Here’s the round up for October food events in Atlantic Canada. Check back often as we will update as we become aware of new events. If you have others, please feel free to submit them to us.
Annapolis Valley Harvest Festivals – Various dates, various locations. The entire Annapolis Valley is celebrating the harvest all month long with pumpkin festivals, harvest dinners, U-picks, corn mazes and much much more. To find a festival near you, please visit http://www.annapolis-valley-vacation.com/harvest-festivals.html
Maritime Fall Fair – Oct 3-8. Exhibition Park, Halifax, NS. A celebration of all thing agricultural. For a schedule of events, see http://www.maritimefallfair.com/en/home/default.aspx
Harvest Celebration Dinner – Oct 6. Halifax, NS. Join Elements on Hollis and Luckett Vineyards as they celebrate farm to fork and grape to glass with a locally sourced three course menu paired with local wines. For info, visit: http://www.elementsonhollis.ca/promos
Oktoberfest – Oct 12. Halifax, NS. Listen to the tunes of Two Hours Traffic while enjoying an evening filled with German food and beer, and since it’s in support of Easter Seals, you can feel good doing it! All the details available on their site http://www.easterseals.ns.ca/events/oktoberfest/
Nocturne Taste of North Tour – Oct 13. Halifax, NS. Join Local Tasting Tours this Nocturne as they explore the amazing eats the North End has to offer while taking in many of the art shows along the way. Tours at 630 pm and 8 pm. For details, check out the fb page https://www.facebook.com/events/237394386386498/
NS Fall Wine Festival – Continues to Oct 14. Various locations, NS. The 7th Annual Fall Wine Festival not only celebrates the amazing wines and wineries in NS, but also the fall harvest. With events such as grape stomps, wine makers dinners, winery tours, and educational seminars, this month long event is not to be missed. For information on the many events, visit http://www.nsfallwinefestival.ca/.
TIBS Family Dinners – Oct 19. Dartmouth, NS. Tickets generally go on sale about a week or two before but they go fast to this community focused, family style dinner with local creations from The Feisty Chef Renee Lavelee and staff at Two if By Sea in Dartmouth. To get on the mailing list, email email@example.com or follow The Feisty Chef at http://feistychef.ca/.
Storehouse Butchery Produce Sunday Dinner – Oct 21. Halloween themed Sunday Dinner! . Halifax, NS. Community focused, intimate dinners for 10 brought to you by Chef Jessi Gillis, owner of Storehouse, and Chef Frederic Tandy, owner of Ratinaud. For more information on the menu, to reserve your seat or to get on the mailing list, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the shop at (902)454-0094
Caparzo Dinner – Oct 22. Halifax, NS. Join Bishops Cellar and Onyx as they welcome Elizabeth Gnudi, Owner of Caparzo, Borgo Scopeto & DOGA Delle Clavule to explore wine while enjoying an incredibly paired dinner. http://bishopscellar.com/2012/10/while enjoying a -dinner-at-onyx/
Prop’r Cask Night – Oct 26. Halifax, NS. Propeller Brewery hosts a monthly event with the unveiling of a cask of microbrew, eats from a local resto, and a brewmaster to answer all your questions. Visit their site for ticket information http://www.drinkpropeller.ca/content/Cask_Night.
City Harvest – Oct 27&28. Various locations in HRM, NS. Following the huge success of Open City in May, City Harvest is the second installment of the city wide open house brought to you by the I Love Local Group. With shopping, art, and back door take out at local restaurants, City Harvest is sure to be as successful as the first. For a list of participating businesses, see http://www.ilovelocalhfx.ca/v1/?page_id=8
PC Cooking School – Various dates. Various locations. With weekly classes for youth, children, and adults all over the Halifax Regional Municipality, you are sure to find one that suits your needs. With far too many to list, visit http://www.pccookingschool.ca/LCLOnline/ to find your cooking class!
Oyster Festival – Oct 7. Maisonnette, NB. A celebration of all things oyster with contests, tastings, social events and activities for the kids. http://www.festivaldeshuitres.com/contenu.cfm?id=50
Indulge – Oct 12-14, St. Andrews, NB. “New Brunswick’s Food & Wine Festival in St. Andrews by-the-Sea is back for a sixth year and we are shaking things up a little! All your favourite events will be back this October – Friday Night Cocktail
Kick-off, Saturday afternoon Wine Trail, amazing Chef’s Tasting Dinners each night, Wine/Beer & Cheese Pairings and best of all the Saturday Night Sociable.” For a complete list of events visit http://indulgenb.com/
Harvest Festival – Oct 12-14. Riverview, NB. Three days filled with family fun, a BBQ, a pancake breakfast, even a bonfire. For info, go to http://www.townofriverview.ca/en/thingstodo/harvestfestival.asp
Evangeline Country Festival – Oct 5-7. Abram-Village, PEI. You are invited to a cowboy brunch as part of the celebrations of the 3rd annual Country Festival. Visit http://festivalspei.com/event/evangeline-3rd-annual-country-festival/ for more info
Fogo Island Partridgeberry Harvest Festival – Oct 6-7. Fogo Island, NL. “This Festival is a celebration of local food and crafts with Partridgeberry and Harvest themes, Farmers and Crafts Marketplace and of course delicious foods to eat.” .http://www.fogoislandpartridgeberryfestival.com/
Oktoberfest Craft Fair – Oct 10. Mount Pearl, NB. Enjoy a sausage and sauerkraut luncheon while browsing over 40 exhibitors. Details at http://www.newfoundlandlabrador.com/PlanYourTrip/Detail/11148736
Thanks to Kathy Jollimore from Eat Halifax for or compiling the event listings for Atlantic Canada.