Oct
1
Sun
Grand Opening of the new El Loco Taco! @ El Loco Taco - Ganges Village
Oct 1 all-day

Here is your chance to attend History in the Making!  El Loco Taco is opening on October 1st in Ganges Village in the old Shell Gas Station Location on Lower Ganges Road and McPhillips.

Grand opening specials, new drink menu and tons of fun with Larry and his loco staff!  Drop by to wish them well and eat some great food!

SSNAP Art Show at Mahon Hall in Ganges Village @ Mahon Hall
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm
SSNAP Art Show at Mahon Hall in Ganges Village @ Mahon Hall  | British Columbia | Canada

SSNAP is pleased to announce the launch of its second national competition of Canadian visual art.  The intent of SSNAP is to encourage artists whose practice demonstrates originality, quality, integrity and creativity—resulting in significant work with visual impact and depth of meaning.

49 finalists have been selected by an independent jury from across Canada to participate in the Finalists’ Exhibition on Salt Spring Island. All artists’ submissions will be anonymous to the jury.

The exhibition will be open daily from through Sunday, October 22, 2017. All finalists will be featured with their entries in a professional exhibition catalogue. All finalists’ works will be available for purchase during the exhibition.  Finalists may be selected to win one of eight awards, five selected by jurors and three selected by public vote. The award winners will be announced at the Gala Awards Night on Saturday, October 21, 2017.

This exciting endeavour is an initiative of the Salt Spring Arts Council, which represents the arts for Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, known as one of Canada’s premier arts communities.

19th Annual Salt Spring Island Apple Festival @ Fulford Hall and Various Salt Spring Locations
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
19th Annual Salt Spring Island Apple Festival @ Fulford Hall and Various Salt Spring Locations

Salt Spring Island has an apple history dating back more than 150 years. Once the main source of apples for all of Western Canada, Salt Spring is experiencing a renaissance of apple growing. Historic orchards and newly planted farms are growing more than 450 different varieties. The Salt Spring Island Apple Festival is your one chance each year to immerse yourself in the incredible diversity and fascinating history of apples. See an amazing display of apples at Fulford Hall. Tour the orchards that grow them — some open to the public only this one day each year. Sample a classic apple pie. Buy your own Salt Spring-raised heritage apple tree. Get your mystery backyard apple variety identified. And much, much more.

Oct
7
Sat
Famous Salt Spring Saturday Market @ Centennial Park - Ganges Village
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm
Famous Salt Spring Saturday Market @ Centennial Park - Ganges Village

Welcome to the Famous Salt Spring Saturday Market!  This is where Salt Spring best artisans, food producers, farmers and crafts people display their talents!  Everything is made, baked, grown or foraged on Salt Spring.  This Market has been operating for over 20 years and will be a great part of your Salt Spring Harvest Food & Drink Festival Weekend.

Thanksgiving on Salt Spring Island
Oct 7 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 9 @ 8:00 pm
Thanksgiving on Salt Spring Island

Gather friends and family and visit Salt Spring Island for Thanksgiving Weekend!  The Salt Spring Market will be in full swing and there will be food, drink, music and fun all weekend long!

Oct
14
Sat
Famous Salt Spring Saturday Market @ Centennial Park - Ganges Village
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – Nov 4 @ 4:00 pm
Famous Salt Spring Saturday Market @ Centennial Park - Ganges Village

Welcome to the Famous Salt Spring Saturday Market!  This is where Salt Spring best artisans, food producers, farmers and crafts people display their talents!  Everything is made, baked, grown or foraged on Salt Spring.  This Market has been operating for over 20 years and will be a great part of your Salt Spring Harvest Food & Drink Festival Weekend.

Harvest Grape Stomp at Salt Spring Vineyards @ Salt Spring Vineyards
Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Great fall family fun that is a great Salt Spring tradition!  Have you ever tried grape stomping!  Why not join this afternoon of local musicians, local foods and special tastings of award-winning all-local wines. Grape stomping for all, including competitions and fun.

Wine tastings, wine for sale by the glass or bottle, and fresh oysters.  Bring your friends!

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Watch this great video!

Oct
20
Fri
Brew-master’s Dinner at Moby’s Pub @ Moby's Pub
Oct 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Brew-master's Dinner at Moby's Pub @ Moby's Pub

A special Brew Masters Dinner at Moby’s Pub pairs Chef Ian Dufton with special local beer producers.

Great meal and live entertainment – menu and details to be announced.

 

 

Oct
21
Sat
Famous Salt Spring Saturday Market @ Centennial Park - Ganges Village
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – Nov 11 @ 3:00 pm
Famous Salt Spring Saturday Market @ Centennial Park - Ganges Village

Welcome to the Famous Salt Spring Saturday Market!  This is where Salt Spring best artisans, food producers, farmers and crafts people display their talents!  Everything is made, baked, grown or foraged on Salt Spring.  This Market has been operating for over 20 years and will be a great part of your Salt Spring Harvest Food & Drink Festival Weekend.

Sip & Savour Salt Spring @ Salt Spring Farmers Institute
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sip & Savour Salt Spring @ Salt Spring Farmers Institute | British Columbia | Canada

On Saturday from 1 to 4 pm, the Salt Spring Farmer’s Institute will be transformed into a fabulous Sip & Savour Salt Spring Grazing Experience as visitors will sip fine beverages from the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island region and savour samples of delicious local and regional foods prepared by local chefs and food producers.  Early Bird Tickets are $55 + GST and $65 + GST after October 15th or at the door.  Tickets are available online at Sip and Savour Ticket Sales or at the SSI Chamber office.  Part proceeds will go towards the Gulf Islands Secondary School Culinary Program, supporting local food education.