BITTERSWEET: A Celebration of Beer, Honey and Hops!
Calling all Canadians! Victoria Day in Niagara Falls always draws crowds because of its entertainment value with all its family attractions and the Victoria Day weekend firework show. People near and far jam the streets and bring their joyous spirits to the streets of Clifton Hill and the surrounding tourist-driven districts. However, there is another event taking place at 16006 Niagara River Parkway, Niagara-on-the-Lake. Kurtz Orchards presents BITTERSWEET: A Celebration of Beer, Honey and Hops!
This is Niagara Falls’ biggest culinary event for Victoria Day Long Weekend. You get to enjoy some of the best craft brews, gourmet honey and food at Kurtz Orchards and Culinary Farm.
What is a “Hop”?
For those of you that don’t know, a Hop is a plant that is used to flavor and stabilize a beer. They are native to Canada and it is a bine; a flexible climbing plant which has stiff downward facing hairs to use as stability instead of tendrils or suckers to hold themselves in place. They grow 1 to 3 inches a day during its peak growth period. By late June or July the Hop will begin to bloom flowers, adding a unique taste to your beer!
What are the hours and pricing of this Victoria Day weekend event in Niagara Falls?
Rain or Shine the hours are:
Saturday, May 18th: 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday, May 19th: 11 am – 7 pm
Monday, May 20th: 11 am – 4 pm.
You can purchase a Day Pass either on arrival or in advance. The cost is $15 and you will also receive a complimentary jar of Kurtz Orchards Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Jelly. Click here to purchase your Bittersweet Day Pass in advance.
Who is Participating in the BITTERSWEET Victoria Day event?
It doesn’t get much more Canadian than this! Honey and Beer producers are from right here locally and a la carte tasting pricing is 1 tasting for $5 or 5 for $20.
Brew vendors: Great Lakes Brewery, Oast House, Highlander Brew Company, Steam Whistle and Beau’s All Natural.
Honey vendors: Wiers Lane Lavender, Dutchmans Gold, BeeGRRL and Ein.
If you care for a full meal, Kurtz Culinary is also serving a full lunch menu in the section of property over the pond/gazebo during the Victoria Day weekend. As for dinner, Under the Stars and Orchard Canopy by Chef Stephen Treadwell is serving up a four-course beer, honey and hop inspired menu served under a canopy of pear trees in which the menu will be revealed the night of the event. The price for this is $100/person.
Kurtz Orchards presents live music from Beth Moore on Saturday, May 18th!
What is Victoria Day without live music? Recently named the “Artist of the Year” and “Folk Artist of the Year” at the 2011 Niagara Music Awards, Beth Moore will be performing live!
Enjoy dinner and a movie on either Saturday or Sunday for $30 each. Saturday presents “A Walk in the Clouds” and a “Tuscan-inspired” meal and/or Sunday presents “Julie and Julia” and a “Julia Child-inspired” meal!
What else can I do during Victoria Day weekend in Niagara Falls?
If you are still in the mood for some excitement, head to Clifton Hill for some added fun! All the attractions will be open until the wee hours of the morning, so you can always purchase the Clifton Hill Fun Pass that offers you 5 attractions at half the retail cost! PLUS, if you purchase it online you will get a bonus Niagara Skywheel ride…a great option to get two different views, day and night! You may even be lucky enough to catch the ride during the Victoria Day Fireworks if you time it right.
For further information on what to do in Niagara Falls on Victoria Day weekend 2013, click here!
We hope you have a safe and exciting Victoria Day weekend!
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