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General Info

What are the dates of the next PEI Fall Flavours Festival?

Fire up your appetite and round up your food-loving friends, because the PEI Fall Flavours Festival is back! From a massive East Coast kitchen party featuring mountains of PEI shellfish to toe-tapping good times in a potato warehouse, BEEF n’ blues by the sea and plenty more, we’ve got all your favourite events, plus a few new surprises!

 Whatever your appetite, the 2021 PEI Fall Flavours Festival will feed your soul. September 16th – October 10th 2021.

Where does the PEI Fall Flavours take place?

The PEI Fall Flavours Festival features over 20 events and adventures that take place in communities across Prince Edward Island. when they are available, please refer to the specific event pages for location information.

What happens in the case of rain or other inclement weather?

While our Signature and Culinary events are designed with the possibility of inclement weather in mind, those that are outdoors will happen rain or shine! All event tickets are non-refundable. In some instances, a Culinary Adventure may need to be canceled or rescheduled due to weather. In these cases, the tour operator will work directly with you to arrange a refund or reschedule your adventure.

Is there a dress code?

We keep things pretty casual on PEI, so there’s no dress code to worry about. Above all, we want you to be comfortable – whether that means dressing up a bit or staying in your daywear is up to you!  Due to the variety of event venues and times, please visit the individual event page for specific suggestions to maximize your comfort. Please note, we always encourage you to wear comfortable shoes when attending walk-around tasting events and to layer up when attending outdoor events.

What is the best way to receive information about the Festival?

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Health & Safety Info

What are you doing to ensure my safety at the Festival?

At the Festival, our guest’s safety is our number one priority. We take standards for hygiene and cleanliness very seriously and are taking proper steps to ensure the safety of our guests. For the 2021 Festival we will be putting into effect heightened precautions for sanitization, disinfection, and cleaning measures. We will also be installing hand sanitizer units throughout the events. 

The Festival is working closely with Health PEI and will be following all of the current regulations and recommendations regarding Covid-19. Event signage will be up surrounding the event to enforce no entry if you are experiencing Covid-19 like symptoms. 

Please note: Contact tracing will be taken when purchasing your ticket.

Do I need to wear a mask inside the events?

Effective July 9th, 2021, it is no longer mandatory for non-medical masks to be worn in public, indoor spaces in PEI. Masking is still encouraged and PEI residents and visitors should consider their own health, vaccination status and the vaccination status of others around them, and their exposure to the public when deciding to wear a mask in indoor public spaces.

For more information visit: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/health-and-wellness/wearing-non-medical-masks-in-the-community

Are there any travel restrictions on Prince Edward Island?

To check updated travel restrictions for PEI, please visit https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/topic/travel

Some travelers may need to apply for a PEI Pass to travel to Prince Edward Island. Go to https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/service/apply-for-a-pei-pass

for more information or to apply for a PEI Pass.

Ticketing Info

When will Festival tickets go on sale?

Tickets for the 2021 PEI Fall Flavours Festival will be going on sale on August 5th

How much are tickets to the PEI Fall Flavours Festival?

Tickets to Festival events generally range from $20-$150 per person, but ticket prices vary depending on the type of event or adventure you choose to attend. Please see the specific event page for more details on ticket pricing.

Can I buy tickets at the door?

For the large majority of events, tickets cannot be purchased at the door, with the notable exception of the PEI International Shellfish Festival day and weekend passes. Tickets to all Festival events are available online at fallflavours.ca. During the Festival, you will be able to continue to purchase tickets online (unless events are sold out).  Events do sell out quickly, so we encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance!

Are gratuities included in the ticket price or additional?

Depending on the event, gratuities are built into the ticket price and it’s up to you if you wish to provide an additional gratuity to your server/bartender. For our Culinary Adventures and Restaurant Program, gratuities are not typically built into the ticket price and tipping your tour guide or server is at your discretion.

Are there waitlists for sold-out events?

Unfortunately, we are unable to create a waitlist for any of our events. We do our best to give a heads up on social media when an event is close to selling out or if additional tickets for a sold out event become available. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the most up-to-date details. 

What is the PEI Fall Flavours Festival refund policy?

Refunds are offered only in instances of Extenuating Circumstances. Please see the policy below.

What is the PEI Fall Flavours Festival extenuating circumstance cancellation policy?

The Festival’s Extenuating Circumstance Cancellation Policy protects travellers from cancellation penalties due to travel advisories or safety precautions imposed by the WHO or our guests’ jurisdiction’s government in relation to viruses, including COVID-19. In the case of such advisories, tickets will be fully refunded.

Getting here & Staying here

Which airport should I fly into for the Festival?

The Charlottetown airport (YYG) is your best option for arrival/departure from PEI. With direct flights from/to Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax, as well as several daily flights to other Canadian and US destinations, the airport offers convenience and a stress-free experience. 

Where Should I stay?

The official host hotel of the PEI Fall Flavours Festival is The Holman Grand, a gorgeous boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Charlottetown. Take advantage of excellent rates and enjoy the convenience of shuttle pick-ups and drop-offs at the hotel for some events (additional shuttle fees apply). Book at the Holman Grand.

Getting Involved

I am a media rep, can I attend Festival events?

We would love to share our PEI Food Stories with your audience! Please contact Tracey Singleton for more information at tracey@versatilegroup.ca. 

Didn’t find an answer to your question? Shoot us an email and we promise to get back to you asap! 

Can I volunteer?

Yes! There are volunteer opportunities with some of our biggest Festival events, including the PEI International Shellfish Festival and we are always looking for new and enthusiastic volunteers!  Send us an email and we’ll hook you up with the volunteer coordinator for an event that suits your style and schedule.