Edmonton Rum Festival
Edmonton Rum Festival

Edmonton Rum Festival

Frequently Asked Questions

Pre-Event Info

When is the Edmonton Rum Festival?

Friday, November 1, 2019 from 7:00pm 10:00pm

Where is the Edmonton Rum Festival held?

Delta Edmonton South Grand Ballroom
4404 Gateway Boulevard
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6H 5C2

Is there parking at the hotel?

The hotel does have free parking available. However, we encourage the use of public transportation and cabs. Better yet, stay at the Delta Edmonton South for the night.

Can I get a preferred rate at the Delta as part of the Festival?

Yes! Stay at the Delta Edmonton South for the night at a discounted rate. Call the Delta Edmonton South at 780-434-6415 and ask to book in the Rum Festival open block.


How much do tickets to Rum Festival cost?

Regular admission tickets $85.

How do I order Rum tickets?

To purchase Edmonton Rum Festival tickets online, click here or call the MS Society at 780 463 1190. Tickets will be available for purchase as of August 1, 2019.

What do I get for the price of a regular admission ticket?

You’ll receive a commemorative Glencairn glass, an event program, gourmet appetizers throughout the evening and, of course, over 75 rums to sample! Plus, you’ll have the chance to enter to win a bottle of rum a month for a year, and a chance to bid on a number of rum themed silent auction items.

Event Info

Do I need to bring a glass with me?

There’s no need to bring a glass with you. A Glencairn crystal commemorative nosing glass will be provided to you as you enter. It’s yours to use for the evening, and to take home with you.

What if I lose my nosing glass?

If you lose your nosing glass, we’ll have wine glasses available in the Grand ballroom. Sorry, we cannot replace any lost or broken nosing glasses.

Do I need to purchase drink tickets to be able to taste the rum I want to try?

No, through the purchase of your ticket, you will receive 30 sampling tickets. For each sample that you take, you will give the vendor one sampling ticket. If you go through all 30 sampling tickets, you can purchase additional tickets for $2.75 each.

Will there be food available?

An assortment of appetizers will be provided throughout the evening, and we encourage you to sample them all!

How can I find my favorite rum during the event?

The agents/importers are arranged alphabetically in a clockwise direction. Each table is marked with the name of the agent/importer and, there is also a corresponding list in the program.

When I discover a new rum that I love at ERF, can I buy a bottle of it right there?

ERF is a tasting event only. Order forms will be available at each table for the rum(s) that agent is presenting. Customers can fill them in with their name, phone number and credit card info and Vines Riverbend Wine Merchants will order them for you the following week.

Please note: your ticket stub (when presented at Vines Riverbend Wine Merchants before the end of November 2019) entitles you to a 10% discount or $10 off (whichever is better) your rum purchase.

Dress Code

What should I wear to the Edmonton Rum Festival?

Most commonly, business or business casual attire.

May I bring my briefcase with me?

Backpacks, briefcases, tote bags, or any other such items, are not permitted inside of ERF. You will be asked to leave them at the coat check.

Should I wear perfume / after shave?

One of the joys of any sampling event is nosing the glass to identify the subtle and delicate aromas. These delicate aromas can be completely overpowered by perfume, cologne and aftershave worn on your own person, or even by somebody else some distance away. Please refrain from wearing any scent for the duration of the Festival and advise your guests accordingly.

Is there a coat check available?

There is a coat check available at the event for a small cash donation.

All donations go directly to the MS Society.

Post Event Info

Should I keep my ticket stub?

Absolutely! Bring your ticket stub into Vines Wine Merchants by the end of November 2019 to receive a 10% discount or $10 off, whichever is the better deal on a rum purchase.

I have a suggestion on how to improve the event. Who do I contact?

You may contact the event managers, Steve Richmond at info@vineswinemerchants.com or Makhanna Seerattan at makhanna.seerattan@mssociety.ca.