Spring Fundraising Event 2018

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

Join the Foster Festival team for our 3rd Annual Laughter in the Vineyard Spring Fundraising Event, at Vineland Estates Winery, in the heart of Niagara in support of our 2018 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 Our Acting Company

Guests will mingle with the Acting Company for our 2018 Season and will get a sneak peek of one of our 2018 World Premiere productions, Foster's Come Down From Up River!

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.  

Live Auction | Details »

Have fun bidding on four fabulous auction items:

  • Dine with our Chair with Flare! experience valued at One-Of-A-Kind
  • Super Dave Off-Road Wine Experience, Vineland Estates, experience valued at $1,100
  • The Name on Everybody's Lips...a walk-on role in Wrong For Each Other, experience valued at Priceless
  • Start Spreading the News...New York City Adventure! experience valued at $2,500

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 »

Angel Card Reading | Limited Readings Available

Amy Taylor of The Art Of Tea & Tasseomancy takes you through a private card 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, May 6
Time: 1pm - 4pm
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 Angel Card Reading: $125
Only 2 readings left!

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

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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.

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Thank You To Our Generous Foster Festival Sponsors

  • Meridian Credit Union | The Foster Festival Sponsor, St. Catharines

  • NewsTalk 610 CKTB | The Foster Festival Sponsor, St. Catharines

  • Vineland Estate Winery | The Foster Festival Sponsor, St. Catharines

  • Tymbrel.com Smarter Websites | The Foster Festival Sponsor

  • Ferguson Neudorf | The Foster Festival Sponsor, St. Catharines

  • Sullivan Mahoney Lawyers | The Foster Festival Sponsor, St. Catharines

  • Your TV | The Foster Festival Sponsor, St. Catharines

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

  • Alexanian Carpet & Flooring | The Foster Festival Sponsor, St. Catharines

  • Howick Apartments | The Foster Festival Sponsor, St. Catharines

  • Smithcom, Season Sponsor, Norm Foster Comedy Festival
  • Burtnik Printing, Sponsor, Norm Foster Comedy Festival
  • FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
  • Form & Affect, Production Sponsor, Norm Foster Comedy Festival
  • Niagara Casinos, Season Sponsor, Norm Foster Theatre Festival
  • CAA Niagara, 2018 Foster Festival Sponsor