Wed. May 25, 2016

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Whistler’s favourite fall festival Cornucopia, presented by BlueShore Financial – taking place November 10-20.

Ideally located in the majestic resort town of Whistler, B.C., this 11-day showcase fulfills its mission to put Whistler on the map as the must-experience food and drink mountain event, annually attracting more than 7,500 attendees and hundreds of key industry members and media.

Festival organizers have been working hard on this year’s event and have a few exciting announcements to share:

New events

  • 20th Anniversary Party at The Picnic: A Showcase of Whistler Culinary Excellence – join the celebration as the visionaries and talent of Whistler gather to host a blend of talents, tastes and toasts – cheers to 20 years!
  • Cornucopia Kids! – a one-day program dedicated to bringing kids, parents and professionals together to share in the joy of cooking. Families team up with professional chefs where kids will learn where their food comes from, create their own meal - and with a little friendly competition - present and share with others.
  • Cornucopia Wine Summit – where better to host a summit than in the mountains? This event brings together the experts -- passionate producers, marketers, restaurateurs and industry insiders -- to discuss topics relevant to the wine industry and its changing landscape, in a setting where those who have a common interest can share and debate.

Return visitors don’t fret, festival favourites - tasting events such as the flagship CRUSH Grand Tasting, winemaker dinners, chef’s luncheons, world-class after-parties and much more will round out the programming for Cornucopia.

Ticket sales 
In celebration of the 20th anniversary, tickets are going on sale as of June 1, 2016 – the earliest in the festival’s history! Visit www.whistlercornucopia.com for event schedule, news and ticket information.

Charity partner 
Cornucopia organizers are pleased to once again name Whistler Adaptive Sports Program as the festival’s charity recipient. Whistler Adaptive Sports program is committed to changing lives through access to sport and recreation for all – moving the focus for the participants from their disabilities to their abilities. The organization promotes the breaking down of physical and social barriers as well as financial barriers through their bursary program.

Cornucopia is committed to giving back in the community. Through various fundraising events that take place over the course of the 11-day festival, funds raised are donated to the partner charity. Previous recipients have included Whistler Public Library, Whistler Animals Galore (WAG), Playground Builders and Whistler Arts Council.