We are very excited to announce the 2008 Organic Okanagan Festival expansion plans. With a big thank you to Nature’s Fare Markets and Summerhill Pyramid Winery, our Green Tree sponsors; this year’s festival will be held all over the stunning grounds of the winery. The main vendors’ marketplace will be located on the sunset veranda, a 2000 square foot, and open-air, covered space including an outdoor venue for a mini farmers’ market. The sustainability lecture series and Organic Okanagan Film Festival will be held in the pyramid, with First Nations cultural experiences and a folk music area surrounding the elegant Mallam Heritage House that has been on the property for 110 years. This opens up space for 40+ exhibitors, with more hands-on activities, i.e. mini home energy audits, local food sampling, an organic taste challenge and children’s corner.
Click here to view our 2008 Poster!



Film:            The Story of Stuff by Annie Leonard

Time:            11:30 am

“From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.” www.storyofstuff.com

Lecture:   Organic Investing, Weeding Your Portfolio - by Stephen Whipp

Time:       12:00 pm

“Stephen Whipp has been involved in environmental, human rights, aboriginal and social issues for more than 35 years. His career has included executive director positions with Aboriginal and environmental organizations and stints as parliamentary assistant to Jim Fulton, MP (Skeena), and as a First Nations Band Manager in Moricetown, BC. Now, as a Certified Financial Planner, Stephen’s financial practice takes all he learned as an activist and focuses strictly on socially responsible or sustainable investing and values-based financial planning. Stephen has always been an innovator and a communicator, looking for opportunities to create connections and synergies among people, organizations and businesses that will further the cause of sustainability.” Stephen Whipp

Film:           Tableland - by Craig Noble

Time:          12:30 pm

“TABLELAND is a culinary expedition in search of the people, place and taste of North American small-scale, sustainable food production. Director Craig Noble argues for the re-localization of North American food systems, and a return to a fresher, healthier way of feeding ourselves. From the orchards of BC, the inner city gardens of Chicago to the Napa Highlands and everywhere in between, TABLELAND showcases the successful production of tasty, local, and seasonal food from field to plate.” Tableland


Tour:        Summerhill Permaculture Gardening Tour with Ezra Cipes

Time:        2:30 pm

Ezra Cipes came to gardening through a desire to do something completely practical. He is a student of nature, ecology, permaculture, and the collaborative creative process.


Group:      The Raging Grannies

Time:        2:00 pm

Raging Grannies are caring older women who use song to protest and raise awareness of the issues of Peace, the environment and social justice. Satirical and serious, they are politically conscious but non-partisan. The Raging Grannies write their own material -- satirical lyrics set to familiar melodies. Raging Grannies

Group:       Treelight Room

Time:         3:00 pm

Treelight Room is a unique blend of indie/folk/pop. The combination of interesting instruments and the highlight of three strong vocals make Treelight Room refreshing and enjoyable! Treelight Room

Group:      The Daybeats

Time:         4:00 pm

An original three-piece band from Summerland, BC; known for blending rock and funk with provocative lyrics. The Daybeats

The 2008 festival is on Fall Equinox: September 21, 2008 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm and will be held all over the stunning grounds of Summerhill Pyramid Winery at 4870 Chute Lake Road, Kelowna.


Who can exhibit?

If your company or organization can be classified as a Certified Organic farm or business, Natural (non-GMO, additive/preservative free), Ethical or Fair Trade, Local and Sustainable, Natural Health Care, Eco-Friendly, Recycling or Artisan then you are invited. We also welcome any like-minded pitches and ideas!

How To Apply for an Exhibit Space:

1. Contact Wendy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive a registration package.

2. Or phone Wendy at (250) 469-1881 for assistance.

Your Exhibitor’s Fee Includes:

1. Festival exhibit space
2. All of your products, services and information are showcased 3 times - at the event, in the NEW printed festival program guide and on the web site.
3. Face to face interaction with 800- 1000 Okanagan customers who will learn how your business or organization is contributing towards our sustainable local future.

Link to mapquest for directions to Summerhill Pyramid Winery: www.mapquest.com/maps