Kootenay Coffee Festival


Sorry we’ve “bean” so quiet on our end.  As with planning any community festival, we have learned lots the past few months- the biggest realization being that we will not be able to execute the calibre of event we wish to in 2022 on such a short timeline. 

As such, we have decided to postpone the Kootenay Coffee Festival until September of 2023 at which time we can host our incredible roasters, vendors and really showcase what local Kootenay Coffee is all about.  

We are deeply grateful for all of the excitement and the response we have received in regards to this event. We are committed to keeping you updated and creating a memorable event so stay tuned our social media feeds.

The Trail & District Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Trail, Trail & District Arts Council, Trail & District Public Library, and local business owners is inviting you to a Kootenay Coffee Fest

The purpose of this festival is to provide an opportunity for coffee roasters from the East and West Kootenays to showcase and sell their products in a celebratory atmosphere.

In a complementary manner, this festival will also include local bakers, artisans, performers/artists, chocolatiers, food trucks, and community organizations.

Stay tuned for 2023!

About The Festival

As part of the festival, a Battle of the Roasters will be held as a friendly competition that will give the public the opportunity to vote for their favourite roaster in various categories. Winning roasters will be rewarded with prizes!

Kootenay Coffee Fest branded sample-sized coffee mugs, 1-2 ounces, will prompt festival goers to taste complimentary coffees offered by the roasters, with an opportunity to vote on their favourite flavour and purchase coffee beans.

If you are an independently owned coffee roaster in the East or West Kootenays…JOIN US IN 2023!

The Trail & District Arts Council is coordinating entertainment for the festival by showcasing local visual and performing artists sprinkled throughout the festival strip .

The Trail & District Public Library is at the helm of the kids education and entertainment in the new Riverfront Centre along Esplanade Avenue.

The City of Trail will invite community and non-profit organizations to host information and game booths while also providing operational support to the festival.