2017 Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada 2017
Food Festivals, Trade Shows & Expos
(see also: 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2011 - 2010)
April 22, 2017 Earth Day
Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world
June 30-July 2, 2017 37th Annual Cow Head Lobster Festival
Cow Head, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
Since 1980, the Cow Head Lobster Festival has kicked off the summer tourism season in Cow Head, Newfoundland. If you are visiting Gros Morne National Park, plan to take in the Cow Head Lobster Festival. Lobster dinners at venues around town, music, etc.
July 13-17, 2017 Exploits Valley Salmon Festival
Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
Celebrates the return of the migrating Atlantic salmon, focusing attention on one of nature's most spectacular phenomena. Features world class entertainment, salmon dinners and much more.
July 31-Aug 6, 2017 Annual Caplin Cod Festival
Triton, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
Parades, community campfire, entertainment, and food galore including cod, lobster, salmon, fisherman's brewis, squid, steak, burgers, soup and much more.
August 4-6, 2017 Mary's Harbour Crab Festival
Mary's Harbour, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
The schedule includes a crab bake-off, blessing of the fleet, fireworks, 5k run, entertainment, fish-n-brewis, and crab boat races.
August 5, 2017 - Food Day Canada 2017 - Nationwide
The largest national food event in the country, encouraging and inspiring people to celebrate local food and community.
August 9-14, 2017 31st Annual Mussel Bed Soiree
Lewisporte, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
Community festival celebrating Newfoundland culture and heritage with activities for people of all ages--entertainment, fishermen's brewis, fishing derby, dances, pet show and the Lewisporte Harbour Cup (open to all sailors).
August 11-13, 2017
Brigus Blueberry Festival
Brigus, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
A fun-filled weekend for all ages. Folk festival, parade, pie-eating contest, moose burgers, fireworks, and a 3-foot blueberry pie on display.
September 15-16, 2017
Roots, Rants & Roars
Elliston, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
A regional celebration of the natural gifts of Newfoundland and Labrador food, culture and sea--culinary competition, food hike, music and more.
September 16-24, 2017 Organic Week - Nationwide, Canada
Canada’s National Organic Week is the largest annual celebration of organic food, farming and products across the country. (Also: www.facebook.com/organicweek )
October 5-9, 2017 Eastport Peninsula Agricultural Exhibition
Eastport, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
The Beaches Heritage Centre hosts its annual agricultural exhibition including the Harvest Queen pageant, dinner theatre, dances, parade, pie eating contest, and agricultural displays.
October 6-8, 2017 Annual Fogo Island Partridgeberry Harvest Festival
Fogo Island, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
A celebration of local food and crafts with Partridgeberry and Harvest themes, Farmers and Crafts Marketplace, children's tent, an all day Kitchen Party with entertainment and of course delicious foods to eat.
October 9, 2017 - THANKSGIVING DAY CANADA - Nationwide, Canada
A day of thanksgiving celebrating the harvest and other blessings of the past year. (2nd Mon. in Oct.)
2014 Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
Food Festivals, Trade Shows & Expos
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July 25-27, 2014 Humber Valley Strawberry Festival
Pasadena, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
Activities include a strawberry dessert contest, jelly & jam contest, bread baking contest, strawberry eating contest, kids' corner, music, fireworks and dances.
September 27-28, 2014 Port au Port Agricultural Fall Fair
Port au Port, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
An annual event featuring fresh vegetables, crafts, petting zoo, historical church tour and fresh pork sale.
September 27, 2014 2nd Annual Food ‘n Garden Fair
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Memorial’s Botanical Garden, and its dedicated partners, offer the public the exciting opportunity to participate in the Food ‘n Garden Fair! Featuring new chefs and retuning favorites, this year is set to be bigger-and-better! Guests at the Garden can expect: multiple demonstrations, displays and tips on: gardening; growing vegetables, herbs and composting; kids’ component including vegetable creature creations, newspaper planters and various other activities; a unique food tasting experience where local chefs will tempt your taste buds with their culinary creations using ingredients provided by our local farmers, and; the annual Potato Peeling Contest – for kids and adults! In addition to recognizing 2014 as the “International Year of the Family Farm,” the Food ‘n Garden Fair will continue to honour Ken Proudfoot’s legacy as a research scientist, potato breeder, avid gardener and a Friends of the Garden member.