Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Pig Out Festival

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Pig Out Festival

A number of chefs will participate in the Pig-Out at Covert Farms north of Oliver on Saturday, April 30. Visitors can pair local wines with food prepared by the region's best chefs. (File photo by Richard McGuire)

Enjoy all the flavours of Mexico at this year’s Pig Out Festival, held in Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country, on May 5.

Celebrating its seventh year, Pig Out draws over 1,000 people to the incredibly scenic Covert Farm, just north of Oliver, B.C., for a one-day festival that embraces family, friends and all things fiesta.

Coinciding with Cinco de Mayo, a traditional Mexican feast day, choosing the theme was easy this year, says Jennifer Busmann, executive director of the Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association.

“Our region offers an incredible diversity of cultures so we were thrilled to time our annual Pig Out Festival with this vibrant holiday full of zest and flavour.”

Guests can expect lively cooking stations with talented Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country chefs at the helm. Chefs include Jeff Van Geest from Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek, Jenna Pillon from Terrafina at Hester Creek and Orlin Godfrey from Nk’Mip Cellars. Their pork-themed creations will pair perfectly with samplings from all 41 Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association members, framed by the breathtaking backdrop of McIntyre Bluff and Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country’s rolling hills and vineyards.

Pig Out tickets are available online and include entertainment from local musicians, a souvenir wine glass, and of course, lots of great food and wine. Tickets are $65, $25 for students (12-18 years), and children under 12 are free.

The celebrations take place on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 (1-4pm).

More information can be found on the Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association website: www.oliverosoyoos.com/Events.