Artists, Musicians, and Vintner Gather to Celebrate Spring and Delight the Senses

Artists, Musicians, and Vintner Gather to Celebrate Spring and Delight the Senses

Summerhill Pyramid Winery’s Fertility Festival Set to Entertain  

Suggested Tweet:  Countdown to @summerhillwine Fertility Fest w/ organic food, drinks, gardening, music, theatre & art

In Short:

The countdown is on! In honour of spring and the growth it brings, Summerhill Pyramid Winery and the Conduit Collective presents Fertility Festival on Friday, May 11, featuring the creative fertility of BC’s emerging musicians, artists, performers, creators, thinkers, and visionaries. The festival will welcome the season with a full slate of entertainment and workshops throughout the Summerhill grounds in support of the Okanagan Greens Society. Tickets are $15 regular admission, $10 for students, $5 for artists displaying art in the vineyard, and free for children 12 and under. Tickets are available at the gate.



More Information:

On May 11, Summerhill Pyramid Winery hosts Fertility Festival, which will feature a vibrant array of creativity. With so many different offerings, this festival has something for gardeners, foodies, and art and music lovers. The festival is proud to support the Okanagan Greens Society.


Dancing at last year’s Organic Okanagan Festival at Summerhill Pyramid Winery


Festival Highlights:


Pyramid Enjoy Inner fish Theatre Company’s “The House at the End of the Road”, hear about Summerhill’s transition to biodynamic agriculture, watch dramatic Japanese taiko drumming, and dance the night away to the sounds of DJ Grizz Lee.


Craft RoomTaste the organic cuisine from the Sunset Organic Bistro, perfectly paired to the Summerhill Pyramid Winery wines and certified organic beer from Crannog Ales, all surrounded by poetry readings and crafts, then live bands when the sun sets.


LawnView the specially commissioned eco-art installation, and the Vineyard Art Gallery, buy seedlings for your own garden, learn about permaculture gardening and composting, mellow out to original music, and witness the fire dancing of Kinshira Performance Group.


Kekuli – The First Nations house built on the winery grounds is an alcohol free zone, and offers the chance to learn traditional ecological knowledge with Okanagan First Nation Syilx member Chad Eneas. Discover the natural building technique of cobbing, and listen to open circle drumming and acoustic jams.


Tickets are $15 regular admission, $10 for students, $5 for artists displaying art in the vineyard, and free for children 12 and under. Tickets are available at the gate.



 Fertility Festival Complete Event Listing



  • 2pm – Installation and the Art of public noise
  • 5pm – Inner fish Theater presents; the house at the end of the road
  • 7pm – Talks with Curtis Stone Green city Acres Urban farming & Gabe Cipes – Permaculture, Biodynamic and Demeter Status at Summerhill
  • 8pm – Taiko Drumming
  • 9pm – Toltec
  • 11pm – DJ Grizz Lee


  • Multi Nursery Seedling Sale – Perennials and Annuals
  • 2pm – Festival opening/Kelowna Permaculture
  • 3pm – Jonny Karroll
  • 3:45pm – Andrew and Zachari Smith
  • 4:30pm – Dale Zeek
  • 5pm – Donna E. Dennison
  • 5:15pm – Annabel Stanley & Cool arts – Eco-art installation unveiling
  • 5:45pm – Michael Musclow
  • 6:30pm – Warren Hooley
  • 7pm – Everybody’s Child
  • 7: 45pm – Erin Banks
  • 8pm – Leila Neverland
  • 9pm – Kinshira Fire Spinning Group

Craft Room:

  • Organic Catering and wine by Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Organic Beer by Crannog Ales
  • 2pm – Poetry hour with Rawle Iam James
  • 3pm – Katheleen Baker/Space Monkey
  • 4pm – Vanessa Eides
  • 5pm – The Purple Room
  • 6pm – Conner McCloskey
  • 7pm – Little Jungles
  • 8pm – Dream Coat
  • 9pm – Fields of Green
  • 10pm – Sammy
  • 11pm – Magmatic


  • Wild Roots Herbs
  • Curio Designs
  • Left over Hippies
  • Bush Babies
  • Natay Designs
  • Apples and Oranges
  • Shauna Oddliefson
  • Scribbled Sun Studios
  • Light and Love Gaia
  • Bubbs & Bug wear
  • Karmyc Designs
  • Capricornicopia
  • Sacred Rainbow Creations
  • Rainbow Brights
  • Robin Roberts


  • Alcohol free zone
  • 2pm – Cobbing Workshop
  • 4pm – Nicki Marchand Poetry hour
  • 5pm – Young Agrarians with Sara Dent
  • 6pm – The Dirty Earth
  • 7pm – Open circle Acoustic Jams
  • 8:10pm – Chad Eneas Syilx Traditional Ecological Knowledge
  • 9pm – Trevor Salloum World Rhythm Extravaganza
  • 10pm – Open circle drumming and dancing celebration of new life and the Beltane fire

Vineyard Art Gallery:

Pan Okanagan emerging arts community, Kelowna’s sculpture network society, Golo Collective, live body casting with Donna Lee, live portraits with Endrene Shepherd


Installation Art:

Mary-Anne Lawrenchuk, Malcom Mccormick, Nicole Ensing, Kevin Jesuino, Lori Mairs, Nicki Marchand, Michael Rose and Gerard Cadger



About Summerhill Pyramid Winery:

Summerhill Pyramid Winery, located in the Lakeshore district in Kelowna, BC, is Canada’s premier certified organic winery and foremost producer of sparkling wine. 2011 marked Summerhill’s 20th vintage. Winemaker Eric von Krosigk oversees the portfolio of BC VQA wines that suit every occasion and have earned the winery the ‘Canadian Wine Producer of the Year’ award at the International Wine & Spirits Competition in London, England. The winery, owned by the Cipes family, is also home to the Sunset Organic Bistro, serving food grown and raised by local organic producers, including Summerhill’s own on-site permaculture-style vegetable garden. The mission of the entire Summerhill team is to produce exceptionally good-tasting wines organically, support local organic food growers, and provide unforgettable experiences for all its guests.


For more information, visit, find Summerhill on Facebook or follow the winery on Twitter @summerhillwine.

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