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WOODSTOCK REVIVAL OYAMA!

Kick Out The Jams!

What a night! Yesterday, the first day of Gatzke Orchard’s WOODSTOCK REVIVAL in OYAMA kicked off the weekend and it was waaay groovy, man! We were blessed with a gorgeous sunny Okanagan day and the vibe was right on. Nothing but friendly smiling faces, dancing feet, great music and a ton of laughs.

The Hippie Camp was sold out and the campsite had a great group of guests in the spirit of ’69. Guests loved taking walks through the orchard and seeing all the fruit ripening.

We are thankful to have a diverse group of vendors this year who were very busy on our first day including: Peaceful Products, Perch Travelling Boutique, Shelagh McGinn’s Henna Tattoos and Jewellery plus Tie Dye store and our psychic Vanya!

The Gatzke Orchard setting was ideal for Angela Roy who led an energetic and spirited drum circle with a great group of beat lovers. Power to the people! Angela then performed with her band Barefoot Caravan who were simply the perfect band to set the vibe on our first day. You must check them out this summer.

Groovy Gaia our wood burning fire oven was busy cooking up creative gourmet pizzas and hearty pulled pork sandwiches late into the evening.

So now with the sun shining on Oyama, a new group of ‘Woodstockers’ begin to pick up their tickets. Soon you’ll be hearing the roar of music over the lakes as the  concert begins! You gotta be here!

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Happy Canada Day Weekend!!

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What a couple of weeks we’ve had here on the orchard! The whole gang here at Gatzke Orchards have been busy little bees as the taste of summer is finally in the air. With over 50 varieties of fruit on the orchard, we’ll soon be tantalizing your tastebuds with our famous cherries!

Life. The Okanagan Way!

We’ve had a steady flow of international visitors coming to visit us the last couple of weeks leading up to Canada Day 2013. This past month we hosted the Oyama Traditional School 7th Grade graduation party and Louise & Mike launched our 2013 wedding season with a fun-filled celebration!

We are also excited to announce that we opened the doors to the new LAKE COUNTRY VISITOR CENTRE, now located at the Gatzke Orchard entrance.

The Lake Country Visitor Centre staff has been hard at work preparing for the summer season. For the first time in Lake Country history, the centre hosted a Familiarization Tour on June 25th. Staff and volunteers of both the Lake Country and Kelowna offices participated in this exciting and informative day.  The FAM Tour trained our staff about the various tourist attractions around the community. Visiting the sites and experiencing what they have to offer really provides the staff with their own personal connection and understanding of the variety of activities there are to do in this region. 

All of the sites visited on the FAM tour were very welcoming and ecstatic about the opportunity to showcase their business. They recognize the value of these tours and really provided our staff with some unforgettable memories.

OYAMA ZIPLINE
COUNTRY RIDGE B&B
KANGAROO CREEK FARM
GRAY MONK WINERY
EX NIHILO VINEYARDS
ARROWLEAF CELLARS
GABLE BEACH B&B
ROUTES GRILL
GATZKE ORCHARD

This coming weekend our 2nd Woodstock Revival returns to kick off our summer music series with a 3-day festival. Doors open July 5th at 4:00 p.m. Fun for the whole family, the Woodstock Revival will be jammed packed with classic music, great food and drinks, contests and all the peace, love and happiness you can handle! Don’t miss it!

Here are some more of our summer concerts this summer.

WOODSTOCK ~ REVIVAL

MATT MASTERS

SHANNON LYON

THE BOOM BOOMS

SHANE PHILIP

Keep up to date on our summer events, farm market specials, restaurant happenings and all the summertime fun on our ‘orchard by the lake.’ GO EVENTS

Thanks again for stopping by our website. Get ready to GO for it this summer!

HAPPY CANADA DAY!

Gatzke Orchard