Edmonton Weekend Guide: September 30 - October 2

A weekend of diversions dedicated to art, food and beer. Perfect.

Kids: CityandBaby.com Weekend Guide 
Celebrate
: Pumpkins!

Yes, I’ll Eat it All

Sturgeon County Bounty
What:
A very long lunch featuring food grown locally in Sturgeon County. Taste local apples, pork, carrots, pumpkin, artisan-made sausage, and wheat grass. Visit ice cream parlour for a treat.
Why:
This event features locally-grown food, and the farmers, chefs, and caterers behind the food. While you’re visiting, check out the Corn Maze.
Where:
Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm (map)
When:
Saturday, October 1 from 11am – 3pm.

Oktoberfest
Traditional Oktoberfest

What
: German beer, bratwurst on a bun and live music by the Bavarian Schuhplattlers.
Why: Put on by the German Canadian Cultural Centre this festival is guaranteed to have an authentic Oktoberfest – so authentic it spans the whole two weeks!
Where: German Canadian Cultural Centre (map)
When: Thursday, Sept 29 & Friday, September 30. Nightly from 6pm to 10pm. Admission is free.

Reel Good Times
Edmonton International Film Festival

What: Nine days of cinema featuring independent films from around the globe, including 55 feature-length productions, and 110 short films.
Why: An event this stellar, the tickets go fast! Don’t miss the Opening Night Gala Film: Cloudbrust.
When: Thursday, September 22 – Saturday, October 1. Full schedule.

Art is Art
The Art Swap
What:
Edmonton’s first Art Swap – artists, collectors and galleries will have a variety of works available for sale.
Why: It’s an outright art festival with racks of art, free Children’s workshops, and artists on-site chatting about their work.
Where: Kids in the Hall Bistro, #1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
When: Saturday, October 1 from 10am  to 4pm

Artistic Reflection
Alberta Art Days
What: Three days to discover, experience and celebrate Alberta’s arts and culture.
Why: Artists, musicians and organizations across Edmonton are showcasing their talents with events and behind-the-scenes tours. Almost all of Alberta’s provincially-owned historic sits and museums are offering free admission.
Where: Too many great events to list them all! Check out the culture calendar to find all the happening across the city.
When: Friday, September 30 – Sunday, October 2.

Food Kegger
AlleyKat Food and Beer Tasting
What: A three-course dinner paired with fresh AlleyKat brews. Food prepared by talented chef Andrew Parker.
Why: Cold, refreshing, foam-topped knowledge only beat by delicious eats.
Where: 9929 60 Avenue. Tickets are available at the brewery for $50 per person.
When: Saturday, October 1 at 7pm.

* image via Flare Magazine