Craving Shellfish?

Take a generous portion of authentic tastes and traditions. Blend with a heaping helping of succulent shellfish, then combine to produce the biggest kitchen party in Atlantic Canada.  Don’t miss the Prince Edward Island International Shellfish Festival, September 12 -15, 2013 at the new Charlottetown Event Grounds. On Friday September 13th, The Trews, a Canadian hard rock band from Antigonish, Nova Scotia will take to the festival stage. Coming up to their 10th anniversary of their debut studio album, the foursome has received a truckload of Juno Award nominations and East Coast Music Award and Independent Music Award wins, and a couple of gold records. Opening up for The Trews is Bang On The Ear, a Celtic folk rock band back for a second year to rock the tent.

Joining the party on Saturday September 14th is Signal Hill, a popular Atlantic Canadian band born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia and performing across Canada. Taking the stage to open for Signal Hill is a local Charlottetown-based band performing a variety of classics to brand new chart toppers, Sunday Punch. Also expected are lively performances by Celtic Ladies and Men, Eastern Front featuring Joey Kitson, Eddie Quinn, Boys In The Kitchen & The Chaisson Family.

Chef Michael Smith is back to entertain you all weekend with live culinary demos, cookbook signings, photo ops and non-stop story telling. One of Canada’s best-known chefs, Michael is a passionate advocate for simple, sustainable home cooking and an inspiration for families creating their own healthy food lifestyle. Don’t miss him at Feast and Frolic for an evening of hijinks and hilarity that’s anything but just a dinner.  Cavendish Bosom Buddies is featuring a Feast and Frolic Package starting at $530 based on 2 nights accommodation for 2 people.  You are encouraged to act fast as tickets are very limited for this event.  What’s on the menu you may ask?

Lobster “Chowder”

Butter poached Prince Edward Island lobster, celery root broth, foraged sea vegetable, Chef Michael’s favourite herb “can you guess what it is” and an anchor

Living Local Salad

Living salad greens, freshly harvested from your table with an array of seasonal garnishes, your very own homemade salad dressing and backyard baked Red Fife bread

Blue Surf n’ Red Turf

Cabernet peppercorn braised beef shortrib, snow crab cluster, potato crab cake, lots of local vegetables and tarragon butter, accompanied by bowls of fresh steamed Island Blue Mussels

Late Harvest Berry Shortcake

All of this years best berries with Chef Michael’s famous sugar crusted nutmeg shortcake, Cows world famous ice cream and local mint syrup

Chefs, shuckers, music lovers and a host of shellfish fans will gather in Charlottetown for four days of festivities, all built around the Island’s superb shellfish industry. Go down to the Festival to cheer on the shuckers as they race the clock. Taste delicious chowder samples at the PEI Seafood Chowder and International Seafood Chowder Competitions. Sit on the edge of your seats as you watch 10 of the world’s top chefs compete head to head in a black box competition for $10,000 cash. Learn the basics of cooking shellfish and how to make a cooking show “Behind The Scenes” at Chef Michael Smith’s culinary demos. There is non-stop entertainment for you all weekend long.

Also be sure to check out our “Keep on Shucking” Package at only $325 for 2 nights based on 2 people.

There are daily passes available for $12 or a weekend pass for $20…. if you would just like us to book your tickets to the festival we’d be happy to do that too.

Call 1-800-363-3449 to book today or send us an email to