About the festival

Celebrate Tradition

From kitchen parties to community lobster suppers, oyster shucking shindigs and potato peeling contests, Islanders have a long tradition of celebrating food and inviting visitors to join the party. 

It’s in that tradition that the idea for the PEI Fall Flavours Festival presented by Sobeys was born in 2007 as a 10-day celebration in the capital city of Charlottetown. And, we don’t mean to brag, but it’s been a hit ever since!   

Over the past 15 years, the PEI Fall Flavours Festival presented by Sobeys has grown by leaps and bounds and is now a month long celebration! We welcome you to join us as Canada’s Food Island and offers countless food-loving visitors the opportunity to experience PEI’s incredible food scene during the fall harvest season. 

Today, it’s renowned as Canada’s premier culinary festival and draws in visitors from across the country and around the world.

Setting the Culinary Tourism World on Fire

In 2019, the Festival won the Tourism Industry Association of Canada Award in the Culinary Tourism category, reinforcing what organizers and attendees have known since day one –   the PEI Fall Flavours Festival presented by Sobeys  is an outstanding, one-of-a-kind celebration.

While many large festivals and events across Canada were canceled or postponed in 2021 due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19, we take exceptional pride that the Festival was safely able to return and successfully host in-person events in 2021. 

Delicious. Authentic. Unforgettable – What to Expect in 2022

Have you been craving a sensational culinary experience to feed your soul? Look no further.

The PEI Fall Flavours Festival presented by Sobeys will be returning in full force this year, making it the perfect opportunity to come join us on Canada’s Food Island and feed your inner foodie!  

You can look forward to experiencing the elements of the Festival that have always put it in a league of its own:

Authentic Events

The truth is we don’t know how to be anything but real and genuine, it’s just in our nature. We’re passionate about sharing what truly makes Canada’s Food Island one-of-a-kind and we go to great lengths to make sure every Festival event is an authentic slice of Island life. From a lobster party in a barn to meeting the Island’s top oyster producers while slurping their fare, kitchen party dancing, lobster claw cracking, and everything in between, you’ll be a bonafide Islander in no time at all!

Local Ingredients

There’s a time to enjoy ingredients from far-flung locales, but at the PEI Fall Flavours Festival as we’re wholly committed to celebrating what’s in our fields and bays. PEI lobster, mussels, oysters, potatoes and beef are our shining stars and they take centre stage at our Festival events.

We Know Food

From fourth generation lobster fishers to ‘Islander-by-choice’ food entrepreneurs, potato farmers with deep roots, and chefs with grand visions, you’ll get to meet the fine people that are constantly shaping our incredible foodscape. Plus, some our favourite celebrity chefs from across Canada will be joining the festivities and sharing their love for PEI at our Signature Events!

Unique Venues

Unforgettable experiences start with picturesque settings. A rustic carriage house. A bonafide fishing boat. A charming fishing village. A championship golf course. No matter what Festival events or adventures you choose to attend, you’ll discover unique venues and/or beloved Island communities that enhance your culinary experience.

We can’t wait to host you on PEI, Canada’s Food Island – we know you’re going to love it here! 

Join us from September 8th to October 8th, 2022 for an incredible culinary celebration showcasing the tastes, the people, and the places that make Canada’s Food Island a must-visit destination for food lovers.

And if you’re not sure how to get started planning your epic foodie adventures on PEI, we got you! Our Culinary Trip Planner will make it easy-peasy to craft an itinerary that suits your schedule and delivers on all your food-centric desires!

Fall Flavours Toolkit

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