18 Calgary food events worth checking out this September

Aug 30 2017, 7:37 am

Even though summer may be soon be coming to an end, foodie events are still going strong.

There are some awesome fall events on the horizon, and we couldn’t be more excited. From Le Burger Week and the Pride Roadblock Party, all the way to Oktoberfest – this is going to be one delicious month, YYC.

Here are 18 Calgary food events worth checking out this September.

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Le Burger Week Calgary

Le Burger Week

Street Eatery/Le Burger Week

Le Burger Week invites the public to head into participating restaurants (or order via Skip The Dishes, if the establishment offers it) and vote online for their favourite burger. Each restaurant will be offering a special “burger price” for participants to get in on so they can try them all. This year there are 21 venues taking part in Le Burger Week Calgary.

When: September 1 to September 7
Where: Multiple venues in Calgary

Tea on the Verandah

Head to Heritage Park from September 2 to 4 for an afternoon of delightful tea on the verandah of the historical site’s newest exhibit, the Famous 5 Centre of Canadian Women. Enjoy tea and an assortment of freshly baked goodies. Reservations are recommended as seating is limited.

When: September 2 to 4 from 11 am to 3 pm (sittings at 11:30 am and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 pm)
Where: Heritage Park, 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Cost: Adults $21.95; Kids under 12 $15.95; Call 403-268-8500 to purchase.

Savour 17 Ave SW: walking tour of RED mile (retail and entertainment district)

A tour guide will greet you at CIBO restaurant on 17th Avenue SW near the corner of 9th Street. From there head to Made by Marcus Micro Creamery, Ollia, Frenchie Wine Bar, Ox Bar de Tapas, and finally, finish at Anju Restaurant. Don’t worry about tabs, tax, and tips – just show up ready to walk and eat!

When: Saturday and Sundays from September 2 to November 26 from noon to 3 pm
Where: Multiple venues, begin a Cibo, 1012 17 Ave SW
Cost: $115; buy online

Palate To Palette: food and art appreciation walking tour

A tour guide will greet you at Yellow Door Bistro at Hotel Arts (119 12 Ave SW) where you’ll enjoy a full brunch and tour of their art collection. From there head to Ten Foot Henry, Gibson Fine Art, Decadent Brûlée, Cookbook Co Cooks, and finally, finish at Metrovino Wines. Don’t worry about tabs, tax, and tips – just show up ready to walk and eat!

When: September 2 and September 9 from 10 am to 1 pm
Where: Multiple venues, begin at Hotel Arts, 119 12 Ave SW
Cost: $115; buy online

25th Annual BBQ on the Bow 

Roll up your sleeves, stock up on napkins, and loosen your belt, BBQ on the Bow is back this Labour Day long weekend. Now in its 25th year, the BBQ Competition and outdoor festival will feature demonstrations by BBQ masters, live entertainment, a kids zone, market place, beer gardens, and–of course–tons of BBQ eats for purchase. Admission to the grounds is totally free.

When: September 2 and 3, 2017
Where: Montgomery Community Centre – 5003 16th Avenue NW
Cost: Free admission

Sunday Brunch and a Calgary Farmers’ Market Tour

Meet J. Webb Wine Merchants at The Calgary Farmers’ Market where you’ll receive a Yum Bakery pastry, Mediterranean salad, assortment of fruit, Analog coffee, and wine tasting. From there, stroll over to the farmer’s market and hear stories and experience tastings at ten different market vendors offering fresh fruits, vegetables, fruit wines, juices, bison, beef, pork, and cheeses. You’ll be seated for brunch and need to stand for about an hour at the market. All guests receive recipes, a shopping list, and a market bag. Don’t worry about tabs, tax, and tips – just show up ready to walk, watch, and eat!

When: Sundays from September 3 to November 26 at 10:30 am to 1 pm
Where: Calgary Farmers’ Market, 510 77 Street SE
Cost: $45; buy online

The Roadblock Party

Pride weekend in Calgary is here! And restaurants are shutting down the street along 17th Avenue to celebrate the whole spectrum of flavours and fashions in the city. Taking place between 2nd and 4th on Sunday, September 3rd, the Roadblock Party is promising a full day of food and beverage specials, pop-up markets, and live music.

When: September 3, 11 am to 11 pm
Where: 17 Avenue SW, between 2 Street and 4 Street, Calgary
Cost: Admission is free

Circle The Wagons

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It’s time for a carnival of local food, beer, music, and and more. Circle The Wagons is back for another year at Currie Park. This event is brought to you by BassBus, Village Brewery, and YYCFoodTrucks. Kids 14 and under are free.

When: September 9 from 11 am to 11 pm
Where: Currie Park, Trasimene Crescent SW
Cost: $35; buy via Showpass

Calgary PMA’s Fall Harvest Sale

The Calgary PMA’s Fall Harvest Sale is an Annual Charitable Sale of Fruits and Vegetables and takes place  September 9 and 10 at Heritage Park. This annual event for the Calgary PMA raises money for the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Community Kitchen Program of Calgary, and the Heritage Park Society. With a wide variety of produce available including cabbage, carrots, beets, apples, bananas, and tomatoes (and more), this is a chance for the community to stock up and save.

When: September 9 and 10
Where: Heritage Park, 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Cost: Admission is free

Selkirk Grille Field to Fork Series Garden Tour & Dinner

Get an exclusive tour of Heritage Park’s gardens capped off with a four-course meal in the Selkirk Gallery room, harvested from the things they grow right there on the grounds. The dinner includes wine pairings, and features fried bannock, house made pickled veggies, and more.

When: September 14 at 6 pm
Where: Heritage Park, 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Cost: $89.95; buy online

Boreal Cuisine’s Harvest Bounty

Boreal Cusine is hosting a harvest-inspired multi-course dinner created by Chef Wade which will be served between the beautiful Bow Tower and the soon-to-be-finished Brookfield building. This feast will be paired with wines, local beers, and hand crafted cocktails.

When: September 15 from 6 pm to 11 pm
Where: 119 6 Avenue SW (between Bow Tower and the soon-to-be-finished Brookfield building)
Cost: $150; buy via Eventbrite

A Taste of Autumn

This wine and beer tasting also features a silent auction fundraiser. On September 15 head to Meadow Muse Pavilion at the Bow Valley Ranch in Fish Creek Provincial Park to mingle and hear Keynote Speaker Kevin Van Tighem, author of Our Place/Changing the Nature of Alberta.

When: September 15 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: Meadow Muse Pavilion, Bow Valley Ranch, Fish Creek Park 15979 Bow Bottom Trail SE
Cost: $60; buy via Eventbrite

Oktoberfest Brewmasters Dinner

Celebrate Oktoberfest with a four-course meal of beer-infused dishes paired with both local and Toronto brews. Chef Lindsey has developed a one-night-only, special Bavarian menu that’s a can’t-miss. This event will be hosted at Mill Street Brewpub and will be lead by in-house Head Brewer, Bennie Dingemanse.

When: September 19 from 6 to 9 pm
Where: Mill Street Brewpub Calgary, 219 17 Avenue SW
Cost: $58; buy via Eventbrite

Calgary Oktoberfest

Annual celebration of all things German is back! Calgary Oktoberfest will be running two days – September 22 and 23. Festivalgoers can expect local craft beer, authentic Bavarian breweries, and food along with traditional Oktoberfest music, dancers, games, and more. Tickets include a sample mug and an Oktoberfest hat.

When: September 22 and 23
Where: Upper BIG Four Building, Stampede Park, 20 Roundup Way SE
Cost: $14.99 to $29.99; buy via Showpass

Steam Whistle Oktoberfest at WURST

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Head to Calgary’s most authentic German beer hall, WURST, to enjoy some authentic German food and entertainment with traditional Shuplatter dancers and A Bavarian band. Attendees will get a complimentary 1L ceramic boot filled with Steam Whistle Pilsner.

When: September 23 at 6 pm to 2 am
Where: WURST, 2437 4 Street SW
Cost: $35; buy via Showpass

YYC Pizza Week 2017

The fourth annual YYC Pizza Week is almost here! This year more than 40 local food vendors have signed to support local businesses and charities in Calgary. During this event the public is invited to visit various YYC Pizza Week Restaurants around town and get a Thick, Thin or Gluten Free pizza for $20, with $3 of every pizza going back to Calgary Meals on Wheels.

When: Friday, September 22 to Sunday, October 1
Where: Participating pizzerias in Calgary. Click here for details.

Kiwanis Apple Festival

The Kiwanis Apple Festival is a celebration of special cuisine, entertainment, education, and outdoor exploration of a very special place – Kamp Kiwanis. This festival features apple baking and tasting, live entertainment, a farmers market, a silent auction, and more.

When: September 23 to 24 from 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Kamp Kiwanis, 241001 Range Road 42
Cost: Admission is free

Big Rock Craft Beer Calgary Brewing Course

Calling all beer lovers, this workshop from Big Rock Craft Beer is your chance to learn how to make beer and participate in the brewing process from beginning to end. You’ll be guided by professional brewmasters Alan Yule and Neil Bamford.

When: September 28 from 6:30 to 9 pm
Where: Big Rock Interpretive Brewery, Heritage Park, 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Cost: $95; buy online

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