The fall season is awash with gorgeous, vibrant colours and cooler weather. There is so much that you can do and see this fall across Prince Edward Island. So, why not spend some quality time outside with your friends and family experiencing everything that fall has to offer. Here are 45+ things to do across Prince Edward Island.
**For 2020, please see 25 Fall Activities and Getaways on Prince Edward Island as many festivals and places are not /taking place open due to COVID-19. **
North Cape Coastal Drive
Taste of Tyne Valley – Tyne Valley on September 12, 2019
Chef Charlotte Langley celebrates Tyne Valley by creating an amazing meal. Taste of Tyne Valleyis an evening with roving tasting stations and a sit-down dinner, with live entertainment.
Open Farm Day – Compton’s Very Berry Patch and Compton’s Vegetable Stand, Summerside on September 15, 2019
Join Compton’s Vegetable Stand for their second annual open farm day. The High on the Hog Smokin’ BBQ will be cooking great food. Take a wagon ride and you may even be able to pick your own pumpkin, if they are ripe.
Annual Fall Craft Fair – Credit Union Place Summerside on September 28, 2019
Over 50 vendors come to the Annual Fall Craft Fair to showcase their new Fall and Holiday products. It is a great place to find unique items for the special or hard to buy for people in your life.
Wyatt Heritage Properties/Culture Summerside Historic Ghostwalk – Summerside on October 19, 2019
The Wyatt Heritage Properties/Culture Summerside Historic Ghostwalk tells the darker side of the Islands history and allows visitors to experience Halloween with true, hair-raising stories that are acted out by volunteers. The guided tours leave every ten minutes from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
Arlington Orchards – Richmond
The Arlington Orchards is a family-run farm that grows over 40 types of apples, plums, and pears. From around the middle of September to the end of October, they will have apples ready to be picked.
Kool Breeze Farms – Summerside
Kool Breeze Farms is the largest garden centre in Prince Edward Island. During the fall, they have a challenging corn maze that is open from 9 am to 7 pm every day until November.
Spooktacular Haunted Mansion – Kensington
Get ready for some scares at PEI’s Largest Haunted House. The Spooktacular Haunted Mansion is open from 6 pm to 9 pm. During October, the haunted house scares are ramped up at night. They are open during the day without the undead, ghosts and the extra scares, if you are a person who is faint of heart.
North Cape Nature Trail – North Cape
The North Cape Nature Trail is on the northwest tip of PEI. The trail is a linear boardwalk that starts at the North Cape Windmill Farm, and takes you through the Black Marsh. Along the trail are great views of the ocean.
PEI Marathon – Across PEI until October 18 to 20, 2019
Join the 15th annual PEI Marathon for a weekend of runs and walks across PIE. There is a range of categories, so there is something for all skill levels.
Points East Coastal Drive
Canada International Tuna Cup Challenge – North Lake from September 18 to 21, 2019
Fisherman from across travel to North Lake to test their skills and see who is the best fisherman at the Canada International Tuna Cup Challenge. It is the ultimate sport fishing catch & release encounter.
70 Mile Coastal Yard Sale – Wood Islands from September 21 to 22, 2019
Over a hundred vendors line up and sell their items at the 70 Mile Coastal Yard Sale. There are so many sites participating in this annual event that you can find everything including the kitchen sink for sale.
Eastern Kings Exhibition – Souris on September 13th to 15th, 2019
The Eastern Kings Exhibition is the oldest exhibition on PEI and has been taking place for 179 years. It is a weekend that is not to be missed because it has lots of events that will highlight farming and fishing in the Souris community.
Grilling and Chilling – Bay Fortune on October 6th, 2019
Join Chef Michael Smith, Upstreet Craft Brewing, Brewmaster Michael Hogan and the Fire Brigade for Grilling and Chilling. The team of talented chefs serves up an amazing feast of beer-inspired dishes using a fire to cook the delicious food under the stars.
Montague Night Market – Montague on October 5, 2019
Spend an evening shopping under the stars at the Montague Night Market. The market opens at 2 pm and ends at 7 pm. Vendors from across PEI will be at the market.
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MacPhee’s Orchard – Cardigan
The MacPhee’s Orchard U-pick opens in the middle of September, and each week there are new apples coming into season. The orchard is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm. There are over 4,000 trees, which are pruned to make it easy to pick the apples.
Belfast Corn Maze – Eldon
The Belfast Corn Maze at the Chuckwagon Farm Market is ready to challenge you to find your way out of the 10 acres of the maze. They also have giant board games, a jumbo jumper, farm animals and much more.
Forest Hill Trail – Albion Cross
Five miles north of Bridgetown and south of St. Peter is the popular Forest Hill Trail. The trail is a 7.8 km looped trail that takes you through the extensive woodland. To get the best view of the fall colours, you should climb the 40-foot tower that overlooks the watershed.
Boughton River Hiking Trail – Bridgetown
Boughton River Hiking Trail is a 4.5km marked trail that runs along the north bank of the Boughton River. The trail is a great option for ‘leaf-peeping’ because the river makes a good foreground for photos. The trail is an easy hike that will take between 3 to 4 hours for most people to walk it.
Gairloch Road Trail – Iona
Gairloch Road Trail is made up of the main loop that has many smaller trails. It is a shared trail for hikers and cyclists, so the trail is wide. It is a great place to visit, especially if you want to see the glorious colour of the fall leaves.
Mooney’s Pond – Peakes
Mooney’s Pond is a well-maintained trail, which includes a floating dock. Around 1/3 of the trail is made up of boardwalks and bridges. There are four observations decks that are great for taking photos.
Green Gables Shore
Taste of North Rustico – North Rustico Harbour on September 27, 2019
Taste of North Rustico is the ultimate kitchen party. Lobster and other Island fare are paired perfectly with the live music at one of the North Shore’s busiest and prettiest fishing villages.
Matthew’s Carriage Rides – Anne of Green Gables Museum – Park Corner until October 15, 2019
Take some time and enjoy a Carriage Ride with ‘Matthew’, as your driver and guide, around the Anne of Green Gables Museum. There are half-hour rides and hour-long rides that you can choose from. Both rides will take you through the gardens and to the Lake of Shining Waters.
Mariner’s Cover Miniature Golf – Cavendish until September 30, 2019
Head outside for one last round of mini-golf at Mariner’s Cover Miniature Golf. It is 18-holes of fun for all ages. After a fun round of mini-golf with the family, make sure to visit Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and the Wax World of the Stars.
Knit Pickers PEI – Mayfield until October 11, 2019
Learn to knit at Knit Pickers PEI, or just pick out environmentally friendly and luxurious Island treasures. Watch them create amazing handmade items using wool from PEI sheep.
The Table Culinary Studio – New London until October 12, 2019
The Table Culinary Studio is an award-winning culinary studio that focuses on experiential cuisine. It is a delightful place where you can taste the best fresh local island flavours. You can choose to join a cooking class during the day or enjoy a delicious nightly dinner.
Winter River – Suffolk
The Winter River trail has a lot for visitors to see and do. Just north of the parking lot, there is a family of rabbits that dine on the mushrooms around their home. The trail will take you to boardwalks overlooking the Winter River ravine. You can still spot birds, squirrels, and even more rabbits in the fall on this beautiful trail.
Red Sands Shore
Savour Victoria – Victoria on September 21, 2019
At Savour Victoria, Chef Chuck Hughes will create a four-course meal using the best Island fair. You should take some time to enjoy the culinary walkabout before the meal.
Bonshaw Hills Provincial Park – Bonshaw
Bonshaw Hills Provincial Park is right on the Trans-Canada Highway and has over 18kms of trails for hiking and cycling. The trails will take you through the forest. If you need a break, there are picnic areas where you can rest and a fun natural adventure playground for the kids to enjoy.
Venture Stables Trail Rides – Freetown
Venture Stables offers trails rides, so you can see the breathtaking fall colours on horseback. They offer basic trail rides that are an hour-long, or can be longer if you are an experienced rider.
I Dig Therefore I Clam – Kayaking Adventure – Victoria until September 30, 2019
Clamming has been a tradition on PEI for centuries and is still extremely popular today. The I Dig Therefore I Clam Kayaking Adventure will get you paddling out on the ocean before heading onto the sandbars to dig for clams. On your return, there will be chowder by the beach to warm you up.
Breadalbane Nature Trail – Breadalbane
The Breadalbane Nature Trail is the geographic centre of PEI. The trail goes through a diverse terrain. It is two looping trails, so you can choose how long your hike is. The local beavers shape the forest as they chew and down trees.
Deep Roots Distillery – Warren Grove until October 31, 2019
The Deep Roots Distillery is a part of the Beamish Family Organic Orchard and creates authentic Island tastes in their drinks. They use an environmentally responsible process and local ingredients. You can see how they make the beverages when you take a tour and sample their unique spirits and liqueurs. You can even buy a bottle to take home and enjoy.
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Scotch Tasting and Cocktail Experience presented by Key Murray Law – Summerside on September 19 and Charlottetown on September 20, 2019
Key Murray Law and the Founder/CEO of Brain Brew Custom Whiskey, Doug Hall have been shaking, stirring and mixing up a variety of cocktails you can taste and sample alongside Scotch and Bourbon. Learn how to taste and enjoy unique flavor pairings inspired by the island.
Etsy Made In Canada: Charlottetown Market – Charlottetown on September 28, 2019
Celebrate the 6th Etsy Made In Canada at the Charlottetown market. There are over 30 markets across Canada hosted on the same day. Over 50 Etsy sellers will be at the event to shop at. This is one day only event, so be sure to mark it on your calendars.
The Mighty Island Chowder Trail – Across PEI until September 30th, 2019
Warm-up and taste what local PEI chefs have been creating when you follow the Mighty Island Chowder Trail. Restaurants across PEI have come together to see who makes the best chowder. Enjoy lobster chowder, clam chowder, and seafood chowder during September all along the chowder trail.
PEI International Shellfish Festival – Charlottetown on September 19th to 22nd, 2019
The PEI International Shellfish Festival is four days that honour PEI’s world-famous shellfish. So, bring your friends along to enjoy a roof-raising kitchen party as the sun sets over Charlottetown. This event is a ‘must’ for anyone who loves seafood.
Feast and Frolic – Charlottetown on September 19th, 2019 from 6 pm – 10 pm
At Feast and Frolic, there will be lots of fresh PEI lobsters, mussels, oysters, prime Island beef, and award-winning potato chowders. It is not to be missed event, especially if you love shellfish. This event kicks off the PEI International Shellfish Festival.
Anne & Gilbert the Musical – Charlottetown until October 20, 2019
Anne & Gilbert the Musical is an award-winning show that is unforgettable family entertainment. It is a must-see show when you visit Charlottetown.
PEI Beer Festival – Charlottetown from September 27 to 28, 2019
The PEI Beer Festival is a part of the Fall Flavour Festival. This popular festival focuses on educating people about the art and craft of brewing and tasting different varieties of beer. There will be sampling and live entertainment for visitors to enjoy.
Charlottetown Farmers’ Market – Charlottetown
Open year-round on Saturday mornings, the Charlottetown Farmers’ Market is an amazing place to see what the harvest season has brought this year. Vendors from across PEI travel to the market to showcase their work.
Farm Day in the City – Charlottetown on October 6th, 2019
At Farm Day in the City, farmers, crafters, artists, and producers come from across Prince Edward Island for the largest outdoor market of the year. It is a lovely fall day where you can taste what the local harvest season has to offer.
Harbour Feast – Charlottetown on October 5th, 2019
The Harbour Feast is the patio party of the year. Enjoy an epic Island feast on Charlottetown’s picturesque harbourfront. Chef Chuck Hughes will be hosting the event, so be sure to stop by the live-action tasting stations.
Rise and Climb Adventure Course – Charlottetown
You can challenge yourself on high ropes and zip lines that take you high in the sky, giving you breathtaking views of the forest. The courses are challenging but fun for all ages and experience levels at the Rise and Climb Adventure Course. If you prefer to stay on the ground, they also have High Tech Laser Tag that you can play with your family and friends.
Secrets of Charlottetown Walking Tours – Charlottetown
Take the family to hear about Charlottetown’s folklore, secrets, and legends during the hour-long Secrets of Charlottetown Walking Tour. This popular guided walking tour starts at the corner of Queen and Water Street.
Tour PEI Brewing Company – Charlottetown
The PEI Brewing Company brews and distributes all-natural craft beer in the heart of Charlottetown. You can take a tour of the brewery with a guide. The tours happen every hour during open hours.
Made in Canada Food Tour – Charlottetown until October 13, 2019
You can learn about PEI history while enjoying unique fresh food on the Made in Canada Food Tour. The tour has a heavy focus on local favorite dishes and fresh Canadian produce. It is a great way to spend 3 hours, especially if you want to try many of Canada’s favorite dishes.