PEI International Shellfish Festival
History - In 1996, a one-day shellfish-centric event was held in Charlottetown to celebrate PEI’s shellfish industry. That event has evolved into what is now known as the Prince Edward Island International Shellfish Festival, a four-day festival packed with culinary demos, celebrity chefs, delicious dining experiences, the best of the best potato seafood chowder and oyster shucking competitions.
A signature event as part of the PEI Fall Flavours Festival, the PEI International Shellfish Festival continues to put Prince Edward Island on the Culinary Map by showcasing indigenous foods & PEI Food Experiences and by creating new opportunities to showcase PEI Shellfish and agricultural products.
As a joint effort of the PEI Aquaculture Alliance and the PEI Shellfish Association, the PEI International Shellfish Festival is organized by an active committee and under the project management of Versatile Management Group.
Vision: To create a world class festival that is an iconic culinary event for Prince Edward Island and a leading shellfish/seafood festival in North America.