20th Birthday Bash! September 17th-20th
The Prince Edward Island International Shellfish Festival has grown to be the biggest and best culinary event to celebrate our world-renowned P.E.I. Shellfish and shellfish fans are in for the biggest party yet to celebrate the 20th anniversary!
Culinary by day, kitchen party by night. Things heat up by day with an exciting lineup of celebrity chefs, culinary activities and live competitions in the tent. Prince Edward Islanders know the best parties begin and end in the kitchen. For three days in September, The P.E.I. International Shellfish Festival cultivates this tradition by celebrating the best way we know how – with one shell of a party!
Culinary by Day
Things heat up by day with an exciting lineup of culinary activities and competitions in the tent. Expect Prince Edward Island shellfish cooking demonstrations with Chef Lynn Crawford and Chef Ricardo, cookbook signings and live competitions all day long. Be front row and centre as the world’s best oyster shuckers, the finest chefs and hard-working mussel and oyster growers compete for over $26,000 in cash prizes. Our lively east coast entertainment will keep the action going all day long as copious amounts of Prince Edward Island quahogs, mussels, oysters, lobster and other culinary delights are served up all day and night in the Festival tent. The P.E.I. International Shellfish Festival was named #8 Food, Wine & Hospitality Top Events in Canada by BizBash Magazine!
Kitchen Party by Night
After a day of getting shucked & spooned, the night comes alive with live entertainment that will have you shaking your traps all night long! The party kicks off Friday night with ECMA award winner Jimmy Rankin. Signal Hill will headline the party Saturday night. Capping off the weekend will be the 20th Anniversary Birthday Bash on Sunday, complete with a grand finale performance by CCMA winner George Canyon!
Get your claws on tickets today and join us for the Biggest and Best culinary event to celebrate P.E.I. shellfish, our people and our culture.
Come for the Culinary, Stay for the Party!
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