Daily Cooking Demonstrations

Visit the main stage to catch daily cooking demonstrations by our 3 local favorites! Wow your guest this holiday season and pick up tips and tricks for holiday entertaining.  

Handsome, funny, charismatic, and Italian…. Chef GIULIO PICCIOLI and founder of One Big Table will be offering live cooking demos, featuring the freshest and finest foods of the Okanagan, including those of our very own specialty food vendors! Giulio has a passion for food, with a mission to take his audiences on a culinary adventure. The goal is to understand the true pleasures but also our responsibilities connected with food. He puts a face to the artisans and the growers that create our Okanagan Culinary Identity, and helps us understand and learn to respect the gift of each season and their different rhythms.

CODY POLLARD will be taking the stage to show us how to make your favorite holiday cocktails from scratch. Cody has almost a decade in the hospitality industry. He has helped develop the bar programs at a number of restaurants in the Kelowna area, before starting Fermented Dining in the spring of 2016. He has a vast knowledge of food and beverage products produced here in BC, and spends most of his days off at wineries/distilleries/breweries or exploring to find new ingredients he can incorporate into events.

CARMEL O’CONNELL of BC Buds Garlic will be demonstrating quick and easy dinners with her packaged spice kits….. It all started one night while making dinner. Making dinner for my family has always been a gesture of love that I treasure. The secret to good cooking is the care and attention in selecting only the freshest ingredients. After peeling and slicing the potatoes, I tossed them in a few spices and some of our home-grown garlic. While they were roasting, the aroma was so enticing our mouths were watering. We couldn’t wait to eat them. They were so good that we ate them all. It was such a simple recipe, but my friends couldn’t get enough of my potatoes and they wanted me to package my spices for their own kitchens. This inspired me to start creating spice packets. And an idea was born…

Live Music & Entertainment

Visit the main stage for daily performances by local talent!

Kids Area

Be sure to visit the kids area! Open 11-3 daily!

Coloring and Craft Stations provided by Heritage Education. 11am – 3pm Daily

Games and activities provided by the City of Kelowna’s Park & Play Program.

Holiday Photo Booth

Snap a selfie or pose for a group shot in our professionally designed photo booth! Tag @craftcultureshows on Instagram for a chance to win prizes!

Virtual reality demos! Open all day Saturday. Visit a coral reef, or take a tour of 15th century Bruges.  Take a rickshaw ride over the Great Wall of China or explore a haunted mansion.  Fight zombies or play in a wondrous wizard’s lab.  Virtual Reality immerses you in an interactive environment and lets you experience a digital world in new dimension.  

Santa Bus Sunday Dec 10th from 11:00am – 12:30pm

Join in the fun when the Santa Sleigh Bus makes a stop at Craft Culture! It will make more than 30 stops in the Okanagan during the holidays collecting food, toys and cash donations for the Salvation Army Christmas Hamper program. Guests are encouraged to bring a donation, and climb aboard and snap a pic with Santa!