Ottawa Wine and Food Festival

May 12 & 13

Saturday 12 pm - 4 pm & 6 pm - 10 pm
Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
901 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa
Eat Drink Spring - On The Farm '18 Download Map of the farm

Over 200 Sounds, Sips and Savours Saluting the arrival of Spring

Get Your Spring On!

We’re taking this year's spring edition of the Ottawa Wine & Food Festival outdoors to the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum! Come celebrate the arrival of spring with farm-to-table producers, winemakers, craft brewers and distillers. Learn at how-to sessions, join in interactive farm fun, and enjoy live music from sunrise to sunset and beyond. Plus a Pop-up Hip Hop Workshop, Skipping Rope Demos, family-friendly entertainment, a Farm Girl Shop and more! And don’t miss Saturday evening’s 'Barnyard Bash on the Bovine Highway' featuring Triple Trouble, Axis (KIN Vineyards' house band) and virtuoso electronica violinist Dr. Draw! Get to the Farm and get your spring on!

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Salutations to Spring!

Join us at 11:30 AM both Sat. and Sun. as we honour Spring through an interactive tribute to Mother Earth and the vocation of Motherhood at Discovery Park.

Trend watch!

Eat Drink Spring on the Farm will have Rosé All Day, the hottest new food trends, brand new spring wines and beers and delicious spring/summer cocktails created by Made with Love cocktail competition winner, mixologist Erick Romolock of Fauna Food+Bar.

Sample and savour

Sip and savour wares from farm-to-table producers, distillers, craft brew master and winemakers. Culinary masters from our own backyard, including Vanitea, Steph the Grilling Gourmet, and Otter Creek Farms, will be pulling out all the stops to satisfy your taste for Spring with featured activations throughout the Festival!

Catch a Beat

Groove to the sounds of Triple Trouble, Fiddleheads, the Moonfruits, The Mostly Bows Fiddle Club, Old Time Fiddlers, Jessica Pearson and Eastwind and the infamous Dr. Draw. From folk to fiddle to electronic violin, music will fill the air from sun-up to sundown!

Farmyard fun!

Interactive fun focused on food and farm life. Meet the animals, learn how to make bread, bake with honey, get the dirt on soil, and meet some real farmers!

Get a Move on

Be part of our Pop-up Hip Hop Workshop by the Flava Factory, skip to it with Jump Rope Demos by Capital Jumpers, get your groove on with Glebe Collegiate Institute Offbeat Performances, and immerse yourself in family-friendly folklore and nostalgia with tales of the farm shared by The Ottawa Storytellers.

Food Glorious Food

Here are some of the fabulous food offerings at this weekend’s Eat Drink Spring on the Farm.
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Barnyard Bash on the Bovine Highway!

Doors open at 6 PM. Enjoy a fun vibe on Saturday night (19+) featuring farm-to-table bites (including Wagyu Beef!), spring centric micro-brews, trend forward craft cocktails, locally sourced wines, and so-hip-it hurts performances by Triple Trouble, KIN Vineyards house band, Axis, and world renowned electronica violinist, and Dr. Draw, the world’s virtuoso electronica violinist, a mesmerizing artist who’s performed with Bette Midler, Seal and numerous other international headliners. He’s Dr. Draw, and his bow paints music from an eclectic palette of rock, classical, pop, electronica, fusion, world and new funk. Not to missed!
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How can I experience Eat Drink Spring?
You can purchase tickets online at Capital Tickets for $20. Sampling Tickets purchased at the event will allow you to experience all that Eat Drink Spring has to offer.

Where can I stay while attending Eat Drink Spring?
The just-launched ALT Hotel is the official hotel partner of Eat Drink Spring. For a special rate of only $139 per room per night, enjoy the affordable luxury of this beautiful new hotel - convenient, contemporary and comfortable. Call in to 1-844-258-6882 or 613-691–6882 to book at the Eat Drink Spring rate.

What are Sampling Tickets?
Sampling Tickets purchased onsite for $1.00 each allow you to sample wines, beers and food at Eat Drink Spring. A maximum of $80 of sampling tickets may be purchased at one time. There are no refunds. Patrons have the option to donate unused tickets to the Ottawa Food Bank

How can I make purchases onsite?
This is a Cash only event. Cash machines are available onsite.

Is there a dress code for the event?
Eat Drink Spring is the Spring Edition of Ottawa Wine and Food Festival. Patio chic is the recommended attire.

How do I enter the event?
You will enter through the main gate at Festival Plaza. Parking at City Hall is $2.00 after 6pm Friday and all day Saturday. Free bike and canoe parking!

Your Visit to Eat Drink Spring
Launch yourself into spring by following these few steps:
Step 1 Purchase of Sampling Tickets
Step 2 Pick up of Sampling Glass
Step 3 Enjoy the Event Responsibly

Eat Drink Spring Policies
  1. All patrons must be at least 19 years of age and must have valid, one-piece, government issued, photo identification. Acceptable forms of identification include: a valid Ontario driver’s license with a photograph, Canadian Passport, Canadian Citizenship Card with a photograph, Canadian Armed Forces identification card, an LCBO BYID photo card, Secure Indian Status Card, Permanent Resident Card, A photo card issued under the Photo Card Act.
  2. Patrons who appear less than 35 years of age will be asked to produce valid identification.
  3. Patron’s bags are subject to being checked at the entry of the event.
  4. Staff and management reserve the right to refuse entry or service to any individual or party.
  5. Staff and management reserve the right to inspect personal effects at any time.
  6. Children of any age are not permitted to attend the event.
  7. Smoking is not permitted at the event.
  8. There are no in-and-out privileges.
  9. No more than $80.00 in sampling tickets will be sold to an individual at one time.
  10. Alcohol Beverage Portion Control:Ottawa Wine and Food Festival and its spring edition "Eat Drink Spring" has established Pouring Guidelines. NOTE: Each attendee receives a glass with two pour lines on it. The pour lines indicated on the sampling glass must be adhered to. Agents are prohibited from exceeding the below stated sampling guidelines. 3oz – Beer | 1oz – Wine | .5oz – Liquor
  11. The event hours are from Friday, May 14th 4:00pm – 10:00pm and Saturday May 14th, 12:00pm – 10:00pm.  Exhibitors are prohibited from pouring samples after the indicated closing times.
  12. Individuals demonstrating signs of intoxication or exhibiting inappropriate behaviour will not be allowed to enter or will be refused service and ejected from the establishment.
  13. Please enjoy the Eat Drink Spring responsibly.