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Oliver Sunshine Festival

August 16th to 18th
This festival will focus on showcasing Oliver’s unique heritage and the incredible agricultural nature of the area. Enjoy family-friendly activities, live entertainment and taste local products!

Sunshine Fest Poster 2018



Thursday August 16th
Music in the Park and Community Market
Market – Free
Concert by donation

Friday, August 17
Rock & Roll Picnic

Saturday, August 18
1. Roots & Fruits Expo – Free
2. Parade on Main St.

Rock & Roll Picnic – Friday, August 17th

The first ever Rock and Roll Picnic, from 6:00 – 11:00 pm. Bands include ragtime blues band “The Burying Ground” and AC/CD cover band “High Voltage”. There will be a corn roast and some of the area’s best chefs will be competing in the Top Dog gourmet hotdog competition, so plan to come really hungry. Firehall Brewery beer and red and white wine sangria as well as non-alcoholic drinks and Hawaiian Shave Ice will be available for purchase. Be sure to bring the kids to this family-friendly event, as there will be tons of kids’ activities on site. Tickets are $20/adult, $10/student (11-18) in advance; kids are free. Tickets are available at the Oliver Visitor Centre and the Oliver Parks and Rec office this week. Tickets will increase to $25/adult, $15/student at the door.


Oliver Roots & Fruits Expo – Saturday, August 18th

The day kicks off at 10:30am with Oliver’s annual Sunshine Festival Parade led by the Summerland Pipe Band. Parade entry forms are available on Oliver Parks and Recreation’s website: let your creative juices fly and put together a fun/silly/artistic entry in our parade. It’s a great way to showcase your business/group and a fabulous and fun way to be part of your community!

Once the parade wraps up, stroll right on down to the Oliver Community Park: the Roots and Fruits Expo gets rolling at 11:00 and is jam-packed with fun, free entertainment right through until 10:00 that evening.

In addition to non-stop music and on-stage entertainment, a sampling of the activities and exhibits includes: mechanical bull rides, pie eating contests, pony rides ($5/ride), baby goat petting, a pop-up water-park, a waterslide, bouncy castles and giant sandbox, wine barrel train rides, zucchini car racing, Roots and Fruits Arts Show and Tea, a Poultry in Motion mobile chicken barn, henna tattoos, gold panning, kids’ art stations, an Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre exhibit, a beverage garden featuring local beer, cider and wine; a pop-up farmers’ market; food trucks (including Peter Ze German, the Wienery, Vagabond Kitchen, Hawaiian Shave Ice and more); and a Roots and Fruits Exhibition of locally grown/made produce, baking, art and more.

ROOTS & FRUITS ENTERTAINMENT – Saturday august 18
10:30AM – PARADE BEGINS ON MAIN STREET
11:00AM – ACTIVITY STATIONS & EXHIBITS OPEN
11:30AM – PIE EATING CONTESTS – Shady Tree Stage
12:00PM – OFFICIAL WELCOME OIB & YOUTH AMBASSADORS
12:30PM – OKANAGAN MEXICAN FOLKLORE DANCERS – Rotary Stage
1:00-2:00PM – OLIVER’S GOT TALENT SHOW – Rotary Main Stage
2:00-2:30PM – CHILDREN’S SING-ALONG Shady Tree Stage
2:30-3:30PM – JUST US TOO – Rotary Main Stage
3:00PM – ZUCCHINI CAR RACING – Shady Tree Stage
3:30-4:15PM – DANCE WORKSHOP – Shady Tree Stage
4:30-5:15PM – KRISTI NEUMANN – Rotary Main Stage
5:45-6:30PM – JUDY & THE DIAMONDS — Buy-Low Foods Main Stage
7:00PM – ACTIVITY STATIONS & EXHIBITS CLOSE
7:00-8:15 – KNACKER’S YARD — Buy-Low Foods Main Stage
8:45-10:00PM –TOONMADE — Buy-Low Foods Main Stage
10:00PM till LATE — OFFICIAL “AFTER PARTY” at FIREHALL BREWERY

Oliver Roots & Fruits Exhibition Entries

New to 2018. Enter your crafts, creations and harvest bounty into the Roots and Fruits Expo. The categories are:

Click here to view the Prize book
with the detailed entry categories and entry form codes.
Wines & Beers Flowers Childrens Vegetables Childrens Crafts
Photography Home Baking Vegetables and Fruits Art
Needlecraft Home Canning Jams and Jellies Crafts and Hobbies
Click here to view the Prize book
with the detailed entry categories and entry form codes.

Roots and Fruits Exhibitor Entry Form 2018

Each exhibitor must use a separate entry form. Entry forms must received by the Parks and Rec office by Thursday, August 16.
  • Please list both the category code and name from the Prize book - The link is above this form. Example: V04 Carrots, 3, Under 4".
    Catagory CodeCatagory Name 
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