Thank you to everyone who attended the 2014 Banff Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival. This year’s Festival was a huge success thanks to all of the participants and attendees who came out to celebrate, serve, and sample the best food, wine, beer, and premium spirits in Banff. We look forward to seeing you next year!
Fairmont Banff Springs
Conference Centre - President's Hall, President's Concourse & Van Horne Ballroom
|Friday, May 30, 2014||7-10pm|
|Evening Tasting Session|
|Saturday, May 31, 2014||2-5pm|
|Afternoon Tasting Session|
|Saturday May 31, 2014||7-10pm|
|Evening Tasting Session|
Tickets are day and session specific. Tickets are only valid for one session and each session is the same. An entrance ticket brings you to the Grand Tasting Hall where you can purchase Festival sampling coupons (with cash only), enabling you to customize what you try and how much you spend.
|Early Bird||Regular Online||Door||Corp*||Group|
Check back for 2015 dates and ticket prices!
*Corporate tickets were available for corporate groups of 10 or more on Friday and Saturday.
Sampling coupons are available for $0.50 and can be purchased at the Grand Tasting Hall. Samples range from 1 to 20 or more coupons, depending on the item. Note that coupons can only be purchased with cash inside the hall and are non-refundable. There are ATMs onsite for consumer use.
If attendees want to add a little fresh air and exercise to their weekend away, we recommend partaking in spring skiing and boarding at the Sunshine Village Ski & Snowboard Resort. Visit www.skibanff.com for more information.
Visit LiquorConnect.com to find out where your favourite wine, beer or spirits are sold in Alberta! Liquor Connect Wine Slings were available for purchase at this year's Festival making sipping, sampling (and using the new Festival App) a breeze!
Please note that this is an adult only event. All attendees must be 18 years or older. Minors (including infants and babies) are not permitted to attend. Please remember to enjoy your beverages responsibly.
May 30-31, 2014
The 2014 Banff Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival was a delicious success! On May 30th & 31st, wine and food lovers were invited to escape to Banff for the Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival at The Fairmont Banff Springs. Guests enjoyed a fantastic weekend indulging in delectable cuisine from Banff's most popular restaurants, as well as a wide selection of local and international wines, premium spirits, single malt and blended scotches, specialty liqueurs, and import and micro-brewed beer. The Grand Tasting Hall offered the unique opportunity to explore new products and menus, interact with experts, and savour tried and true favourites. Special hotel packages were also available and late night celebrations and wine and food-themed events were held at Banff hotels and restaurants throughout the weekend.
While at the Festival, attendees were able to purchase their favourite Festival finds to enjoy at home by visiting the onsite Sobeys Liquor store. To stay up to date with great deals on the wines you love, be sure to sign up for the Sobeys Liquor eFlyer by clicking here, and take advantage of this printable 10% off coupon today for savings at the Sobeys Liquor store nearest you!
Also make sure to visit LiquorConnect.com to find out where your favourite wine, beer or spirits are sold in Alberta! Liquor Connect Wine Slings were available for purchase at this year's Festival making sipping, sampling (and using the new Festival App) a breeze!
The 2014 Grand Tasting Hall was overflowing with a wide selection of wine, beer and spirits while local restaurants tempted attendees with mini-main dishes and desserts. Browse the list of participating food exhibitors, and wine and beverage samples being offered at the 2014 Banff Festival:
Select Banff restaurants and hotels hosted a variety of special wine and food-themed dinners and other gourmet events throughout the weekend. Wine and food pairing dinners, themed parties and late night celebrations completed a fabulously indulgent weekend.
Over the Festival weekend, visitors to Banff took advantage of special offers including discounted room rates at some of Banff's most luxurious hotels, tickets to the Grand Tasting Hall and more! Check back for details on the 2015 Banff Festival Hotel Packages.
Attendees had the opportunity to determine the top sips and samples at this year's Festival, by using the Festival Mobile App.
How Voting Works:
More information on The Great Big Taste Awards can be found here. Be sure to mention the Great Big Taste Awards on social media using #tasteawards!
Those who purchased tickets before the Early Bird deadline of April 11, 2014 had the chance to win great prizes including lift passes to Sunshine Village. Those who filled out their door prize ballot at the Festival were in the running for an all-inclusive weekend getaway at Sunshine Mountain Lodge, or tickets and coupons to our other wine and food events! Visit our contests page for more details.
Banff ROAM public transport provided additional Charter Express Buses over the Festival weekend to meet the needs of consumers wishing to go to and from the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and the Banff town site.
Babysitting services were available at the Fairmont Banff Springs for any guests who were registered at the hotel. Advance reservations with the hotel were required.
To receive exciting Festival updates please email us.
For information on our Industry & Trade session, click here.