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Saturday July 29, 2023

PNE Fairgrounds

Events Details

A Summer Festival Celebrating Devilishly Creative Drinks, Live Music, And BBQ.

Known as one of Vancouver’s best tasting events of the year, Punchbowl features over 100+ vendors sampling over 250+ of the finest summer spirits, beer and cider cocktail creations, wine, and delicious food.

We are back at the PNE Fairgrounds under the blue skies of a July Saturday, with live music throughout the day. If you’re looking for a fresh take on your average tasting event, at an open space that is relaxed, attractive and fun, where you can be educated on cocktail culture, new alcohol products, and beyond … then PUNCHBOWL is ready for you!

  • DATE Saturday July 29, 2023
  • TICKETS May 2 @ 10AM

    $28.00 - $50.00
    (plus fees)

  • VENUE PNE Fairgrounds


GA – Daytime

PNE Fairgrounds

July 2023/11 - 3:30PM


  • General admission
  • Souvenir tasting cup
  • All samples within the event are available by using the festival tokens
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GA – Evening

PNE Fairgrounds

July 2023/5 - 9PM


  • General admission
  • Souvenir tasting cup
  • All samples within the event are available by using the festival tokens
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2023 Musical Artists

Big Easy Funk Ensemble

The Big Easy Funk Ensemble celebrates the amazing variety of music that has grown out of New Orleans. With influences from 60s funk legends The Meters and Dr. John to more recent groups like Galactic and Trombone Shorty. 

BEFE (pronounced ‘beefy’) is a 9 member band. It includes a 3–piece horn section comprised of Andrew Benton (Sax), Kevin Tang (Trombone) and Ryan Naso (Trumpet). The rhythm section includes Reece Worth on guitar, Eric Stephenson on bass, Tyler Gibson on keyboards/organ, Ryan Davis on drums, Jeffrey Kornblum on Percussion and last but not least the mesmerizing Chris Berry on Vocals.

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DJ Marvel

Michael Henry, better known as DJ Marvel, is a renowned DJ, producer and live remixer.

A distinguished entertainer and member of Vancouver’s premier DJ collective, The Freshest, Marvel has performed all over North America, including frequent appearances in SF, LA, NYC (The Rub / 1 Oak), and at major music festivals like Rock The Bells, Fuse, South By Southwest, & Olio. Most notably, Marvel has performed with famed recording artists Drake, Nas, Lil Jon, Z-Trip, Slum Village, De La Soul and the late DJ AM.

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2022 Food Vendors ['23 Coming Soon]

"RAGS" Rajesh Narine

Tender pork ribs:
Prairie Ranchers pork, fresh mango and Calabrian chili BBQ sauce

Whole roasted lamb leg:
Sungold Ranch lamb, Caribbean style curry rub

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Alessandro Vianello

Italian Jerk Chicken Legs:
Marinated Farmcrest chicken with our custom spice blend, Sicilian lemon and cilantro

Giant Italian sausage links:
Prairie Ranchers pork, toasted fennel seed, Chianti Classico, Red Stripe beer mustard

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Margarita Village

Margaritas and tacos; a summer match made in heaven. Stop by Punchbowl’s Margarita Village featuring Vancouver’s favourite taco shop and Cointreau margs all day long. 

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2022 Beverage Vendors ['23 Coming Soon]

2022 Sponsors ['23 Coming Soon]


Punchbowl will be taking place the PNE Fairgrounds at 2901 E. Hastings in Vancouver, BC.

PunchBowl is taking place at the Centre Grounds of the PNE (2901 E. Hastings). Please see the map (below) as to where to enter. Although the event start time for the day and evening portions are 11:30AM and 5PM, respectively, we will start to process ticket entry 45-minutes earlier than that. This way, the lines will be abolished/minimized and it will also give everyone ample time to purchase tokens before the event actually opens.

Punchbowl has two different events on the same day. The ‘Day’ tasting runs from 11:30AM – 3:30PM while the ‘Eve’ tasting runs from 5:00PM-9:00PM. Each event requires a separate ticket.

Pre-sale tickets start at $28 and go up to $50.

Tokens will be able to be pre-purchased online and purchased onsite. 

Tokens are sold for $1/ea (plus tax) and each sample, be it food or drink, will cost a certain amount of tokens (based on what is being served).  For example, a sample of a $100 bottle of tequila will cost more tokens than the of a $30 tequila.

Most samples range from 2-4 tokens.

Tokens can be purchased using credit card, debit card or cash. Using any card will incur a $2 convenience fee. 

Tokens are sold in increments of 5 (card) or 20 (cash).

Yep! We will be soaking up the rays of sun or frolicking within the drops of rain.

Yes! Please bring 2 pieces of ID for security, as per the ID check, as per the provincial law.