Shellfish Festival

Lineup unveiled for 2024 event in September

The world-renowned PEI International Shellfish Festival presented by Dairy Farmers of Canada will return from September 19–22 for a four-day celebration showcasing the finest shellfish in the world. 

The festival kicks off on September 19 with the popular Feast & Frolic event, presented by The Lobster Fishers of PEI. It will feature an elaborate oyster bar and a three-course meal prepared by a team of local chefs led by Irwin MacKinnon and Andrew Smith. 

Atlantic Canada’s biggest East Coast kitchen party, sponsored by The Local Pub & Oyster Bar, will get underway on September 20 with performances by Raglan Road and Signal Hill. Entertainment will continue on September 21 with local talent, The After Hours Band, featuring Dean MacKinnon, David Rashed, Ron Atkinson, Matt Anderson, Will MacKinnon and Kenny Vail, followed by the Shania Twain tribute band, Honey I’m Home.

The festival will also feature culinary demonstrations by celebrity Chef Corbin, television personality and host, and Shucker Paddy, the Guinness World Record holder for fastest oyster shucking. 

Competitions throughout the weekend, include: The Garland Canada International Chef Challenge; Junior Chef Competition presented by Harvest Wholesale; PEI Potato Chowder Championship; Raspberry Point International Oyster Shucking Championship; Irish Point Oysters PEI Shucking Championship; Tie One On Mussel Competition; and Mott’s Clamato Best Ceasar in Town Competition. 

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