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2014 BANFF GRAND TASTING HALL DETAILS

Location

Fairmont Banff Springs
Conference Centre - President's Hall, President's Concourse & Van Horne Ballroom

Dates

Friday, May 30, 2014 7-10pm
Evening Tasting Session
 
Saturday, May 31, 20142-5pm
Afternoon Tasting Session
 
Saturday May 31, 20147-10pm
Evening Tasting Session

2014 TICKET DETAILS

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
Fri
7-10pm
$24 $29 $34 $22 $22
Sat
2-5pm
$24 $29 $34 $22 $22
Sat
7-10pm
$28 $33 $38 $26 $27

*Corporate tickets are available for corporate groups of 10 or more. Please email Nicole Miller at nicole@rockymountainwine.com for more information.

SAMPLING COUPONS

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.

SPRING SKIING IN THE ROCKIES

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.

LIQUOR CONNECT

Visit LiquorConnect.com to find out where your favourite wine, beer or spirits are sold in Alberta! Keep your hands free for more sipping and sampling with the Liquor Connect Wine Sling. Get yours for 2 coupons at the LiquorConnect.com booth.

Liquor Connect

REMINDERS

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.

Banff

Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival

May 30-31, 2014

Tickets are now on sale! To purchase your tickets today, please click on the corkscrew below or click here. Looking to make the most of your visit to Banff? Check out the Weekend Wine & Other Events and Hotel Package information below!

Buy Tickets

On May 30th & 31st, wine and food lovers are invited to escape to Banff for the Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival at The Fairmont Banff Springs. Guests will enjoy 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 offers the unique opportunity to explore new products and menus, interact with experts, and savour tried and true favourites. Also available are special hotel packages, late night celebrations and wine and food-themed events held at Banff hotels and restaurants throughout the weekend.

The Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival is excited to welcome Sobeys Liquor as the 2014 Title Sponsor! While at the Festival, stop by the on-site Sobeys Liquor store to purchase your favourite finds to enjoy at home. Also be sure to sign up for the Sobeys Liquor eFlyer for great deals on the wines you love by clicking here.

This year, keep your hands free for more sipping and sampling with the Liquor Connect Wine Sling. Get yours for 2 coupons at the LiquorConnect.com booth.

The 2014 Grand Tasting Hall will be overflowing with a wide selection of wine, beer and spirits while local restaurants tempt attendees with mini-main dishes and desserts. Browse the list of food exhibitors participating in the 2014 Banff Festival, and check back for details on this year's wine and beverage samples!

Banff Weekend Wine & Other Events

Why not make the Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival into a luxurious weekend vacation in Banff? Select Banff restaurants and hotels are hosting a variety of special wine and food-themed dinners and other gourmet events throughout the weekend. Top off your indulgent weekend by attending a wine and food pairing dinner, themed party or other delicious celebration.

View the 2014 Banff Weekend Wine & Other Events Schedule.

Banff Hotel Packages

Over the Festival weekend, visitors to Banff can take advantage of special offers including discounted room rates at some of Banff's most luxurious hotels, tickets to the Grand Tasting Hall and more!

View details on the 2014 Banff Hotel Packages.

The Grand Sample Search

Again this year, attendees will have the opportunity to vote for the most delicious food samples at the Festival through a post-event survey or through the new Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival App. While indulging in the wide selection of gourmet bites, guests can make note of their favourite restaurant's sample for a chance to win great prizes. Congratulations to The Bison Restaurant & Terrace - the winner of the 2013 Banff Grand Sample Search! 2nd place went to Balkan The Greek Restaurant, and runners-up included the Rimrock Resort Hotel, and Sunshine Mountain Lodge.

Prizes

Those who purchase tickets before the Early Bird deadline of April 11, 2014 have the chance to win great prizes including lift passes to Sunshine Ski & Snowboard Resort. In addition, those who fill out their door prize ballot at the Festival are in the running for tickets and coupons to our other wine and food events! Visit our contests page for more details.

OTHER SERVICES

Transportation

Banff ROAM public transport will provide an additional Charter Express Bus 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.

  • The express bus will arrive and depart approximately every 20 minutes.
  • Fare: $2.00. Exact change only. Bus passes will not be accepted.
  • In addition to the Charter Express bus, ROAM will provide the regularly scheduled service to the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.

Check back soon for more Roam bus details and the weekend schedule.

Towards the end of each Tasting Session, transportation is in high demand and longer than normal wait times can be expected. Please plan your departure accordingly and please try to be patient with slight wait times. The Festival has made efforts to recruit all possible taxi support and has recruited an extra ROAM bus to support the demand during peak times. If the weather and conditions permit, walking to town from the Fairmont Banff Springs is also an option. Please plan ahead for a safe ride home.

Babysitting

Babysitting services are available at the Fairmont Banff Springs for any guests who are registered at the hotel. Advance reservations with the hotel are required. Contact the Fairmont Banff Springs directly for more information at 403-762-2211 or toll free 1-866-540-4406. Please note this service is only available to those who are staying at the Fairmont Banff Springs.

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