Two more B.C. getaways for foodies: Oyster festival and food film fest in Osoyoos

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      If you're thinking about food-related B.C. getaways, here are two more upcoming events in Osoyoos, B.C. that may be ones to factor into your upcoming local vacation plans.

      While shellfish may not be the first thing that pops into your head when you consider a B.C. Interior town, the Osoyoos Oyster Festival is heading into its sixth year, running from April 19 to 23 at various venues including beach resorts, restaurants, wineries, and pubs.

      A variety of oysters will be available from Kelowna's Codfathers Seafood Market, Nova Scotia's Sober Island Oyster Farm, Vancouver Island's Effingham Inlet Oyster, and more.

      Oyster shuckers will include former World Champion Oyster Shucker Patrick McMurray and Sober Island Oyster Farm's Trevor and Michelle Munroe.

      Osoyoos Oyster Festival

      The five-day wine-and-seafood feast will include three main parties and five partner events.

      There'll be a beach barbecue, wine sampling, craft beer, an amateur shuck 'n' suck competition, a three-course long table dinner, and a brunch buffet.

      There'll also be shuttle service as well as special accommodation rates packages. For more information, visit the Destination Osoyoos website.

      Devour! Osoyoos Food Film Festival

      Later on, the Devour! Osoyoos Food Film Festival returns for a second year, running from May 5 to 7.

      The festival was created by Nova Scotian chef Michael Howell in 2009 and made its first visit to the Okanagan last year.

      Howell and Ocean Wise executive chef Ned Bell will host many of the events.

      Devour! Osoyoos Food Film Festival

      In addition to food-related films, the three-day festival will include a cocktail reception, a champagne breakfast, tasting tours, cooking demonstrations, a film-inspired gala dinner (featuring B.C. chefs), and more.

      There'll also be special hotel and resort packages and rates. For more details, visit the Destination Osoyoos website.