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Charlottetown offers many fantastic reasons to visit during the fall, where an array of yellows, oranges, and reds are splashed across the Island’s landscape. From the abundance of food-focused fall festivals to the variety of outdoor activities that are perfect in sweater weather temperatures, it’s all too easy to fall in love with the crisp days and cozy nights in Charlottetown.

Make it a getaway! Watch the leaves of Charlottetown change colour and take in all the amazing fall events with a stay at one of the city’s many accommodations.

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PEI International Shellfish Festival – Taking place at the Charlottetown Event Grounds, this is a kitchen party of epic proportions you do not want to miss. Packed with culinary demos, celebrity chefs, delicious dining experiences, the best of the best seafood chowder, live music, oyster shucking competitions, and more. Sept 19 – 22

Fall Flavours Festival – If you enjoy incredible food, celebrity chefs and unique experiences, you’ll definitely want to come during the annual Fall Flavours Festival. This autumn celebration features numerous culinary festivals, events & foodie adventures from tip to tip across the Island. Sept 26 – Oct 12

Moonlight Bazaar – An award-winning, unconventional street festival that celebrates creativity by blending music, food, art, and live performances under the light of a 7-metre inflatable Moon. Get ready for an electric atmosphere on Victoria Row! Sept 28

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Charlottetown Scarecrow Festival – This annual festival decks the streets of downtown with hundreds of unique scarecrow installations & fall decor, live music, haunted ghost walks, psychic fairs, and many more festive (and spooky) events. All October long

Treaty Day Celebrations – Learn traditional Mi’kmaq customs and enjoy the beautiful culture through games, dance, songs, stories, art, and more! All are welcome. Oct 1

PEI Fibre Festival – “Woolcome” to the PEI Fibre Festival, where the fibre meets the shore. Celebrate all things fibre – including a marketplace, a fibre fan lounge, classes and Maritime entertainment. Oct 3 – 5

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Farm Day In The City – Taking place on Queen Street in downtown Charlottetown, Farm Day is one of the most magical, fun and delicious days of the year. Join over 180 farmers, producers, hot food purveyors, crafters, and artisans from across Prince Edward Island for the Island’s largest outdoor market and street festival. Oct 6

Street Feast – A colourful two-day block party featuring special food creations and quirkiness from some of the city’s favourite local hangouts. Kent Street comes alive with street food & local drinks, live music, party games, dance performances, street art, and more. Oct 11 & 12

The PEI Marathon – Seasoned marathoners searching for a gorgeous Boston Marathon qualifier race, first-time 10kers looking for a new challenge, or even enthusiastic cheerleaders will all love the PEI Marathon. It’s an exciting and invigorating way to discover the beauty of Charlottetown and the surrounding area while pursuing your personal best or cheering on the runners. Oct 18 – 20

PEI Spirits Festival – An event showcasing both local and worldwide unique, high-end spirits. Sample and shop limited quantity spirits exclusively at this fine-tasting festival. Nov 16

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Whether you’re an avid mountain biker or a casual hiker, there’s no better place to witness the colours of the seasons than throughout the various wooded trails just beyond the city limits. For the thrill-seekers, check out Meridian63° MTB for a guided mountain biking adventure, or head to Brookvale, Bonshaw, or Winter River for some of the most stunning hiking trails on the Island. You can also hook onto the Confederation Trail from downtown Charlottetown, which features over 400km of cycling and walking trails spanning across the Island.

Check out The Island Walk, this 700km walking trail loops around PEI, taking you from tip to tip along the outer perimeter of the Island. It features a mix of inland and coastal sections, and intertwines through PEI’s two major cities, Charlottetown and Summerside.

Fall is the ultimate time to nuzzle into restaurants across the city and enjoy the flavours of PEI’s harvest. From pan-fried halibut to garlic mashed potatoes, and bubbly baked oysters to roasted root veggies, our chefs are primed and ready to rock your world with the freshest seasonal ingredients in the most charming spaces. Don’t forget to top it all off with your favourite pumpkin-infused dessert! Check out our friends at Ada Culinary Studio for upcoming intimate feasts with the freshest ingredients, or cook up a dish of your own with a Culinary Bootcamp in the Culinary Institute of Canada’s impressive commercial kitchen. For a curated experience, check out the current tours that PEI Tasting Tours has on offer.

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Pack a picnic and plan to make a day of exploring the Island’s stunning red clay heritage roads, where breathtaking scenery greets you at every turn. Keep a lookout for local plants and flowers, as well as signs of rural life that have shaped the Island’s character and culture. Old barns and golden hay bales also make for great photo ops and stunning red cliffs towering over the ocean are never far from view.

Fall is the ideal time to hit up one of the city’s many open-air markets. Whether it’s the Charlottetown Farmers’ Market on Wednesdays (seasonally) and Saturdays, the Downtown Farmers’ Market each Sunday, or Farm Day in the City (Oct 6), the Island’s largest outdoor market and street festival, nothing gives you a better sense of Island culture than meeting the people who make this place so special.

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And there you have it! Come make all your cozy fall dreams come true.

Need a place to stay? Check out our amazing selection of accommodations. Curious about what else to do around Charlottetown? Don’t miss a beat over on our events page.

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