2019 Press Releases

November 12, 2019 | Cornucopia food + drink festival: Half-way but the best is yet to come
October 24, 2019 | Cornucopia: A Festival for All Budgets
October 16, 2019 | It’s a full plate of culinary talent in Whistler at Cornucopia, presented by BlueShore Financial
October 3, 2019 | Expert panel reveals Top 20 wines for the 23rd annual Cornucopia, presented by BlueShore Financial
September 19, 2019  | Cornucopia + Whistler: Bon Appé-retreat
September 11, 2019  |  Media Accreditation Open
August 29, 2019  |  Celebrate Food + Drink at Cornucopia’s Signature Events
July 17, 2019  |  Cornucopia: So wild you can taste it

View Press Releases from previous years

2019 Media Coverage

The AU Review | Cornucopia: In Whistler, we found one of the world’s best food festivals
The Daily Hive | Whistler’s epic 10-day food and beverage festival kicks off next month
The Grape Northwest | Cornucopia 2019 Whets Your Whistler Appetite
Foodgressing | Whistler Cornucopia 2019: November 7 – 17, 2019
Vancouver Courier | Cornucopia Whistler presents Sashay, Fillet!
Richmond News | Cornucopia – An Abundance of Wine, Food, and Much More!
Pique | Loved to death: Cornucopia event explores history of extinct foods
Vancouver Sun | Side Dishes: Boulevard’s Table One dinner is back for more
Eat North | Daily bite: Whistler Cornucopia adds Sashay, Fillet! as signature event for 2019
The Georgia Straight | Events to fill your wine-tasting agenda
Vancouver Magazine | 4 Events at Cornucopia That Are Worth The Drive to Whistler
Queer FM | Mary Zinck from Tourism Whistler called into the studio about Cornucopia 2019
Eating With Kirby | Whistler’s Best Food Festival: Cornucopia 2019
The Daily Hive | 8 Vancouver food events happening this week: November 11 to 17
Vancouver Courier | Still lots of Cornucopia to enjoy in Whistler
The Daily Hive |All the best Vancouver food events happening in November 
Vancouver Sun | Anthony Gismondi: B.C. wine of the week, wine to cellar and calendar items
BC Business | After Hours: 3 things to do in November 2019
BC Living | You’ve Gotta Try This in November
Richmond News | Column: Whistler’s Cornucopia Has Much More!
Montechristo Magazine | Cornucopia Celebrates Indigenous Local Food and Wine
Global BC | New signature event at Whistler Cornucopia

Media Accreditation

Accreditation for 2019 is now closed

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Zinck:
To stay up-to-date on the event programming, chef bios, seminar presenters, drink experts and press releases, please check our website frequently.

Media Accreditation Rules + Regulations

Credentials will be evaluated based on a number of factors and are not guaranteed by submission of this application. Complimentary or discounted media accommodations, access to festival events and seminars are handled on an individual basis and are at the discretion of the Festival’s media team. In the case of third-party events, we do approach our restaurant/hotel members however ultimately it is at the host establishment’s decision.

PLEASE NOTE: Not all events will have media seats available. Moving and still camera crews may be granted access but not seats to some events.


If you are a freelance writer or photographer interested in attending – assigning media outlet, scope of coverage, outlet circulation/reach, story angle, confirmed story assignments, previous event coverage and timing of publication will be required.


Regional in-studio interviews and activations can be arranged as well as on-site “live” productions. Please contact Mary Zinck at direct to discuss broadcast opportunities.


Bloggers will be considered on a case-by-case basis but should be able to fulfill the following requirements: established professional blogger, must be able to show verifiable proof of site statistics and links to examples of relative produced content. Blogs must cover industry-related news, lifestyle and/or travel and must be updated on a regular basis with up-to-date and original news and content.


Influencers will be considered on a case-by-case basis but should be able to fulfill the following: established, engaged base of followers (minimum 8,000) ideally with more than one active social channel; an established blog (proof of analytics to be provided) and social channels should include well-rounded destination coverage – food, accommodation and experiences.


Due to the high public attendance at Cornucopia, please note that advertising, sales and marketing associates, publishers, spouses and “plus ones” are not eligible for accreditation, tickets and passes. Please understand that our primary concern is to assist working media.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Zinck at