It’s a party!
It’s a four-day foodie’s dream celebrating world famous Prince Edward Island Shellfish!
Every September, competitive shuckers, celebrity chefs, music lovers and a host of shellfish fans gather in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island for four days of festivities, all built around the Island’s superb shellfish industry.
First the shellfish – Lovers of oysters, mussels, lobster and Prince Edward Island Potatoes will be in shellfish heaven with countless tastings and culinary demos all weekend.
Next the chefs – Chef Michael Smith is returning this year and we couldn’t be more excited! Don’t miss Feast & Frolic – a first-class, four-course meal presented by the Culinary Institute of Canada. A brand new menu has been designed especially for you by Chef Michael & the Culinary Institute team!
The competitions: Cheer on oyster shuckers as they race the clock. Get up close and personal as top chefs go head to head. And we bet you have never seen a mussel line tying contest – now is your chance! Shuckers and chefs come from around the world to compete for a grand total of $24,000 in prizes.
And the party! – Think Irish and Scottish style fiddlers, some raucous Celtic-tinged rock & roll, maybe a little bit country, or some thoughtful Atlantic singer/songwriters.
The PEI International Shellfish Festival is a Fall Flavours Signature Event. The Fall Flavours Festival, a culinary celebration highlighting authentic Island tastes and traditions, takes place during September in communities across Prince Edward Island. This year’s Festival features a selection of acclaimed Food Network personalities hosting a wide range of unique culinary experiences. For more information, please visit the Festival website www.fallflavours.ca