The Flavors of Fall a Feast for the Senses
Kamloops guests and residents didn’t get the most satisfying of summers due to the wildfires, which makes the autumn season all the sweeter this year. While we might mourn the loss of the heat and the lack of light, there is much to celebrate with clear skies, brilliant shades and rich flavors of fall.
Autumn is always a feast for the senses: the apple cinnamon sugariness, turkey savouriness (and sleepiness) and sweater coziness has a way of complimenting the coolness and crispness of fall. While the couch and other corners of the great indoors entices us as winter approaches, feel free to fight to urge. This is a time for pumpkin patches, long drives on country back roads and outdoor adventures with family and friends.
Who doesn’t love to hear the rustle of leaves underfoot? The warmth of a roaring fire? The crunch of a caramel apple? Revel in a whole host of fall foliage, grab your camera and capture majestic shades of red, yellow, orange and browns reflecting on still water, or against a mountain backdrop.
The snow will blanket the city before you know it. Enjoy every moment before the seasons shift. Take a deep, cleansing breath of autumn air. Enjoy a pumpkin spiced sip. Drape a blanket around your shoulders. Gather friends for a delectable feast. Fall head over heels in love with…well, fall.
Saturday, October 28
Friends of Frankenstein Feast at Terra Restaurant.
A guaranteed ghoulishly good time. Five delectable courses paired with devilishly good wines from Mooncurser Winery. Costumes and ghost stories galore. In honour of 1930's horror film icon Boris Karloff, who famously portrayed Frankenstein and the Mummy, the Kamloops eatery presents their third annual Friends of Frankenstein Dinner.
Get your tickets by calling 250-374-2913.
Saturday, October 28
"Wines & Screams" at Monte Creek Ranch.
If you’ve ever wondered what happens in a vineyard after dark, you’re in luck! Includes round trip transportation from Thompson Hotel, new vintage wine tastings, and a haunted guided walking tour.
Sunday, October 29
Harvest Dinner at the Noble Pig Brewhouse.
Celebrate the harvest season with a creative custom-made five course menu crafted from local ingredients. Each course is paired with a beautiful beverage.
(If you can’t make the harvest dinner, fear not! The Across the Americas Dinner takes place on Sunday, November 26.)
Monday, November 6
Chefs in the City 2017
A celebration of the culinary arts, fine wine and beer from Kamloops and surrounding regions. Enjoy beverages, hors d'oeuvres and desserts while you mingle with professional chefs, restaurant owners, vintners, brewers from twenty local restaurants and caterers along with ten local wineries and breweries.
Kamloops Regional Farmers' Market
Splurge on squashes, pumpkins, yams, potatoes and much more. Treat yourself to baked goods, ciders and kombucha; keep an eye out for Christmas gifts. Spend a quiet day at home prepping soups and other comfort foods—serve it for dinner, or stockpile in the freezer.
Saturday markets run from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM of 200 block St. Paul Street and the Stuart Wood Elementary Schoolyard, and run until the end of October.
Follow the markets on Facebook for more updates on indoor markets.
November 4, 11, 18, 25.
Fall Cooking Classes at Terra Restaurant
Spice up your Saturday nights at the popular downtown eatery exploring your own culinary creativity learning from the kitchen crew
Explore such themes as Preserving the Harvest, Autumn in Tuscany, Wine & Food and Seasonal Celebrations.
November 9 & 30
Snack, Sip & Shop at Pond Country Market
Gather the girls for a night of nibbles and giggles for their special Ladies Night events. Pick up some Christmas presents.
Friday to Sunday, November 3 to 5
Annual Pumpkin Smash at Ziggy's Farmhouse and Labyrinth Farm
Your Jack-o’-lantern had a good run over Halloween, now it’s time to send it off in style with a good ole fashioned pumpkin smashing. Warm up by the campfire, enjoy hot home-made apple cider, and visit with pigs, goats, chickens and turkeys. Fun for the whole family!