6 foodie events in Vancouver this week: October 11-16

October is the best month for enjoyable fall activities and spooky parties, which means it’s usually packed with great food and drink events.

There’s something about the crisp air and crisp orange leaves beneath our feet that makes us hungrier than ever.

This week there’s a long table flannel dinner, a Halloween movie night and wine series, and an apple festival — it doesn’t get much more festive than that.

Here are our top picks of foodie events to check out in Vancouver from October 11-16.

Unique events

2022 UBC Apple Festival

If you’re a Fuji fan, a Royal Gala gaga or a Pink Lady lover, we’ve got the perfect fall event to put on your calendar. Entering its 31st year, the great apple festival gives participants the opportunity to discover the diversity of apples and taste a number of rare and special varieties. There will also be live entertainment, an apple and apple tree sale and a food court on site.

When: October 15 and 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: UBC Botanical Garden — 6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver
Tickets: $7 for early admission, purchase on line. Early bird rates are in effect until September 21, and children seven and under can enter free with a paying adult.

Flannel Dinner

Chilliwack’s Old Yale Brewing is hosting a series of long-table dinners next weekend, but instead of having diners dressed in white, this affair will be decidedly more Fraser Valley-friendly. The Dinner en Flannel event is a five-course dinner with beer pairings and live music — and yes, flannel clothing is encouraged. Tickets are limited.

When: Sunday October 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Old Yale Brewery, 404-44550 South Sumas Road, Chilliwack
Tickets: $100 per person

Pinot and Popcorn at Lulu Island Winery

Premiering this week is a series of fun events at Lulu Island Winery in Richmond. Pinot & Popcorn is a series of movie nights that invites guests to enjoy a classic movie, a glass of wine, and movie-perfect snacks, with rotating movies airing throughout the month. Each ticket includes admission, a 3-ounce glass of wine or soft drink of your choice, and popcorn. There will also be ‘charBOOterie’ sweet and savory boxes for sale, with Halloween-inspired snacks and treats. Moviegoers are encouraged to arrive early and bring their own blanket or chair for maximum comfort.

When: Friday, October 14 at 6:30 p.m. (Hocus Pocus); Saturday October 15 at 6:30 p.m. (scooby-doo)
Where: Lulu Island Vineyard, 16880 Westminster Highway, Richmond
Tickets: From $15

Recurring events

Pop-up Dark Manor at Sons of Vancouver Distillery


Dark Manor Inn was an immersive haunted house-themed bar on Fraser Street that made you feel like the main character in a Halloween movie. Although the concept was tragically short-lived, like a Victorian ghost, it comes back to haunt us once again.

This year, the Sons of Vancouver Distillery pop-up will feature a new themed menu. Order the aesthetic cocktail “Hocus Pocus” or Lester’s favorite, “Death by Daq.” Plus, drinks will come with a memorable Dark Manor Inn to-go stick.

There are no reservations, so it’s first come, first served. But this year there’s more indoor seating and a haunted patio.

When: Haunted Bar is open until October 30
Wednesday to Sunday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: 1431 Crown Street, North Vancouver

The Black Lagoon pop-up at The Butcher and Bullock

The black lagoon

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Spooky pop-up bar The Black Lagoon will haunt nine North American cities this October, and Vancouver is one of three terrorized Canadian cities. Inspired by goth-metal and cult horror, industry veterans Erin Hayes and Kelsey Ramage took over space in Toronto in 2021 for this concept and the “scary-as-hell experience” really hit home. resonated with customers.

The occult and bizarre antics don’t stop there though, we’re told the pop-up drink program will feature sips of blood red, dark black and orange served in custom glassware to suit the occasion. The Black Lagoon will debut in October and run until Halloween. The Vancouver event will take place downtown at The Butcher and Bullock.

When: October 11 to 31
Where: The Butcher and Bullock – 911 W Pender Street, Vancouver

Beauty and the Beast Cocktail Experience

Taking place at the Vancouver Alpen Club (Deutsches Haus), this immersive pop-up cocktail experience lets guests step into the enchanted and cursed world of The beauty and the Beast, but with alcoholic beverages.

Along the way, you’ll have the chance to create your own delicious, bespoke themed cocktails in this escape room, theater show, and adventure all rolled into one.

When: Until November 6, 2022
Where: The Vancouver Alpen Club (Deutsches Haus) — 4875 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Price: $45 per person, online purchase

With files from Daily Hive staff

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