Fall is a wonderful time to visit Kelowna, it’s a time to experience the bounty of the harvest and the beauty of the changing seasons. Here are 4 unique ways that you can dive into a Fun & Fabulous Fall in the Okanagan Valley:
1. Okanagan Fall Wine Festival:
If you are looking for a fun and wine-filled adventure this Fall, look no further than the Okanagan Valley. From Kelowna to Osoyoos, you will find a variety of events that showcase the best wines of the region. Whether you want to taste different wines, learn about wine making, or enjoy delicious food and wine pairings, there is an event for you. Visit The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society website to discover the events that suit your preferences and schedule. Don't miss this opportunity to experience the Okanagan Valley's wine culture and hospitality.
2. Visit a local farm & pick or purchase your own Apples, Pears, Pumpkins, & Nuts:
Gellatly Nut Farm
The nut farm is a unique and historical attraction located along the beautiful lakeside, don't miss the Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park. This park features an active nut orchard that has been producing a variety of nuts, such as chestnuts, hazelnuts, walnuts, and more, for over a century. You can stroll through the orchard and learn about its history, as well as buy some freshly roasted or raw nuts from the farm stand. The best time to visit is between September and November when the nuts are harvested. To find out more, check out the Visit Westside website.
Davison Orchards is a family-owned farm that has been producing quality Okanagan fruits and vegetables since 1933. They are known for their fresh pressed Apple juice, homemade pies and baked goods, and a variety of jams and preserves made with natural ingredients. Whether you are looking for a tasty snack, a gift basket, or a fun activity, Davison Orchards has something for everyone. Don't miss their Family Pumpkin Festival, where you can take a tractor ride through the pumpkin patch and pick your own pumpkin.
3. Spooktacular experiences for Halloween lovers of all ages:
Don-O-Ray's Haunted Farm Adventure
Experience a fun and thrilling way to celebrate Halloween this year at the Don-O-Ray's Haunted Farm Adventure. You will experience the spooky atmosphere of Deadwood, a ghost town where the past haunts the present. You can also challenge yourself in the hedge maze and the corn maze, where surprises and scares await you at every turn. The fun doesn’t stop there, you will also get to enjoy the festive activities of pumpkin picking, archery, and airbrush tattoos. Don-O-Ray's Haunted Farm Adventure is a family-friendly event that balances horror and humor, without resorting to excessive violence or gore. It is the perfect place to have a memorable Halloween adventure for all ages.
Family Monster Bash
Check out the Family Monster Bash for a night of fright and delight, a free and spooktacular event for all ages, presented by the City of Kelowna at the Capital News Centre. You can help the Central Okanagan Food Bank by bringing non-perishable food items as donations. Experience a variety of activities, such as ice skating (skate rentals available), obstacle course, bouncy house, games, face painting, and prizes. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Don't miss this fun-filled opportunity to get out and celebrate Halloween with your family!
Field of Screams Haunted Maze – Adults Orientated
Are you ready for a night of horror and fun? Then come to the Field of Screams Haunted Maze, where you will face your worst nightmares and test your courage. The Field of Screams is not for the faint of heart, as you will encounter terrifying creatures, gruesome scenes, and dark secrets. Only the brave will make it to the end of this twisted journey. To learn more about this horrifying attraction, visit their website and book your tickets today. But beware, you might not sleep well after visiting the Field of Screams.
4. Sip, Swirl & Savour Big Bold & Delicious Red BC Wines during Harvest & throughout Fall:
There is no better time to visit the Okanagan Valley than Fall, when you can enjoy the Harvest celebrations and the peaceful atmosphere of the off-season. Treat yourself this Autumn with a Private Custom Wine Tour and explore the scenic lakeside roads as you sample the exquisite wines and the colorful landscapes of this amazing region.
Fall Weather….it maybe sweater weather but it may not be?
October is a transitional month for the weather, as the summer heat gradually gives way to the autumn temperatures. Some days may still feel warm and sunny, while others may be cool and damp. The average temperature range for mid teens to mid 20'C, but it can vary depending on the location and elevation. If you're planning to visit in October, be sure to pack versatile clothing that you can layer up or down depending on the weather. Think dress, boots, long jacket or a t-shirt, button down sweater and jeans all items that can be dressed up or down and layered for your comfort and style. Overall, October is a great time to visit and enjoy the fall colours and scenery, plan for both warm days and cooler evenings so you enjoy all your outdoor adventures.