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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Celebrate Food + Drink at Cornucopia’s Signature Events

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   Cornucopia Whistler. Photo Credit: Mike Crane

Whistler, B.C. – Cornucopia presented by BlueShore Financial returns November 7 – 17, 2019 with signature events ready to please every taste bud, whet every appetite and quench every thirst over the 11-day fall festival.

After 2018’s wildly successful inaugural event at Audain Art Museum, Abstract returns this year with a new theme Abstract: Warhol Factory Party. The museum will be transformed into a new space inspired by the renowned Warhol Factory and guests are encouraged to dress in ‘Creative Cocktail’ attire as the evening will include art, entertainment, dancing, food and drink.

Also new to the Cornucopia scene, Sashay, Fillet! Whistler, brings food, drink and drag together when talented west coast chefs paired up with an equally talented line-up of Canadian drag queens. Five exquisite canapé sections will be dotted around the ballroom while the main catwalk stage comes alive with performers. Chef and drag performers will work together through various culinary and performance based challenges and be eliminated one-by-one until a champion is crowned. The evening will be hosted by surprise personalities from two hit television shows, RuPaul’s Drag Race and Top Chef Canada.

Festival favourite Signature Tasting events including Signature Tasting: House Party: Best of BC, Signature Tasting: Cellar Door Grand Tasting, Signature Tasting: Crush Grand Tasting, Signature Tasting: With a Twist Silent Disco, Signature Tasting: Night Market: Taste of the World, Signature Tasting: Poured Grand Tasting and Bearfoot Bistro World Oyster Invitational & Bloody Caesar Battle will also return this year.

With 11 days and a seemingly endless lineup of events, Cornucopia offers something for everyone. For detailed schedule information and to purchase tickets visit

Media accreditation will open September 6 - additional information can be found here.



Cornucopia, presented by BlueShore Financial is Whistler’s Celebration of Food + Drink. The dazzling eleven-day display of gourmet food and drink attracts over 7,700 visitors to the resort and
caters to everyone from amateur enthusiasts to aficionados. Respected industry professionals, judges and presenters headline each event, seminar and tasting, offering the best possible opportunity to garner as much information and insight as possible. Held on the cusp of the opening of each ski season in beautiful Whistler, British Columbia, Cornucopia was designed to showcase and support local restaurants, restaurateurs and the food and wine industry. With wide-spread appeal through the immense variety of events available, the festival is truly a food and drink festival with a Whistler attitude.

Whistler is Canada’s premier year-round leisure and meeting destination located in the Coast Mountains 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Consistently rated the top ski resort in North America for the past 12 years in a row, Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The resort offers an extensive range of accommodations totaling 10,000 bedrooms among 24 hotels as well as townhomes, condos, B&Bs and chalets. Whistler also boasts more than 100 restaurants and bars, 200 retail shops, 25 spas and countless activity options from world-renowned skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking and golf, to hiking, rock climbing, and watersports. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is home to a diverse community of more than 9,000 permanent residents.

Tourism Whistler is the member-based marketing and sales organization representing Whistler, operating the Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler Golf Club, Whistler Visitor Centre, as well as 1.800.WHISTLER and – Whistler’s official source for visitor bookings and information. As the convention and visitors bureau for the Resort Municipality of Whistler, Tourism Whistler represents more than 7,000 members who own, manage and operate properties or businesses on resort lands including hotels, restaurants, activity operators and retail shops.

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Media Contacts

Mary Zinck
Media Program - Cornucopia
Manager, Travel Media - Tourism Whistler
Phone: 604-938-2702  

Twitter @CornucopiaWine
Facebook /WhistlerCornucopia 
Instagram @cornucopiawhistler

Located in the resort town of Whistler, B.C., this 11-day showcase fulfills its mission to put Whistler on the map as the must-experience food and drink mountain event, annually attracting more than 15,000 attendees and hundreds of key industry members and media.