The City of Quesnel, in partnership with the BC Ale Trail, is hosting the very first Long Table Dinner on September 7th to celebrate the community’s place on the Northern BC Ale Trail. Held at the Hosting Precinct just outside the West Fraser Centre in downtown Quesnel, the Hops & Harvest event showcases local businesses, serving craft beer and food. This evening out will be a great way to say “farewell” to summer and “hello” to this year’s upcoming harvest season.

image of wooden table with meats, cheeses, drinks, and people for Hops & Harvest event in Quesnel
Good eats, drinks, and company at the Hops & Harvest long table dinner.

Local craft beer and farm-fresh food

The outdoor event, held on Saturday, September 7, features award-winning craft beer from nearby Barkerville Brewing Co., farm-fresh cuisine from Long Table Grocery and Craig’s Table, and live entertainment from the Barkerville Players. Doors open at 5:30pm, with dinner starting at 6:30pm. Tickets for the event are $65 each and will include two samples of craft beer, appetizers, dinner, coffee, and dessert. More beverages will be available at the cash bar as well. Entertainment and a safe ride home are also included in the ticket price. Attendees must be 19+.

image of Barkerville Brewing Co. pint of beer

And don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes! Live music will keep the celebration going until midnight (and the beer will make sure your company gets a little footloose too!)

Special offers for visitors

Coming in from out of town? Get an early start to the day and fit a guided mountain bike tour in before the event. Gold Rush Cycling Club is offering free guided bike tours for beginner to advanced riders at the Wonderland Trail Network. Departure times are at noon, 1pm, and 2pm, helping you work up a healthy appetite right in time for dinner. (Please pre-register before August 31st to take advantage of this limited-time local offer.)

image of Fraser River footbridge in Quesnel, BC
The historic Fraser River footbridge in Quesnel.

For visitors, the Billy Barker Casino Hotel is also offering discounted room rates for the night of the event. Mention that you’re in town for Hops & Harvest when making a reservation for that special deal.

For more information, check out the Hops & Harvest Facebook event page or visit one of the region’s participating businesses to pick up your ticket before they sell out. (Please note, ticket sales are cash only.)

Gold rush fever on the Northern BC Ale Trail

Get a taste of what Quesnel has to offer on all fronts on this special evening out. From the wondrous outdoors to fresh craft beer and delicious locally-sourced food, make date night or friend night a great one to remember with Hops & Harvest! And don’t forget to explore historic gold rush town, Barkerville, and the rest of the Northern BC Ale Trail while you’re in the neighbourhood.

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