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4 Delicious Foodie Events to Check Out This Month

Get your fill of beer, wine, cheese and farm-fresh produce at these events happening across the West.

(Photo: Robert Shumski.)

1. Beerfest

May 4 and 5, BMO Centre, Calgary

More than 500 international beers on offer and two days to try them all? Challenge accepted! Local favourites such as Blindman Brewing are side by side with newcomers like Devil’s Canyon. Brewmaster and cooking-with-beer seminars will increase your knowledge and have you sampling like a cicerone while live distillery demos and beer quizzes will keep you entertained. Tickets from $19.


2. Cork and Canvas Winemakers Dinner

May 10, Petroleum Club, Calgary

Browse fine art auction items by the likes of monochrome artist Keith Andrews with beverage in hand from Tuscan winery Avignonesi before sitting down to a five-course dinner by chef Andre Zimmerman, all while listening to the stylings of the Calgary Philharmonic—it’s a full night of indulgence in support of their music. Tickets, $300.


3. 124 Street Grand Market

May 10 to October 1, Edmonton

Kicking off its sixth season, the popular summer event has become a must-stop venue for Edmontonians looking for a unique shopping experience, fresh produce and groceries, and a great meal from one of its many local food trucks.

(Photo: Matt Love.)

4. Cheese and Meat Festival

May 12, Crystal Garden, Victoria

Upon walking into the clear-domed tasting hall, you will promptly be handed an empty charcuterie board and glass for a sampling session of Pacific Northwest meats and cheeses (with all the accompaniments), plus your choice of local wine, beer and cider. Need we say more? There will also be seminars throughout the day on curing meat, the topic of port, and those lovably pungent cheeses. Tickets start at $35.

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