Kid’s Workshop: Zucchini Racers

Grist Mill & Gardens 2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos

Join us as we make a race car out of a giant zucchini to be raced during our zucchini races at our Fall Fair. You'll bring a large zucchini and we'll provide basic wheels and some decoration items to make your racer uniquely yours. (You can also bring your own wheels if you'd like. (Click […]

$15

Community Discussion: Encouraging Volunteerism

Grist Mill & Gardens 2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos

This community conversation is a part of a larger series of discussions sponsored by the Vancouver Foundation as part of their "On the Table" series. Join us for coffee, cinnamon buns and a roundtable discussion on how to encourage volunteerism in the lower Similkameen. If this topic interests you, please come join us! All are […]

Free

Pro-D Day at the Grist Mill – Educators Open House

Grist Mill & Gardens 2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos

On Friday, October 25th, the Grist Mill and Gardens will be hosting a special professional development opportunity for teachers. Come be inspired by this spectacular piece of local history and it's lovely grounds .RSVP for free admission to the site for the day, where our staff and volunteers will share some engaging heritage experiences with […]

$7 – $15

Knitting Group Gathering

Grist Mill & Gardens 2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos

Come out for an morning of knitting, learning and socializing. All skill levels from beginners to advanced are welcome, lefties too. Beginners will need to bring a pair of 5mm knitting needles and a ball of Handicrafter cotton, or worsted weight yarn; those items are available at WalMart. Your first project will be a knitted […]

Volunteer Work Party Weekend

Grist Mill & Gardens 2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos

Roll up your sleeves, get your gloves and boots and grab a shovel! Pitch in and join the Grist Mill Foundation volunteer group for a fun weekend as we work to bring bring the site back to life in preparation of our season opening later in the month.   Pulling weeds, fixing fences, applying a […]

Another Amazing Concert!

Grist Mill & Gardens 2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos

We're not quite ready to announce WHO is coming yet but rest assured the evening will be filled with some exceptional classical, traditional, folk, roots, world music, and acoustic blues talents as they perform in the heritage gardens near our 1877 waterwheel-powered flour mill. We’re only a half hour drive from Penticton, OK Falls, Oliver […]

June Discovery Days

Grist Mill & Gardens 2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos

June Discover Days are a new opportunity for schools to come on a self-directed field trip exploring the many things our lovely heritage site has to offer. (Yes, the site is also open to the public on these days.) For more information about this or any of our other field trip opportunities, or to reserve […]

Another Amazing Concert!

Grist Mill & Gardens 2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos

We're not quite ready to announce WHO is coming yet but rest assured the evening will be filled with some exceptional classical, traditional, folk, roots, world music, and acoustic blues talents as they perform in the heritage gardens near our 1877 waterwheel-powered flour mill. We’re only a half hour drive from Penticton, OK Falls, Oliver […]

Fibre Arts Day

Grist Mill & Gardens 2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos

Join us for a special day celebrating all forms of fibre arts, including spinning, weaving, knitting, quilting, dyeing, felting and so much more. As the day comes closer, visit this page for a detailed schedule of the workshops, presentations, vendors and demonstrations we've got planned for the event. If you or someone you know would […]

Canada Day at the Grist Mill [CANCELLED}

Grist Mill & Gardens 2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos

FOR OBVIOUS REASONS, THIS EVENT IS NOT HAPPENING TODAY. Join us for a relaxing family-oriented Canada Day afternoon celebration at the Grist Mill. We'll be open today from 1PM to 7PM with music all afternoon by some great local musicians. Did we mention that it's a FREE ADMISSION day? Through the afternoon, you'll find tons […]

Workshop: From Farm to Jar – A Weekend Canning Intensive

Grist Mill & Gardens 2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos

Spend a spectacular fall weekend in the Similkameen Valley, visit orchards, farms and fruit stands and get the ultimate farm-country canning experience! In this weekend intensive, join our General Manager, Chris Mathieson (who has canned and put away thousands of jars of just about everything) as he provides an introduction to the basics of home […]

$349

Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Grist Mill & Gardens 2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos

"If you go out in the woods today, you better go in disguise..." We're so excited about this event, we can bear-ly contain ourselves! Grab your favourite teddy bear and join us for a lovely afternoon picnic in our gardens that includes music, story time, games, crafts and more! Have a favourite stuffed toy in […]

Another Amazing Concert!

Grist Mill & Gardens 2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos

We're not quite ready to announce WHO is coming yet but rest assured the evening will be filled with some exceptional classical, traditional, folk, roots, world music, and acoustic blues talents as they perform in the heritage gardens near our 1877 waterwheel-powered flour mill. We’re only a half hour drive from Penticton, OK Falls, Oliver […]

Another Amazing Concert!

Grist Mill & Gardens 2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos

We're not quite ready to announce WHO is coming yet but rest assured the evening will be filled with some exceptional classical, traditional, folk, roots, world music, and acoustic blues talents as they perform in the heritage gardens near our 1877 waterwheel-powered flour mill. We’re only a half hour drive from Penticton, OK Falls, Oliver […]

Plein Air Painting Session with Dale Matthews

Grist Mill & Gardens 2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos

Join Okanagan artist Dale Matthews for a day of painting in our lovely gardens. This session is one of a series of opportunities to refine your painting skills under the guidance of some of our favourite South Okanagan and Similkameen artists. Each session lasts four hours and includes a break for lunch (bring your own […]

Private Event: Wedding

Grist Mill & Gardens 2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos

We're hosting a private event today, but our site is open for business as usual. Fortunately, with twelve acres on site there's lots of room for everyone. We might ask you to be mindful of your noise level during their ceremony and avoid sneaking into their wedding photos, but that's just common courtesy. We're pretty […]

Another Amazing Concert!

Grist Mill & Gardens 2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos

We're not quite ready to announce WHO is coming yet but rest assured the evening will be filled with some exceptional classical, traditional, folk, roots, world music, and acoustic blues talents as they perform in the heritage gardens near our 1877 waterwheel-powered flour mill. We’re only a half hour drive from Penticton, OK Falls, Oliver […]

Presentation: 2020 Summer Presentation Series

Grist Mill & Gardens 2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos

Through the summer of 2020, the Grist Mill and Gardens will be hosting a series of informative talks about the natural and cultural history of the Okanagan/Similkameen featuring some exceptional and engaging speakers. All talks are free with admission.

Similkameen Sizzle Pepper Festival

Grist Mill & Gardens 2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos

Canada’s only hot pepper festival the Similkameen Sizzle celebrates its 19th annual event this year, and we're looking forward to being there! (This isn't our event, it's organized by the Similkameen Country Chamber of Commerce.) Things start on September 18th, Friday night, from 6 to 10 pm with a dance at Memorial Park in Keremeos. Bring […]

Plein Air Paint Out!

Grist Mill & Gardens 2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos

On Sunday, Oct 4th, grab your art supplies and find a spot in our spectacular gardens for a day of socially-distanced artistic inspiration as you create your own art en plein air. Admission to the site is by donation, but if you RVSP ahead of time to let us know you're coming, we'll make sure […]

Free