Additional week added to PEI’s annual foodie festival

As the old saying goes, ‘you can’t have too much of a good thing,’ and PEI’s annual Fall Flavours Festival is taking that expression to heart. The festival is adding an extra week to their schedule this year, with more new events across the Island to enjoy.

Starting on August 30, the festival will run to October 6 and will include over a dozen Signature Events, and four Taste of Coastal Communities (TOCC) events held in Georgetown, Tyne Valley, and North Rustico, with a special TOCC Exclusive Evening at Red Shores with chef Ned Bell, founder of Chefs for Oceans, and Top of the Park chef Andrew Smith.

“The Fall Flavours Festival has firmly established itself as one of Canada’s premiere culinary celebrations featuring the best local food and talent from Prince Edward Island,” Matthew MacKay, PEI minister of economic growth, tourism, and culture stated. “It’s also helped to further extend the fall season by attracting hundreds of off-Islanders to our province in what previously was a slower time of year for tourism operators. The addition of another week to the festival will allow for even more people to enjoy and further extend the season.”

New to the lineup this year are two events supported by the Fall Flavours Fire Up Fund: Supreme of the South Shore in Crapaud, which will showcase Island chicken raised by the Larkin family and prepared to perfection by local chef Irwin MacKinnon; and the Great PEI Bake Off at Harmony House in Hunter River, where four chefs will compete to create the best mussel dish with homemade bread and the ultimate PEI Potato Cake for dessert.

After last year’s successful VIP event at Top of the Park at Red Shores, chef Antonio Park returns to host his own evening, Dinner with Antonio Park, in Montague. Other celebrity chefs back for the 12th Fall Flavours festival include Chuck Hughes, Lynn Crawford, Michael Smith, Justin Wolfe, Ryan Crawford, Justin Cournoyer,Todd Perrin, Danny Smiles, and Corbin Tomaszeski.

As usual during Fall Flavours, the PEI International Shellfish Festival takes place from September 19-22 and a wide range of seafood focused culinary events will be happening that weekend in Charlottetown.

Find the full lineup of events and tickets online at fallflavours.ca. See you in the fall!

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