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10 Things to Do in PEI This October

October might just be the best month to be in Prince Edward Island. With flavourful and exciting festivals, the harvest season in full swing, and Halloween just around the corner, there is plenty to add to your monthly to do list. Here is our list of things to do in PEI this month:

1. Delight in seasonal flavours

Harvest season is upon us, and the PEI Fall Flavours Food & Drink festival is the perfect way to celebrate! With a two-week schedule full of authentic events, local ingredients, and unique experiences, there’s no better way to embrace the flavours of fall and experience what the Island’s fields and bays have to offer.

Oct 1-15 | Various Locations

2. Get lost in a Maize

A fun family activity, or a cute date, corn mazes are a great way to get lost and make some memories.

MacKenzie Produce | Daily, 10am-4:30pm

Kool Breeze Farms Mini Maze | Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm, Sundays 11am-5pm

Fortune Bridge Farms | Daily, 10-7

3. Relax and unwind at Mysa Nordic Spa

Mysa Nordic Spa is open year round, but October’s crisp air and colourful foliage make it a perfect time to try out their Thermal Experience.

4. Attend a block party

The third annual Street Feast is on again in Charlottetown! This free two-day event is full to the brim with live music, party games, drag shows, dance performances, local drinks, delicious BBQ themed eats, tarot cards and so much more.

Oct 6 & 7 | Kent St, Charlottetown

5. Take the scenic route

It’s no secret that October is a truly beautiful time on PEI, and driving down a red dirt road covered by the vibrant red and yellow leaves is a glorious sight to behold. If you want to venture by foot, you can go for a hike along one of the Island’s scenic trails.

Scenic Heritage Roads | Various Locations
Confederation Trail Guide | Various Locations
Mooney’s Pond | Morell
Bonshaw Hills | Bonshaw

6. Embrace the spooky season

PEI certainly isn’t lacking in captivating ghost tales, especially when the Halloween season arrives to conjure up all things spooky and haunted. From family-friendly entertainment to thrilling frights, October is the perfect time to explore the supernatural.

Route 6 Motel | Cavendish | Opens Oct 13th, various dates and hours
Haunted Mansion | Kensington | Halloween – Nights of Fear start Oct 14th, various dates and hours
Historic Ghostwalk | Summerside | Oct 19th, one night only
Charlotteotown Ghost Tour | Charlottetown | Thurs-Fri until Oct 31.
Victoria-Era Seance | Charlottetown | Oct 5-28, various dates and hours.
Chief’s Haunted Barn | Scotchfort | Oct 13-31, 6pm open.

7. Get your live music fix

Whether you’re packed into a crowded bar or seated in a large theatre, live music just hits. October is brining so many incredible shows and performances to the Island for you to enjoy.

LIVE @ The Centre | Confederation Centre, Charlottetown | Various dates and artists
Ross Family Ceilidh
| The Guild, Charlottetown | Oct 3, 10 & 17th 

Trailside Music Hall | Kent St, Charlottetown | Various dates and artists
Harbourfront Theatre | Summerside | Various dates and artists
An Evening with Elvis | Kings Playhouse, Georgetown | Oct 7, 7:30pm. 

Olde Dublin Pub
 | Charlottetown | Live music nightly, various artists and bands
 Lone Oak Brewpub | Charlottetown | Live music Thursday evenings
Callaghan’s | Mill River Resort, O’Leary | Live music on Wednesday and Friday evenings


8. Spend the day at a U-pick

Find the perfect pumpkin at the pumpkin patch, or frolic in an apple orchard looking for the best fruits for your apple pie. This classic fall activity is memorable and fun!

Wintermoor Orchard | York | Tuesday-Sunday 10am-6pm
Arlington Orchards | Tyne Valley | Check social media for updated hours
The Grove Orchard | Cornwall | Check social media for updated hours

Pater’s Pumpkins | Brackley | Dusk-dawn, daily.
Toad Hill Pumpkin Patch | Marshfield, St Peter’s Rd
Kool Breeze Farms | Summerside | Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm, Sundays 11am-5pm

9. Close out golf season

The Island has some of the best golf Canada has to offer, and the season change makes these pristine and scenic courses all the more beautiful. It’s a great time to get a round or two in, while taking advantage of slower crowds, and end season rates!

Mill River | O’Leary | Season close Oct. 29
Green Gables Golf Club | Cavendish | Season close Oct. 22
Crowbush Cove | Morell | Season close Oct. 16
Eagles Glenn | Cavendish | Season close Oct. 29
Andersons Creek | Cavendish | Season close Nov. 5

10. Laugh the night away

Get ready to bust your gut, because October is bringing a slew of incredible comedians to the Island

Whitney Cummings | Charlottetown, Confederation Centre of the Arts | Oct 5 | Stand up style show with co-writer from televisions “2 Broke Girls”
Danny Bhoy | Charlottetown, Confederation Centre of the Arts | Oct 12 | Observational comedy style, with a critically acclaimed comedian
Bits and Bites Comedy Series | Charlottetown, bar1911 | Oct 14 | Featuring Women Comedians from Across the East Coast
Off Their Rockers | Charlottetown, Trailside Music Hall | Oct 24 | Oct Canada’s Got Talent comedians, Syd Bosel & Cathy Boyd with special guest Katherine Cairns

For more ways to explore the Island check out A Fun and Festive PEI Fall, or Fall Staycation in Charlottetown.

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