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Festivals in the Maritimes


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As I've mentioned in other threads, I feel that the Maritimes could and should become a destination for gastronomic tourism. One piece of groundwork I'm laying right now is to locate as many existing events as possible, and try to get some networking/cross-promotion efforts in place.

If anyone knows of existing festivals or events across Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and PEI, will you please post them in this thread? I already have the two I'm involved with, the Fundy Food Festival and Indulge NB, but am interested in anything else that's going on.


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Good idea for a thread, chromedome.

I'll post some food related events and dates for Nova Scotia when the 2008 "Doers and Dreamers" provincial travel guide comes out. It should be available soon.

There is an annual Mussel Festival in Englishtown, Cape Breton during the Canada Day weekend. There is a competitive cook-off as well and I don't mind saying that I came first in 2006 (and won a pot set) but sadly couldn't make it back in 2007 to defend my mussel crown. But I've hatched a plan to be back in '08 . . . with bivalves blazing!

Peter Gamble aka "Peter the eater"

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The Fredericton Wine & Food Fest is always a great time, despite their lack of a proper website: http://www.diabetes.ca/section_regional/nb.asp#events

The one in Moncton is a much bigger deal: http://www.wineexpo.ca/

Others can be found here: http://www.nbliquor.com/festivals.asp

Thanks, chromedome, for all you efforts. I really hope the Maritimes have what it takes to step up in this regard.

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Another festival taking place in Moncton is the Atlantic Seafood Festival. This event is held in August and has a number of events that takes place ranging from cooking demos, Downtown Street Party, Celebrity Chef Dinner and a Seafood Olympics. I have unfortunately not had the opportunity to attend one of these events myself and will be missing it again this year by a few weeks when I am back there this summer. :angry:

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