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Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Presented by The Gahan House The Gahan House has expanded across the Maritimes, and to celebrate th [ ... ]

Rising Youth Grants

Rising Youth Community Service Grants empower young people ages 15–30 to imagine ideas that can su [ ... ]

Shellfish Festival winners

The 2018 Prince Edward Island International Shellfish Festival has wrapped all signs indicate that attendance was up over previous years. Final numbers will be available soon. Over $26,000 in cash prizes were handed out at a number of competitions over the weekend. 

The competition winners from the 2018 Prince Edward Island International Shellfish Festival are: 

Motts Clamato Best
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Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Presented by The Gahan House

The Gahan House has expanded across the Maritimes, and to celebrate this they are hosting a Home Brew Challenge across Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

The Maritime Home Brew Challenge encourages home brewers to create a unique special brew, and submit it to their local Gahan for the chance to win the title of Grand Champion and more.

The following
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Moth Lane Brewing

Moth Lane Brewing
High demand for Eric Wagner’s Prince County beers

The Brew
by Bryan Carver

For Eric Wagner and the whole team at Moth Lane Brewing, this long, hot summer has been a whirlwind. 

The brewery is situated at the end of a long dirt road, overlooking the dunes that stretch along the Western lengths of the North Shore. Moth Lane’s beer is in such high demand this summer that they often have a few
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The bridesmaids

Trivia and burgers in Tyne Valley

I’m Dining Out Here
by Andrew Sprague

About four years ago I was invited by my boss at the time to join his team for the Prince Edward Island Trivia Championships, the opening event of the Tyne Valley Oyster Festival. 

Forty some-odd teams of up to six set up at tables arranged on the floor of the Tyne Valley rink. There are drinks, snacks and all kinds of
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Meals, etc.

Meals, etc.
Pizza & Vinyl

Every Thursday

In collaboration with Back Alley Music and Fatta A Mano, Copper Bottom Brewing presents Pizza & Vinyl to the taproom every Thursday to October 4. Each week will feature a rotating cast of local DJs spinning records from their own personal collections, bringing their own vibe and sounds for the evening through a wide range of genres and musical styles. Providing
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Junior Chef Challenge

PEI International Shellfish Festival

Six young chefs-to-be in Dairy Farmers of Canada competition

The Prince Edward Island International Shellfish Festival takes place September 13 to 16 on the Charlottetown waterfront with professional competition in shellfish prep and shucking, food, entertainment and activities and demos for all ages.

A new event will allow young chefs to showcase their talents
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4th Annual Tomato Fest at Heart Beet Organics

Featuring Chef Morgan Palmer, Heart Beet Organics' TomatoFest is back for its 4th annual celebration of the brilliant and beautiful tomato on September 16 from 1–4 pm.

Tomato lovers rejoice — you’ll have the opportunity to sample 40+ varieties of heirloom tomatoes freshly harvested from the farm. Enjoy a variety of dishes featuring tomatoes and go home with recipes and new inspiration for how to
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Forage PEI

Forage PEI
First annual food industry symposium in Charlottetown

A new annual food symposium will take place October 18 and 19 in Charlottetown. “Forage Prince Edward Island” will feature a day of panel discussions, industry seminars and a keynote from Chef Amanda Cohen, leader of the vegetable-forward movement. 

The next day will feature a Day in the Country at Chef Michael Smith’s property, the Inn at
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Local food advocates

Local food advocates
PEI Fall Flavours and PEI International Shellfish Festival team up

A group of twelve social media savvy Islanders with a passion for local food have been recruited to help build awareness of the PEI Fall Flavours Festival and PEI International Shellfish Festival. 

This new initiative represents a partnership between the two festivals. The program is intended to harness the passion, knowledge
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Riverdale Cidery

Riverdale Cidery
Anne and Alex Jamieson establish orchard and cidery

The Brew
by Bryan Carver 

It takes a great deal of time to nurture a fruit tree to maturity. Fortunately for Islanders, two dedicated Scots have taken up the task in picturesque Riverdale to establish PEI’s only cidery.

Anne and Alex Jamieson first visited PEI in 2009 and it was love at first sight. That initial trip, nearly a decade ago,
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Trailside Café 2018

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Trailside Café  Nick Doneff | September 28 Nick Doneff has won a large PEI follo [ ... ]

DMayne Event returns

With guests Jerry–Faye, Jamie Comeau and the Crooked Teeth, and Math Class October 12 at Spo [ ... ]

Jimmy Rankin shows

November 22 at Trailside Café
November 23 at Harbourfront Theatre Jimmy Rankin's new Moving East (o [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

Profile: Sandy Carruthers by Jane Ledwell Retired for a year now after twenty-five years teaching  [ ... ]

Filmworks Summerside

Film series is back for 7th season Filmworks Summerside opens for their 7th season on September 12  [ ... ]

An Island wish

On August 23, 4 year old Cooper Coughlin will arrive on Prince Edward Island soil for a once in a li [ ... ]