft Cider Festival 2016

For those who are fans of drinking their apples, rather than eating them, CAMRA Vancouver is hosting the first annual Craft Cider Festival next month.This festival is not simply about drinking, you will also be learning about the science behind the cider from some of Vancouver’s best cider educators. Earlybird tickets for the event are on sale now and are priced at only $20-$25, which includes 3 tokens and a glassware souvenir.

Date: Sunday, November 27, 2016 from 1:00‐5:00pm.
The Beaumont Studios (326 West 5th Avenue)
Website: Eventbrite info page

Did we miss any other Fall food festival in Vancouver that you’re excited about? Let us know in the comment section below!

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