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25th Anniversary of the International Shellfish Festival

Marking its 25th anniversary this year, the PEI International Shellfish Festival is pulling out all the stops to welcome back loyal fans and impress new festival-goers during its four-day event, which runs from September 16th to 19th. The festival’s signature kick-off event, Feast & Frolic, will take place on Thursday, September 16 and is catered by local chefs Irwin MacKinnon, Andrew Smith, and Jesse MacDonald, along with a guest celebrity chef still to be announced. This trio of talented PEI chefs will be collaborating to create an unforgettable feast of PEI lobster, oysters, mussels, and beef for the event’s 325 guests. Canada’s biggest shellfish festival will also be bringing back popular competitions including the PEI Potato Chowder Championship, the Tie-One-On Mussel Competition, Mott’s Clamato 2021 Shellfish Festival Caesar Competition, The Raspberry Point International & Irish Point PEI Shucking Competitions, and the NEW Garland Canada International Chef Challenge. The famous Kitchen Party will bring high energy and plenty of party vibes to the big tent. Festival-goers can also look forward to more live entertainment during the days in celebration of the Festival’s anniversary will support local musicians and entertainers post-pandemic.

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