FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Charlottetown, June 21, 2022- Prince Edward Island, Canada’s Food Island, will come alive this fall as the month-long PEI Fall Festival presented by Sobeys will bring several new events, new chefs and the return of many favourite events and celebrity chefs to this year’s schedule.
“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 from around the world to join the party,” says Mitch Cobb, Chair, Food Island Partnership. “Get ready to celebrate the incredible tastes, people, picturesque scenery, and communities that make PEI Fall Flavours Festival a spectacular culinary experience on Canada’s Food Island.”
The PEI Fall Flavours Festival presented by Sobeys will run from September 8th to October 8th in communities across the province. Visitors and locals can look forward to serval new events this fall. The Festival will kick off with Canada’s Food Island Book Launch Party on September 8th. Hosted by Chef Michael Smith, guests will be treated to recipes from the newly released Canada’s Food Island’s Cookbook and have the chance to mingle with the people that contributed to the book.
The Festival is proud to include Megepaji: Experience Lennox Island, a new Taste of Coastal Communities event, in the schedule this year, where guests will experience authentic culture, unique food, and warm hospitality on the traditional unceded territory of the Miꞌkmaq in Western PEI.
The Festival will also have its first ever all-inclusive three-day culinary experiences Oysterlicious featuring Chef Eamon Clark hosted by North Cape Coastal Drive in O’Leary and By the Sea Under the Harvest Moon featuring Chef Corbin hosted by Points East Coastal Drive in Crowbush. Both all-inclusive culinary weekends feature local talent, authentic hands-on experiences and toe-tapping entertainment. Guests are encouraged to purchase this package early due to very limited capacity.
Atlantic Lottery once again supports the much-beloved Taste of Coastal Communities series. It will include a Taste of Georgetown, An Exclusive Evening at Red Shores, and Megapaji: Experience Lennox Island.
The Festival will host 18 Signature and Taste of Coastal Events. Culinary events, culinary adventures, and local dining experiences will round out the Festival’s jam-packed schedule. The complete list of Signature and Taste of Coastal Communites Events for 2022 includes:
- Le Festin – A Festival Preview Event (September 2)
- Canada’s Food Island Book Launch – the official Festival kickoff event (September 8)
- Feast & Frolic presented by Lobster Fishers of PEI (September 15)
- The PEI International Shellfish Festival (September 15-18)
- Clammin and Jammin (September 17)
- Megepaji: Experience Lennox Island (September 18)
- Savour Victoria (September 22)
- Beef N’ Blues (September 23)
- By the Sea Under the Harvest Moon (September 23-25)
- Toe Taps & Taters (September 24)
- Taste of Georgetown (September 29)
- PEI Lobster Party (October 2)
- Farm Day in the City (October 2)
- An Evening at Red Shores (October 5)
- Oysterlicious (October 7-9)
- Oysterlicious Dinner (October 7)
- Slip N Slurp (October 8)
- Chef’s Island (October 8)
The Festival also includes a series of Culinary Events – more intimate dining events and Culinary Adventures – hands on food experiences.
As always, the PEI Fall Flavours Festival presented by Sobeys will welcome guest chefs from across the country to work alongside local chefs at its Signature and Taste of Coastal Communities Events. Confirmed guest chefs include Ned Bell, Michael Smith, Nicole Gomes, Joseph Shawana, Michael Hunter, Patrick McMurray, Corbin Tomaszeski, Dale MacKay, Eamon Clark, Lynn Crawford, Chuck Hughes and Robert Pendergast.
Tickets for the PEI Fall Flavours Festival presented by Sobeys are now on sale. Save 10% when you buy before August 1st. We anticipate tickets to sell fast, so don’t miss out. For more information and to purchase, please visit fallflavourspei.ca
The PEI Fall Flavours presented by Sobeys is a project of Food Island Partnership, with support from Tourism PEI and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.
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Event Manager, PEI Fall Flavours presented by Sobeys
The Fall Flavours Festival presented by Sobeys
The festival is hosted by Canada’s Food Island, Prince Edward Island, and is an initiative of Food Island Partnership. Fall Flavours takes place at locations across Prince Edward Island from September 8th to October 8th, 2022.
The PEI Fall Flavours Festival is a 4-week celebration of Canada’s Food Island, taking place in communities across the Island during the fall harvest season. Established in 2007, it has grown over the past 15 years to become an award-winning, internationally reputed culinary festival. In 2019, the festival won the Restaurants Canada & Diversey Culinary Tourism Award at the 2019 Canadian Tourism Awards.
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
“Atlantic Canada’s tourism industry is vital to the region’s economy and supports thousands of local jobs and businesses. The 2022 Fall Flavours Festival marks 15 years of showcasing PEI’s unique culinary delights and spotlighting Prince Edward Island as a premiere destination for food lovers. Let’s celebrate another successful year full of food, fun and famous Island hospitality.”
– MP Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages, and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Province of PEI
“PEI is well-known for its incredible food and hospitality. The Fall Flavours Festival brings together both of these things and showcases them perfectly. I look forward to both Islanders and visitors gathering together to enjoy our Island culture at its finest.” Honorable Matthew MacKay, Minister of Economic Growth and Tourism.
Food Island Partnership
“We are proud to welcome you to Prince Edward Island, Canada’s Food Island, for our month-long, award-winning Fall Flavours culinary events. Every year our events just get better and better. On Canada’s Food Island, you’ll find passionate people working together to grow ingredients sustainably and create innovative products, so food lovers everywhere can enjoy a taste of Prince Edward Island. And we want you to be a part of our unique food story. Here, you can see where your food comes from and connect with the people who grow and harvest it. We’re world-renowned for our incredible ingredients, including lobster, oysters, mussels, beef, and potatoes, but our most exceptional ingredient is our people. Our Island is home to countless farmers, fishers, chefs, food entrepreneurs, and generations of food lovers that are passionate about harvesting, creating, and sharing the very best food and drink. We look forward to celebrating with you soon.” Bryan Inglis, CEO Food Island Partnership
“We are delighted to once again support Fall Flavours in celebration of the Island’s incredible culinary scene,” said Patrick Daigle, Atlantic Lottery President and CEO. “The shorelines and kitchens of our local communities have long brought people together and this festival excels at continuing that tradition.”