Summer has come and gone and perhaps you feel the same as many others as you are scratching your head and are wondering how did it fly by so fast? It can be a bit of a downer as fall looms ahead but when you live on or near Vancouver Island, the loss of summer is quickly replaced by the excitement of the arrival of fall! The hustle and bustle of tourists slows down, the weather is still fantastic and it is a great time of year to travel around and take in all that the area has to offer. One great event coming up that you will not want to miss is Savour Cowichan—a ten-day affair of food and drink taking place from September 26th-October 5th, 2014. This festival will showcase the freshest flavours of the Cowichan Valley produced by the areas top chefs. You will get to indulge your senses in the best local cuisine and wines while being surrounded by the beauty of the island.
What’s Going to be Happening?
The Savour Festival will bring forty artisan food and beverage producers that will be hosting over 50 events throughout the ten days. A ticketed, premier event called “Barge on In” will kick off the festival. You will be able to sample local beer, cider and wine and great food under a tent on a barge off Mill Bay Marina. Snag your tickets, as they will go fast for this event. The “Sip, Savour and Support” is another main event at which World-renown band Wide Mouth Mason will be playing to raise funds for the Canuck Autism Network (CAN).
Other great events include:
Bubbles and Brunch at Hudson’s on First
Open House at Providence Farm
Distillery tours at Merridale Cider
Prosecco Release Party at Unsworth Vineyards
Sample Spanish Paella and Sangria at Cherry Point
Live music at Blue Grouse Winery
Averill Creek Vineyard Winemaker’s Dinner
Make a plan to visit Vancouver Island – when the rich colors of fall will soon set the perfect backdrop for a memorable getaway. The Prancing Horse Retreat located up on Malahat Mountain is a truly majestic home away from home. Our accommodations and amenities paired with breathtaking scenery right off your private deck will allow you to truly rest and relax. Contact us today for reservation information at (250) 743-9378.