Spring Fundraiser 2017

Laughter in the Vineyard, Spring Fundraiser, Norm Foster Comedy Festival

Join the Foster Festival team for our 2nd Annual Laughter in the Vineyard Spring Fundraiser, at Vineland Estates Winery, in the heart of Niagara in support of our 2017 Season and Community Outreach Programs.


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Vineland Estates Winery in the heart of Niagara, is our host for this lively afternoon of fine food, fine wine, and laughter in the vineyard! In addition to the laughter, our afternoon will include:

Mingle With The Cast

Guests will mingle with Canadian playwright, Norm Foster, plus the Acting Company for our 2017 Season and will get a sneak peek of one of our 2017 World Premiere productions, Foster's Lunenburg!

Wine Tasting – Understanding Blends

We all love our varietal wines but every winemaker will tell you that the secret is in the blend. David Hulley, of Vineland Estates Winery, will guide you in learning the fundamentals of wine blending and why winemakers love the process so much.  

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Have fun bidding on two fabulous auction items:

  • A walk-on Role in Screwball Comedy
  • A wonderful Niagara Romance Experience valued at $1,100. 
  • One week stay at Club Cascadas in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico valued at $3000.

Silent Auction | Details »

Our Silent Auction table will have a range of wonderful 'must have' items – including show tickets, fine wine, Norm Foster art and jewelry. View full list of Silent Auction Items »

Tea Leaf Reading | Limited Readings Available

Amy Taylor of The Art Of Tea & Tasseomancy takes you through a private tea leaf reading to connect you with your spiritual path.

Jazz in the Vineyard

Enjoy it all while being serenaded by our favourite Foster Festival jazz pianist, John Roby.


Date: Sunday, April 30
Time: 2pm - 5pm
Venue: Vineland Estates Winery, Carriage House
3620 Moyer Rd., Vineland, ON (Get Directions)


This is an exclusive event – with limited availability so we encourage you to buy your tickets early!

General Admission:  $100

With Private Tea Leaf Reading: SOLD OUT!
A few lucky guests will take advantage of a private Tea Leaf Reading – if you are interested, be sure you buy your ticket early, as we only have a few readings available!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this event. We look forward to Laughing in the Vineyard with you again next year!

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We are extremely grateful to the following organizations who have made this Fundraising Event possible. Their support is greatly appreciated and we give them our heartfelt thanks.

Vineland Estates Winery, Sponsor, Norm Foster Comedy Festival         Coventry Transportation, Sponsor, Norm Foster Comedy Festival


Tax receipts will be issued for a portion of the admission price.


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Thank You To Our Generous Foster Festival Sponsors

  • NewsTalk 610 CKTB | The Foster Festival Sponsor, St. Catharines
  • The Farm Wines | The Foster Festival Sponsor, St. Catharines
  • Your TV | The Foster Festival Sponsor, St. Catharines

  • ez ROCK 105.7 | The Foster Festival Sponsor, St. Catharines

  • Burtnik Printing, Sponsor, Norm Foster Comedy Festival
  • FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
  • Niagara Casinos, Season Sponsor, Norm Foster Theatre Festival
  • Bridgman & Durksen Accounants, Foster Festival Sponsor