Top Party Picks at the 17th Annual Cornucopia Festival in Whistler

Young professionals lucky enough to skip out of town for an early start to the weekend (this Thursday) will be privy to Cornucopia’s popular Best of BC-themed House Party. This event seriously gets things going and combines the perfect blend of music alongside local wine and food (emphasis on locally sourced talent and products). Indulge in BBQ from Whistler’s own backyard, sip homegrown vodka, micro-brewed beer and plenty more.

CRUSH Gala Grand Tasting is definitely one not to miss (takes place this Friday and Saturday). Hundreds of wines will be on offer throughout the evening, dress code is semi-cocktail attire, and you’ll want to bring plenty of business cards. 

What’s a trip up to Whistler with out a stop-off at Buffalo Bills? We thought so. Making the night even more memorable (not to mention rather affordable for young professionals), $12 will get you into Furry Fridays presented by Stoli Vodka. It’ll be a night full of fun, specialty Stoli cocktails, great music and more.

Another culinary party on our radar that we think will be a notable hit is the new Cornucopia Night Market (taking place on Sunday, November 10th). For $35, you’ll gain entry into a decadent and authentic Asian-style night market loaded with interesting offerings straight out of Shanghai. Taste your way through Asian cuisine as you sip specially chosen wines, sake, craft beer and more.  

Paying homage to the multitude of wines from Argentina is a second round of Cornucopia’s House Party (note: this one takes place on November 15th). Gear up to celebrate all things Argentina with plenty of Latin American cuisine to fuel the party into the wee hours. 

To close down the fun with a bang, this year’s attendees have a few cool-sounding options:

On the slightly higher end, opt to head to the always-fun Bearfoot Bistro for an epic night you’ll likely not remember the next morning (we mean that in a good way, trust us). Catch top DJs like Vinyl Ritchie, DJ ILLO, Mat the Alien and DJ Pump spin at 45 revolutions per minute – not to mention cocktails and champagne galore.

Alternatively, Cornucopia is set to launch POURED as a new cornerstone event that encompasses both a unique opportunity to taste your way through some top-notch wines, beer, ciders, spirits and foods – but have the freedom to explore and sample at your own pace (via tokens). A commemorative glass is included in the price and a discount for the after party is offered too. Sounds like a sweet deal to us at only $35. 

Top photo courtesy Whistler Cornucopia