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20th Birthday Bash! September 17th-20th

Feast & Frolic

The Festival kicks off with Feast and Frolic presented by the PEI Fisherman’s Association. The largest dinner party you can imagine under the Festival tent hosted by Chef Lynn Crawford and Island comedian Patrick Ledwell. Enjoy a delectable shellfish meal prepared by the chefs and students of The Culinary Institute of Canada. This premier culinary event sells out quickly!

Culinary By Day

Your days will be jam packed with exciting culinary activities in the tent. Expect shellfish cooking demonstrations with Chef Lynn Crawford and Chef Ricardo, cookbook signings and live competitions all day long. Watch 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 Shellfish House Band will keep the action going all day long as copious amounts of clams, mussels, oysters, lobster and other culinary delights are served up all day and night in the Festival tent. The PEI International Shellfish Festival was named #8 Food, Wine & Hospitality Top Events in Canada by BizBash Magazine!

Kitchen Party By Night

At night that’s when the party gets started. Signal Hill will headline the party Saturday night. Don’t miss the Big Birthday Bash on Sunday to celebrate 20 years. More entertainment to be announced!

We do hope you’ll join us for the Biggest and Best culinary event to celebrate our world renowned PEI shellfish. Come for the Culinary, Stay for the Party!


Fall Flavours Signature Event

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